Punters have honed in on a last start Group l winner to take out the Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) this Saturday at Eagle Farm.
Vega One was given a 12/10 by Jamie Kah to win the Kingsford-Smith last time out and looks suited in a handicap from a good draw on a track he loves. Opened $6 and got to $6.50 before being smacked into $5.
He clearly holds the call over Wild Planet, a narrow second fresh in the Doomben 10,000. He is at $7 and has been soft in betting after drawing wide. In terms of those at odds, there has been specking for Niccanova ($21-$18).