Despite a sluggish trial, Happy Clapper has been the most popular runner in early betting with Sportsbet when it comes to the Winx Stakes (1400m) this Saturday at Randwick.
The Pat Webster trained veteran is resuming off the back of what looked an ordinary trial, where he was pushed out and didn’t really respond, with Webster himself saying the trial was disappointing. But punters are rallying behind him, backing him into his current price of $4.20 after touching $3.80 at one stage.
Avilius is favourite for the race at $3.30, out from $3.20, just holding the call over classy mare Verry Elleegant at $4.00. You then have to go to $11 and Unforgotten to find the next best, with that mare opening $9.50 and getting out to $11.
There has been a little bit of specking for Kings Will Dream who returns from injury with $13 once offered and now into $12.