TAB betting report from February 11.


TAB betting report from February 11.

b>CAULFIELD February 11

RACE ONE: Second Bullet landed some good bets in taking out the first in impressive style.

Racing back on the inside and in a midfield position, jockey Damian Lane followed the rails and then came around the heels of the leader (Our Bottino) at the turn. Once in the clear Second Bullet bolted clear to score an impressive win, landing a plunge which saw its price halved from $10 into $5 just minutes from jump time. It started at $5.50. De Little Engine ($15-$26) ran home nicely, again on the inside, to grab second after sitting near the rear while Our Bottino, which drifted from $4.20 on Thursday out to $7.50 today, held on for third. The heavily tried favourite Hipparchus ($$2.80-$2.40-$3-$2.70) sat midfield but never looked likely and finished out of the placings.

BETS: Hipparchus $3,000 @ $2.90; Second Bullet $1,000 @ $5.50

RACE 2: Oak Door made it two leaders in a row for jockey Damien Lane after a tough effort in the second. Backed from $8 into $4.80, the move paid dividends after Lane pushed the son of Commands out of their wide barrier and worked their way to the front. Holding out the challengers in the straight, Oak Door beat Attention ($4.80-$7) which was unwanted in betting but equally as impressive as the winner as the Snowden-trained runner sat outside the leader. Knowable ($5-$8.50) was a drifter in betting but managed to secure the minor end of the prize. The big disappointments were Peacock ($5-$7), which was the best tried runner in the race, and Snitzson ($4.80) who were both unplaced. Between them they held well over half of all bets on the race.

RACE 3: Punters had it spot on here when Catchy ($2.40) landed the cash over Limestone in a thrilling finish as they came for both horses but it was Catchy which commanded the betting, holding nearly 70 percent of the total investment. Opening at $2.50 during the week and reaching $2.70, that’s when the money started to come for the Hayes & Dabernig-trained runner. Sitting in the second half of the field, jockey Craig Williams came wide approaching the home bend with the filly finishing off hard to beat Limestone ($3.20-$2.60-$3), which followed the rails home, in a thrilling finish. Arctic Angel ($6.50) had some specking and led to eventually run third in front of the Adelaide filly Roomooz ($6.50) which also had some backing.

BETS: Catchy $5,000 @ $2.15, $2,000 @ $2.40 several times

RACE 4: Property ($4.40-$5.50) defied a betting drift to land the money in the Blue Diamond Prelude for Colts & Geldings. Ridden a treat by Craig Williams, who secured a running double, Property powered to the line to beat the fast-finishing Pariah ($3.50-$3.40) and Wait For No One ($26-$14) which led and gave a great sight. The majority of the money was with Pariah which forced the price out for Property, however, the winner was clearly the only other runner they wanted in the race. Cao Cao, which bottomed out at $5, blew out to $7 at the jump and weakened after racing up on the speed throughout.

BETS: Pariah $4,000 @ $3.60; Property $1,200 @ $5.50, $1,000 @ $5, $1,500 @ $4.60

RACE 5: Fuhryk was a horror result. The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained runner was responsible for well over half of all bets on the race. Smashed in betting from $2.70 to $2.40 after $4 was available on Wednesday, Fuhryk raced midfield before peeling four and five-wide at the top of the straight. When Williams, who notched a treble with the win, asked her to let down she put her rivals away with a minimum of fuss. Oregons Day, which was a big mover from $21 in the morning into as low as $9, ran on strongly to grab second. It started at $11. Savanna Amour held third just behind the runner-up and was solid in the market at $11. Jennifer Lynn, $3.90 on Thursday, was a drifter out to $5 today but was still easily the best backed runner to beat the favourite.

BETS: Fuhryk $3,000 @ $3.10, $3,000 @ $2.40 twice, $2,500 @ $2.40 multiple times

RACE 6: Super Cash ($17-$10-$21) was specked early in the week but was largely ignored on the day. Despite that the Andrew Noblet-trained runner caused a boilover by taking out the Rubiton Stakes from I Am A Star ($8.50-$13). The heavily supported Chautauqua, which jumped at $2.50, rattled home for third but never looked the likely winner. Chautauqua attracted several big bets and commanded a whopping 75 percent of the total investment!

BETS: Chautauqua $5,000 @ $2.50 multiple times; $4,000 @ $2.70

RACE 7: Punters were all over Black Heart Bart late in the CF Orr. Crunched from $4 into $3.20 over the concluding stages of betting, Black Heart Bart landed some serious blows. Turn Me Loose, which was specked at odds from $34 to $21, ran a cracker for second while Ecuador ($13) raced near the speed throughout and grabbed third. Malaguerra ($3.80), the favourite earlier in the week, was best tried to beat Black Heart Bart but held nearly half of the money that the winner did. Black Heart Bart was responsible for 36 percent of all bets on the race.

BETS: Black Heart Bart $3,000 @ $4, $3,000 @ $3.70, $4,000 @ $3.20, $5,000 @ $3.20

RACE 8: The money was spot on in the eighth with Burning Front leading throughout. The Darren Weir-trained runner attracted big money late and firmed from $4.20 into $3.70 favourite. Leading from start to finish, Burning Front gave Weir and Brad Rawiller a running double following on from their success with Black Heart Bart earlier. Humidor, which blew out from $3.70 to $5.50 as a result of the support for Burning Front, rattled home to narrowly go down in the end. The pair were the only two punters wanted in terms of money taken as they held 50 percent of the total investment.

BETS: Burning Front $2,500 @ $4, $3,000 @ $3.70

RACE 9: Silent Sedition narrowly missed landing a big plonk in the final event on the program. Backed right throughout the week after $5.50 was the opening price, constant backing today saw it go from $3.70 into as low as $3. It did bottom out at $2.80 a few minutes prior to jump time. Flashing home late it narrowly missed overhauling Prussian Vixen ($17-$11) which did firm up late. Ameristralia, which looked the winner at one point down the straight, blew out to as much as $5.50 before firming to $4.80 at the jump and grabbed third.

BETS: Silent Sedition $8,000 @ $2.80, $3,000 @ $3

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