Trekking ran fourth in the race last year but looks a better horse 12 months on and the depth compared to last year isn’t as strong. Trialled up super on Monday and despite a wide gate, he’s clearly been the best backed. Opened $2 and got to $2.10 but punters have stepped in, with the gelding now at $1.85 after being crunched.
There has been specking for one to beat him. Red Can Man was close up in the Railway last Saturday and despite back to 1200m in a week, he has had admirers at a price, into $17 from $26.
On the second line of betting is Celebrity Queen, who got to $7.50 from $8.50 but is now back out to her opening price.