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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Aliferous $51-$15 (after winning the TAB Adrian Knox @ Randwick)
Amangiri stays $15
Clementina, Romani Girl and Zalatte $26-$51
Gallic Chieftain $26-$15 (after winning Chairman’s quality @ Randwick)
One Foot In Heaven $17-$26
Goathland and Vengeur Masque $26-$51
Bivouac benefitted from a good run just off the speed to race away and win the Widden Kindergarten Stakes (1100 metres).
The son of Exceed and Excel was pulled four wide on the home bend by Blake Shinn and exploded in the straight, racing away to record an impressive win.
Jumping as a $6 second pick, Bivouac played second fiddle in terms of money held to its more popular stablemate Athiri ($2.30) which held just under half the total investment.
Libertini ($11) ran on from a rearward position to grab second just in front of Athiri in third.
Bivouac held 23 percent of the market.
BETS: Bivouac $1,000 @ $5, $1,500 @ $4.80, $2,000 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.60
BETS: Athiri $3,000 @ $2.30, $2,000 @ $2.30, $1,600 @ $2.30, $1,000 @ $2.30, $25,000 @ $1.30
Ringerdingding defied the betting drift to win the Cactus Imaging Carbine Club Stakes (1600 metres).
Ridden perfectly by James McDonald, Ringerdingding went from $2.50 earlier in the week out to $3.20 today before starting a $3.10 second pick.
Shuffle Up ($61) and race favourite Dealmaker ($3.20-$2.40-$2.80) were close up in third just in front of Purple Sector ($21) which did all the work outside the leader.
It was a race that punters really wanted to be on the two favourite runners with Ringerdingding and Dealmaker holding 70 percent of the market.
BETS: Ringerdingding $20,000 @ $3.20, $10,000 @ $3.10
BETS: Dealmaker $1,500 @ $2.80 TWICE, $1,500 @ $2.70 TWICE,
Aliferous flew home along the inside to score a huge upset in the TAB Adrian Knox Stakes (2000 metres).
Brenton Avdulla stuck to the inside and the Kris Lees runner, at $41, scored a huge upset in beating Amanagiri ($2.70) which had been a heavily backed favourite and led for most of the trip. Maracaibo ($23), which sat third and chased the speed, was close up in third.
Amangiri was more than twice as popular as anything else in the race while Zalatte ($5.50) was best tried to beat it.
BETS: Amangiri $5,000 @ $2.90, $10,000 @ $2.80, $2,000 @ $2.80 TWICE, $20,000 @ $2.70, $2,000 @ $2.70
The Newhaven Park Country Championships Final (1400 metres) was a disastrous result for TAB but a great result for punters.
Noble Boy was smashed throughout the day and although it did go from $2.50 out to $3.10 (and jumped at $2.80), it was the one carrying most of the big bets.
Going around with 60 percent of total investment, Noble Boy was also extremely popular with multi players.
Hugh Bowman gave him a perfect trip midfield in running before finding clear space soon after straightening. The Todd Blowes runner then pounced on the lead and blew the field away, with Lucciola Belle ($26) producing a big run to get second in front of the well-backed Bennelong Dancer ($12-$8.50-$9).
Of the others, Unbiased was $13-$9.50 was a significant firmer in the morning but the best mover late was Westlink, which tumbled from $23 to start $9.50. Al Mah Haha ($14) was scratched at the gates.
BETS: Noble Boy $4,000 @ $3.10, $3,700 @ $3.10, $2,500 @ $3.10, $1,500 @ $3.10, $1,230 @ $3.10, $30,000 @ $3
BETS: La Scopa $11,025 @ $2.10 PLACE
BETS: Unbiased $4,000 @ $7.50
Gallic Chieftain ($16) was too strong for his rivals in the Schweppes Chairman’s Quality (2600 metres).
The gelding finished right over the top of the drifting Shraaoh ($5.50-$8) to land the prize, with Semari ($13-$19) filling the minor end of the prize.
While the winner attracted some eachway money, it was Supernova ($3.50) that left the majority of punters disappointed. The Team Hawkes runner was four times as popular as anything else in the race and commanded well over half the total investment.
Sir Charles Road ($15-$10) firmed up throughout the day as did One Foot In Heaven ($19-$13-$15).
BETS: Gallic Chieftain $500 e/w @ $15/$4.80
BETS: Supernova $5,000 @ $3.50, $1,000 @ $3.50, $1,600 @ $3.50, $10,000 @ $3.40, $5,000 @ $3.40, $1,100 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.30
BETS: One Foot In Heaven $1,000 @ $17
BETS: Shraaoh $2,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $8.50/$2.60
The money throughout the day suggested Microphone would be hard to toss in the Inglis Sires’ and that is exactly how it panned out.
Opening the day as a $5.50 chance, Microphone was backed into $4.80 and actually went around as the most popular runner in terms of money held, displacing Loving Gaby for that honour.
Loving Gaby had opened $7 on Wednesday (along with Microphone, Bellevue Hill and Castelvecchio) and constant support throughout the week saw it jump favourite at $4.20.
Sitting just off the speed, Microphone ducked back to the inside and chased down stablemate Kiamichi ($7.50), which led, to hit the front in the concluding stages and give Hugh Bowman a double.
Loving Gaby loomed up to win but just faded slightly to finish second in front of Castelvecchio ($9.50) and Kiamichi which dead-heated for third.
Of the others, there was big money for Bellevue Hill ($6.50) as well as the roughie, Bullet Fly ($51).
BETS: Microphone $5,000 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5 TWICE, $3,000 @ $4.80
BETS: Bullet Fly $1,250 @ $81, $2,000 @ $51, $3,000 @ $34, $9,000 @ $13 PLACE
BETS: Loving Gaby $2,000 e/w @ $4.20/$1.80, $2,000 e/w @ $4.20/$1.75
BETS: Bellevue Hill $5,000 @ $6.50, $30,000 @ $5.50
RACE SEVEN – HARROLDS AUSTRALIAN DERBY
Angel Of Truth ($18) had some admirers at the eachway odds but the Gwenda Markwell runner wasn’t expected to take out the Harrolds Australian Derby (2400 metres).
Corey Brown took the Tulloch Stakes winner to the front and dictated terms to perfection, booting clear at the top of the straight to go on and beat Madison County ($8) and Surely Sacred ($13).
The story of the race from a betting perspective was the sensational betting move for Global Exchange, which was crunched from $9.50 in the morning to start a $5.50 favourite. Big money arrived for the Maher & Eustace runner late to see it displace Chapada ($5.50-$6) and Arrogant ($4.60-$6) at the top of the market.
Chapada went around with the most money with Global Exchange not far behind, while Madison County was next best.
BETS: Angel Of Truth $600 @ $17, $500 @ $17, $500 @ $15 TWICE, $500 e/w @ $14/$4.20, $500 @ $12
BETS: Chapada $30,000 @ $5.50, $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,500 @ $5.50 TWICE
BETS: Arrogant $1,500 x $1,525 e/w @ $6.50/$2.50, $1,000 @ $6 TWICE
BETS: Stars Of Carrum $1,500 @ $11
BETS: Madison County $2,000 @ $8
BETS: Global Exchange $1,000 @ $6
RACE EIGHT – AQUIS T.J SMITH STAKES
Santa Ana Lane blew his rivals away to score a sensational win in the Aquis T.J Smith Stakes ($1200 metres).
Going around as a $7.50 chance, jockey Mark Zahra had the gelding last on the turn but the pair sailed down the outside of the track to win running away.
Osborne Bulls, the race favourite, was $4 and finished second narrowly in front of Sunlight ($7.50-$6).
Osborne Bulls was hammered in betting and held approximately 33 percent of the market. Such was the popularity of the Godolphin runner that it held more than double the amount of money than the next best supported, which was Redzel ($9-$12).
BETS: Santa Ana Lane $1,200 @ $7.50, $1,000 @ $7.50, $2,000 @ $7
BETS: Osborne Bulls $10,000 @ $4.60, $30,000 @ $4.40, $20,000 @ $4.20, $5,000 @ $4, $4,000 @ $4, $2,000 @ $4, $1,500 @ $4
BETS: Trapeze Artist $20,000 @ $5
BETS: Sunlight $3,000 @ $7.50, $2,000 @ $7.50, $9,000 @ $6, $2,000 @ $6
BETS: Pierata $30,000 @ $7, $30,000 @ $6 (both bets taken earlier in the week)
RACE NINE – THE STAR DONCASTER MILE
Brutal lost race favouritism in the concluding stages of betting but got a bigger prize for its backers when it took out The Star Doncaster Mile (1600 metres).
The Team Hawkes galloper was $7-$5.50 during the week and held favouritism for the majority of betting, however, with the move for Fifty Stars it was pushed to the second line.
Jockey Glen Boss took Brutal up outside the leader Dreamforce ($26) and the pair cleared out from their rivals turning for home, however, the three-year-old proved a shade too strong under the light weight to score at $6.
Dreamforce held second while Hartnell, which went around as the most popular runner in the race, was third at $7.
Fifty Stars jumped the $6.50 favourite and bottomed out at $5.50 after being $7 in the morning.
Outside of those, there were plenty of moves for various runners including Le Romain ($23-$16), Dixie Blossoms ($15-$12), Widgee Turf ($21-$12-$16) and Aloisia ($71-$31).
Hartnell was responsible for 25 percent of the total investment. Brutal was the second most popular runner at 16 percent while Alizee ($8.50-$14) was a big drifter but was next best tried.
BETS: Brutal $2,000 @ $7 TWICE, $2,000 e/w @ $6.50/$2.60
BETS: Hartnell $4,000 @ $10, $5,000 @ $8, $2,000 @ $7 TWICE
BETS: Dreamforce $500 @ $21 TWICE
RACE 10 – OFFICIAL MEMORABILIA PJ BELL STAKES
Multaja landed a nice betting move in the final event of the day at Randwick.
Giving James Cummings another winner on the day, Multaja finished best down the outside of the track with Craig Williams aboard to get the cash. The filly had been $8-$5.50 on the day and was as much as $11 when markets opened on Wednesday.
Into The Abyss ($15) looked to have the race won halfway down the straight and wound up second while So Taken ($26) grabbed third in front of Causeway Girl.
The majority of the money in the last was with Fiesta ($6.50) and Mizzy ($4.60) who held 40 percent of the money between them.
BETS: Multaja $2,000 @ $6.50, $2,000 @ $5.50
BETS: Spanish Whisper $10,000 @ $9
BETS: So Taken $2,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $26/$7
BETS: Mizzy $2,000 @ $4.80, $1,000 @ $4.80
BETS: Fiesta $5,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Madam Rouge $1,500 @ $8.50 TWICE
Meuse ($2.80-$3.70) did the right thing by favourite backers by getting her head in front near the line to take out the Thomas North Handicap (1100 metres).
The daughter of Snitzel was more than three times as popular as anything else in the race and with James Winks getting everything out of her at the finish, she just got the better of Flostar ($8.50).
Memphis Rock ($7) was the third horse across the line and wasn’t beaten all that far.
BETS: Meuse $20,000 @ $3.40, $3,500 @ $3.40
Intueri ($6.50) toughed it out over the concluding stages to fight off all challengers and win the Selangor Turf Club Handicap (1600 metres).
Michael Poy got everything out of the Team Hawkes runner which sat behind the leader before peeling around its heels on straightening. Angelucci ($13) finished a close second while Dane Thunder ($11) ran on strongly for third once it was clear.
I Got You ($5.50-$5) was the most popular runner in terms of money taken in front of Zabalan ($5) and Danon Roman ($3.80-$5).
Think Bleue landed some huge bets when proving a touch too good in the Polytrack Handicap (1600 metres).
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained runner was $3.40-$3.10 late off the back of $30,000 and $10,000 bets respectively. Theo Nugent rode a confident race with the pair holding off Remember The Name ($5) and Pria Eclipse ($14).
Think Bleue was easily the best backed runner in the race with the money on her accounting for just under half the total investment.
La Tigeresa was a drifting favourite and went from $2.40 in the morning out to $2.90 at the jump.
BETS: Think Bleue $30,000 @ $3.40, $10,000 @ $3.10
Favourite backers were sent packing after the heavily tried Mr Quickie was nailed right on the line in the Tile Importer Handicap (1600 metres).
Grinzinger Star ($10) and Linda Meech upset the apple cart when arriving in time to beat the favourite, which had been responsible for nearly 80 percent of the market and had featured in countless multis too.
BETS: Mr Quickie $3,900 @ $1.60, $2,700 @ $1.60, $2,000 @ $1.60 MULTIPLE TIMES, $25,000 @ $1.10 PLACE
It was an upset result in the Hyderabad R.C Handicap (1100 metres) with Mamzelle Tess sweeping over the top of them
Jason Maskiell timed his run perfectly on Mamzelle Tess ($10) which had some eachway backing but was overshadowed by the favoured pair in Leather’n’lace and Flying Krupt.
Non Paear ($4.80) was second in front of Flying Krupt ($3.20-$3.80) while Leather’n’lace ($2.90) was hammered late but endured a tough run three-wide trip to drop out.
BETS: Mamzelle Tess $500 @ $10, $500 @ $9.50
BETS: Leather’n’lace $1,400 @ $2.90, $1,000 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.80, $2,000 @ $2.70
BETS: Flying Krupt $4,000 @ $3.40, $1,600 @ $3.40, $1,200 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.40 TWICE
The James Cummings runner Bandipur followed the fence all the way home to narrowly take out the seventh event on the card.
Linda Meech settled the gelding behind the leader Ashlor ($3.90), which was the most popular runner in terms of money held. Waiting patiently, a gap opened up on straightening and Bandipur finished best to nose out Spirit Of Aquada ($9) which appeared to have the race won.
Chauffeur ($26) ran on strongly from the rear to grab the minor end of the prize.
Ashlor dropped out after leading at the turn while Streets of Avalon ($3.20 fav) headed the market. Bandipur was the best tried runner outside of that pair and represented a losing result on the race for TAB.
BETS: Bandipur $1,400 @ $7.50, $1,000 @ $7.50 TWICE
BETS: Ashlor $6,000 @ $3.90
Naantali had some late backing and the money proved to be spot on in the eighth event from Caulfield.
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace runner pounced on the leaders midway down the straight and charged away with Nikita Beriman on board. Naantali jumped $7.50 after opening the day as an $8.50 chance and was the fourth most popular runner behind Hellova Street ($4.40), Heptagon ($3.20) and Manolo Blahniq ($8.50).
BETS: Naantali $1,500 @ $8
BETS: Heptagon $5,000 @ $3
BETS: Hellova Street $2,000 @ $4.60
Our Libretto ($10) swept to victory in the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (2000 metres).
Jamie Kah timed her run to perfection on the mare as they beat the fast-finishing Magnapal ($61) and Sheezdashing ($8.50).
Fourth over the line was Odeon which jumped the $3 favourite but was the subject of a good betting move which began earlier in the week. TAB had gone up $10 about the Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained runner, and come Saturday morning, it was already into $4.40. Further support on raceday saw it crunched into $3 favourite.