Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is punch-drunk over the heavy backing for Kiwi invader Sacred Elixir in Saturday’s Victoria Derby.
Support continues to flow for the Kiwi three-year-old and he has firmed from $8.00 into $3.20 favourite.
So Si Bon ($7.00) is next in betting and also second best backed, ahead of Good Standing ($8.00) and Inference ($9.00).
In the other Flemington Group 1, the Coolmore Stakes, Extreme Choice heads the market at $3.00, just ahead of Astern $3.40. Flying Artie ($7.50) is on the fourth line, but is receiving a lot of love from punters.
“Sacred Elixir has been crunched since he won the Vase at Moonee Valley last Saturday. He holds a third of the money on the race and is dominant with the punters, well ahead of So Si Bon,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Bulmer.