TAB betting report for Saturday May 13.


TAB betting report for Saturday May 13.

DOOMBEN 10,000: Redzel ($7-$9) led throughout. One of the best supported runners, Redzel was simply too good in beating the fast-finishing pair of Counterattack ($12-$10) and Derryn ($10-$9-$10).Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, Redzel was only behind stablemate Russian Revolution ($3.20-$3.60 fav) in terms of popularity but he still held only a third of what the favourite did. Money on Russian Revolution, who finished fourth, represented 40 percent of the market.

BETS: Russian Revolution $2,500 @ $3.40; Redzel $2,000 @ $6.50, $1,000 @ $8

SA DERBY: Volatile Mix ($11-$26) didn’t have any real support and was a noted drifter. Although unwanted, jockey John Allen produced him at the right time to sweep to the lead midway down the stretch to score an upset over Ruthven ($6.50-$4) and the heavily backed Odeon ($3.40-$2.70). Of the unplaced runners, Netherfield ($5.50-$7.50) had attracted the most money to beat Odeon but still held less than half the money that the avourite did. Odeon accounted for half of all bets on the South Australian Derby.

BETS: Odeon $3,000 @ $3.40; Netherfield $10,000 @ $6.50


RACE 1: Interlocuter was a costly conveyance for punters. The Darren Beadman-prepared runner was responsible for 70 percent of the total investment after he was backed from $2.60 into $1.90 after opening $4 on Wednesday. Couldn't hold off Lautaro ($51-$21) who was specked at big odds. Best supported to beat the favourite was Great Glen ($5.50), however, he held less than 10 percent of the money that Interlocuter.

BETS: Interlocuter $2,000 @ $2.05, $2,000 @ $2, $6,000 @ $1.95

RACE 2: Ozark landed a sweet move after going up at $11 chance in the morning, eventually backed into $4.60 favouritism. The gelding only held slightly less money than the very popular Firsthand ($6-$5), with the pair easily the best supported runners with just over half of the market in their corner. Hot Hit was $16-$26 but very nearly stole the race before Ozark nailed it on the line.

BETS: Ozark $1,900 @ $5; Firsthand $2,000 @ $5.50

RACE 3: Debonairly was the best backed to beat the favourite Almanzora. The filly won easily over Lipizzan ($16-$23-$21) and I Am Excited ($17-$26).Debonairly, $4.40 in the morning to $3.50 at the jump, held 14 percent of the money but that was nothing compared to Almanzora ($2.80-$2.50) who commanded 56 percent of the market.

BETS: Almanzora $11,000 @ $2.50; Debonairly $2,000 @ $3.40

RACE 4: Miss Debutante was an impressive winner of the Coolmore Denise's Joy Stakes but was $8 out to $11 and didn't attract any real support. Snitty Kitty, huge in defeat, was $7 into $5.50 and attracted several big bets late as did Smart Amelia ($9). Eckstein ($8) wound up fourth after racing near the tail of the field and was the most popular runner in terms of money taken. Gibraltar Girl ($8.50-$6.50) also had good money.

BETS: Smart Amelia $3,000 @ $9; Snitty Kitty $1,600 @ $6.50

RACE 5: Betting was thrown into disarray behind the barriers when Mr Sneaky was a late scratching. France ($17) finished best to beat the heavily tried Prized Icon ($2.90 fav). Prized Icon went up $7 on Wednesday and was responsible for 40 percent of the money. Spright ($5) had its share of admirers and ran third. Calanda, the $3.40 second favourite, raced wide throughout.

BETS: Prized Icon $2,000 @ $2.90; Spright $4,000 @ $5; France $1,000 @ $21

RACE 6: Clearly Innocent's win in the Luskin Star was a huge blow to TAB. Incrtedubly opened at $8 and backed from $4.20 into $3.50 on the day and almost three times as popular as the runner-up Snoopy ($4.20-$6.50) . With multis included, represented a huge six-figure loss for TAB. Incredibly the gelding opened an $8 chance when the markets were first released. Gold Symphony ($8-$11) was third just in front of Sir Bacchus ($5.50). Money on Clearly Innocent accounted for 45 percent of the market.

BETS: Clearly Innocent $2,280 @ $3.60, $2,000 @ $3.60, $1,000 @ $3.60 MULTIPLE TIMES

RACE 7: Daysee Doom ($4.80) landed good bets after beingf one of the more popular runners in terms of money held. Prompt Response ($6-$5) saw good money and flashed home to just miss while Serene Majesty ($34) was third. Punters put their faith in Artistry who held more than three times the amount of money than any other runner. The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained runner opened at $4 on the day but got out to $5.50 at the jump.

BETS: Daysee Doom $1,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $4.60; Artistry $3,000 @ $4.20, $4,000 @ $5.50

RACE 8: Quatronic ($17-$9-$11) ran right up to the support to lead throughout. Deploy ($5.50) and Dothraki ($8-$7) tried hard after having runs just off the speed but couldn't peg back the margin to the winner. The big disappointment was the heavily tried Nieta, who touched odds-on before getting back out to $2.50. Nieta carried over 50 percent of the total investment.

BETS: Quatronic $5,000 @ $12


RACE 1: Tycoon Dancer ($4.40-$5) had good backing earlier in the week. Good support for Easy Beast ($5-$4.20) who was the popular elect with TAB. Punters found Barney Allen, securing as much as $16 in the morning before it started a $6.50 chance. The gelding ran right up to the support by finishing third.

BETS: Easy Beast $4,000 @ $4.40

RACE 2: Shaf landed some good bets. Although a drifter in betting Shaf still attracted strong money and was almost three times as popular as anything else. Coming down the centre of the track, Shaf ran down Sunday Escape ($6.50-$5) who sat outside the leader for most of the trip. Fast Cash ($8-$11) flashed home to run third. Atmospherical ($9) and Spreadeagled ($5-$4.60) had their share of support.

BETS: Shaf $2,000 @ $4.80 MULTIPLE TIMES; Atmospherical $3,000 @ $9

RACE 3: Pedrena took out one of the best betting races of the day. TAB customers backed the Mick Price-trained runner in from $6.50 to $4 favourite and the filly didn't let her supporters down. Pedrena was the most popular runner in terms of money held, with Fragonard, which led until being collared by Pedrena late, not far behind. The pair were the best supported in front of Extra Olives ($5) while Savaju ($11) had strong eachway money come for it throughout the day.

BETS: Pedrena $5,000 @ $4.20, $3,000 @ $4.20

RACE 4: Thelburg was heavily supported late and ran right up to punter expectations. Starting the day a $4.60 chance, Thelburg was smashed into $3 and led throughout in an effort that indicated he was never going to be beaten. Trinity Hill ($19) wound up second while Atlantic City ($9), which raced three back the inside, getting out late and flashing home for third. Of the others, Dane Thunder ($7) and Our Peaky Blinders ($5) had their share of admirers.

BETS: Thelburg $2,000 @ $3.3 MULTIPLE TIMES

RACE 5: Onpicalo ($7.50-$6) upset favourite backers Athough firming up in the market, punters weren't too keen on backing the Mick Price-trained runner as most of the money sat with Kenjorwood. Darren Weir's fav was responsible for a whopping 75 percent of all bets on the race but only plodding to the line. Pulled up lame. Onpicalo beat the fast-finishing Zebrinz ($6.50-$5) and Petrology ($9).

BETS: Kenjorwood $5,000 @ $2.90; Zebrinz $3,000 @ $5

RACE 6: The two best backed runners fought this one out in a serious win for punters. Hursley ($4.80) arrived right on the line to beat Overberg who looked to have the race all parcelled up. Overberg was the subject of a huge move late in betting, $5 into $3.60, and after sitting one-one was given every chance by Dean Yendall. Between the quinella pair they held half of all bets. Others to attract decent money included Duke Of Ellington ($6) and Charlevoix ($14).

BETS: Hursley $2,000 @ $5; Duke Of Ellington $5,000 @ $6

RACE 7: Mongolian Wolf ($2.80) was one of the best backed runners all day but, didn't give his backers a sight. The Darren Weir-trained favourite was held up and blocked for runs and finished towards the tail of the field. Bets on Mongolian Wolf accounted for 72 percent of the market. It was left to All Out Of Love ($9.50-$19) who was a huge drifter in betting to sweep around the field and score an impressive win. Fontein Lad ($7) rattled home for second and had its share of admirers while Billet Doux ($15-$23) was able to snare third.

BETS: Mongolian Wolf $5,000 @ $2.70, $3,000 @ $2.70, $2,400 @ $2.90

RACE 8: Run Gypsy Run ($16-$10-$13) caused a minor boilover. Backed first thing in the morning from $16 into $10, the Mick Price filly overpowered Liberty Song ($41) over the concluding stages while Blue Tycoon ($17-$21-$19) grabbed third. The big disappointment was Wise Hero who attracted a number of big bets. Backed from $3.80 into $3.30 favouritism, Wise Hero never looked a winning possibility after racing in the back half of the field.

BETS: Wise Hero $10,000 @ $3.80

RACE 9: Grey Street ($4.20-$3.60-$3.90) narrowly missed giving punters a dream finish. Easily the most popular runner in the race, Grey Street came down the centre of the track with a big burst but couldn't hold out Vital Importance ($15-$23). Deja Blue, which hugged the rails, was $12 into $8.50 and wound up third. Grey Street was three times more popular than the next best supported runner which was Majestic Lass ($7.50-$6).

BETS: Grey Street $2,000 @ $3.90 TWICE, $2,500 @ $3.80, $2,000 @ $3.40,

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