Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the country. See which races punters cleaned up on and lost on.
View the days Big Bets and Big Collects as well as individual race betting moves with the TAB below.
RACE TWO – DANE RIPPER STAKES (1400 metres)
Outback Barbie ($2.90) was clearly the one punters wanted to be on in this race. The Tony Gollan runner held nearly 55 percent of the market and was almost five times as popular as the winner.
Invincibella ($9.50-$7.50-$8) chased Prompt Response for most of the straight before overpowering that runner at the 200m before holding out Platinum Angel ($34) at the end. Prompt Response ($7.50) held third.
BETS: Invincibella $500 e/w @ $7.50/$2.30
BETS: Outback Barbie $5,500 @ $2.90, $5,000 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.90
RACE FOUR – JIM BEAM BLACK HINKLER HANDICAP (1200 metres)
Victorem ($5.50-$4.60-$4.80) flashed through along the inside to land the money in this one.
The Jenny Graham-trained runner had been the best supported horse outside the favourite Noble Boy, however, he was still responsible for less than half of what that runner was holding.
Ben Looker switched back to the inside down the straight which proved to be the winning move, with the four-year-old spearing through to knock off the leader Whypeeo ($23-$16) and Split Lip ($61).
Noble Boy, which held more than half the market, was $2.30-$1.95 but failed to figure in the finish. He was also extremely popular with multi players.
BETS: Victorem $2,500 @ $4.60, $2,000 @ $4.60
BETS: Noble Boy $10,000 @ $1.95, $8,000 @ $1.95, $4,000 @ $1.95
Despite being a slight drifter in betting, Kolding finished off powerfully to win the Ascot Green Queensland Guineas (1600 metres).
Kolding had opened at $2.30 and got to $2.70 at the start of the race, mainly due to the fact stablemate Ringerdingding had been the subject of heavy support late.
Coming off a midfield run, James McDonald timed his run to perfection on the Chris Waller rep to overhaul Baccarat Baby ($17-$13) over the final stages. Pohutukawa ($5.50) wound up third after flashing home.
Ringerdingding went $5-$4-$4.20 in the final five minutes of betting but failed to run on after sitting midfield in the running line.
BETS: Kolding $7,350 @ $2.80, $5,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Ringerdingding $1,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $4.80, $2,000 @ $4.40, $1,200 @ $4
BETS: Pohutukawa $2,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Zoutori $2,000 e/w @ $19/$4.20
RACE SIX – MAGIC MILLIONS J.J ATKINS PLATE (1600 metres)
Prince Fawaz provided a popular result in the Group One J.J Atkins Plate at Eagle Farm.
The Anthony Cummings runner was backed from $4.20 in to as low as $3.50 before getting back out to $4 at the jump. He went around as second favourite behind Accession ($3.40) but held nearly double the amount of money that the Waller runner did.
Kerrin McEvoy timed his run perfectly on the son of Fastnet Rock with the pair holding out Kubrick ($18) at the finish, with Reloaded ($6.50) running on to grab the minor end of the prize.
Prince Fawaz was a terrible result for TAB and was responsible for one of its worst losses of the afternoon.
BETS: Prince Fawaz $8,000 @ $3.90
BETS: Reloaded $2,000 @ $7 TWICE
BETS: Accession $3,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $3.60/$1.55, $3,500 @ $3.50, $2,500 @ $3.50
RACE SEVEN – CHANNEL 7 QUEENSLAND DERBY (2400 metres)
Mr Quickie ($4.60-$2.80) was the most notable mover in the Group One Queensland Derby and landed several big bets.
John Allen rode a patient race on the Phillip Stokes runner with the pair settling back in the pack, however, when they packed up on the turn and then fanned, Allen took the opportunity to hit the ‘go’ button in the straight.
The son of Shamus Award went on to beat Vow And Declare ($26-$41-$26) with Aliferous ($14) third just in front of the well-tried Nobu.
BETS: Mr Quickie $1,000 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $3.10, $1,500 @ $3.10, $1,000 @ $3.10, $1,300 @ $2.90, $1,000 @ $2.90 TWICE, $10,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Nobu $2,000 @ $5 TWICE
RACE EIGHT – TAB STRADBROKE HANDICAP (1400 metres)
The Godolphin machine rolled on with Trekking taking out the TAB Stradbroke Handicap in what turned out to be a popular result with many punters.
Trekking ($6-$7) started joint favourite with The Bostonian ($4.80-$7.50-$7) and was given a gun run by jockey Kerrin McEvoy, just off the speed.
Following Endless Drama ($16-$11) into the race, Trekking then put paid to his rivals and raced clear to score over Tyzone ($9.50-$8.50) and Endless Drama.
The Bostonian was the most popular runner in terms of money held despite being a drifter, while Trekking was next best in that regard. Tyzone was the third most popular horse.
Of the others, the James Cummings stablemate to the winner Viridine ($14-$8) was the most notable firmer.
BETS: Trekking $1,000 e/w @ $7.50/$2.80, $3,200 @ $7, $1,500 @ $7, $1,000 @ $7
BETS: The Bostonian $3,000 @ $7, $5,000 @ $6.50, $6,000 @ $6
BETS: Tyzone $2,500 x $1,000 e/w @ $8.50/$3.10, $1,000 @ $8.50
RACE NINE – LEXUS BRISBANE CUP (2400 metres)
Despite losing favouritism in betting, Sixties Groove was the one who landed the money in the Group Two feature.
The Kris Lees runner was $4.20-$3.50 at one point during the afternoon, which made him favourite, but a big push for Haripour ($5-$3.10) saw it crunched into the top line of betting.
Damien Oliver rode a great race on Sixties Groove and he had to get everything out of the gelding to hold off Grey Lion ($9) at the finish, with Big Duke ($26) winding up third to give Lees two of the three placings.
Outside of those The Candy Man ($6) actually held the most money despite going $4.20-$6.
BETS: Sixties Groove $1,400 @ $4.40, $1,500 @ $4, $1,000 @ $4, $1,100 @ $3.90, $3,000 @ $3.80, $1,000 @ $3.70, $1,400 @ $3.50
BETS: Haripour $2,000 @ $3.20, $1,500 @ $3.10
BETS: The Candy Man $3,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $6.50/$2.30
Catwalk landed a nice move in the Winter Racing Handicap (1000 metres).
The Chris Waller runner was $9.50 in the morning but by jump time had been backed into $7. Sitting back near the rear, the daughter of Foxwedge finished powerfully in the Heavy going to score comfortably.
Switched ($6) and Covert Ops ($8.50-$5.50) filled the minor end of the prize.
Lanigera started $4.40 favourite, however, had been $2.50 in the morning and drifted alarmingly.
BETS: Catwalk $1,000 @ $7
BETS: Switched $2,000 @ $6
It’z Lily was a horror show for TAB in the Bradley Photographers Handicap (1800 metres).
The Kris Lees runner was twice as popular as anything else in the race and was responsible for 40 percent of the total investment.
Finishing off too well, It’z Lily ($5.50) just got over the top of the leader Statuesquely ($3.40-$5) which nearly defied a big betting drift. Costas ($10) followed the inside lanes home to grab third over Think It Over ($6.50) which was best tried outside the winner.
Of the others, Watch The Cat ($13-$7.50) and Eighteen Carrot ($11-$15-$9) were tried at odds.
Malea Magic defied the betting drift to land the money in the TAB Highway Class 3 Handicap (1100 metres).
Starting the day as a $5 chance, Malea Magic got out to $7.50 at the jump despite attracting some handy eachway investments.
The Bob Milligan runner finished best for Sam Weatherley to defeat the favoured pair of Mr Wong ($5.50) and Irish Songs ($3.70-$2.90-$3.40). The second and third runners held nearly 70 percent of the market between them.
BETS: Malea Magic $500 @ $7.50, $300 x $1,000 e/w @ $7.50/$2.60
BETS: Irish Songs $3,350 @ $3.20
BETS: Mr Wong $2,000 @ $5.50
Victorian visitor Fanciful Toff landed a nice move in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (2400 metres).
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace runner was $5.50 in the morning but good support throughout the day saw it start $4.40.
Hitting the lead early in the straight, jockey Sam Clipperton got the best out of the gelding to hold Terwilliker ($5) safely at bay at the finish. Free Fly Too ($8) grabbed the minor end of the prize in front of California Longbow ($8.50-$10) which attracted good eachway support.
BETS: Fanciful Toff $1,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Terwilliker $2,500 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5
Gongs defied the betting drift to take out the Nathan’s Famous Handicap (1200 metres).
Opening the day as a $7.50 chance, Gongs blew out to $12 at the jump despite having some good support throughout the day. Another noted drifter was the favourite Call Me Royal ($2.30-$3.30).
Sticking to the inside as most of the field fanned, Gongs (Rachel King) hit the front and then held off the fast finishing Connemara ($19-$14) which had attracted good money at the eachway odds.
Miss Exfactor ($21) was the leader at one point down the straight but faded to run third. Call Me Royal led but faded badly. Of the others, there was a positive move for Jen Rules ($11-$4) which firmed significantly.
BETS: Gongs $2,000 @ $12
BETS: Connemara $2,000 @ $19, $6,000 @ $18
BETS: Call Me Royal $5,500 @ $3.20
The TAB.com.au Handicap (1200 metres) was one of the most open betting races of the day with most of the field attracting good interest.
In the end it was Kiwi runner Simply Optimistic ($11-$10) which handled the Heavy conditions to score with Josh Parr on board.
The gelding did have some interest in betting but was overshadowed by the likes of Bring It Home Pop ($7), Dio D’Oro ($7-$6) and Southern Lad ($5).
Sitting fourth in the run, Parr pulled out three-wide at the top of the straight and the four-year-old did the rest. Southern Lad finished off nicely for second with Love Shack Baby (26) grabbing third.
BETS: Simply Optimistic $646 @ $10, $500 @ $10 TWICE, $550 e/w @ $9.50/$2.80
BETS: Southern Lad $1,000 @ $4.80 TWICE
BETS: Dio D’oro $2,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Handfast $1,000 @ $14
Deprive landed some nice bets once more with victory in the June Stakes (1100 metres).
The Godolphin runner was heavily backed last time out to get the cash and a similar story unfolded here, with the gelding going around with more than double the amount of money than any other runner.
Settling near last with Rachel King taking the ride once more, the pair ducked and weaved in the straight and finished best to beat Bon Amis ($7.50) and Brook Magic ($18).
Heart Conquered ($5-$4) was best backed outside the favourite but after sitting three-wide on the speed, faded out of contention to miss the placings.
Deprive ($2-$2.30) did drift slightly in betting but was still a very popular choice with TAB customers. I Thought So ($7.50-$5.50) had admirers.
BETS: Deprive $5,000 @ $2.30, $3,190 @ $2.30, $2,000 @ $2.3 MULTIPLE TIMES
One of the best tried runners all day was STAR OF THE SEAS which saluted in the Racing To Win Handicap (1600 metres).
The $2.60 favourite held 55 percent of the market but was a popular commodity through multis.
Star Of The Seas was more than four times as popular as anything else in the race with the next best supported runner being Zourkhan ($5.50).
Jay Ford and Chris Waller combined to win the race over the leader Take It Intern ($8) and New Universe ($9) which zoomed home along the rails.
BETS: Star Of The Seas $2,065 @ $2.70, $2,000 @ $2.60 TWICE
Quackerjack landed several big bets in the final event on the program – the Tle Alexandria Handicap (1600 metres).
The Mark Newnham-trained runner was crunched from $2 into as low as $1.75 at one point in the afternoon, before a slight drift saw it jump as a dominant $1.90 favourite.
Leading throughout with Josh Parr in the saddle, Quackerjack defeated Monsieur Sisu ($17) and Primitivo ($14).
Quackerjack went around with over 70 percent of the market.
BETS: Quackerjack $2,000 @ $2, $4,515 @ $1.95, $2,000 @ $1.95 MULTIPLE TIMES, $6,557 @ $1.90, $3,000 @ $1.90, $2,200 @ $1.90, $6,000 @ $1.85, $3,000 @ $1.85 TWICE, $2,500 @ $1.85
Witchfulthinking was heavily backed in the Eugene Gorman Handicap (1100 metres) but could only manage third.
St Edward’s Crown ($7-$8.50-$8), which raced outside the leader Lesage ($4.40) for most of the trip, finished best to get the better of the front runner late while the fav dived through on the inside of the pair in a great finish to the third.
Witchfulthinking ($2.70-$2) was responsible for nearly half the total investment in the race. She held more than double what the next best backed runner (Champagne Boom).
BETS: St Edward’s Crown $500 e/w @ $8.50/$2.10
BETS: Witchfulthinking $5,000 @ $2.20, $3,000 @ $2.10
Kings Brook did the right thing by favourite backers in the Trevor Clarke Handicap (1400 metres).
The David Brideoake-trained runner was one of the best supported horses at Flemington on the day and jumped a very popular $2.25 favourite. King’s Brook accounted for well over half the market and was extremely popular through multis.
The daughter of Hinchinbrook was held up for a run until well down the straight before Andrew Mallyon found clear running. She then burst through to defeat Mrs O’Malley ($8.50) and Mrs Bignell ($61).
BETS: Kings Brook $10,000 @ $2.15
Gytrash ($6.50-$5-$5.50) was kept safe in betting by TAB and attracted good money from punters in the Ken Cox Handicap (1000 metres).
Trained by Gordon Richards and ridden by Fred Kersley, Gytrash raced close to the speed throughout and arrived in time to beat Halvorsen ($5.50) and Leiter ($2.50) in a stirring finish.
Leiter had been the best tried runner in the race just in front of Not Enough Effort ($3.70-$4).
BETS: Gytrash $1,000 @ $5.50 TWICE, $500 x $1,000 e/w @ $5.50/$1.70
Bad Wolf was an upset result in the fifth event from Flemington.
Ridden by Jack Martin and trained by Lloyd Kennewell, Bad Wolf stuck to the inside and powered through the concluding stages to land the cash at $23 on TAB Fixed Odds.
Debt Collector ($5.50), which went around as favourite, finished off nicely for second in front of Five Kingdom ($7).
BETS: Five Kingdom $2,000 e/w @ $6.5/$2.50
BETS: Kentucky Breeze $4,000 @ $7.50
Last Week was one of the best backed runners all day, however, all honours in the ATA Celebrates Women Trainers Handicap (2500 metres) went with Chouxting The Mob.
Trained by Simon Morrish, Chouxting The Mob ($9-$10) was strong to the line in beating the hot favourite Last Week ($3.20-$2.50) which didn’t get out until it was too late.
Observational ($10) wound up in third spot.
Last Week went around with just under 50 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Last Week $10,000 @ $3.10
Favourite backers had little cause for concern as the heavily backed Dr Drill landed several big investments in the Rod Johnson Handicap (1800 metres).
The son of Dansili found the front for Jye McNeil who rated the gelding perfectly, booting clear at the top of the straight and giving his rivals nothing else a chance.
Trained by the powerful Maher & Eustace stable, Dr Drill ($2.15-$1.85) was hammered in betting and raced clear to salute over One More Try ($4.60-$5.50), which was best tried to beat it, and Masculino ($10).
Dr Drill held over 50 percent of the money in the race.
BETS: Dr Drill $23,500 @ $1.85, $10,000 @ $1.85, $7,500 @ $1.85
Iconoclasm ($3.60-$2.20) was sensationally backed and went around as the best supported runner in Australia today.
Unfortunately for his backers in the Henry Bolte Handicap (1400 metres) he missed the start and that was the end of his chances, as he raced at the rear for most of the trip.
Blazejowski ($7-$12) ended up saluting for Jye McNeil and trainer Greg Eurell as they beat Federal ($81) and the leader Holbein ($14-$8).
Iconoclasm held nearly 65 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Iconoclasm $15,000 @ $2.60, $10,000 @ $2.60, $5,000 @ $2.60, $5,000 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40, $3,120 @ $2.30
Heavenly Emperor gave punters a rough end to the day at Flemington in the Eugene Gorman Handicap (1600 metres).
The Stephen Brown runner was $41-$71 and only had light specking but proved best down the straight, giving Beau Mertens a winning double on the day.
Mr Exclusive ($23) and Aristocratic Miss ($13) were second and third respectively as they added plenty of spice to the exotics.
Punters came hard and fast for the Chris Waller runner Sure Knee ($2.40-$2), which was responsible for over the total investment and more than five times as popular as anything else.
The filly raced back in the field but was never in the hunt.
BETS: Sure Knee $4,600 @ $2.10