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