There are no surprises that money has come for an Aidan O’Briend trained Irish import in today’s G1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington.
Punters have backed The Taj Mahal to win today’s Emirates Stakes at odds despite the Irish galloper putting in a poor first up run in Australia when tenth in the Caulfield Stakes.
Carrying the silks of the Melbourne Cup quinella the imported galloper has not won in over a year but has been racing well in quality races in Europe and the money suggest he is set to bounce back from his first up run.
The Taj Mahal opened at $31 in Emirates Stakes markets but has shortened into as low as $15 with some bookmakers after multiple big each way bets as well as a $3,500 win bet were placed on the Irish import who comes out of the O’Brien yard that also trained Melbourne Cup runner up Johannes Vermeer.
Punters have found the Emirates Stakes a tough race to dissect with Folkswood heading the market at $5.00 with the best backed runner being Gingernuts.