The wagering review of Saturday's TAB.com.au fixed odds betting for races at The Rosebud meeting at Rosehill and Aurie's Star meeting at Flemington.
GOLDEN ROSE – Menari $15-$11 eq fav (after winning Rosebud) / Trekking $51-$26 (3rd in the Rosebud)
THE EVEREST – Menari $26-$15 ($1,000 e/w @ $26/$7.25 –taken after winning the Rosebud)
Another Sin ($14-$8-$3.20) landed one of the betting moves of the year.
TAB went up $14 on Wednesday and as soon as betting opened, punters lined up to smash the son of Duporth.
By Thursday morning $8 was available but money continued to come. By Friday afternoon it was hammered into $4.
Another Sin bottomed out at $3 early this morning but started at $3.20, holding three times as much money as the second elect in Lifesaver ($4.80).
The pair were one-two the entire race with Another Sin holding a slight advantage at the finish.
The win by the Brett Cavanough-trained runner was a horror result for TAB which resulted in a massive six-figure payout.
Prince Jacko ($17) grabbed third.
BETS: Another Sin $5,000 @ $3.10, $1,500 @ $14 (taken Wednesday), $1,500 @ $10 (taken Wednesday)
BETS: Cartel $3,000 @ $6
King Viv had attracted support early in the morning but by race time had drifted back out.
TAB went up $11 on Saturday morning but the son of Falkirk was backed into as low as $8.50.
Settling just off the speed, jockey Tye Angland found clear space on the home turn with King Viv finishing too well for his rivals.
Not A Gypsy ($7.50-$8.50) and Multifacets ($14-$11), the latter dictating terms out in front, filled the minors.
Favourite backers sent out Vaucluse Bay at $1.75 after being $2.15 in the morning. Holding 73 percent of the total investment, the Chris Waller-trained runner sat outside the leader but was a spent force on the home turn.
Of the others, Zourkhan drifted badly from $4.40 out to $9.
BETS: Vaucluse Bay $5,000 @ $1.75, $4,000 @ $1.75
Arbeitsam ($2.10-$1.95) led throughout much to the delight of favourite backers.
The Waterhouse-Bott runner was twice as popular as the second elect in the market, Loyalty Man ($4.60-$4.40).
Arbeitsam cleared out over the concluding stages to beat Classic Uniform ($8.50-$12-$10) and Sultan Of Swing ($15).
Loyalty Man, the second best backed in terms of money held, held four times the amount of money than any other runner outside the favourite.
BETS: Arbeitsam $2,292 @ $2, $4,000 @ $1.95
Badajoz was the money horse late in betting.
Backed from $5 into $3.70 in the final hour of betting, the Godolphin-trained runner landed some nice bets.
Getting a gun run in transit, third in running, Tye Angland had plenty of time and space in the straight to make his move.
Badajoz was a shade too good for Denmagic ($9.50-$8), which sat outside the leader, and the frontrunner Selita ($9.50-$5).
Favourite backers were left empty handed though after Sir Plush ($3.50) had little room in the straight.
BETS: Badajoz $1,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $4.20
The Pharoah ($2.80) led throughout to upset the move for Peacock.
The Gerald Ryan-trained runner held half the money that Peacock ($4-$3.40) did and had that runner following it for the duration of the trip.
Peacock had its chance to get The Pharoah but couldn't reel him in, with Hogmanay ($8.50) running on from the back to split the pair at the finish.
Peacock held 40 percent of the money while The Pharoah was responsible for 21 percent.
BETS: The Pharoah $3,500 @ $2.80
BETS: Peacock $3,000 @ $3.70, $2,500 @ $3.40
Menari defied the betting drift to take out the Smithfield RSL Club Rosebud (1100 metres).
Although a noted drifter from it's opening price of $2.80 out to $3.50, TAB customers still rallied towards the Gerald Ryan-trained runner who carried the most money.
Siege Of Quebec ($3.50-$2.90) overtook Menari for favouritism and gave a great sight out in front but couldn't hold off the finishing burst of the winner.
Trekking ($4.40-$4.80) was third after sitting behind the leader.
BETS: Menari $2,000 @ $3.70, $3,000 @ $3.50, $2,000 @ $3.40, $2,000 @ $3
BETS: Siege Of Quebec $4,000 @ $3.10
There was some light specking late for Kingsguard ($9.50-$8.50) which proved to be spot on.
Ridden a treat by Jay Ford, Kingsguard beat a host of unlucky runners including the runner-up Tom Melbourne.
Having his debut for Chris Waller, Tom Melbourne was blocked for a run until late and flew home but that's little comfort for those who backed the horse from $4.60 into $3.40.
Eachway punters didn't mind the value about Etymology ($17-$10) which finished third in front of the unlucky favourite Washington Heights ($2.60).
The Gerald Ryan-trained favourite was responsible for 44 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Washington Heights $6,624 @ $2.60, $5,000 @ $2.60
BETS: Tom Melbourne $2,000 @ $3.60
BETS: Kingsguard $2,000 @ $9
Elouera ($23-$34) caused a big upset in the third leg of the Quaddie.
It was a rough result for punters with the Kathy O'Hara-ridden galloper holding only more money than the rank outsider in Mandalong Kiss.
Faith's Encore ($5) once again had good backing but found one better.
Prada Miss ($9.50-$13) ran on strongly for third and carried a fair bit of eachway support.
Slumber Party ($2.80) went out as favourite but tired after racing outside the leader, Gretna ($6-$8-$7).
BETS: Faith's Encore $2,000 @ $5
Special Missile ($3.40-$2.80) landed the cash in the final event on the card at Rosehill.
Punters thought it was a race in two between Special Missile and Imanui with the pair holding 71 percent of the total investment.
Leading throughout for his fourth consecutive win, Special Missile beat Mapmaker ($19) and Nat King Cu ($10).
Imanui ($3.40-$3-$3.20) simply got too far back but worked home strongly to get fourth.
BETS: Special Missile $4,500 @ $2.90, $3,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Imanui $2,000 @ $3.50, $2,000 @ $3.10, $2,000 @ $3
Sheer Madness attracted some quiet support but most of the focus from punters was elsewhere.
The son of Moshe was $10 into $8.50 on the day but was as much as $14 on Thursday prior to the scratching of Aljawzaa.
Confluence ($6) and Kedleston ($17-$14) filled the minors in a tough day to start at Flemington.
Mulk ($4.60), which led, and Nistaan ($3.80-$4.60) were the two most popular runners and held 46 percent of the market between them.
BETS: Nistaan $5,000 @ $5.50
Master Zephyr was the best supported runner late in betting.
Hovering the $3.30-$3.50 mark throughout, Master Zephyr started at the latter price and finished hard down the Flemington straight to nail the leader in the shadows of the post.
Kilimanjaro ($2.80-$3.80) drifted significantly but still had its fair share of support and went around as the most popular runner in terms of money held. He led and kicked strongly but couldn't withstand the finish of the winner.
Crafty Cruiser ($34) was third in front of the equal favourite Super Haze ($3.80-$3.50).
BETS: Master Zephyr $2,400 @ $3.50
Sovereign Nation landed some big bets in taking out the VRC Member Graeme McMenamin Handicap (1400 metres).
Sent out a $2.40 favourite, Sovereign Nation held over half of all bets on the race.
Settling just off the speed jockey Regan Bayliss unleashed the gelding down the straight to race right away from his rivals.
Tally ($9-$7) battled on for second in front of Tried And Tired ($9.50-$8.50) who sat outside the leader for the journey.
Onerous ($3.30), the well supported second fav in the market, led but couldn't keep going and wound up fourth.
BETS: Sovereign Nation $3,000 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40
BETS; Onerous $5,000 @ $3.40
Jaminzah finished right over the top of his rivals to win race four on the card.
The son of Master Of Design was one of the better tried runners in the race and was backed late from $4.60 into $4.20, however, it was $3.70 earlier in the day.
The Chris Waller runner tracked the popular pick Portion Control ($4.80-$3.70) was too strong for it at the finish.
Duke Of Ellington ($14) was third after leading.
Portion Control held just under 30 percent of the total investment.
Of the others, Cosmic Lights had its admirers and attracted several big bets late.
BETS: Jaminzah $1,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Portion Control $3,000 @ $3.80
BETS: Cosmic Lights $4,100 @ $6.50, $3,000 @ $6.50
Favourite backers were left disappointed with Samovare finishing second.
The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained runner was one of the best backed runners all day at Flemington.
The daughter of Savabeel held approximately 55 percent of all bets on the race and bottomed out at $1.90 before starting a $2.25 favourite.
Although finishing off the race stylishly, she couldn't peg back Swampland ($5) who was strong on the line.
Niminypiminy ($10-$9) attracted good eachway support and filled the minor end of the prize.
BETS: Samovare $3,000 @ $2.15
BETS: Niminypiminy $1,000 2 $10
BETS: Swampland $1,000 @ $5
Wayanka ($5.50-$4.20) was a popular result for TAB customers in taking out the first leg of the Quaddie.
The Chris Waller-trained runner went around with 30 percent of the market on his back.
Switching back a few horses off the fence proved to be the winning move for Wayanka who beat Mr Optimistic ($18) and Invictum Domina ($5-$4.20) who attracted big money late.
BETS: Wayanka $2,000 @ $4.20 TWICE
BETS: Invictum Domina $6,000 @ $4.20, $5,000 @ $4
Hey Doc ($6-$5) returned to racing in fine style by winning the Aurie's Star Handicap (1200 metres).
Staying towards the outside fence proved the place to be with jockey Kerrin McEvoy getting everything out of the son of Duporth over the concluding stages.
The Tony McEvoy-trained runner was the best supported runner in the race with a 22 percent total hold.
Cannyescent had big money late and was a narrow second. TAB customers backed it from $5.50 in the morning into $3.60.
Grande Rosso, the first horse backed on Wednesday when $19 was available, was third after starting $12 (out from $6 in the morning).
Of the others, I Am A Star ($6-$5-$5.50) had strong backing and outside of My Doc was the best tried in the race.
BETS: Hey Doc $6,000 @ $5
BETS: Cannyescent $6,000 @ $3.70, $5,006 @ $3.70
Alward ($7-$5.50) stormed home to win race eight at Flemington.
There was support around throughout the day to suggest he could be Crocodile Rock, however, that particular runner held three times the amount of money.
Electric Fusion ($51) ran second in front of the heavily tried favourite (Crocodile Rock) who held 45 percent of the market.
Of the others, Galaxy Raider ($5.50-$4.60) trimmed up from its morning price.
BETS: Crocodile Rock $2,000 @ $3
BETS: Alward $1,000 @ $7, $1,000 @ $5.50 TWICE
Sunday Escape ($13-$9.50-$11) held on to win the last race of the day.
Racing up on the speed for a good portion of the trip, Dwayne Dunn had to get everything out of the gelding to land the prize.
So Si Bon ($19-$14) was specked late in betting and flashed home to just miss out, while Play Master was third at big odds ($31).
It was a tough end to the day for TAB customers who sent out Rocket Tommy ($5-$6) as the most popular runner.
Rocket Tommy accounted for 45 percent of all bets and was three times as popular as race favourite, Runson ($5-$3.50).
BETS: Sunday Escape $1,500 e/w @ $11/$3.50
BETS: So Si Bon $3,000 @ $14