The wagering review of Saturday's TAB.com.au fixed odds betting for races at the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes meeting at Randwick, selected coverage from Caulfield and a Cox Plate Update.
COX PLATE UPDATE
Winx $1.65-$1.50 (after winning Queen Elizabeth Stakes)
Most of the money in the opener was with Aristocratic Miss.
The Tony McEvoy-trained runner was responsible for 55 percent of the total investment but late in betting, was a noted drifter, going from $3.90 out to $5.
She managed to get third behind the Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig-trained Futooh ($6-$7.50) who flashed through along the inside for Jason Collett to beat stablemate, Muswellbrook ($9).
Of the unplaced brigade, Bold Arial ($9.50-$5) and Legislation ($19-$8.50) were subject to serious firms throughout the day.
BETS: Futooh $2,000 @ $7.50
Favourite backers were sent packing in The Agency South Pacific Classic (1400 metres).
Isaurian ($2.40-$2.70) was easily the best tried runner in the race and held three times as much as Renewal ($5), which was next best. Between the pair they were responsible for 80 percent of the total investment.
California Turbo, a noted drifter, was $9 out to $17 on the day but still finished best to beat the big firmer in Dark Dream ($110$8), which was $23 when the market first opened on Wednesday.
BETS: Isaurian $4,000 @ $2.70, $6,000 @ $2.40, $5,000 @ $2.40 TWICE
Pure Elation ($4) landed a number of big bets when taking out the Percy Sykes Stakes (1200 metres).
The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained runner was the most popular runner in terms of money held, however, it was a fairly wide open betting affair with the likes of Fiesta ($5.50-$6.50), Outback Barbie ($7.50-$5) and Cristobal ($11) all attracting strong support throughout the day.
Fiesta filled second spot just in front of the unlucky Outback Barbie, which firmed up in the final 10 minutes of betting.
BETS: Pure Elation $10,000 @ $4.20
BETS: Outback Barbie $5,000 @ $5, $2,000 @ $5
BETS: Gongs $2,000 @ $9
The marketplace was spot on with Serene Miss the best supported runner late in betting in the Provincial Championships Final (1400 metres).
Serene Miss was $7.50 to $6 on the day and flew home from the rear to beat Newsfan ($12) and Plaisir ($15-$21).
Just Dreaming, the stablemate of the winner, was the favourite right throughout betting but went out the gate from $3.30 in the morning to start an equal $5 favourite with Bon Amis.
Princess Posh, another out of the Kris Lees stable which won the race, was $12-$8.
BETS: Serene Miss $1,000 @ $6.50
Catchy ($13-$9) swept from the tail of the field to prove too strong in the Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200 metres).
Most punters were in the corner of Viridine ($3-$4.40-$4.20) which blew throughout the day but still held more than double the money of any other horse.
She Will Reign ($14) was next best supported while I Am Excited ($5) attracted several big bets late in betting.
BETS: I Am Excited $10,000 @ $5, $3,000 @ $5
They were keen to back Unforgotten for most of the day and the money proved spot on in the James Boags Premium Australian Oaks (2400 metres).
The Chris Waller-trained runner was the most popular runner in terms of money held, accounting for nearly a quarter of all bets on the race.
She landed several big bets in running over the top of Hiyaam ($4.80-$4.60), which had been as much as $7 earlier in the week, while Miss Admiration ($151) was the equal rank outsider and added spice to the trifecta.
Of the unplaced brigade, Savvy Coup ($6.50-$8) and Luvaluva ($$6.50) had good money riding on them while Aloisia ($5.50) was next best.
BETS: Unforgotten $10,000 @ $4.40
BETS: Hiyaam $5,000 @ $4.80
BETS: Aloisia $4,000 @ $6
Winx racked up 25 straight wins when capturing her second Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000 metres).
While the champion mare was again the best supported runner in the race in terms of money held, the difference this time was there was some backing against her.
Winx held 80 percent of the total investment which is in stark contrast to the 90 percent holds TAB are usually accustomed to seeing whenever she races.
Gailo Chop ($16-$23) got out in the market but battled on for second after leading while Happy Clapper ($17-$12) was one of few firmers and wound up third.
BETS: Winx $10,000 & $7,000 @ $1.24, $58,000 @ $1.20, $40,000 @ $1.20, $135,000 @ $1.03 PLACE, $124,500 @ $1.18 (placed on April 10)
Not surprisingly, Who Shot Thebarman was one of the more popular runners with TAB customers in the Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200 metres).The Chris Waller-trained runner always seems to have support whenever it goes around and today was no exception, going around as the third best supported runner in terms of money held behind Almandin ($3.60) and Aloft ($7-$5.50).Zacada ($81) was one of the roughies and was largely ignored while Sir Charles Road ($7) was pretty solid throughout the day and held third.Almandin was clearly the best tried runner and held just under half of all bets on the race.
BETS: Who Shot Thebarman $1,000 e/w @ $18/$4.60
BETS: Aloft $20,500 e/w @ $6.50/$2.45
BETS: Almandin $5,000 @ $3.60
Alizee ($9-$8-$9) was rock solid in betting throughout the day and punters weren't afraid to back her in the Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600 metres).
The James Cummings-trained runner was the fourth best supported horse behind Dixie Blossoms ($5.50-$7.50), Silent Sedition ($7) and Spanish Reef ($8-$6-$7). Coming from near last on the turn, the three-year-old filly exploded for Glyn Schofield to overhaul Prompt Response ($9-$12) and the fast-finishing Heavens Above ($19-$14).
In what was one of the best betting races of the day, there were several moves with the two most prominent being for Spanish Reef and Silent Sedition. Abbey Marie was a big firmer very late in betting, going from $21-$14.
BETS: Alizee $2,000 @ $9, $3,000 x $1,500 e/w @ $8/$2.85
BETS: Heavens Above $3,000 x $2,000 e/w @ $16/$4.70
BETS: Spanish Reef $5,000 @ $6.50
BETS: Oregons Day $3,000 @ $26
Quilista ($5.50) lost favouritism by jump time, however, ran her rivals off their feet in the TAB Sapphire Stakes (1200 metres).
Rated to perfection by Damian Lane, Quilista held off the closing Ravi ($7-$7.50) and White Moss ($14).
In a fairly wide open betting affair, Sugar Bella was easily the best tried with 32 percent of the total investment. Ravi was next best with 20 percent.
Of the unplaced runners, Spright ($11-$10-$13) had good money riding on it again as did Invincibella ($12) and Ghisoni ($14).
BETS: Quilista $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $5
BETS: White Moss $1,000 @ $15
BETS: Sugar Bella $3,000 @ $4.60
Ocean Knight ($4.80-$8.50) was a noted drifter but was able to land the money in the Wellington R.C Handicap (1200 metres).
Sizzleme ($6-$11-$10) stuck to the inside to grab second while Dark Villain ($26) was able to grab the minor end of the prize.
Most of the money here sat with Heart Conquered ($5) and Star Fall ($4.40-$3.80-$4.40).
BETS: Star Fall $2,500 @ $3.90
Kapaulenko ($7-$5) landed some good bets in winning the Hyderabad R.C Handicap (1400 metres).
Leading throughout for Tahlia Hope, the Paul Preusker-trained runner was too strong for Boxachocolates ($11) and Amortentia.
Amortentia ($2.90-$3.90) was the best supported runner in the event and was responsible for 42 percent of the total investment.
Palazzo Vecchio ($3-$3.80) proved to be a costly conveyance for TAB customers in the Thomas North Handicap (1600 metres).
The Mick Price runner held more than double the amount of money than her nearest rival which was ultimately the winner, Savacool ($4.40-$4.80).
Sheezdashing, which began having support when the market first came out on Thursday, was $7.50-$6 and ran right up to that support in finishing second. Truly Discreet ($9) battled on hard after working outside the leader.
BETS: Palazzo Vecchio $10,000 @ $3.60
Won Won Too was largely ignored by punters in the Galilee Series Final.
The Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig-trained runner was a slightly firmer from $26-$18, however, held little money compared to the race favourite Han Xin.
In a rough finish, Rezealient ($15) added some spice to the quinella/exacta with Han Xin ($2.70-$4) rounding out the trifecta.
Grand Casino, which finished just behind the placegetters, was $51-$18 and right up to the support.
There was some specking for Magnapal ($34-$26) to cause the upset in the Selangor Turf Club Handicap (2000 metres).
Forced to do plenty of work in the run, the Daniel Bowman-trained runner and Daniel Moor ridden horse was too strong for the equal favourites in Spectroscope ($3.70-$4.20) and Berisha ($5-$4.20).
In terms of money held, Grey Lion ($8-$5) was one of the best supported runners and did firm up throughout the afternoon while Velox ($6.50-$12) had good backing despite being a noted drifter.
Some late backing for King River ($34-$26) was on the mark in the JRA Handicap (1200 metres).
The victory by the Daniel Moor-ridden runner upset the big move for Brahmos, which had backing ever since the market opened on Wednesday. Today, it jumped $4.20 second pick in the market.
Highland Beat ($9.50-$7.50) grabbed the minor end of the prize.
Most of the cash was riding with Milwaukee ($3.60) who was responsible for over a quarter of all bets on the race.
Daniel Moor completed the Quaddie when he steered Working From Home to victory in the Sandown Park (U.K) Handicap over 1100 metres.
A drifter from $8-$12 then back in to $11, Working From Home held off the favoured runners of Typhoon Jolie ($10-$3.90), Cool Passion ($7) and Mamzelle Tess ($7.50).
Cool Passion was the most popular with TAB customers in front of Moonlover ($9), Typhoon Jolie and Sullivan Bay ($12).
Fans of Moor could have secured a slice of the Quaddie which paid $58,947 on the NSW tote while it returned a tick over $61,000 for Victorian TAB customers.
BETS: Typhoon Jolie $5,000 @ $3.70