Sportsbet.com.au is tipping Aussie ace Hugh Bowman to have the wood on world superstar Joao Moreira at Randwick on Saturday.
The online bookmaker has Bowman at $1.50 to ride more winners than Moreira ($2.50). Both have eight rides, but in a generous offer, Moreira is $3.00 to ride at least one winner at the meeting.
Bowman is also the $1.90 favourite to win the Nathan Berry Medal, ahead of Kerrin McEvoy ($5.00) and Tommy Berry ($5.50). In the training battle Chris Waller, with four runners, is $1.80 favourite to have the first runner home in the Doncaster, ahead of Darren Weir ($3.00) and David Hayes-Tom Dabernig ($4.20).
“Moreira always seems to snare a winner at these big meetings, but Hughie is flying high at the moment and we expect to see his familiar ‘she’s apples’ salute. The Magic Man is very popular and his first ride is $2.90. We expect the special, of $3.00 to ride a winner which basically gives his other seven rides for free, will be snapped up by punters,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
The Championships – Bowman v Moreira
Nathan Berry Medal
$1.90 Hugh Bowman
$5.00 Kerrin McEvoy
$5.50 Tommy Berry
$7.00 James Doyle
$13 Any other individual jockey
$15 Craig Williams
$17 Blake Shinn
$51 Corey Brown