With the main contenders dropping left, right and centre, all the support has come for the Kris Lees trainer Lucia Valentina, who is now into $3.80 with Sportsbet.com.au after the scratchings of Dandino and Bande, both of which were near the top of the betting.
The Turnbull Stakes (2000m) winner holds sway at $3.80, with the second pick in betting now being Brambles at $9, with $21 being offered for the 2012 Queensland Derby (2400m) winner after the barrier draw on Tuesday afternoon, but with the scratchings, he has now got a start in the field and has been one of the best backed, as has his stablemate Lidari, who is hovering at around the $11 mark after drawing a gun barrier in four.
Other notable firmers are Admire Rakti ($14-$12), Seismos ($21-$17), Junoob ($13-$11), Moriarty ($26-$21) and the second emergency Araldo, who has been $81 into $51.
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$3.80 Lucia Valentina
$12 Admire Rakti
$13 Rising Romance
$17 Who Shot Thebarman
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