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.
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Tyzone $34-$15 (after winning BRC Sprint @ Doomben)
Etana $26-$15-$6 fav (after winning The Roses @ Doomben)
***$300 @ $15 taken on Etana PRIOR to her win today
Scarlet Dream $4.80-$6 fav
Duchess Of Lennox $15-$11
Winning Ways $8-$15
Scarlet Dream $11-$9
Declares War $34-$15 (after winning race 7 @ Flemington)
Belle Roc $51-$26
Zoustyle $-$6 fav (after winning JRA 3YO Plate @ Doomben)
Tyzone $26-$8 (after winning BRC Sprint @ Doomben)
Despatch $51-$15 (after winning The Goodwood @ Morphettville)
Star Of The Seas $51-$26 (after winning race 4 @ Rosehill)
Kubrick $51-$15 (after winning race 1 @ Rosehill)
The move for Kubrick paid dividends in the Lohnro Hall Of Fame Handicap (1200 metres).
Kubrick had been $7 on Wednesday but had bottomed out at $4.40 today. He eventually jumped a $4.80 chance.
Sweeping to lead in the shadows of the post, Glyn Schofield timed his run to perfection on the Chris Waller colt to land the money.
Espinola ($6-$5.50) finished second while the leader Diamond Thunder ($2.70-$3.50) gripped on to third.
Hulk went around as the most popular horse with around 27 percent of the total investment.
Elm Court landed some nice investments in the TAB Highway Handicap (1200 metres).
Thanks to Robbie Dolan, the son of Mossman was fourth in the running and peeled out at the top of the straight to make his run. Finishing best, Elm Court ($6-$6.50) held off the fast finish of Plonka ($4.60) with Moore Euros ($10-$16) third. The heavily tried Green Reign, which finished fourth, jumped a $3.30 favourite after being $8.50 on Wednesday. It was responsible for 45 percent of the market.
BETS: Elm Court $2,000 @ $6.50
A great ride by Sam Weatherley was able to get So You Win home in the Might And Power Hall Of Fame Handicap (1800 metres).
The pair were last at the 500m mark on the fence and Weatherley decided to stick to the fence, finding runs along the inside to hit the front midway down the straight. So You Win was then able to hold off Semper Fidelis ($9) in a slogging run to the line with Mushaireb ($3.60) battling on in third.
Mushaireb was the most popular runner in front of Jazzland ($4.60), which led at one point in the straight, with So You Win next best in that regard.
BETS: So You Think $1,024 e/w @ $4.40/$1.65, $1,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Jazzland $3,000 @ $4.60, $2,000 @ $4.60, $2,000 @ $4.40
It was Chris Waller and Robbie Dolan again as they combined to win the Jim Cassidy Hall Of Fame Handicap (1500 metres) with Star Of The Seas.
The in-form four-year-old is always one of the more popular runners whenever it goes around and today was no different, with the gelding holding 33 percent of the money.
Star Of The Seas came from the rear to nail Dagny ($31) in the shadows of the post, with Veladero ($41) third.
Of the others, Mawaany Machine had strong backing ever since the market opened on Wednesday. Another runner for Waller, it was $15 earlier in the week and jumped a $7.50 chance today.
BETS: Star Of The Seas $1,200 @ $1.60, $1,000 @ $3.40, $1,000 x $2,000 e/w @ $3.40/$1.60
BETS: Savacool $4,000 @ $8
BETS: Harmattan $3,000 @ $6
The Jack Denham Hall Of Fame Handicap (1100 metres) was one of the best betting races on the program.
There were several pushes in the race with Call Me Royal, Oxford Tycoon, Transmitter and Burning Crown all attracting strong money throughout the afternoon.
In the end it was Hostwin Supreme ($12-$9), which itself was a late firmer, that got the verdict thanks to a well-timed challenge from Glyn Schofield.
Call Me Royal, a drifter in betting ($4.20-$4.80) that lost favouritism to Burning Crown ($7-$4-$4.40), held second after attempting to lead throughout. Oxford Tycoon ($6) went for a run on the inside and was close up in third.
BETS: Hostwin Supreme $200 x $340 e/w @ $14/$4.60
BETS: Call Me Royal $1,000 x $2,000 e/w @ $4.60/$1.90
BETS: Burning Crown $5,400 @ $4
Strome stopped the big move for Reelem In Ruby when it narrowly got the verdict in the JB Cummings Hall Of Fame Handicap (1400 metres).
Robbie Dolan racked up a treble thanks to a genius ride on the $16 shot, sticking to the inside lanes after racing three-back before bursting through a gap in the straight to hit the front.
Paddling inside the final 100 metres, Strome gripped on to give the Gary Portelli-trained runner the win by a nose over the heavily tried Reelem In Ruby ($2.20 favourite) which had opened at $3.60 on Wednesday.
Constellations, a firmer earlier in the week from $15-$10, ran on to grab third.
Reelem In Ruby went around with more than four times the amount of money than any other runner, was heavily leveraged through multis and held nearly 60 percent of the market.
BETS: Reelem In Ruby $2,000 @ $2.30 $4,400 @ $2.25, $4,000 @ $2.20 TWICE, $2,000 @ $2.25 MULTIPLE TIMES
Grey Lion provided a horror result for TAB after winning the Lord Mayor’s (2000 metres).
The Matthew Smith-trained runner was $4-$3.30-$3.70 and a clear popular pick with TAB customers as he commanded nearly three times the amount of money than any other runner.
Coming with a big run out wide on the track, Kathy O’Hara had to get everything out of the favourite to hold out Girl Tuesday ($8.50) and Live And Free ($4.40) which flashed home.
Grey Lion was responsible for nearly 50 percent of the money in the race and was one of TAB’s worst results all afternoon.
BETS: Grey Lion $2,000 @ $4, $2,250 @ $3.70, $1,000 @ $3.50 MULTIPLE TIMES
Desert Lord ($2.60) landed some big bets in taking out the So You Think Hall Of Fame Handicap (1200 metres).
Although going around as equal favourite just prior to the start, Desert Lord held just a third of the money that Deprive, the $2.60 equal pick at the time, did. The latter was scratched the barriers which left Desert Lord a clear top pick.
Tommy Berry produced the son of High Chaparral with a big run to sweep to the lead inside the final 100 metres. In the end they beat Island Missile ($26) and the leader Oriental Runner ($16) quite easily.
BETS: Desert Lord $4,500 @ $2.60
The move for Something Fast paid dividends in the Hugh Bowman Hall Of Fame Handicap (1400 metres).
The Anthony Cummings runner opened the day at $10 and constant specking throughout the afternoon saw TAB trim its price into $8.
Christian Reith did the right thing by the gelding’s backers by getting the best out of the son of Smart Missile to salute over Cuban Royale ($21) and Asterius ($9).
Calculated ($7) actually held the most money while Rocking Ruga ($6.50) caught the eye of punters as well.
While Ocean Deep held twice as much money as anything else in the race, Kings Brook had admirers to win the Brent Thomson Hall Of Fame Trophy (1400 metres).
The David Brideoake runner was impressive in hitting the front midway down the straight for Jye McNeil before saluting at $6. The filly was the second most popular runner in the race and represented a losing result for TAB.
Josephine Sea ($6.50-$9) and So Far Sokool ($17-$11) were second and third respectively.
BETS: Kings Brook $1,200 @ $6, $1,000 @ $5.50
Moonlover’s upset in the Pat Lalor Hall Of Fame Trophy (1000 metres) wasn’t totally unexpected.
The Matt Laurie-trained runner got to as much as $21 earlier in the day before some late eachway support saw it come into $13.
Beau Mertens timed his run perfectly on the mare as she overhauled the very popular Miss Leonidas ($2.80) to get the result narrowly. Smart Coupe ($9) wound up in third.
Miss Leonidas was best tried in the race and was responsible for approximately 32 percent of the total investment while Superhard ($6), Bandipur ($3.80) and Invincible Al ($7.50) all had their admirers.
BETS: Moonlover $500 e/w @ $16/$3.60
BETS: Miss Leonidas $1,500 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.80, $1,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Superhard $2,000 @ $6
Big Night Out was a very popular pick in the Hall Mark Hall Of Fame Trophy (1400 metres).
John Sadler’s runner defied a slight betting drift after going $2.50-$3.20 on the day, however, he was still the best supported runner in terms of money held.
Big Night Out stormed to the front inside the 300 metre mark and raced away for a super impressive win under Michael Dee. The son of Lope De Vega held more than double that of his nearest rival in Seberate ($3.90).
BETS: Big Night Out $5,000 @ $3.10, $4,000 @ $3.10, $3,000 @ $2.80, $7,500 @ $2.60
Begood Toya Mother was also very good to his backers in the National Hall Of Fame Handicap (1400 metres).
The Daniel Bowman runner was one of the best supported runners throughout the country on the day, going around with approximately 77 percent of the market.
Declan Bates had the son of Myboycharlie just off the speed and waited patiently until a gap opened up midway down the straight. The gelding then picked up the leaders shortly after to land a number of big bets and multis.
Arancini ($41) and Eagle Ridge ($19) filled the minor end of the prize.
BETS: Begood Toya Mother $4,500 @ $1.75, $4,000 @ $1.60, $5,000 @ $1.14 PLACE
Fidelia did the right thing by backers – just – when successful in the So You Think Hall Of Fame Trophy (1600 metres).
The Robbie Griffiths runner was heavily backed throughout the day but did drift late in betting from $2.20-$2.50 after a late rally for Sure Knee ($4.20-$3.40).
Ethan Brown, just like last time, had the filly back in the pack but came with a well-timed run to hit the front over the concluding stages, but the pair didn’t have it all their own way as Sure Knee charged at them late.
At the end there was very little separating the pair with Sealed ($14) finishing in third spot.
Fidelia landed a number of big bets at Flemington for the second straight start and was responsible for 61 percent of the total investment. Combined with Sure Knee that total went above 75 percent.
BETS: Fidelia $5,000 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40, $5,000 @ $2.25
BETS: Sure Knee $2,000 @ $3.80
Spanner Head benefitted from having a good run on the speed in the John Meagher Hall Of Fame Trophy (1400 metres).
Attracting good support throughout the day, Spanner Head hovered around the $4.40-$4.60 mark for most of the day before jumping at the latter quote.
Michael Poy had the mare just off the leaders and timed his run perfectly, driving her to the front over the concluding stages to land some nice investments.
Mamzelle Tess ($8) and Shoko ($15) filled the minors.
Spanner Head was easily the best supported runner in the race and held more than double that of her nearest rival, which turned out to be Masculino ($7-$3.40).
BETS: Spanner Head $5,000 @ $4.60 TWICE
A great betting race to finish off the card at Flemington with Mantastic landing some nice wagers in the Vo Rogue Hall Of Fame Trophy (2000 metres).
The Chris Waller runner came with a big run from the rear and was one of the widest runners, arriving in time to beat Last Week and Morton’s Fork in a great finish.
Despite blowing in the market from $4-$7.50, the Craig Newitt-ridden galloper was actually second most popular runner in the market behind Pacodali ($5.50-$4.80).
Pacodali was easily the best supported in the final event and was responsible for 47 percent of the total hold.
BETS: Mantastic $3,500 x $1,000 e/w @ $7.50/$2.60
BETS: Pacodali $28,000 @ $4.80
RACE SIX – THE IPG MARKETING CHIEF DE BEERS (1100 metres)
James McDonald and James Cummings combined to pull off a go with Isaurian in this race.
Opening the day at $2.70, weight of money throughout the day saw Isaurian crunched into $2.10 favourite by the time the race rolled around.
On a day when it was difficult to make up ground if you weren’t on the rails, Isaurian came three-wide on the turn and McDonald had to get everything out of him as the pair drove at Straturbo ($51) right on the line to get the verdict.
In Good Time ($26) ran third in front of Keen Array ($26).
Outside of the trifecta horses there was some money around for Meet Mr Taylor ($3.20) and Whypeeo ($7).
The Godolphin-based winner though was very popular with TAB customers and accounted for well over half the total investment on the race.
BETS: Isaurian $8,000 @ $2.30, $2,000 @ $2.20 MULTIPLE TIMES
RACE SEVEN – BERNBOROUGH ASCOT BRC SPRINT (1200 metres)
Tyzone defied the betting drift to land the money at double figure odds in the Group Three sprint.
Coming with a booming finish down the outside of the track, Tyzone defied the pattern for most of the day by coming from the rear to salute under the urgings of Blake Shinn. The pair had opened the day at $8 but got out to $11 by the time the race started.
They were overshadowed in betting by Chapter And Verse ($2.90-$2.70) which was extremely popular with TAB customers. The gelding was responsible for 45 percent of the market and was luckless after being bailed up behind runners for most of the straight. Eventually he got out to run fourth.
Violate ($21) and I’m A Rippa ($9.50) filled the minor end of the prize. Of the others, Addictive Nature ($8.50-$10) attracted some big bets while Passage Of Time ($10) and Coldstone ($11) had admirers at the eachway odds.
BETS: Tyzone $1,500 @ $8, $1,000 @ $7.50
BETS; Chapter And Verse $3,000 @ $2.90, $1,500 @ $3.90, $3,500 @ $2.70, $2,500 @ $2.70
BETS: Addictive Nature $5,000 @ $8.50, $2,500 e/w @ $8.50/$2.80, $2,000 @ $8.50
RACE EIGHT – HARDY BROTHERS DOOMBEN CUP (2000 metres)
Kenedna took out the Group One Doomben Cup this afternoon at double figure odds.
Starting the day at $12, early money saw her backed into $9.50 before getting back out to $10 at the jump as late money came for Youngstar, Gem Song and Life Less ordinary.
Jockey John Allen had to switch back to the inside in the straight to find clear running but once she found, the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace mare did the rest.
Powering to the front over the concluding stages she held off the fast-finishing Life Less Ordinary ($9-$7.50) and Sixties Groove ($23) with Gem Song finishing fourth.
Youngstar ($4.20-$7) went around as the most popular runner despite being a little soft in the market while Shillelagh ($6.50-$5) had consistent support throughout the day and took favouritism from her stablemate.
Others to have had decent support included Gem Song, Sixties Groove and Archedemus ($8).
BETS: Kenedna $1,000 @ $10, $1,000 e/w @ $9.50/$3.10 TWICE, $1,000 @ $9.50
BETS: Youngstar $2,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $6 TWICE
BETS: Fierce Impact $2,000 @ $17
RACE NINE – MAGIC MILLIONS THE ROSES (2000 metres)
The money told the story here with Etana landing a nice betting move to capture the Group Two event.
Etana opened the day at $9.50 and had good support right throughout the morning and afternoon, which meant come race time she had been crunched into $4 second pick.
John Allen once again played the Doomben circuit perfectly by producing the daughter of Shamus Award at the right time to win her fourth race from nine starts.
Aliferous ($9.50-$14) rattled home to finish second while Welsh Legend ($18-$13) ran third.
Scarlet Dream went around as $3.20 favourite and was twice as popular as anything else, with On The White Turf ($7) next best supported.
BETS: Etana $2,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $4/$1.70, $1,000 @ $4 TWICE, $1,000 x $2,000 e/w @ $4/$1.70
BETS: Scarlet Dream $2,000 @ $3.20 TWICE, $3,200 @ $3.10
RACE SEVEN – THE GOODWOOD (1200 metres)
Despatch led throughout to claim the Group One feature of the day at Morphettville – The Goodwood (1200 metres).
Trained by Tony McEvoy, Despatch ($15-$23) was a drifter in betting but Todd Pannell rated the son of Written Tycoon to perfection as the pair held out all challengers to claim the prize.
Behemoth ($17-$13-$14) had some specking and flashed home to make the finish very interesting but unfortunately for its backers, just fell short. The heavily backed favourite Spright ($4.20-$2.90) worked home nicely along the pegs but appeared to have its chance.
Spright held nearly five times the amount of money than any other runner in the Group One and was responsible for 55 percent of the total investment.
Iconoclasm ($8-$6.50) had some support while Cool Passion ($6-$11) was a noted drifter on the day.
BETS: Spright $20,000 @ $3.10, $8,500 @ $3.10