Saturday Betting Report - September 16

TAB betting report for Saturday September 16.

Saturday Betting Report - September 16

TAB betting report for Saturday September 16.


GOLDEN ROSE: Alizee $51-$26 (after winning Tea Rose)

CAULFIELD GUINEAS: Catchy $13-$11 (after winning Danehill Stakes); Royal Symphony $4.60-$3 fav (after winning at Flemington); Eclair Sunshine $51-$17; Sebfire $51-$18; Hulme $101-$51

THOUSAND GUINEAS: Catchy $7-$5 fav (after winning Danehill Stakes); Alizee $15-$9 (after winning Tea Rose); Glam Guru $101-$51; Split Lip $51-$26

THE METROPOLITAN: Libran $26-$8 eq favourite (after winning Kingston Town); Life Less Ordinary $11-$8 eq fav; Allergic $26-$15

EPSOM HANDICAP: Happy Clapper $8-$5 favourite; Comin Through $15-$11 (after winning Bill Ritchie); McReery $26-$15; Theanswermyfriend $51-$26 (after winning The Sofitel)

THE EVEREST: Redkirk Warrior $15-$8 (after winning Bobbie Lewis); Redzel $11-$8 (after winning the Shorts)

CAULFIELD CUP: Humidor $11-$5 favourite (after winning Makybe Diva Stakes); Almandin $26-$11 (after winning JRA Trophy); Crocodile Rock $35-$26; Yogi $101-$51; Bonneval $8-$6 (bets of $2,000 @ $8, $1,000 @ $7)

WS COX PLATE: Humidor $34-$17 (after winning Makybe Diva Stakes); Happy Clapper $51-$26; Royal Symphony $34-$21 (after winning at Flemington)

MELBOURNE CUP: Almandin $13-$9 favourite (after winning JRA Trophy); Libran $101-$51 (after winning Kingston Town); Humidor $17-$13 (after winning Makybe Diva Stakes); Bonneval $17-$15; Ventura Storm $26-$21


RACE 1: Larlabrook ($4.40) was one of the better supported runners in the TAB Highway. Leading throughout with Greg Ryan in the saddle, Larlabrook just lasted to beat She Knows ($5.50) which opened as much as $11 on Wednesday. Undaoaf, which blew badly from $9.50 out to $17, was just behind them in third. Although the Clint Lundholm-trained runner landed several big bets here, Oakfield Time was arguably just as popular and firmed up from $5 to start a $3.20 favourite. Between it and Larlabrook they held over 60 percent of the total investment on the race.

BETS: Larlabrook $1,000 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.40 THREE TIMES; Oakfield Time $5,000 @ $3.10

RACE 2: Embley led throughout to record back-to-back wins. The Bjorn Baker-trained runner hovered around the $5-$6 mark throughout betting and was the second best tried runner in the race, however, was still well short of the support for Royal Navy ($3.50) who held four times more money. Darci’s Affair followed the winner all the way and ran second at $10 while Gold Horizon ($19) plugged home down the middle of the track to snatch the minor end of the prize.

BETS: Embley $1,000 @ $5

RACE 3: Viridine ($6.50) had its admirers but was mainly ignored in preference to Single Bullet, Marsupial and Malahat in that order. Coming down the centre of the track with a booming finish, Viridine was too good for the unlucky Single Bullet ($4.40-$6) who didn’t find clear running until late. Albumin ($23-$17) grabbed third in front of the race favourite Malahat ($3-$2.90). Single Bullet was responsible for 40 percent of the cash while Marsupial held 21 percent.

BETS: Single Bullet $2,000 @ $6; Viridine $2,000 @ $7

RACE 4: Comin Through held off the very popular Tom Melbourne in a thrilling edition of the Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400 metres). The Chris Waller runner bottomed out at $2.25 at one point in the betting before jumping a $2.35 favourite in front of stablemate Tom Melbourne ($2.90-$3.10). Comin Through toughed it out after sitting outside Burning Passion ($5.50) for the majority of the race and in a thrilling finish, there was little between the pair with Tom Melbourne splitting them in a sensational finish. Tom Melbourne was twice as popular as the winner and held 55 percent of the total investment.

BETS: Comin Through $3,500 @ $2.25; Tom Melbourne $2,500 @ $3.30

RACE 5: Alizee ($6.50-$10) was largely ignored by TAB customers who showed far more liking to the likes of Tulip and Champagne Cuddles. Coming with a well-timed run for Glyn Schofield, Alizee beat Champagne Cuddles ($3.40) while Cellargirl ($13-$11) made good ground from the rear. The Queenslander had been $23 when markets first opened on Wednesday. Tulip ($3.30) went around as the most popular runner in terms of money held and was responsible for 40 percent of all bets while Champagne Cuddles held approximately 35 percent. Alizee held just 10 percent of the money that Tulip did.

BETS: Tulip $3,664 @ $3.30; Champagne Cuddles $2,000 @ $3.10

RACE 6: Champion mare Winx did the job again for punters far and wide in taking out the Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600 metres). TAB went up at $1.08 when the field final was open for betting on Wednesday and $1.09 was available this morning but those customers who waited secured $1.12 at the jump – the biggest price she got out to. Settling near last, jockey Hugh Bowman tickled her up approaching the turn but once straightening up she accelerated past Happy Clapper, which raced one spot in front of her in the run. The pair staged a mini battle but Winx got the better of him to land several big bets. Happy Clapper ($11-$16) was easily the best tried to beat her but Winx was responsible for 89 percent of the total investment. Foxplay ($15-$21) wound up third.

BETS: Winx $72,000 @ $1.08, $40,000 @ $1.10, $32,000 @ $1.12, $20,000 @ $1.12

RACE 7: Redzel was a popular favourite and landed some nice bets to win the Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1100 metres). The Snowden-trained runner had to do it the hard way to justify the $2.60 favouritism, however, he had a little too much for the leader Ball Of Muscle ($10) which attracted some money at the eachway odds. Nieta ($21), also popular with eachway punters, grabbed third in front of English ($4.60-$5-$4.40) which had to sit wide for the majority of the race. It was no surprise to see the most popular runner to beat Redzel, in terms of money held, was the grey flash Chautauqua. A drifter in the market from $4.40 to $5, TAB customers were willing to take the good price on offer for him and although unplaced, he flashed home from last to finish just behind the placegetters. The Team Hawkes-trained runner held 43 percent of all bets while combined with Redzel, the pair were responsible for 75 percent of all bets on the race.

BETS: Redzel $5,000 @ $2.70, $2,000 @ $2.40 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,000 @ $2.60; Chautauqua $5,000 @ $4.80

RACE 8: Life Less Ordinary was one of the best backed runners at Randwick all day. The Chris Waller runner was $4.20 into as low as $2.90 at one point before getting out to $3 at the jump. In terms of popularity the gelding held more than twice as much money as the other runners in the market, Chocante ($4.60) and Antonio Giuseppe ($5.50). Despite having a good run in transit it was left to another Waller runner in Libran ($15-$23) to burst through the field and race away to win the Kingston Town (2000 metres) impressively. Antonio Giuseppe ($3.50-$5.50) ran second while Life Less Ordinary had to settle for third.

BETS: Life Less Ordinary $3,000 @ $3.40, $3,000 @ $3.20, $3,000 @ $3.10, $3,000 @ $3; Classic Uniform $5,000 @ $10, $4,000 @ $9.50

RACE 9: Isorich ($17-$23) led throughout to end the day on a rough note for punters. Attracting some eachway money throughout the day, the majority of the money in the final event was with Improvement ($9), Pumpkin Pie ($13), Dagny ($14), I Thought So and the race favourite, Missile Coda ($3.70-$3.30). Improvement almost landed some good bets but fell narrowly short of Isorich in the end while Dagny made good ground late to grab third in font of I Thought So ($4.40).

BETS: Missile Coda $3,000 @ $3.30


RACE 1: Jorda was a costly proposition in the opener at Flemington today. TAB customers sent her out a hot $2.70 favourite after she bottomed out at $2.30 earlier in the day. The Godolphin-owned runner was easily the best supported in the race and held 10 times more money than any other runner. After racing prominently for the majority of the race she simply couldn’t quicken and it was left to Fox Swift ($9.50-$18) to land the money despite the betting drift. Split Lip ($19) and Luqyaa ($26) filled the minors in front of True Excelsior ($17) which had some specking at the eachway odds.

BETS: Jorda $2,500 @ $2.50, $2,000 @ $2.60, $2,000 @ $2.70

RACE 2: Favourite backers had a few anxious moments but were still cheering at the end when the heavily backed Royal Symphony saluted in the Pin & Win Plate (1400 metres). The Tony McEvoy-trained runner was $2.20 in the morning but was crunched into even money at the jump. The three-year-old held 80 percent of the total investment. Stuck near last on the fence turning for home, jockey Dwayne Dunn stuck to the inside and kept finding small gaps until clear running appeared at the 200 metre mark. Sprinting sharply, Royal Symphony mowed down Éclair Sunshine ($61) in the shadows of the post while Sebfire ($18) ran third. Such was the weight of money riding on Royal Symphony that he was one of the best backed runners in Australia all day.

BETS: Royal Symphony $40,000 @ $2, $9,000 @ $2.05

RACE 3: Theanswermyfriend landed some serious bets in leading throughout to win The Sofitel (1400 metres). Backed from $4.20 into $3.10 favouritism, the Robert Smerdon-trained runner overtook Mr Sneaky for favouritism and the money proved to be spot on with the pair finishing up in the exacta spots. Mr Sneaky ($3.20-$3.50) held double the amount of money than the winner did and ran on well for second but never looked likely to run it down, while Count Da Vinci ($71) battled on well for third at huge odds. Of the others, Snitzson ($7-$9.50) and Chocolate Holic ($5-$6.50) were easily the best tried of the others.

BETS: Theanswermyfriend $5,000 e/w @ $3.70/$1.60, $5,000 x $10,000 e/w @ $3.20/$1.55; Mr Sneaky $5,000 @ $3.50

RACE 4: Redkirk Warrior was the most popular runner with TAB customers and raced away to win the Bobbie Lewis Quality. Although getting out from its $3.50 price in the morning to start at $4, Redkirk Warrior was easily the best tried here with 35 percent of the total investment. Scales Of Justice, which ran about in the straight, still managed to come home well and grab second but of all the runners in the race it was the best tried to beat the favourite. As much as $8 was still available in the morning. Land Of Plenty ($21) attracted some money to run a big race and wound up third in front of the equal $4 favourite in Voodoo Lad. Of the others, So Si Bon was popular (as always!) but was a noted drifter on the day from $5.50 out to $8.

BETS: Redkirk Warrior $10,000 @ $3.40

RACE 5: Catchy landed a big blow for punters as it impressively took out the Danehill Stakes. The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained runner bottomed out at $2.90 in the betting and went back out to $3.60 at the jump, however, it was clearly the punters pick. Flashing home down the outside of the track for Regan Bayliss, Catchy beat the popular Jukebox ($4.60-$8) with Booker ($6.50) grabbing third. Catchy held nearly 60 percent of all bets on the race was extremely popular through multis too.

BETS: Catchy $25,000 @ $3.60

RACE 6: Sword Of Light did well to sit outside the leader and score at double figure odds in the first leg of the Quaddie – the Let’s Elope Stakes. The Matt Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained runner only attracted minimal investment by TAB customers but that didn’t stop her from sitting outside Lovani ($26-$34) and proving too strong. Swampland, which went around as equal $5.50 favourite, burst through late but didn’t have enough time to peg back the winner while Lovani battled on strongly to finish third. The runner-up was the second best supported runner in the race but the most popular horse was the toppy I Am A Star ($4.60-$3.70) and held nearly double the money that Swampland did. Of the others, Jennifer Lynn ($15) had good eachway money throughout the day while Oregons Day was solid at the $5.50.

BETS: I Am A Star $2,000 @ $3.80, $2,000 @ $3.70; Swampland $1,000 @ $6 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,000 @ $5.50 MULTIPLE TIMES

RACE 7: Hartnell was a costly proposition after being crunched into $1.65 favourite in the Makybe Diva Stakes. The James Cummings-trained runner opened the day at $1.80 but sheer weight of money throughout the day saw it start one of the shortest priced favourites across the country. Hartnell held 63 percent of all monies on the race and looked to be set to record another Group One after sitting outside Hey Doc and putting that runner away on straightening, however, Damian Lane on Humidor ($13-$17) came from the rear with a booming finish to cause the upset. Black Heart Bart ($6-$9) wasn’t far away in third in front of Gailo Chop ($18) who saw some good eachway money throughout the day. Of the others, the strongest move outside of the favourite was for Hey Doc which firmed up from $13 into $8.50.

BETS: Hartnell $10,000 @ $1.65, $8,000 @ $1.65, $5,000 @ $1.65; Humidor $1,020 x $500 e/w @ $17/$3.30

RACE 8: Almandin ($5-$6) landed several big bets in winning the JRA Trophy (2500 metres). Finding inside runs until part way down the straight, Damien Oliver stuck to the inside as the leader rolled off and the Melbourne Cup winner burst through to hit the front. Almandin raced away to beat the heavily backed Crocodile Rock ($4.40-$3.80) which was easily the best mover in the race and attracted good money throughout the day. Aloft ($10) ran third while another popular runner, Yogi ($7.50) ran fourth. The Robert Hickmott-trained winner held 37 percent of all bets on the race while and along with Crocodile Rock, held 66 percent of all bets on the Listed event.

BETS: Almandin $4,000 @ $5.50

RACE 9: Hardham ($7.50) was one of the more confidently backed runners in the final event on the card. Ridden positively by Luke Nolen, Hardham had to do it tough before holding off the swoopers Nozomi ($19) and Jacquinot Bay ($15-$8) who had strong support throughout the day. Of the others, Gallic Chieftain was the early mover in the morning and at one stage was $15 into $9 but by the time the race came around it drifted to $12. Of the others, the fourth placed Cool Chap was $7 into $4.80 and had some big bets riding on him while Amelie’s Star began the day as a $4 favourite but got out to $5.50.

BETS: Hardham $1,000 @ $8; Cool Chap $7,000 @ $7, $5,000 @ $5; Amelies Star $4,000 @ $5.50

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