Support is growing for Irish galloper Adelaide to win Saturday’s Sportingbet Cox Plate.
Since last week, punters have backed the Aidan O’Brien-trained horse from $10 into a $7.50 third pick with race sponsor Sportingbet.com.au.
“We took a $5,000 bet at $9 on Friday and the big punters haven’t thought twice about taking the $8 on offer over the weekend,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.
“If this support continues and he draws a decent gate on Tuesday, we could be seeing $6 on the day.”
Fawkner maintains $4 favouritism at Sportingbet in front of Sacred Falls at $4.60. Criterion ($8) and Happy Trails ($9) are the other runners under double figures.
Crowd favourite The Cleaner is a $15 shot at Sportingbet.
“The Cleaner has certainly captured the imagination of the public and because of that, we’ve taken more bets for him than any other horse and he’s our biggest liability by a long way.”
2014 Sportingbet Cox Plate
Odds from Sportingbet.com.au (all-in)
Sacred Falls $4.60
Happy Trails $9
Royal Descent $11
Silent Achiever $12
The Cleaner $15
He’s Your Man $23
Lucia Valentina $28
Side Glance $31
Mourinho (NN) $35
Crackerjack King $51