A wide barrier could make things harder for Menari, but he still holds favouritism for Saturday’s Golden Rose.
Online bookmaker sportsbet turned Menari out of “the red” after he drew barrier 11, in the 14-horse field, for the Rosehill Group 1.
The colt remains firm favourite at $2.00 after he was $1.90 before the draw.
Second favourite Pariah will jump from barrier 12 and is steady at $6.00.
Merchant Navy has received solid support and has firmed from $9.00 into $7.50.
“The top two fancies fared poorly at the barrier draw, but they’re still the ones punters want. Menari holds slightly more money than Pariah, but they gap the rest of the field in popularity,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$7.50 Merchant Navy
$12 Gold Standard
$15 Champagne Cuddles
$26 Shogun Sun
$41 Trapeze Artist
$81 The Mission
$151 Diamond Tathagata