If the trend continues Chautuaqua could usurp Exosphere from Lightning Stakes favouritism.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has taken more bets for Chautauqua ($2.70) than Exosphere ($2.45).
The Flemington Group 1 field is full of class with seasoned sprinter Terravista and Darley winner Delectation, both at $8.00.
Exosphere is prepared by John O’Shea, who is a $2.10 favourite to finish second, to Chris Waller, in the Sydney metropolitan premiership.
Peter and Paul Snowden are second pick at $2.50 with Gai Waterhouse next on $3.50.
“Since betting opened on the Lightning there’s been solid support for Chautauqua. He’s a smart experienced sprinter, with a great record down the straight, so it’s not surprising,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Black Caviar Lightning Stakes
$81 Va Pensiero
2015/16 NSW Metro Trainers Premiership (without Chris Waller)
$2.10 John O’Shea
$2.50 Peter & Paul Snowden
$3.50 Gai Waterhouse
$21 Joseph Pride
$67 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
$51 Any Other Trainer