The markets reacted to Chautauqua's successful Flemington barrier trial on Friday morning. Sportsbet.com.au had the champion sprinter drifting from $5.50 out to $16 since last October in The Everest betting, but the bookmaker expects that to soon change.
Chautauqua, a six-time Group 1 winner, has one more trial in NSW before his racing ban is lifted and clear the way for a return to the races. He then must be accepted for one of the remaining slots for the invitation race
Trapeze Artist heads Everest betting with sportsbet.com.au on $4.60 ahead of defending champion Redzel ($5.50).
“Chautauqua has one hurdle to get over and if he does that his price will no doubt shorten for The Everest. He’s a star sprinter and throughout his career he’s been a favourite of the punters and we all want to see him back racing again,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
The latest The Everest sportsbet.com.au market
$4.60 Trapeze Artist
$11 Nature Strip
$12 In Her Time
$15 Winx (Doubtful)
$15 Santa Ana Lane
$16 Bound For Nowhere
$16 Brave Smash