Rekindled Interest has been heavily backed to win the Cox Plate after burning up the track this morning and getting the ideal barrier.
Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said the gelding had been backed from $13 to $10 following the draw with 90% of the money since the draw being for him.
“We put him back up at $13 and punters knocked us off the stand with a series of good sized bets,” Sullivan.
“It wasn’t one big bet but a series of $500 each way and $1000 each way bets plus a couple of bigger ones.
“He is now on the third line of betting behind Helmet and Jimmy Choux who are battling it out for favorutism.”
Helmet is a $3.60 favourite with Sportingbet Australia ahead of Jimmy Choux at $3.80 and Sullivan said he was keen to take the pair on.
“Both will be starting from wide barriers and will have to do plenty of work and I think they are both worth risking at their current prices,” he said.
“The race does have a lot of depth and i genuinely think there are seven or eight winning chances in the race.”
2011 Cox Plate
Sportingbet Australia market
JIMMY CHOUX 3.80
REKINDLED INTEREST 10.00
SECRET ADMIRER 11.00
LION TAMER 12.00
GLASS HARMONIUM 14.00
KINGS ROSE 15.00
PINKER PINKER 34.00
PLAYING GOD 41.00
WALL STREET 71.00