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Raceday wagering review
17 Jun 2017 | ThoroughbredNEWS News Desk 

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at Rosehill and The Valley on Saturday.



Gaulois did the right thing by punters when leading throughout in the first.

Touching odds-on at one point in the morning, the Darren Beadman-trained runner blew late to start $2.70.

Despite the drift the son of Street Cry still commanded 47 percent of the total investment.

Leading from start to finish, Gaulois defeated Hualalai ($3.80) which ran on strongly from the rear.

Condor ($18-$21) held third.

The quinella pair totally dominated the holds with over 70 percent of all bets riding with them.

Of the others, Arrestar fluctuated in and out all morning between $9 and as much as $17. It jumped as an $8.50 chance.

BETS: Gaulois $10,000 @ $1.95


Just Dreaming ($7-$8.50) did it tough to cause the upset in the second event on the card.

Carting the field up to the heavily backed favourite Arbeitsam ($2.30), who was running along out in front, Just Dreaming hit the front but was challenged from everywhere.

Fighting hard, the daughter of Snitzel dug deep to narrowly defeat Insensata ($9-$12) which came from the rear while High Mist ($3.80-$8) ran third.

Arbeitsam, which had approximately half of all bets riding on him, was gone on straightening and finished unplaced.

BETS: Just Dreaming $1,000 x $2,000 e/w @ $8/$2.20


Zamex landed some nice bets in taking out his second consecutive TAB Highway.

Punters had a few anxious moments with the favourite firstly because he was a noted drifter from $2.30 out to $2.80. The other worrying factor was that he was second last on the home turn.

Jockey Tye Angland found some space on straightening and the son of Cheval de Troy picked up brilliantly down the running to overhaul O'Lordy ($13-$12) and Eva Jean ($34-$21) in the shadows of the post.

Zamex was dominant favourite and held sway with TAB customers with the horse carrying more than 50 percent of the money in the race.

Mister Marmalade, which led, was $6 into $4.80 but couldn't finish the job in the straight.

BETS: Zamex $2,400 @ $2.30, $2,200 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.80


Test The World had to fight off several challengers to get the money in race four on the card.

The well tried $2.60 favourite, who had been as high as $3 and as low as $2.20 earlier in the morning, led and was challenged several times in the straight but kept kicking strongly to beat Foreign Affair ($11) and Upscale ($3.30-$4.60) in a thrilling finish.

The Bjorn Baker-trained filly was twice as popular as Upscale and Nonpareil who were easily the best backed to beat her.

BETS: Test The World $5,000 @ $3


Liapari ($6) knocked off the heavily backed Moss N Dale right on the line to upset the apple cart for favourite backers.

Although the best supported runner to beat the favourite, Liapari still held less than a third of money that Moss N Dale did.

Jockey Hugh Bowman weaved some magic late to duck back to the inside of Moss N Dale and nail him right on the line.

Moss N Dale, which opened at $5 on Wednesday, was crunched all week and went around at $2.30. On top of that he was one of the best supported runners anywhere across Australia today.

BETS: Moss N Dale $6,000 @ $2.40 TWICE

BETS: Liapari $1,000 @ $6.50 TWICE


Supply And Demand made it back-to-back wins here.

Ridden a treat by Rachel King, Supply And Demand defied a betting drift from $3 out to $4.20 to knock off the heavily supported Tucanchoo ($3.90-$4.20) and Montauk ($8.50-$7.50-$8).

Mighty Lucky, which opened at $16 this morning, was backed into as low as $9 at one point and ran right up to the support to grab fourth.

Tucanchoo held four times the amount of money that Supply And Demand did. Overall, the runner-up was responsible for approximately 45 percent of the total investment.

BETS: Tucanchoo $3,000 @ $4.20

BETS: Montauk $3,000 @ $8


Sir Plush only attracted minor support but was still too strong in the seventh event from Rosehill.

Firming up from $6 into $4.80, Sir Plush ran right over the top of the two frontrunners in Badajoz and Fickle Folly.

Badajoz went out as the most popular runner with a 42 percent hold while Fickle Folly was one of the biggest firmers in the race, $9 into $4.20.

Of the others, Pioneering ($5.50) attracted good money and was best supported to beat Badajoz.

BETS: Badajoz $2,000 @ $4


Carzoff let favourite backers down here after it was run down late.

The Chris Waller-trained runner was smashed in betting, backed from $2.20 int0 $1.95 favourite after as much as $5 was given earlier in the week.

Hitting the front turning for home, the son of Zoffany fought hard but couldn't hold off the fast-finishing Collateral ($6.50-$6).

Carzoff was one of the best backed runners in Australia all day and was responsible for nearly 60 percent of the money here.

Collateral was easily the best tried to beat it but held less than a quarter of the money that the favourite did.

BETS: Carzoff $5,000 @ $2.15, $3,200 @ $2.15, $2,500 @ $2.15,

BETS: Collateral $1,000 @ $6 MULTIPLE TIMES


Invincible Knight ($6-$7.50) stormed home down the outside of the track to land the money in the last.

One of the best supported runners in terms of money taken, Invincible Knight was produced with a well-timed run by Hugh Bowman to beat Pick Me Up ($6.50-4.40) which looked all over the winner.

Pakaya Prince ($7-$5) was a good run and wound up third.

Francesco ($10-$8) went out as the most popular runner and held 23 percent of the total investment. Pick Me Up and Invincible Knight were next best in front of Pakaya Prince.

BETS: Invincible Knight $2,000 @ $7



It was a leader dominated affair in the first at Moonee Valley.

Pure Emotion ($13-$18) had to do it tough outside the leader but was too strong over the concluding stages.

Relatively unwanted in betting, Pure Emotion had been $10 earlier in the week.

Magic Mila, which led at massive odds of $151, battled on gamely for second while one of the well supported runners, Josephine Sea ($4) wound up third.

Punters came for a few of these horses during the week. The first of them was Behave which was backed from $4.60 into as low as $3.70; Speak Softly which opened at $12 and bottomed out at $4; and Zelsignoret which was $12 into $4.60.

BETS: Josephine Sea $2,000 @ $3.90

BETS: Behave $1,850 @ $4.20


Unique Lovely landed a nice move when successful in the Bidfood Handicap.

TAB had her as much as $10 earlier in the week but today firmed up significantly from $8 into $6.

Swooping home in the centre of the track courtesy of a gun ride by Brandon Stockdale, Unique Lovely beat Miss Vesper ($14-$10-$17) which led and gave a great sight. If Not Now When ($3.50-$4.80) ran on for third.

The majority of support today was with Airino ($4-$3.70) who was as much as $6 when markets first came out. The John Sadler-trained runner held just under a third of all investments on the race.

BETS: Airino $2,113 @ $3.60

BETS: If Not Now When $2,000 @ $4.80

BETS: Unique Lovely $5,000 @ $5.50


The specking for Essence Of Terror ($14-$8.50) was certainly warranted after she followed the rails home to score.

Settling in behind the leader Appalachian Annie, jockey Jake Bayliss stuck to the inside as the frontrunner shifted off rounding the home turn. It proved to be the winning move as the four-year-old beat the well backed Zara Bay ($6-$3.20-$3.40) and Appalachian Annie ($6.50-$5.50).

Zara Bay was the most popular runner in terms of money held while Miss Vista ($3.80-$3.20) wasn't too far behind. The pair were dominant picks and held 76 percent of the money.


Stylish Miss ($34) led throughout to cause a big upset.

One of the lesser fancied runners in the race, Stylish Miss was ridden a treat by Beau Mertens to beat Mamzelle Tess ($8-$9.50-$8) and Have Another Glass ($6-$4.60-$5).

The big disappointment from a punting perspective was Soho Ruby ($4.20) who was $8 earlier in the week.

The Levi Kavanagh-trained runner was five times as popular as anything else.

BETS: Soho Ruby $4,000 @ $4


Lord Da Vinci defied a betting drift to get the money in the fifth event.

Heavily supported during the week, TAB went up at $4 on Wednesday but in no time at all punters had crunched it into $2.90.

Getting back out to as much as $5 today, Lord Da Vinci looked strong in sitting outside Military Reign to score an impressive win.

Camdus ($6.50-$8) finished off nicely for second while Ruettiger ($6.50-$10), which sat behind the leader, getting third.

Whistle Baby ($4.60) and Reldas ($7) were easily the two most popular picks with TAB customers.


Leaders once again dominated the finish here.

Revolving Door ($7-$6) sat outside the leader Liberty Song ($9-$11) and proved too strong for that galloper over the concluding stages.

The popular pick in Highland Beat ($4.80-$4.40) looped the field after being wide and was just behind them in third.

BETS: Highland Beat $3,000 @ $4.20


Black Tomahawk ($21-$51) caused a huge upset in winning race seven.

Diving late to nail the well supported Megablast ($6-$5) and Show A Star ($8-$5-$6), the Darren Weir-trained runner was one of the least fancied runners in the race.

Hursley ($4.60) once again had its share of admirers and was the most popular horse while Coldstone ($5-$4.60), who was $8 on opening during the week, led and weakened out of the placings.

BETS: Coldstone $3,000 @ $4.60


Petrology ($16-$31-$26) arrived in the last bound to cause the upset.

Attracting good eachway money throughout the day, Petrology still drifted in the market thanks to the big support for Heart Starter and Data Point.

In fact, he trailed Data Point ($6-$4) into the race and relegated that runner to third at the finish with Magic Consol ($17-$11) splitting them.

Heart Starter, a $13 chance when markets first opened on Wednesday, bottomed out at $3.90 and jumped a $4.40 second pick.

Heart Starter still went out as the most popular runner in terms of money taken, with Data Point a clear second best.

BETS: Data Point $2,000 @ $4

BETS: Heart Starter $2,000 @ $4.40


Catch That Cat ($10-$18-$15) railed through after trailing the leader to land the last.

Attracting good eachway money throughout the day, the Gwenda Johnstone-trained runner held out the fast-finishing Niminypiminy ($18-$34) who was wide out on the track.

All the money in the final event, however, was with Leodoro ($3.10).

The gelding held more than half of all bets going into the final event and was a big firmer having opened at $4.40 during the week.

BETS: Leodoro $9,000 @ $2.80

BETS: Catch That Cat $2,500 e/w @ $13/$3.65


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