Lord Of The Sky has been well backed at odds in the Newmarket Handicap
Punters are looking for value when it comes to the first of the majors at Flemington this Saturday, the Newmarket Handicap (1200m), with a couple of longer priced runners supported.
The first of which is the enigma himself Lord Of The Sky, who was a super winner first up in the Standish but has somewhat gone off the boil since. But he has admirers, into $41 from $51. But in terms of value, the best backed has clearly been Lucky Liberty, who is right down in the weights and draws the right part of the track. He opened the $51 rank outsider and is now into $35.
Favourite for the race is Merchant Navy but the Coolmore winner has been easy. He opened $4.60 on Tuesday and has eased, now at $5. Rich Charm is rock solid at around the $7.50 mark.