Unbeaten three-year-old Winning Rupert has been backed as if unbeatable in Saturday’s Guineas at the Gold Coast.
- Winning Rupert has the “Winx” factor leading into Saturday’s Magic Millions Guineas.
- Houtzen was $67 to win the Classic in November – she is now $4.00 second favourite.
- Classic topweight, Ours To Keep, has been well supported since the barrier draw.
Sportsbet.com.au offered $3.00 for Winning Rupert last month, but after his next two stunning wins he tightened dramatically and is now $1.50 favourite with the online bookmaker.
Ours To Keep opened at $31 and kept firming after each of his three wins. Since drawing barrier four he has tightened from $7.50 into $6.00 for the Classic.
The bulk of money is for From Within. She was $21 before her race debut and is now $3.90 favourite ahead of Houtzen ($4.00), who was rated a $67 chance in November.
“According to punters the Magic Millions Guineas is over. Not since Winx have we seen a horse dominate betting like Winning Rupert, it’s hard to write a ticket for anything else. The Classic is much harder and support has been widespread, but From Within holds the most cash,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Magic Millions 2YO Classic
$3.90 From Within
$6.00 Ours To Keep
$7.50 Invincible Star
Magic Millions 3YO Guineas
$1.50 Winning Rupert
$6.50 Global Glamour
$17 Spending To Win
$21 River Racer