After an eye catching effort against the bias last start, Lord Van Percy has been the most popular in early betting with Sportsbet.com.au punters to take out the Pakenham Cup (2500m) this Saturday at Racing.com Park.
The Darren Weir trained stayer, like several key rivals here, come through the Ballarat Cup (2200m) where he got a long way back in the run and it was a day/race where leaders and horses near the rail dominated, with the race won by the leader Pilote D’Essai ($3.40-$3.50). Lord Van Percy opened $14 and was crunched down to $8 but has eased just a touch to $8.50.
Sly Romance, who on paper/form looks outclassed, has been the best backed at longer odds. He opened the $51 second rank outsider and a steady flow of money has seen him trim up to $23. Another that has been backed at a price is Thunder Teddington, who has been $12 in from $18.
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