Punters are getting behind Knoydart after connections paid a $55,000 late entry fee for Saturday’s Newmarket.
In an open race, Knoydart is on the fourth line of betting at $9.00 with online bookieSportsbet.com.au and has received solid support from punters.
While the groundswell for Knoydart is growing, the bulk of money has come for the top three in betting – Shamexpress and Lankan Rupee, who head the market at $4.50 and Samaready, who is at $5.00.
The trio have been smashed by punters and have attracted the same amount of backing to date.
“There has been good support for Knoydart since the Darley team announced they would pay the late entry. He was a strong third behind Lankan Rupee in the Oakleigh Plate and looks a horse on the rise,” Sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.
Moment Of Change ($9.00) has so far been neglected by punters. Of the outsiders there has been a nibble for Spirit Of Boom ($17), who loves the Flemington straight.
With such a strong field, Sportsbet.com.au have been first to market in announcing that they’ll be paying 4th place on the Newmarket Handicap.
Market courtesy of Sportsbet.com.au
$4.50 Shamexpress, Lankan Rupee
$9.00 Moment of Change, Knoydart
$17 Spirit Of Boom, Fontelina
$26 Va Pensiero, Pago Roclk
$34 Albrecht, Flamberge, Shamal Wind