Saturday Betting Report - July 15

TAB betting report for Saturday July 15.

Saturday Betting Report - July 15

TAB betting report for Saturday July 15.


RACE 1: Siege Of Quebec ($2.40) landed some nice bets to take out the opener.

Punters thought it was a race in two with Calculated ($2.60) the only runner tried to beat him.

In fact, Calculated held more money than Siege Of Quebec at the jump despite the fact that the latter was far more popular during the week.

The Gai Waterhouse-Adrian Bott runner led and while challenged strongly by Calculated, who had trailed it through, kicked strongly to win easily.

The pair held 80 percent of all bets on the race.

BETS: Siege Of Quebec $2,000 @ $2.90 MULTIPLE TIMES; Calculated $3,000 @ $2.60

RACE 2: Insensata ($3.90) was one of the better tried runners in the race.

Coming from the second half of the field, jockey Adam Hyeronimus unleashed the daughter of Beneteau who quickly rounded up the leader Girl Sunday ($5-$3.60).

Labdien ($8) grabbed third while the most popular runner was Pioneering ($5.50), however, after getting a cushy run it couldn't finish off

RACE 3: Buddy Honest led throughout to take out the TAB Highway.

Hovering around the $8-$10 mark in betting throughout the week, Buddy Honest attracted some eachway support but it was nothing compared to the more popular runners.

Cosmic Reign ($5-$3.50) was the punters pick today while Surprise Party ($4-$5.50) was the most popular in terms of money held.

BETS: Surprise Party $1,000 @ $5.50 MULTIPLE TIMES; Cosmic Reign $3,000 @ $3.50

RACE 4: Vaucluse Bay ($14-$10) overpowered race favourite Arbeitsam in the shadows of the post to win the Pro Rata ATC Membership On Sale Handicap.

Enjoying a soft run back in the field, Vaucluse Bay overhauled the leader right on the line to upset the apple cart.

Arbeitsam had been well tried and firmed up from $4 late on Friday into $3.50 at the jump.

Emperors Way ($21) was third in front of Walk The Streets ($5.50-$7.50) who was a drifter in betting.

Of the others, Thaad ($12-$9.50) had very good support at the eachway price and was the best backed runner in terms of money taken.

BETS: Arbeitsam $2,000 @ $3.60

RACE 5: Pick Me Up ($7-$5.50) wasn't the most popular horse but did have some backing to indicate it would run a big race.

Mana ($15) filled the runner-up spot while Clear The Beach ($7-$11) led and ran a solid race to get third.

Punters rallied here for Faiths Encore who was resuming.

Backed from $5 into $4.80, Faith's Encore was first-up and was twice as popular as anything else in the race. King Darci ($5) was next best supported.

BETS: Faith's Encore $1,500 @ $4.60, $1,300 @ $4.60

RACE 6: Washington Heights had backing to suggest it would win first-up back in Australia and that's exactly how it panned out.

Punters saw the price blow out to a generous $7 after $6 was available for most of the week.

Making up good ground from the second half of the field, Washington Heights beat the heavily supported Sir Plush and Inz'n'out.

It was the Gerald Ryan-trained galloper's first run back in the country after a racing stint in Hong Kong.

Sir Plush was smashed from $3 into $2 in the last 24 hours of betting and accounted for 57 percent of the total investment.

BETS: Sir Plush $2,000 @ $2.40, $2,500 @ $2.10, $4,000 @ $2; Washington Heights $5,000 @ $5.50

RACE 7: Slightly Sweet ($14-$26) defied the betting drift to win a thrilling edition of the ATC Winter Stakes.

Arriving just in time in a busy finish, Slightly Sweet knocked off Man Of His Word ($13-$19) and Elle Lou ($18-$17).

Shiraz, which firmed up from $9 into $7, only got out late and was just behind the placegetters in fourth.

Slightly Sweet was one of the least popular runners in the race as punters loaded up on Gold Symphony ($4.60), Burning Passion ($4-$6.50) and Extensible ($5.50).

The abovementioned trio held 70 percent of the total market with Gold Symphony responsible for the bulk of that.

BETS: Gold Symphony $4,000 @ $4.60

RACE 8: Collateral was popular with TAB customers despite getting the blows in betting.

Going from $4.20 to $5.50 for the Schweppes Handicap (2000 metres), Collateral lost favouritism to Estikhraaj ($7-$5).

Settling in the second half of the field on the inside, jockey Tim Clark weaved his way through the field to find clear space over the concluding stages. Sprinting sharply, Collateral nailed The Gavel ($14-$12) close to the line.

Life O'Brien ($8), which was one of the most popular runners in the race, wound up third.

Collateral held 32 percent of the total investment.

BETS: Collateral $5,000 @ $5.50

RACE 9: Hunter Jack ($35) did attract some money at the big price to win the last race.

Sitting outside the heavily backed favourite in Flow ($3.70), Hunter Jack topped off a great day for Adam Hyeronimus when he hit the front on straightening and then fought on to hold out Queen Misty ($10).

It was Hyeronimus' third winner of the afternoon.

It's So Obvious, who was backed earlier in the week from $9 into $5, sat behind the leader and got out to run third but had its chance. It started at $7.

Flow was a disappointing commodity for punters who sent it out with a 30 percent hold on the market.

Reneged ($4) was best tried to beat it.

BETS: Flow $2,200 @ $3.60


RACE 1: Punters sent out Data Point one of the best tried runners on the program.

Bottoming out at $2.60 after opening at $3.50 during the week, Data Point started at $3 but after racing back in the field couldn't get into the race.

The Mick Kent-trained runner held 71 percent of the total investment.

Orient Line ($5.50-$4.80-$5), after racing with a nice smother just off the speed, found a gap in the final 200 metres and burst through to win with Craig Williams aboard.

Mr Optimistic ($11) and Dane Thunder ($10-$9) filled the minors.

BETS: Data Point $6,000 @ $2.70, $3,000 @ $2.90

RACE 2: I Did It Again landed one of the best plunges seen for a while when winning the John & Denise Cobcroft Handicap.

Leading for most of the trip the son of Nicconi was smashed in betting from as much as $9 on Wednesday.

Crunched into $4 when the markets first came out, I Did It Again bottomed out at $3.90 before getting to $4.60 at the jump.

With race favourite Bandipur on its outside and shading it for a good portion of the trip, jockey Nikita Beriman got the best out of the debutant to win running away.

Bandipur ($3) was second while the other horse in the market, Aljawzaa wound up third.

BETS: I Did It Again $1,000 @ $9, $1,300 @ $8, $2,000 e/w @ $4.20/$1.69, $2,000 @ $4.20, $4,000 @ $4

RACE 3: Favourite backers were celebrating after Moonlites Choice landed some good bets.

Coming down the centre of the track with Craig Williams aboard, Moonlites Choice nailed Hot Dipped in the shadows of the post.

TAB went up $5 about her chances on Wednesday but $2.80 was the best price available at the jump.

It was clearly the best supported with a 56 percent total hold.

BETS: Moonlites Choice $2,000 @ $3.60, $2,500 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.80

RACE 4: Kiwia was a costly proposition here.

Punters sent it out one of the best tried runners in Australia today, with the Darren Weir-trained runner starting $2.15.

Kiwia held over 65 percent of all bets on the race but after racing near the rear of the field and on the inside, was luckless in the straight and couldn't find an out.

In the end it ran fourth to Windbern ($13-$21) with Snipfit ($61) and Shadow Prince ($31) filling the minors.

BETS: Kiwia $9,000 @ $2.20, $9,000 @ $2.15

RACE 5: Portion Control ($9.50) was solid in the market and one of the better tried runners in the race.

Bling Dynasty, a $9 chance when markets first opened, went out as the most popular horse in terms of money held and jumped at $4.60.

Show A Star, the runner-up, was the $3.20 favourite.

BETS: Portion Control $1,000 e/w @ $9/$2.70

RACE 6: Nikitas ($6-$8) was largely ignored by punters.

The Darren Weir-trained runner usually has strong support whenever it goes around, however, TAB customers were loading up on Revolving Door this time around.

Aided by a good run close to the speed, jockey Ben Allen issued his challenge at the right time with Nikitas overcoming the well backed Revolving Door ($4.60-$3.50) late.

Revolving Door was responsible for 30 percent of all money on the race and was five times as popular as the winner.

My Paisann ($8-$10) ran on from near last to grab third.

BETS: Nikitas $1,000 e/w @ $8/$2.50

RACE 7: Punters were more than happy to take the shorts about Supido to win the PFD Food Services Monash Stakes.

Opening $2.10 on Wednesday, the mare was crunched into $1.70 by the time the race rolled around.

Supido held just over 60 percent of all bets on the feature.

Settling second last for most of the race, jockey Luke Nolen angled into the clear on straightening with the pair dashing to the lead at the 200 metres and never looking back.

Daytona Grey ($17-$19) went through along the inside for second in front of Murt The Flirt ($14-$9) who came from the rear to get third.

Lord Of The Sky ($5.50) was easily best tried to test Supido but after leading, the six-year-old wilted first-up.

BETS: Supido $10,000 @ $1.80, $6,000 @ $1.80

RACE 8: Sullivan Bay was the punters elect in this one.

One of the better tried runners on the Caulfield card today, Sullivan Bay firmed up from $3.90 into $2.70.

Given every chance in front by jockey Cory Parish, Sullivan Bay couldn't hold off Forgeress who sat outside it throughout.

The winner did reach $12 at one point in betting but jumped as a $10 shot.

Sullivan Bay was twice as popular as the next best backed runner in Beatniks ($6-$7) who ran on strongly for third.

BETS: Forgeress $750 e/w @ $10/$2.65; Sullivan Bay $3,000 @ $4, $3,000 @ $2.70, $2,500 @ $2.70

RACE 9: Schism provided punters with a good end to the day at Caulfield when leading throughout.

There was a huge rush of money late for the Ciaron Maher-trained runner which saw her from $2.90 to $2.50 in a matter of minutes!

Jockey Beau Mertens threw everything at Schism to get her over the line and hold off the fast-finishing Onerous ($8.50-$12-$11) which trailed it throughout.

Airalign ($10) wound up third in front of Tried And Tired ($12) which opened $26 on Wednesday.

Schism held 45 percent of all bets in the final race on the card.

BETS: Schism $5,000 @ $2.50, $3,500 @ $2.50

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