Nature Strip, the punters pal, or sometimes their enemy, is expected to be on the good side of the Sportsbet punters this Saturday as he has been best backed to take out the TJ Smith (1200m).
The enigma was back to his brilliant best when winning the Challenge Stakes last start, leading throughout. He opened $4.50 and has been crunched, now into $3.50.
Bivouac, a beaten favourite in the William Reid, is a $5 second elect. The horse that beat him, Loving Gaby, is a $7 chance and is out from $6. Santa Ana Lane is a $6 chance and is out from $5 with a wet track potentially on the cards.