Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the country. See which races punters cleaned up on and lost on.
Grace And Harmony $101-$51
Paulele $15-$13 (after winning Roman Consul Stakes @ Randwick)
Delphi $17-$9 (after winning the Herbert Power @ Caulfield)
Lombardo $11-$7 (after winning r3 @ Caulfield)
Savatoxl $11-$7 (after winning Schillaci Stakes @ Caulfield)
Bella Nipotina $15-$9
Probabeel $26-$8 (after winning Might And Power Stakes @ Caulfield)
Anamoe $13-$7 (after winning Caulfield Guineas)
Anamoe $15-$11 (after winning Caulfield Guineas)
The Chosen One $26-$21
Sneaky Five $34-$17 (after winning Thoroughbred Club Stakes @ Caulfield)
Paulele $11-$8 (after winning Roman Consul Stakes @ Randwick)
Hilal ($15-$4.50 (after winning the Stan Fox @ Randwick)
Profondo (doubtful) $15-$11 (after winning Spring Champion Stakes @ Randwick)
Never Been Kissed $26-$15
Im Thunderstruck $11-$8 (after winning the Toorak Handicap @ Caulfield)
Lord Desanimaux took out a competitive TAB Highway (1600 metres).
The Terry Robinson-trained galloper always attracts support in these types of races and today was no different, however, he only held about 5 percent of the money.
Whatsin ($8) went around as the most popular while there was good support for Bahamut ($5.50-$7.50), Mikado ($8.50) and The Fossil ($13-$14).
BETS: Mikado $1,000 @ $9
BETS: Chewie Too $1,000 @ $8.50
BETS: Bahamut $1,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Whatsin $1,500 @ $8
Punters were on top after the running of the Midway Handicap (1400 metres).
Different Strokes was one of the first horses backed on Wednesday when markets opened. At that stage, $4.60 was available. Today, the horse hovered around the $3.30-$3.40 mark before jumping at the former quote.
The Kim Waugh-trained galloper was clearly the best backed runner and held over half the total investment. He held nearly four times what the second best tried (Akhtar – $5) did.
BETS: Different Strokes $2,500 @ $3.30, $2,000 @ $3.30
Yiyi landed some nice bets when too strong in the Cerrone Handicap (2000 metres).
The Chris Waller galloper was the second most popular in terms of money taken, however, it was stablemate Solar Apex which was clearly head and shoulders above in that regard.
Yiyi ($7) held 17 percent of the total investment but Solar Apex ($3.60) was responsible for 41 percent.
BETS: Yiyi $1,000 x $4,000 e/w @ $7/$2.50, $4,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Solar Apex $1,000 @ $3.90, $1,000 e/w @ $3.80/$1.65, $10,000 @ $3.70
The big money for Coastwatch came undone after Hilal finished right over the top of him in the Heineken 3 Stan Fox Stakes (1500 metre).
The Team Hawkes galloper was more than four times as popular as second pick in the market, Cotehele ($4.60-$3.90-$4.20).
Coastwatch opened the day at $1.95 and got to $2.05 at the jump and was responsible for 65 percent of the money and held more than most on the day.
Hilal ($7-$9-$8) had some eachway admirers but held less than 10 percent of the money that the favourite did.
BETS: Hilal $1,000 @ $8
BETS: Coastwatch $10,000 @ $2.05, $5,000 @ $2.05, $5,000 @ $2
All the big money was on one runner heading into the Polytrack Roman Consul Stakes (1200 metres).
Paulele ($2.25-$1.80-$1.90) was hammered throughout the day despite being odds-on for most of it, the Godolphin galloper making up 60 percent of the market.
The James Cummings galloper was the only one to hold six figures with TAB Fixed Odds and was more than five times as popular as anything else.
BETS: Paulele $3,000 @ $1.90, $2,000 @ $1.90, $16,000 @ $1.80
The move for Mirra Vision was bang on the mark after the running of the Bentley Angst Stakes (1600 metres).
TAB had the daughter of Lohnro at $5 in the morning but constant support saw it backed into $4 at one stage, overtaking Amarelinha and Kiku at the head of betting.
At the jump, she was $4.40 favourite and third most popular behind Amarelinha ($4.40-$4.80) and Kiku ($4.80-$5.50).
The trio were responsible for 65 percent of the market.
BETS: Mirra Vision $5,000 @ $4.60, $3,500 @ $4.60, $3,800 @ $4.40
BETS: Kiku $2,700 @ $5.50, $2,000 @ $5.50 TWICE
BETS: Amarelinha $2,000 @ $4.80
BETS: Charleise $2,000 @ $6.50
Aim was mainly a drifter for most of the betting in the Silver Eagle (1300 metres).
Opening up at $26, it drifted to $34 at the jump and although specked at the big price, was mainly overlooked.
Ellsberg ($6-$4-$4.40) was the best backed in front of Vangelic ($6.50-$4.60-$5.50) with the pair the only two to hold six figures with TAB Fixed Odds.
Of the others, Count De Rupee ($6-$9.50-$8.50) was the subject of a late rally while Amish Boy ($6.50-$5.50-$6) was third most popular behind the two abovementioned gallopers.
BETS: Ellsberg $2,000 @ $4.20, $5,000 @ $4, $5,000 x $2,500 e/w @ $4/$1.75
BETS: Count De Rupee $2,000 @ $9.50
BETS: Amish Boy $2,000 @ $6
Favourite backers got back on track with Profondo an emphatic winner of the Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000 metres).
Richard Litt’s stable star was backed from $3.20 into $2.90 on the day, bottoming out at $2.80, and went around as the second most popular runner but only fractionally behind Head Of State ($3.70-$4.40).
Never Been Kissed ($4.80-$3.90) was next best while Benaud ($12-$14) had good eachway support as did Alegron ($8.50-$12) and Raging Bull ($41-$26-$41).
BETS: Head Of State $3,950 @ $4.20, $1,400 @ $4.20
BETS: Profondo $10,000 @ $3.20, $3,000 @ $2.90
Minhaaj was a horror result for TAB despite getting out slightly in the market for The Nivison (1200 metres).
John O’Shea’s mare went $5.50-$7-$6.50 on the day but was the second best tried runner in the race behind Great News ($4.60-$3.80-$3.90)
There was plenty of eachway support for runners at big odds including Wandabaa ($13-$11), Yamazaki ($23-$26-$21) and Sweet Deal ($10-$8.50).
BETS: Minhaaj $1,800 @ $6.50
BETS: Great News $2,000 @ $4, $4,000 @ $3.90
BETS: Yamazaki $5,000 @ $23
Leo upset the big go for On The Lead in the Dyson Sprint (1000 metres).
Going around as the most popular runner at Randwick all day, On The Lead ($2.80-$2.30) held well over half the total in the final race and was responsible for more money than any other runner on the card.
The Team Freedman runner also carried the hopes of a stack of multis.
Leo ($6.50) had his admirers but only held a fifth of the money that the favourite did.
BETS: Leo $2,000 @ $7
BETS: On The Lead $10,000 @ $2.50
Kiki Express won the first at Caulfield in a close photo finish against favourite Brereton. Firming from $31 in to $18 during the day, the Ellerton & Zahra-trained filly only held just three percent of the overall market. Brereton was the best backed with 40 percent of the money held. Renosu firmed $16 in to $12 on the day and was responsible for 10 percent of the market.
BETS: Brereton $2,000 @ $3.40
Khama Lass was able to hold on to take out the second at Caulfield over favourite Buffalo River. The 4YO mare drifted during the day from $7.50 out to $10 at time of the jump. No surprise that favourite Buffalo River ($2.50) was the best backed of the race holding 41 percent of the market. There was early money for Riddle Me That who firmed from $10 in to $7.50.
BETS: Kahma Lass $1,000 e/w @ $10/$2.70, $2,000 @ $9.50
BETS: Buffalo River $1,250 @ $2.80, $1,000 @ $2.40
Punters were confident that short favourite Lombardo ($1.85) would take out the Village Stakes 1200m. The gelding was best backed holding well over half the market followed by Pandemic who held 20 percent. There was early money for Pandemic who firmed $8.50 in to $6.50 and specking for Ocean Beyond during the day.
Lombardo had been $2.20 on Wednesday wen markets opened but that price disappeared very quickly.
BETS: Lombardo $3,000 @ $1.80, $1,500 @ $1.80, $1,000 @ $1.80 MULTIPLE TIMES
Sneaky Five won the Thoroughbred Club Stakes at long odds ($26). The Maher and Eustace-trained filly only held seven percent of the market and drifted from $17 out to $26 during the day. Crystal Bound was best backed with the 34 percent of the market and New York Baby drifted from $6.50 out to $7.00.
BETS: Sneaky Five $1,000 @ $18
BETS: Robodira $2,500 x $5,000 e/w @ $7.50/$2.30, $2,500 @ $7
BETS: New York Baby $3,000 @ $7
Savatoxl stormed home to take out the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes in a photo finish. Only holding a fraction of the money in the market, the McEvoy-trained gelding beat 3YO filly Dosh, who had the led the entire race. The first three held 39 percent of the overall market, 10 percent less than favourite September Run who didn’t place.
BETS: Savatoxl $1,500 @ $6
BETS: September Run $1,700 @ $2.90, $11,000 @ $2.80, $10,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Bella Nipotina $2,000 @ $4.20
Probabeel took out the Group One Might and Power in an upset. Punters were confident that short favourite Zaaki ($1.28) would take out 2000m race with 77 percent of the money held on the 7YO gelding. Nonconformist was the biggest mover of the day opening at $21 and firming into $16 at the jump.
Zaaki was one of the most popular gallopers all day despite the prohibitive quote, with countless big bets and multis going by the wayside.
BETS: Zaaki $60,000 @ $1.20, $10,000 @ $1.20, $5,000 @ $1.20
Another close finish at Caulfield with Dirty Thoughts winning the Group Three Plume Stakes (1200m). The winner drifted from $8.00 out to $9.50 during the day and only attracted light support. La Mexicana was the second best backed of the day behind Brooklyn Hustle with 23 percent of the market. The biggest mover was Brooklyn Hustle who opened at $6 and firmed to the $3.50 favourite at the jump.
BETS: Tailleur $11,000 @ $4, $4,000 $ $4
Anamoe took out the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas in a terrific win. Punters were confident the 3YO colt would salute with early money seeing him firm from $2.70 in to $2.00 favourite at the jump and a 40% hold of the market. Artorius was the second best backed with 15% of the market and also firmed during the day from $4 to $3.70.
BETS: Anamoe $9,000 @ $2.50, $5,000 @ $2.30, $3,000 @ $2.30, $4,000 @ $2.10
BETS: Tiger Of Malay $3,000 @ $14
BETS: Artorius $4,000 @ $3.80, $2,000 @ $3.80
I’m Thunderstruck didn’t disappoint when New Zealand gelding stormed home to win the Group 1 Toorak Handicap. Despite drifting from $2.70 out to $3.20 during the day, jumped favourite for the 1600m race and was best backed with 33% of the market. There was also support for Superstorm throughout the day with the Danny O’Brien trained gelding firming from $12 into $10.
BETS: I’m Thunderstruck $3,000 @ $3.30, $2,000 @ $3.30 MULTIPLE TIMES, $5,400 @ $3.10, $3,500 @ $3.10, $2,575 @ $3.10, $2,500 @ $3.10 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,000 @ $3, $3,500 @ $2.90
BETS: Tofane $5,000 @ $11
Delphi took out the last at Caulfield in a strong finish in the Herbert Power Stakes. The Freedman trained horse was best backed on the day firming from $2.70 in to $1.90 at the jump and holding 54% of the market. The Chosen One ($10 – $11) and Hasta La War ($13 – $17) both drifted out during the day.
BETS: Delphi $5,000 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40, $3,600 @ $2.25, $3,000 @ $2 MULTIPLE TIMES, $26,000 @ $1.95