Despite losing as a well backed second favourite in last week’s Cox Plate (2040m), the punters at Sportsbet.com.au are keeping the faith with the ATC Derby (2400m) winner in the Group l Longines Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), with the gelding firming from $6 into $5.50, and he is one of many runners to have support in the race.
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Happy Trails ($9-$7.50-$8), Moriarty ($26-$17), Brambles ($13-12), Farraaj ($17-$15), Spillway ($26-$21) and Amralah ($12-$9) have all been supported, in particular Amralah, who is making his Australian debut for Lloyd Williams. A top three finish here and the horse gets into the Melbourne Cup for he and Tommy Berry.
Chris Waller has a four pronged attacked on the Mackinnon with Foreteller ($11), Hawkspur ($17), Moriarty and He’s Your Man ($5.50-$6) all in with a great chance, especially He’s Your Man given he has been kept fresh since his Epsom Handicap (1600m) triumph.
Caulfield Cup (2400m) runner up Rising Romance opened $5.50, firmed half a point, then has eased back out to her original quote. She was due to spell after the Caulfield Cup, but has obviously convinced Donna and Dean Logan to continue on.
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$5.50 Rising Romance
$6.00 He’s Your Man
$8.00 Happy Trails