The in form Riding The Wave heads the market with Sportsbet.com.au for the feature at Flemington on Saturday, the Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m).
The Lindsey Smith trained gelding was a dominant winner down the straight last Friday and the rise to 1400m should be fine. Opened $3.60 and has firmed, now into $3.40.
He holds the call over King Of Hastings, who has tightened in a half point from $6. Viral, who is racing well, has been a notable drifter in early betting, now at $6 after opening $4.60.
Never Again, who beat Viral last time, is $11 in from $14.