The heavy rain in Melbourne has seen the odds from Magic Circle firm from $8.00 into equal favouritism at $7.00.
Punters with Sportsbet have loaded onto the English stayer with the change in track conditions, he’s attracted more money and individual bets than the other favourite Yucatan ($7.00).
Owner Marwan Koukash has vowed to strip down to his g-string should the gelding salute and the bookie rates the eccentric billionaire a $3.00 chance to follow through with it.
“Plenty of punters have been loading up on Magic Circle to win after the heavens opened, if he does salute we’re tipping it’ll be a chilly celebration for Koukash,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ella Zampatti.
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Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$7.00 Magic Circle (in from $8.00)
$7.00 Yucatan (out from $6.00)
$9.00 Cross Counter
$12 Best Solution
$19 The Cliffsofmoher
$21 A Prince Of Arran
$35 Ventura Storm
$35 Sound Check
$35 Who Shot Thebarman
$35 Red Cardinal
$67 Ace High
$71 Chestnut Coat
$91 Vengeur Masque
$101 Sir Charles Road
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$3.00 If Magic Circle wins, owner Marwan Koukash to strip to his g-string
$11 Marwan Koukash to streak after winning