Traditionally, NT Derby winners have failed in the Darwin Cup, but Sportsbet.com.au punters think that may well change via Budget King, who is the current favourite for the feature on Monday.
The four year old stamped his class on the dirt with a dominant NT Derby triumph and connections have stated that a potential trip to Dubai next year could be on the cards for him should he win on Monday. Opened $4.20 and has remained rock solid, touching $4 at one stage.
He is the favourite over Savatoxl, who looks the one to beat of the older horses on current form having won three on the bounce, but has been a bit easy after touching $4 from $4.20. He’s now at $4.40.
The best backed has been the defending champ Ihtsahymn, who is $4.40 in from $4.80, with enormous upside to come.