Punters want a good thing post the Melbourne Cup and they believe potentially one of those is Purple Sector, who lines up in the Furphy Plate (1800m).
The John Thompson trained gelding was down to run in the Rosehill Gold Cup but with a heavy track on the cards, he was scratched and instead runs here, where he has been absolutely crunched. Opened $4.60 and is now into $3.50.
Homesman is the class of the field and has been confirmed to run here and not the Mackinnon. He’s $4.60 to $5.50, largely due to the support for Purple Sector. That pair dominate betting, with the next best being Junipal and Harbour Views at $6.50 and $7.00 respectively.
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