It seems plenty of punters believe imported stayer Amralah can cement his place in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Saturday.
Weight of money has forced online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au to turn Amralah’s price from $12 into $9.00. Caulfield Cup runner-up Rising Romance heads Mackinnon Stakes betting at $5.50 alongside the best backed runner He’s Your Man and Criterion.
“Amralah must win to force his way into the Cup and there has been a lot of money to suggest he can do it. Support for Rising Romance has been patchy, but she has firmed,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Happy Trails has been the big drifter, now out to $9.00.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
(prices in brackets from 27/10)
$5.50 Rising Romance (in from $7.00)
$5.50 Criterion (in from $7.00)
$5.50 He’s Your Man (in from $11)
$9.00 Happy Trails (out from $5.50)
$9.00 Amralah (in from $10)
$11 Foreteller (in from $13)
$12 Brambles (in from $13)
$15 Farraaj (out from $11)
$17 Moriarty (in from $21)
$17 Hawkspur (steady)
$21 Spillway (steady)
$41 Mourinho (out from $26)
$67 Star Rolling (steady)
$81 Costume (steady)