The half kilogram penalty has not deterred punters love for Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti, with the Japanese runner the best backed a week out from the Race that stops a nation.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au reports a steady stream of wagers since the invader’s Caulfield Cup win. Admire Rakti is at the top of betting at $5.00, just ahead of Cox Plate runner-up Fawkner ($9.00).
“There’s been no change to the trend since Admire Rakti’s penalty was announced. He is the best supported runner ahead of Fawkner and they are the only two that punters want at the moment,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Roughies, Signoff and Willing Foe are $17 chances and have plenty of admirers.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
(prices in brackets from 25/10)
$5.00 Admire Rakti (out from $4.60)
$6.00 Protectionist (out from $5.50)
$6.50 Lucia Valentina (in from $7.00)
$9.00 Fawkner (in from $13)
$11 Mutual Regard (in from $15)
$17 Signoff (in from $25)
$17 Who Shot Thebarman (in from $21)
$17 Willing Foe (in from $21)
$21 Brambles (out from $19)
$21 Junoob (out from $19)
$21 Red Cadeaux (in from $26)
$26 Araldo (steady)
$26 Big Memory (steady)
$26 Caravan Rolls On (in from $34)
$26 Cavalryman (steady)
$26 Seismos (steady)