Tasmanian filly Mystic Journey was outstanding on Sunday afternoon in taking out the Thomas Lyons Stakes at TAB Park Elwick in Hobart and has firmed into TAB’s $4 favourite for the Australian Guineas at Flemington on March 2.
Along with claiming the mantle of favouritism for the Australian Guineas, Mystic Journey has shortened from $11 to $8 for the All-Star Mile to be staged at Flemington on March 16.
“Before her victory in the Thomas Lyons Stakes, Mystic Journey was $4.50 for the Australian Guineas but the win, combined with the doubtful status for The Autumn Sun, has seen the Adam Trinder-trained filly become TAB’s $4 favourite,” TAB’s Trent Langskaill said.
“When nominations were officially announced for the Australian Guineas in mid-January, Mystic Journey opened $11 and she has received 55 percent of money placed on the winner with Ringerdingding the next best at just 9 percent.”
The Needs Further filly, who stamped her class with victory in the Fillies Classic at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day, was $26 for the All-Star Mile when the race was announced in mid-November last year and tightened from $15 to $11 after claiming the Lady Lynette Stakes at Launceston on the night of January 23.
“Following today’s victory over seasoned gallopers in Hellova Street ($101 for the All-Star Mile) and Chamois Road, there should be a groundswell of public support for Mystic Journey in the All-Star Mile not just from Tasmanians, but racing lovers in general,” Langskaill said.
Land Of Plenty, who dead-heated for second with Kementari in yesterday’s C.F. Orr Stakes at Caulfield, was $11 before that run and is now $6 after one bet of $2,500 at $8 was placed this afternoon for a potential $20,000 collect.
Manuel, who was a surprise winner of the C.F. Orr Stakes almost 24 hours ago, shortened from $101 to $26 for the world’s richest mile race.
Public voting on the All-Star Mile will be open until Monday, February 18, with the top ten vote-getters who provisionally accept their places in the field to be revealed on Thursday, February 21.
TAB’s MARKET FOR THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS
$4 Mystic Journey
$5 The Autumn Sun (Doubtful)
$8 Amphitrite, Hawkshot and Ringerdingding
$11 Adana and Extra Brut
$15 Chapada, Dealmaker, Gem Song, Ranier and Verry Elleegant
$26+ Others Quoted
TAB’s MARKET FOR THE 2019 ALL-STAR MILE
$6 Land Of Plenty
$8 Mystic Journey and The Autumn Sun (Doubtful)
$11 Grunt and Happy Clapper
$15 Amphitrite, Extra Brut, Material Man, Ringerdingding and Tom Melbourne
$26+ Others Quoted