The wagering review of Saturday's TAB.com.au fixed odds betting for races at The Run To The Rose meeting at Randwick and the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes meeting at The Valley and Spring Future markets update.
Menari $6-$2.60 fav (after winning The Run To The Rose)
Gold Standard $26-$15 (after winning Stan Fox) AND THEN into $11
Deploy $26-$15 (after winning Theo Marks Stakes)
Egg Tart $4.50-$6
Gold Standard $101-$17 (after winning Stan Fox)
Masculino $51-$26 (after winning r2 at Moonee Valley)
Shoals $13-$9 (after winning Atlantic Jewel Stakes)
She’s So High $51-$15
Russian Revolution $15-$11 (after winning McEwen Stakes)
Menari $15-$8 (after winning The Run To The Rose)
Houtzen $11-$15 (after 3rd in McEwen Stakes)
Bonneval $15-$9 (after winning Dato Tan Chin Nam)
Abbey Marie $101-$51 (after 2nd in Dato Tan Chin Nam)
Stampede $51-$26 (after winning r9 at Moonee Valley)
Bonneval $26-$17 (after winning Dato Tan Chin Nam)
Abbey Marie $101-$51 (after 2nd Dato Tan Chin Nam)
Bonneval $51-$34 (after winning Dato Tan Chin Nam)
Positive Problems landed a long price move when successful in the opening race of the day at Rosehill.
Touching $16 just 20 minutes out from the jump, it nearly halved that quote when the gates crashed back as it went around an $8.50 chance.
A daring frontrunning ride by Blake Shinn saw the mare narrowly grip on from the fast-finishing Mariquita ($4.60) with Cambage ($5.50-$8) winding up third.
Karavali ($3.10) went around as the best supported runner with nearly three times the amount of money than the next best runner (Mariquita).
Of the others, Midnight Delight was the subject of strong support late in the morning and firmed from $6.50 into $4.20 at one point before going around at $4.80.
BETS: Cambage $3,000 @ $6, $2,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Karavali $1,500 @ $3
Suncraze made it back-to-back TAB Highways when he arrived just in time to beat Don't Give A Dam.
The topweight was easily the best backed runner in the race as he went around with 43 percent of all investments.
Don't Give a Damn was well tried and one of the notable firmers in the race, coming in from $5.50 to start $4.60.
Third went to levee Bank ($51) in front of the roughie Delivered ($201).
Of the others, Mossman Gorge ($3.90-$5) drifted in betting and ran accordingly after leading while Northern Knight ($4.20-$5) had his share of admirers.
BETS: Suncraze $2,000 @ $2.50, $4,292 @ $2.40
BETS: Mossman Gorge $2,000 @ $5
Punters were steering clear of the favourite Alward late in betting and it proved to be the right play.
Blowing out from $2 in the morning to start $2.90 favourite, Alward held the most money but most of that had already been invested early.
Runners such as Imanui, Vaucluse Bay, Quick Defence and Nat King Cu all had good support late.
Quick Defence ($11-$8) charged home from beyond midfield to land the cash over Imanui ($8-$4.80) which looked all over the winner at the 100 metre mark.
Mapmaker, which sat outside the leader, was backed from $11 into $8 and wound up third in front of Alward.
BETS: Alward $2,600 @ $2.80
BETS: Quick Defence $2,000 @ $8
BETS: Vaucluse Bay $3,000 @ $9
Gold Standard ($4.80) was impressive in winning today's Kari Stan Fox Stakes (1500 metres).
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained runner had its fair share of support since the market opened on Wednesday, firming up from $5 into as low as $4.20 today.
Leading early, jockey Josh Parr took the sit when attacked by The Mission ($10) midrace but then issued a strong challenge rounding the home turn.
Hitting the front on straightening, Gold Standard held off Sanctioned ($7-$12) who came from the rear of the field. The big disappointment from a punting point of view was Addictive Nature ($2.50-$2.10).
The Bjorn Baker-trained runner was a dominant pick here, holding five times more money than the winner and commanding 65 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Addictive Nature $5,500 @ $2.10
BETS: Sanctioned $5,000 @ $10
BETS: Gold Standard $1,000 @ $5
Punters abandoned Egg Tart in favour of Deploy today and it paid dividends after the latter lead throughout to win the Theo Marks Stakes (1300 metres).
Deploy was $4 into $2.80 while Egg Tart was $2.70 this morning but blew badly out to $5.
Sitting back in the field and never looking likely, Egg Tart ran second in front of Euro Angel ($10-$8.50) which came from last to grab third.
Egg Tart still held the most money in the race despite the drift and was responsible for 55 percent of the total investment.
Of the others, Dixie Blossoms ($7.50) had good support, as it always does whenever it goes around.
BETS: Dixie Blossoms $4,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Deploy $2,000 @ $3.50, $2,600 @ $3, $2,000 @ $2.80
BETS: Egg Tart $3,000 @ $3
Ravi ($10-$7) was nibbled throughout the day and got the job done in the Sheraco Stakes (1200 metres).
Enjoying a good run in transit, Kerrin McEvoy pulled out on the turn to issue his challenge with the Snowden-trained mare proving too strong over the concluding stages.
Perizada ($26-$21-$17) ran a great race for second while Daysee Doom ($7) close late to grab third.
Most customers were in the corner of Omei Sword and Bonny O'Reilly.
Omei Sword ($4.20-$5) again had heavy support and was responsible for 31 percent of all bets on the Sheraco while Bonny O'Reilly ($3.60-$4.60) was the only one to hold more with 33 percent.
BETS: Bonny O'Reilly $3,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Ravi $3,000 @ $7.50
BETS: Omei Sword $5,000 @ $5
Punters were on the mark here declaring it a two-horse race in The Run To The Rose (1200 metres).
Menari opened $2.80 on Wednesday and TAB customers were happy enough to take the price, backing it into $2.30 this morning. Although getting back out to $2.50 midway through the afternoon, sheer weight of money closer to the jump saw it start $2.30.
Pariah attracted slightly more money than Menari but was $3 on Wednesday out to $3.90 today.
The pair stalked the leader Perast ($101) and on straightening looked the quinella pair.
Menari, which was racing second, hit the front shortly after and held off Pariah which stalked it throughout while Perast was a fair way back in third.
Kementari ($5-$4.60-$4) ran on from the back for fourth and had some admirers throughout the day.
Menari and Pariah held 66 percent of the total investment in the Group 2 event.
BETS: Menari $7,000 @ $2.30, $6,000 @ $2.40
BETS: Pariah $4,000 @ $3.50
Zumbelina saw good backing throughout the day to beat the hot favourite Tango Rain.
The Chris Waller-trained mare was $5.50 this morning into $4.20 and sat behind Tango Rain which dictated terms out in front.
Railing through on Tango Rain's inside, Zumbelina was a little too strong for the favourite in the run to the line. Isorich ($17-$41) was third.
Tango Rain was one of the better tried runners at Rosehill today, firming up from $3 into $2 and holding more two-and-a-half times the amount of money than any other runner here.
BETS: Zumbelina $3,200 @ $4
Those who took the eachway price about Wayanka ($8-$16) had to wait to get their money after the horse won the race in the stewards room.
Initially second past the post behind the heavily supported Interlocuter ($6-$4), jockey Brenton Avdulla fired in a successful protest to get the prize in the TAB.com.au Handicap (1200 metres).
The 'flashing light' runner was Oklahoma Girl ($15) which grabbed the minor prize.
In a wide open betting affair, Interlocuter held 24 percent of all bets on the race.
Others to have had good support include Peacock ($11), Ebenos ($9) and The Pharoah ($4.60).
BETS: Interlocuter $1,000 @ $6, $3,000 x $5,100 e/w @ $3.40/$1.60, $2,500 @ $3.20, $2,000 @ $3.10
BETS: Wayanka $500 x $1,000 e/w @ $9/$2.90
Samovare defied a betting drift to get the money in the opener at Moonee Valley.
Getting out from $2.70 in the morning to $3.70 at the jump, Samovare raced off the speed before being produced with a brilliant finishing burst for jockey Damien Oliver.
Spanish Reef ($4.20) ran second in front of Trinity Hill ($34-$16).
Samovare was easily the best supported runner in the race with 52 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Samovare $3,000 @ $2.80, $2,000 @ $3.70, $2,000 @ $3.40
Masculino ($4.80) led throughout to win the second event on the card.
Although firming up from the $5.50 which was available earlier in the day, punters preferred to go with the likes of Eshtiraak ($4.80) and Aberro ($3.60-$3.40) with those horses holding three times more than the winner.
Eshtiraak issued a strong challenge to Masculino in the straight but couldn't peg him back, while Sunquest ($3.20-$5) had to loop the field from near last and grabbed third.
BETS: Sunquest $3,000 @ $4.60
BETS: Masculino $1,000 @ $4.80
Ebediyin ($7-$9) was kept safe in betting but didn't really attract any real support.
Jockey Damian Lane weaved his way through the field approaching the home turn with a gap appearing on straightening.
The entire sprinted sharply to claim the well backed Cosmic Lights ($8-$6) midway down the straight.
Emoji ($12) wound up third in front of Anaheim ($8.50-$13).
Most of the money here was riding with Brahmos ($2.90) which was as much as $4.80 when markets opened earlier in the week.
The John Sadler-trained runner held 53 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Brahmos $2,000 @ $2.80 MULTIPLE TIMES
Magnapal ($21-$23) caused an upset in the LF Sign Group Handicap (2040 metres) with Nikita Beriman on board.
In what was a very tight finish with several runners not getting much luck in over the concluding stages, Lord Durante ($26) wound up second in front of the popular Killarney Kid ($5).
Hans Holbein ($4.60) went out with the most money riding on him while Harlow Gold ($4.80-$6) also had its admirers.
BETS: Foundry $5,000 @ $6
Russian Revolution ($3.40) was the best backed runner to beat the hot favourite Houtzen.
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained runner sat outside the leader for most of the trip before proving too strong at the finish.
Carrying 24 percent of all bets in the race, jockey Mark Zahra kept Houtzen ($2.50) three-wide while putting paid to Heatherly, which led, midway down the straight.
Houtzen did well to hold third after sitting three-wide throughout. Of the others, there was some money for Supido ($10) and Hellbent ($13).
Houtzen was twice as popular as Russian Revolution at the jump.
BETS: Russian Revolution $2,000 @ $3.40
BETS: Houtzen $5,000 @ $2.40, $3,000 @ $2.50
BETS: Supido $5,000 @ $9
BETS: Hellbent $3,000 @ $13
Shoals defied the betting drift to tough it out and win the Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200 metres).
Going from $3.60 in the morning out to $4.60 at the jump, Shoals sat outside the leader before powering away to win impressively.
While the winner was a noted drifter, Sanadaat was the big firmer from $4.20 in the morning to overtake the Freedman-trained runner for favouritism. By jump time it was $3.10 after bottoming out at $2.80.
It would ultimately finish fourth after racing handy to the speed for most of the trip. Blondie ($12-$16) battled on well for second after leading while She's So High ($13-$8) had specking and grabbed the minor end of the prize.
Shoals was responsible for 41 percent of the total investment.
BETS: Sanadaat $5,000 @ $3, $4,000 @ $3
BETS: Shoals $1,500 @ $4.80, $1,000 @ $4.60, $2,000 @ $4
Brave Smash justified the short quote to win the Bendigo Bank Stakes (1200 metres).
One of the more popular runners all day at Moonee Valley, Brave Smash was $1.60 into as low as $1.50 throughout the day before getting back out to its original quote.
Sitting three-wide the trip, jockey Damian Lane got the best out of the Darren Weir runner to just grab El Divino ($13-$9.50-$11) in the shadows of the post.
Revolving Door ($19-$34) held third in front of the flying Santa Ana Lane ($11-$23).
Brave Smash held approximately 40 percent of all bets on the race and was very popular with TAB customers who used the horse as an 'anchor' for their multis.
BETS: Brave Smash $10,000 @ $1.55
Bonneval ($5) won an action packed Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600 metres).
The Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained runner was the best tried to beat the Darren Weir favourite in He's Our Rokkii ($3.30-$4.80)
Sweeping around the field approaching the home turn, Bonneval accelerated sharply to claim the leaders in the straight to beat the fast-finishing Abbey Marie ($13). Rhythm To Spare ($15) wound up third.
He's Our Rokkii, which held 42 percent of all bets, dropped out after leading.
BETS: Bonneval $5,000 @ $5
Stampede landed a nice betting move to take out the final event on the card.
Starting the day as a $6 chance, Stampede was backed to the point where it overtook Etymology for favouritism at $4.20.
Stalking the leader for most of the trip, Stampede won effortlessly over Magic Consol ($14) and the fast-finishing Petrology ($23-$26).
Of the others, Big Duke ($6-$7) was the second most popular horse in the race behind the winner but was never in the hunt after racing near the rear. Etymology ($5-$4.40) was easily best tried of the others.
Bets on Stampede accounted for nearly a quarter of the market.
BETS: Stampede $2,000 @ $4.60