Saturday Betting Report - October 7

TAB betting report for Saturday October 7.

Saturday Betting Report - October 7

TAB betting report for Saturday October 7.


RACE 1: Cabeirian ($7) was well found in early betting after opening at $15 initially before coming into $9.50 on race morning. The Kelly Doughty-trained son of Snitzel, which led, failed to make any impact on the first event of the day. Tough winner was Goodfella ($10) after sitting three-wide for the trip. The Bjorn Baker-trained colt held off the late charge of Our Mantra, which was $8 into $6 on raceday, and the Brenton Avdulla-ridden Sparky Lad ($4.40). Of the others, French Tune was popular and firmed from $5 into $4.40.

BETS: Sparky Lad $2000 @ $4; Regent $1000 @ $3.40

RACE 2: With half of the field scratched, only three runners contested the second race, all of which are trained by Chris Waller. Up N Rolling went around as the popular elect and was backed from $1.70 into $1.55 and held 65 percent of all bets on the race. He was also very popular with multi players. The outsider of the trio Veladero ($8.50) led his two stablemates up before weakening when asked for a supreme effort in the straight. Favourite Up ‘N’ Rolling ($1.55) sat off the leader throughout but was once again no match for Alward ($3.10) which swept passed his two rivals to win comfortably by one-and-a-half lengths.

BETS: Up ‘N’ Rolling $3,000 @ $1.70, $1000 @ 1.55 MULTIPLE TIMES; Alward $1000 @ $3.30, $1,000 @ $3.20

RACE 3: In the betting market, it was one-way traffic as punters came hard for lightly-raced French import Interlocuter which was backed from an opening price of $3 into a starting price of $2.40. Tye Angland gave the Godolphin-raced entire a plum ride just worse than midfield before picking off runs along the inside to get punters back on track at Randwick. Placegetters Mapmaker ($3.90) and Impavido ($6.50) were both game in defeat but no match for the winner.

BETS: Interlocuter $4,904 each way @ $2.40/$1.25; Mapmaker $4000 @ $4

RACE 4: Murwillumbah-based trainer Matt Dunn would have been delighted with training the trifecta but it was not in the order punters expected. With nearly one-third of the hold on $2.40 favourite Cascata Rossa which was fancied after opening at $3.50 in early markets, the party was spoiled by Bronzed Venom with thanks to a ground-saving ride from Brenton Avdulla. The winner was easy in betting, $8 out to $13. Dia De Reyes was third and also a drifter in betting, $6 out to $8.50.

BETS: Cascata Rossa $2500 @ $2.40, $4000 @ $2.30; Dia De Reyes $1500 @ $8.50; Schedule $2000 @ 4.20, $1000 x 2 @ $4.20

RACE 5: Backed as if unbeatable was the winner Sir Plush. Jason Collett and Bjorn Baker combined once again, after taking out the first race, but this time it was an easier watch for favourite punters as the gelding led all of the way. Before starting at the short quote of $2.35, $5 was offered up in early markets and even $3.50 was available on race morning. Runner-up Mighty Lucky put in a nice effort and tested the eventual winner after drifting from $7 to $11. Former Kiwi All Our Roads made an impressive Australian debut for Chris Waller. He was $13 into $10 and then drifted back out to a starting price of $13. Pajaro ($19) was a noticeable drifter but that did not stop one punter from stepping in at the longer odds.

BETS: All Our Roads $1000 each-way @ $11/$3.05 and $1000 @ 12; Sir Plush $10000 @ $2.30, $4,000 @ 2.50; Pajaro $1000 @ $17

RACE 6: Despite a crawling speed set by Shudabeen ($35), favourite Viridine ($2.30), which opened at $3 in early markets, managed follow that leader and sprint too well for the rest of the field in the straight. In winning, the colt landed many big bets for TAB Fixed Odds punters. Single Bullet ($4-$5.50) sat outside of the leader and battled on well but was no match for the winner in the finish. Less fancied Godolphin-owned runner Beau Geste ($7-$4.80) worked hard after being caught wide and also ground away well to the line for third and, in doing so, held off Albumin ($10) which finished fourth.

BETS: Viridine $25,000 @ $2.20; Beau Geste each-way $500/$2,000 @ $5/$2.25

RACE 7: Winning jockey Tye Angland probably heard the encouragement from punters in the latter stages of the race as he lifted $3.10 favourite Ace High to narrowly hold off the fast finishing Tangled ($6-$5). Ace High held over 40 percent of all money taken on the Group One affair despite being slightly soft in betting late when drifting from $2.60 out to $3.10 after opening up $3.50. Runner-up Tangled, for Chris Waller and Blake Shinn, was the only danger to the eventual winner after coming late along the rail but just missed, going down by a half-head. Sully ($8) and Sanctioned ($4.80-$3.90-$4.20) both ran on powerfully to fill third and fourth respectively.

BETS: Ace High $5,000 @ $3, $4,000 @ $2.90; Tangled $2,500 @ $5

RACE 8: Every man and his dog wanted to back the Dixie Blossoms as around 60 percent of money on the race was for this Ron Quinton-trained mare. And, in the end, the money was on with good reason after the five-year-old duly saluted at odds of $2.80. The Kerrin McEvoy-ridden winner opened at $5 in early markets and was heavily backed to turn the tables on her stablemate Daysee Doom, which was $3.90 out to $5 on raceday and performed more than admirably to finish second. Zenalicious ($11-$16) defied a market drift to run on conspicuously into third.

BETS: Dixie Blossoms $4,000 @ $2.80; Daysee Doom $2,000 @ $5

RACE 9: Punters failed to account for the Wendy Roche-trained Chalk ($12) which swooped home late under the light weight of Brock Ryan’s 50kg to spoil the Redouble ($3.80) party. The latter was the talking point out of the race as money came thick and fast for the Collett/Baker combination with $13 made available in early markets and even $8 at the beginning of raceday. However, Redouble could only manage second while Firsthand ($4-$8.50-6.50), which was up and down in betting, went to the line strongly to fill third. One-time favourite Piracy ($4.40) was found in early betting after opening at $5 and reaching as low as $2.90 but was unwanted late in the piece. The Godolphin gelding could only manage fourth.

BETS: Firsthand $5,000 @ $6.50; Redouble $2,500 @ $4.40; Firsthand $4,000 @ $7


RACE 1: Nomothaj landed some good bets after opening at double figures earlier in the week. The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig trained youngster led down the Flemington straight and repelled the challenge of Ranier ($9) which came down the centre of the track. Sunlight, the race favourite, went out at $4 after being $3.60 in the morning and ran third. It was responsible for 40 percent of all bets on the race. Nomothaj went up $11 on Wednesday and was still $7.50 on Friday but was $5.50 into $4.80 on raceday. Of the others, Bold Type had some good strong support throughout the day and was $11 into $6.50 and attracted several big bets especially for the place.

BETS: Nomothaj $2,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 e/w @ $5/$1.95, $1,000 @ $9 (taken earlier in the week); Bold Type $30,000 @ $3 PLACE

RACE 2: Snitzepeg ($19-$15) caused an upset in winning the second event of the day at Flemington. A member of the Darren Weir barn, Snitzepeg was $23 with TAB on Wednesday and attracted good specking throughout the week but most of the attention from a betting perspective was with Esperance ($3.90-$3.70) and Icon Of Dubai ($5.50-$3.70) which went out as equal favourites. Bravo Tango ($16) flashed home to run second while Sircconi ($8) grabbed the minor end of the prize. Esperance and Icon Of Dubai travelled midfield and presented with their runs at the top of the straight but couldn't overhaul the leaders.

BETS: Esperance $4,000 @ $3.80

RACE 3: Main Stage ($6-$8.50) defied a late betting drift to come from last to win the UCI Stakes (1800 metres). Despite the late blow, Main Stage was still one of the best backed runners with only Animalia ($4.20) and Eshtiraak ($5.50) holding more. Cliff's Edge ($5.50) led and gave a great sight until being run down on the line while Johnny Vinko ($16-$26) grabbed third. Animalia held nearly 30 percent of all bets.

BETS: Main Stage $2,000 @ $8.50

RACE 4: Punters were keen to back Keen Array ($10-$7.50) in the Gilgai Stakes (1200 metres). The Hayes & Dabernig-trained runner led throughout the down the Flemington straight to beat Sold For Song ($26-$17-$21) in a head-bobbing finish with Malibu Style ($31) splitting the pair in third. Most of the money though sat with Spieth ($2.50-$2.80-$2.70) who commanded nearly 60 percent of the market. Best of the others was Silent Sedition ($4.80-$3.90) while Bons Away ($7-$10) had his share of admirers.

BETS: Spieth $10,000 @ $2.80, $5,000 @ $2.80; Keen Array $1,000 @ $10, $1,000 @ $7.50

RACE 5: TAB offered as much as $1.22 about Winx in the Turnbull Stakes (2000 metres) and customers were jumping out of trees to back the great mare. Jumping as a $1.20 favourite after opening at $1.15 earlier in the week, Winx was in cruise control the whole race despite racing third last in running. Hugh Bowman didn't move on the champ as she circled the field on the turn and hit the front on straightening to record a brilliant win, making it 21 straight in the process. Humidor, the only one tried to beat Winx, was into $4.20 earlier in the day but blew out to $7.50 at the start. Trailing Winx, he couldn't match her and wound up third with Ventura Storm ($23-$18) holding on well for second after racing on the speed. Chris Waller's stable star commanded 86 percent of the hold.

BETS: Winx $94,150 @ $1.15, $40,000 @ $1.18, $17,600 @ $1.20, $16,800 @ $1.22, $14,100 @ $1.22, $11,800 @ $1.22

RACE 6: Bring Me Roses caused a major upset in winning the TAB Edward Manifold Stakes (1600 metres). Coming with a barnstorming finish after racing in the second half of the field, Bring Me Roses ($10-$15) ran right over the top of the hot favourite Leathernlace with Hiyaam ($18-$23) splitting the pair. Leathernlace, backed from $3.30 into $2.70, held almost half of all bets on the race and was a popular choice for TAB customers playing Quaddies.

BETS: Leathernlace $9,000 @ $2.70, $3,000 @ $3, $3,500 @ $2.60

RACE 7: Almandin ($1.95-$2.20) proved to be a costly conveyance in The Bart Cummings (2500 metres). Carrying 76 percent of all bets on the race, the reigning Melbourne Cup champion made up good ground from the second half of the field but couldn't accelerate sufficiently down the straight under the 60kgs. Amelie's Star, easily the best backed to beat the favourite, benefitted from having a good run just off the speed to win impressively. TAB had her at $5.50 early Saturday morning with her price crunched into $4.20 at the jump. Despite the move for the Darren Weir-trained runner, Amelie's Star held less than 10 percent of the money that Almandin did. Granddukeoftuscany ($101) led and ran a mighty race for second while Kellstorm ($51) wound up third in front of Almandin.

BETS: Almandin $60,000 @ $1.95; Amelie's Star $1,250 @ $5.50, $2,000 @ $5, $1,500 @ $5, $2,000 @ $4.20

RACE 8: In a fairly wide betting affair, Now Or Later ($12-$9.50) was one of the firmers and caught the eye as it flashed home to take out the Blazer Stakes (1400 metres). Sitting in the back half of the field and with horses all around him, jockey Ryan Maloney somehow found an opening at the 300 metre mark with the mare driving it through to finish right over the top of Merriest ($10-$7.50) who looked the winner at the clocktower. Payroll ($34-$41) was third in front of the very popular Petition ($5.50). Petition held 28 percent of the total investment and was easily the best tried in the race in front of Missrock ($5.50-$7) which held 22 percent. Of the others, there were moves for Ellicazoom ($16 on Wednesday into $9.50 today) and Eckstein ($17-$14).

BETS: Petition $11,000 @ $4.60

RACE 9: Pure Pride ($12-$15) burst through the middle of the pack at the 300 metre mark to take out the final event on the card. The Murray Johnson-trained runner didn't attract a great deal of support but still hit the line hard to beat the fast-finishing Wyndspelle ($7) which was the widest runner. Third in the race went to Saint Valorem ($14) in front of Master Reset ($41). There were a few decent moves in the final race with New Tipperary ($5) being the best tried while Good Project ($10-$4.80) more than halved its price from the morning. Of the others, Charmed Harmony ($12) had its usual support.

BETS: Pure Pride $1,000 @ $17, $2000 x $500 e/w @ $15/$4.15; New Tipperary $50,000 @ $1.90 PLACE; Good Project $3,000 @ $4.80

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