Despite drawing a wide barrier Yankee Rose has been sensationally backed to win tomorrow’s Victorian Oaks.
Yankee Rose was $4.60 last month, but she has since firmed into $1.65 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
Punters launched after her third in the Cox Plate and Yankee Rose holds eight times more money than second best backed Eleonora ($9.00).
Second favourite Harlow Gold ($8.00) is next in betting, but after that the money is widespread.
Sebring Dream ($11) and Missrock ($13) are finding it hard to attract bets, with $251 outsider Penthouse Kitten holding more money.
“If weight of money is any guide, then Yankee Rose is the good thing of the Flemington carnival. She’s been backed as if unbeatable and the only one given a sniff of beating her is Eleonora, with ‘daylight’ third. She could start from the car park and probably still beat them,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$1.65 Yankee Rose
$8.00 Harlow Gold
$11 Sebring Dream
$13 Miss Rock
$15 Smart As You Think
$34 Bella Sorellastra
$51 My Girl Chilly
$71 Peeking Duck
$101 Lamma Hilton
$151 Red Velvet Swing
$151 Lasqueti Spirit
$251 Nina Peak
$251 Penthouse Kitten