Flemington plunge comes off
25 Jun 2012 | While the large wagers on Black Caviar dominated punting news over the weekend, with one punter in particular taking $200,000 at $1.15 on the mare in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday, there was a successful plunge at Flemington.
TAB Sportsbet reported that punters proved spot on in race six, the David Burke Provincial Plate over 1630m when the Nigal Blackiston trained four-year-old Zabeel gelding Menados won with 3/4L in hand over New York and Academy Jack.
Menados opened at $7.50 but with a constant flow of money since the market was first posted last Wednesday the price firmed into $3.60.
Big bets included $6,000 at $3.70 and $5,000 at $3.60.
At Eagle Farm Pear Tart surprised most punters in the final Group 1 race of the season, the Sky Racing Tattersall’s Tiara over 1400m, however, there were a few smart punters that did get a slice of the juicy odds on offer.
The Jeff Lloyd-ridden three-year-old filly raced on the speed before proving too strong for her older rivals, scoring over Skyerush and Gai’s Choice.
Saluting at double figure odds, one smart TAB Sportsbet punter outlaid $1,000 @ $18 on the winner.
Some of the bets taken on the beaten brigade included $3,000 @ $5 on Soft Sand and $2,000 @ $6 on Mid Summer Music.
The rough result also helped boost the exotic dividends, with the First 4 on the Victorian tote paying over $95,000
Hoss Amor was a popular choice in the Listed Mercedez-Benz Stakes. The John O’Shea-trained filly made it three wins from six starts after holding off the fast-finishing Caliente and Saluter.
Punters got behind the daughter of General Nediym too with over 85 percent of total investments on the race resting with her. Big bets included $8,000 at $1.85 and $6,000 at $1.85. Hoss Amor opened at $2 with TAB Sportsbet but was crunched into $1.85.