Real Love continues to dominate betting for the Perth Cup, to be run on New Year’s Day at Ascot, with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au bringing her price in from $2.60 to $2.30 on the back of sustained support.
Just over half the total money bet on the race has gone on the four year-old mare, while there’s practically no interest in second favourite Respondent.
Real Charm ($14) and Itsahymn ($15) are the only other runners receiving any sort of love at all.
“The plunge on Real Love has hardly come as a surprise. She’s never finished out of the top two and is coming off wins in a Group Three and a Listed Race,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
In the Railway Stakes, Ryan Mark is easily the best backed runner and favourite for the Ascot Group One at $3.50.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$2.30 Real Love (in from $2.60)
$7.00 Respondent (steady)
$9.00 Red Blast (in from $10)
$10 Balmont Girl (out from $7.00)
$10 Son Of Something (steady)
$13 Kirov Boy (in from $6.00)
$14 Real Charm (out from $7.00)
$15 Itsahymn (out from $13)
$17 Bass Strait (out from $16)
$3.50 Ryan Mark (steady)
$5.00 Bounding (steady)
$5.50 In Style (in from $6.00)
$8.00 Mosse (out from $7.50)
$12 O’Marilyn (steady)
$12 Silver Eclipse (steady)
$17 Trepidation (out from $16)
$18 Durham Town (steady)
$18 Ruud Awakening (out from $16)