Divan has form around a horse who ran a blinder in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, so it is no surprise to see the Lloyd Williams runner backed strongly with Sportsbet.com.au to take out the Starlight Children’s Foundation Plate (2000m) this Saturday at Flemington.
The son of Zabeel scored a strong win on Pakenham Cup Day before going to the Bendigo Cup (2400m) where he ran a close second to The Offer, who was one of the best runs of the beaten brigade in the Melbourne Cup, so that form reads so well, and the punters agree. He opened $3.20 and has been backed into $2.70, and is really the lone significant firmer.
The other key runner, Velox, has been a drifter, out to $5 from his opening quote of $4.60. South Australian mare Okahu Bay has her share of admirers, firming to $15 from $17.
Killarney Kid ($10-$8.50), Nesbo ($34-$26) and Honey Steel’s Gold ($41-$26) have all been specked at odds.
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Starlight Childrens Foundation Plate
$8.50 Killarney Kid
$13 Have Plenty