‘Pike In The Last’ is something punters like to live by when betting on Saturday and it seems punters want to be well and truly be on Willie Pike in the last at Caulfield on Saturday.
He rides WA galloper Showmanship, regarded by many as a Stakes winner in waiting, a Group l class talent, and owner Bob Peters is keen on the horse getting a slot in the Everest. It’s no surprise he has been heavily backed in betting. Opened $1.75 and is now into $1.65.
In saying that, there has been a couple specked to beat him, interestingly a couple of runners resuming. Junipal, who has been gelded, is $9.00 in from $23, while O’Tauto opened $12 and is into $9.50, keeping in mind both runners have firmed somewhat due to deductions, but still have had support regardless.