Punters have backed Chris Waller-trained filly Omei Sword to beat Eskimo Prince Stakes favourite Impending in the Group Three race for three-year-olds.
Omei Sword went up a $4.60 chance in the TAB’s early market for Saturday’s race at Randwick over 1200m but has been wound in to $3.80.
Impending has been the solid favourite at $3.50.
Godolphin and Waller appear to have a strong hold on the race with Bezel, trained by John O’Shea, and Comin’ Through from Sydney’s premier stable sharing the third line of betting at $6.
Kris Lees-trained stakes winner Guard Of Honour is an $8 chance despite a first-up third as favourite at Randwick over 1000m on January 21.
Bryneich, the third Godolphin colt entered in the race, is an $11 chance, the same price as the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Spending To Win.
The Anthony Cummings-trained Man From Uncle is a $15 hope to improve on his Listed placing during the Melbourne spring carnival, sharing the fifth line of betting with the Waller-trained Veladero.