He was luckless in The Everest, but punters have rallied behind Vega Magic in Friday night’s Manikato Stakes.
Vega Magic is $2.80 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet ahead of In Her Time ($5.50) and 2015 Manikato Stakes winner, Chautauqua ($7.50).
If the betting trend continues Vega Magic could start much shorter in the Moonee Valley Group 1.
He currently holds three-times more money than In Her Time and seven-times more than Chautauqua.
“Vega Magic was the unlucky runner when wide throughout and second to Redzel in The Everest. He was well backed that day and it appears punters are willing to forgive as the money just keeps rolling in for him,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$2.80 Vega Magic
$5.50 In Her Time
$17 Super Cash
$21 Redkirk Warrior
$21 Rock Magic