TAB Sportsbet has received a flood of money for the imported galloper Speed Gifted to win Saturdayâ€™s Group I Metropolitan at Randwick.
TAB Sportsbetâ€™s Glenn Munsie said the betting giant had been hit with a wave of support for the Lee Freedman-trained galloper since betting re-opened after Wednesdayâ€™s barrier draw.
â€œHeâ€™s $3.60 to $3.20 since we recommenced betting,â€ Munsie said. â€œHeâ€™s by far the best backed runner weâ€™ve had today.â€
With Speed Gifted a dominant favourite there are only two other runners in single figures with Ready To Lift at $5 and Mr Clangtastic at $9.
In the Epsom, the top three in betting all firmed up following favourable draws in Wednesdayâ€™s barrier draw.
The Chris Waller-trained Rangirangdoo is the favourite at $2.90 after being $3.20 on Tuesday while Drumbeats tightened up from $4.80 to $4.40 and Road To Rock is $6.50 to $6.
The Hawkes Racing-trained Oâ€™Lonhro is the only other runner in single figures at $8.
Munsie said punters had specked one at longer odds with Emperor Bonaparte firming from $61 into $41.
Flemingtonâ€™s Group I on Saturday, the Turnbull Stakes sees an open market in early betting with Vigor the favourite at $4.50 ahead of Predatory Pricer at $5 with the Cox Plate winner Maldivian at $5.50.
Others in single figures are Red Ruler and El Segundo at $8 and the AJC Australian Derby winner Roman Emperor at $9.
Classy three-year-olds Onemorenomore and More Joyous both have strangleholds on the betting in their respective Group I races at Randwick.
Onemorenomore is the $2.30 favourite in the Spring Champion Stakes from his stablemate Gathering and Viking Legend at $6.50 with the Spring Stakes winner Lovemelikearock at $10.
In the Flight Stakes, More Joyous has been installed a $1.65 favourite ahead of Melito at $4.80 with Run For Naara at $8 and Sister Madly is $9.50.