A lot of punters put their faith into Willie Pike to end the Saturday betting session, and those at Sportsbet.com.au are relying heavily on him to steer State Solicitor home in the Colonel Reeves (1100m) at Ascot.
The second favourite for the Winterbottom has been breathtaking in both runs this time in, which is why he sits behind Impending in betting for the Group l in a fortnight. He has been off the map here, into $1.60 from $1.80, largely with the horse anchored in a lot of multis.
His main threat, apart from bad luck, is the low flying mare Dainty Tess, who has been surprisingly easy in betting, out to $6.50 from $5. She does appear to get a good run, and a clear run.
The horse that is rock solid is the now second favourite Profit Street at $6.