Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at Rosehill and Flemington.


Race 1:       
Punters were off the mark with the top two best backed Jetgirl ($2.30) and Table Mountain ($4.80) both missing out on the victory.

Lifesaver, who was a slight drifter from $5 to $5.50 today, held off Table Mountain in the final 100 metres.

At the start of the day, both Jetgirl and Table Mountain were at $3.20 but the hour before the race saw the former firm into $2.30 while the latter, who finished second, drifted to $4.80.

Risk and Reward ($7.50) rounded out the placings.

Race 2:       
It was a good result for the bookies with the friendless Quick Defence ($8.50) winning against Royal Stamp ($15) in a photo finish.

The best backed Nicci’s Gold was a late drifter but finished in third place.

Race 3:          
Punters who followed the fluctuations would have been happy with Mapmaker’s victory at $8.50.

The gelding was the major firmer today from $11 to $8.50.

The well backed Island Missile ($4.40) who held half of the money was unplaced with  Reiby Rampart ($15) second and Zourkhan ($17) third.

Race 4:         

It was an unpopular result with $10 chance Irithea holding off Sweet Scandal ($5.50).

The bookies were happy to take on Sweet Scandal and the punters responded.

Mandylion ($11) rounded out the placings.

Race 5:                  
There were a lot of happy punters with Trekking storming home.

The $2.30 favourite was the best backed runner in the race, while Tactical Advantage, who drifted from $2.30 to $3.30 today, finished second.

Miss Que ($6) recovered from a poor start to finish third.

Race 6:         
Another well backed favourite missed in race six with Sandbar ($7) getting the win.

The unplaced Plague Stone ($3.80) held three times more money than any other runner but was an alarming drifter late.

Charge ($8) and Golden Tycoon ($11) finished second and third.

Race 7:         
Harper’s Choice ($5.50) defied a raceday drift to claim the Premier’s Cup Prelude. 

The second placed Emperor’s Way ($7) was the most popular winner with the biggest outsider in the race, Mighty Lucky ($41), finishing third.

Race 8:    
Favourite backers were happy with the result in race 8 with Flow ($3.50) storming home.

Defying a late drift from $3.20 to $3.50, the second best backed runner in the race finished ahead of I Am Serious ($4.80) and Prized Icon ($8.50). 

Race 9:                  

It was a very popular result in the lucky last with the $2.70 favourite Paret cruising home.

70 per cent of the money was on Paret, who won from Gitan ($14) and Absolute ($4.80).

There were several big bets on Paret, including a $10,000 wager.


Race 1:       

Punters were able to pick the winner in a very open first race at Flemington.

With five runners between $4 and $6, the best backed Jaameh ($6) was too good.

My Nordic Hero, who had firmed on race day from $12 to $4.80, finished second, with no third dividend for Kilimanjaro.

Race 2:   
One of the best backed runners of the day Prezado ($2.30) was defeated by Bandipur ($4.80).

There were several late bets for Prezado, including a $10,000 wager.

Second favourite Invincible Al ($4.60) grabbed third place.

Race 3:        
It was a good result for the bookies as roughie Crockett ($23) scorched down the outside.

The Regan Bayliss ridden gelding drifted from $16 to $23 today.

The $4 favourite O’Tauto was second with the third best backed Muswellbrook ($5.50) third.

Race 4:              

The $5 second favourite Spanner Head, who was a slight firmer today, was victorious.

Half of the market was on Harmattan but the mare never looked likely and finished out of the placings.

Roughies Violent Snow ($16) and Chiavari ($19) finished second and third.    

Race 5:                
The best backed runner of the day Gold Mag ($1.95) was beaten by $10 chance Choisbroder.

The Darren Weir trained gelding was the big firmer in the race from $19 to $10 on race day.

There was a big dividend for third from The Card Players ($51).

Race 6:         
The punters were on the money with The Statesman ($7) getting past the post first.

The Darren Weir trained gelding held over double any other runner in the race.

Fontein Lad ($14) finished second and I Boogi ($19) third.

Race 7:                  
Punters were on the money in the feature race with the best backed runner Voodoo Lad ($5) victorious. 

The gelding defied a drift from $3.70 to $5 to win the race from Brave Song ($4) and I Am A Star ($13). 

Race 8:           
The second and third best backed runners fought out a great contest down the Flemington straight with Theanswermyfriend ($7) holding on from Nights Watch ($6).

The well supported Moss N Dale finished unplaced with Odeon ($15) finishing third.

Race 9:                  

The late firmer Sikandarabad ($4.20) got the job done in the lucky last in a tight finish.

The fourth best backed runner shortened from $5 to $4.20 and won ahead of Al Galayel ($4.60) and the heavily backed favourite Mantastic ($2.70).