If betting is any guide the Schillaci Stakes will be a cakewalk for Lankan Rupee on Saturday.
The popular sprinter is $1.30 favourite with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au, but that has not deterred punters. Lankan Rupee dominates the market with Shiraz ($5.00) the only other runner attracting interest.
If Lankan Rupee can score a first-up win at Caulfield it could shorten his price for the Darley Classic. The six-year-old is $5.50 behind Exosphere ($2.50) and Chautauqua ($3.00).
“Lankan Rupee is a very popular horse so it’s not surprising punters are taking the shorts. Hopefully he can return a winner and add even more interest to the Darley, which is one of the most anticipated races of the spring carnival,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Bulmer.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$1.30 Lankan Rupee
$8.00 Alpha Miss
$21 I Love It
$81 The Monstar