The query Mystic Journey heading into the Turnbull Stakes (2000m) on Saturday is whether or not she’ll see out a strong ten furlongs, and it seems Sportsbet.com.au punters, in early betting, are thinking she may not see it out.
The star mare and current 2019 Cox Plate favourite was surprisingly beaten by Gatting in the Makybe Diva, with that horse since failing in the Underwood. The mare from Tasmania is the favourite for this Saturday, but very easy in early betting, out to $2.75 from $2.25, and there’s every chance she’ll get to $3 and beyond.
The one that’s hard in the market is Mr Quickie, who was the clear eye catcher in the Makybe Diva. He’s at $4.20 and rock solid while the interesting runner is 2019 Melbourne Cup favourite Finche, who is a $9 chance in from $10.