Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at the Stakes Day meeting at Flemington, notable multi wagers and the meeting at Rosehill.


$120 @ $84 to collect $10,080 on Dreamforce (won Flemington Race 4) | Santa Ana Lane {placed on November 9}

$20 @ $752.40 to collect $15,048 on Ringerdingding (won Flemington Race 3) | Jaameh (won Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington) | Luvaluva to place (third Matriarch Stakes at Flemington) | Santa Ana Lane



Loyalty Man ($7) just held off the finishing burst of Manuel to take out Melbourne's Own 3aw Trophy (1600 metres).

Patrick Maloney stole a march on his rivals at the 300 metre mark while Manuel ($2.60 fav) was stuck behind the tiring leaders. Once clear, the fav made a spirited lunge at Loyalty Man but couldn't get there. Al Passem ($3.20) held third.

Eshtiraak, which was a $6 chance, had been well supported on an eachway basis but was scratched at the barriers.

Manuel went around as the most popular runner in terms of money taken.

BETS: Loyalty Man $500 @ $7.50, $500 @ $6.50 TWICE



Top Prospect's win wasn't a total surprise as the gelding had some eachway backing in the second event on the card.

Craig Williams was back on the inside and hugged the rails, with Top Prospect finishing hard down the straight to beat Etymology ($19) which flashed at him late. Lycurgus ($41) filled the minor end of the prize.

Most punters were in the corner of Danon Roman ($3 fav) and Lucky For All ($2.60-$3.10), with the pair holding 67 percent of the total investment. It was Danon Roman which was best tried today though, attracting several big bets and overtaking Lucky For All for favouritism.

BETS: Danon Roman $4,000 @ $3.30, $10,000 @ $3.10, $2,020 @ $3, $1,500 @ $3, $1,000 @ $3 MULTIPLE TIMES



Ringerdingding represented a big blow to TAB when it flew home to capture the Springtime Stakes (1400 metres).

The Darren Weir runner was near the tail of the field at the 400 metre mark, however, jockey John Allen found clear running and timed his run to perfection on the colt, who flashed home to beat Scottish Rogue ($13) and Secret Vega ($41).

Ringerdingding ($3.20-$4.20) drifted but was the most popular runner with TAB customers and accounted for 40 percent of the total investment. Of the others, Yulong January ($3.40-$4.60) was pushed out in the market, just like Ringerdingding was because there was a big move in the final hour of betting for Wagner ($9-$5).

BETS: Ringerdingding $2,500 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $4.20 MULTIPLE TIMES

BETS: Yulong January $3,000 @ $4.40

BETS: Wagner $1,000 @ $8

BETS: No Emotion $5,000 @ $14



Dreamforce was able to lead throughout to win the Derucci Chatham Stakes (1400 metres).

Rated to perfection by Damian Lane, Dreamforce ($6.50-$7) went around as one of the more popular runners in the race and landed some nice bets.

Widgee Turf ($4.60-$6.50), the most popular runner, flashed home to finish second in a good result for TAB as it represented a massive loss if it had saluted.

Perast ($10) finished close up in third after racing on the speed throughout.

Of the others, fourth placegetter Mr Sneaky ($7.50-$4.80) was backed into favouritism while Age Of Fire ($34) attracted a few big bets late.

BETS: Dreamforce $1,750 @ $7, $1,000 x $950 e/w @ $6.50/$2.40, $1,300 @ $7, $1,000 @ $7

BETS: Widgee Turf $5,000 e/w @ $6/$2.30, $1,000 @ $6 MULTIPLE TIMES, $5,000 @ $5

BETS: Age Of Fire $4,000 @ $34, $6,500 @ $26



Jaameh was a horror result for TAB after it took out a thrilling edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600 metres).

The Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig-trained runner was one of the best backed runners all day at Flemington, holding approximately half of the market heading into the Group Three.

Jaameh ($4-$3.30), which bottomed out at $2.90, had to fight off one of the movers in the form of Sully ($13-$10), while Libran ($8) was popular as always and rounded out the trifecta.

Libran was actually the most popular runner outside the winner, while Gallic Chieftain ($6-$5.50) had its share of admirers as did Northwest Passage ($13-$7.50) which firmed up late.

BETS: Jaameh $1,300 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $3.80, $4,000 @ $3.70, $10,000 @ $3.20

BETS: Sully $2,000 @ $10

BETS: Libran $2,000 @ $8, $1,000 @ $8



Kenedna prevented a huge move coming off when she flashed home late to take out the 7News Matriarch Stakes (2000 metres).

The Darren Weir runner had some good backing at around the $9-$10 quote, however, runner-up Miss Siska ($19-$6.50 fav) was a huge firmer and nearly pulled off the plunge.

In a driving finish, jockey John Allen weaved his way through the field and found gaps at the right time, driving Kenedna through to beat Miss Siska, while Luvaluva ($34) filled the minor end of the prize in front of All Too Soon.

In one of the most betting affairs of the day, Our Libretto ($9.50) and Aqua D'ivina ($8.50) were the two most popular while Sheezdashing ($7) started second pick behind Miss Siska. Eckstein ($12-$10) and Nettoyer ($26) also had admirers.

BETS: Kenedna $1,000 e/w @ $10/$3.20 TWICE

BETS: Eckstein $5,000 e/w @ $10/$3.30

BETS: Nettoyer $4,000 @ $26



Santa Ana Lane ($9.50-$10) was a brilliant winner of the VRC Sprint Classic (1200 metres), much to the delight of punters and the TAB.

The Anthony Freedman-trained runner was the fourth most popular horse in terms of money held, behind Redzel, Kementari and Pierata.

The gelding attracted good money, however, didn't have anywhere near the amount of support that Redzel did after the favourite commanded a whopping 48 percent of the total investment.

Such was the amount of money riding on Redzel that it firmed on the day from $4 into $2.90 favourite.

Santa Ana Lane went on to beat In Her Time ($11-$13) while Jungle Cat ($15-$26) defied a huge betting drift to fill out the minor end of the prize along with Pierata ($7 - dead heat for third).

Of the unplaced brigade, Redkirk Warrior ($11) and had some serious money riding on it while US Navy Flag ($12-$18) and Spirit Of Valor ($10-$26) were noted drifters, as was Brave Smash ($12-$18-$17).

BETS: Redzel $8,500 @ $3.30, $3,924 @ $3.20, $3,130 @ $3, $3,000 @ $3 TWICE, $3,000 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.90

BETS: Kementari $1,000 @ $8 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $7, $3,000 @ $6, $2,000 @ $6

BETS: Redkirk Warrior $1,180 @ $11, $2,000 @ $10, $1,500 @ $10

BETS: US Navy Flag $2,000 @ $15, $1,000 @ $15 TWICE

BETS: Santa Ana Lane $1,500 x $2,500 e/w @ $10/$3.20, $1,000 @ $10, $1,000 @ $9.50



Trap For Fools ($13-$26) defied the betting drift to land the cash in the Group One Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes (2000 metres).

The Jarrod McLean-trained runner led throughout and held off a late challenge from Latrobe ($5-$6-$5.50) and the most notable mover in the race, Extra Brut ($9-$4.60) which halved its quote from the morning.

Although Trap For Fools was one of the lesser fancied runners, he did attract some decent investments with one of the bigger investments landing one TAB customer close to a $100,000.

Blair House went around the popular elect and although drifting from $1.90 in the morning out to $2.50, he commanded 43 percent of the total investment.

Shillelagh ($7.50-$5) was the subject of a late push.

BETS: Trap For Fools $4,000 @ $23, $1,000 @ $23, $1,000 @ $21

BETS: Latrobe $3,000 @ $6, $4,000 @ $5.50, $2,000 @ $5.50

BETS: Blair House $20,000 @ $2.40, $5,000 @ $2.30, $31,600 @ $1.25 PLACE, $15,000 @ $1.26 PLACE

BETS: Shillelagh $20,000 @ $7.50

BETS: Extra Brut $2,000 @ $8.50



Order Of Command ($7.50-$6) was the best tried runner late in betting for the Grand Handicap (1100 metres).

The Danny O’Brien-trained runner ended up displacing Eurack ($4.40-$7) for favouritism and that market confidence proved spot on as he finished best under the urgings of Damien Oliver to hold off Sirius Suspect ($17). Esperance ($7-$9), which had very strong money riding on it at the eachway odds, ran on well for third.

Order Of Command was the second best tried runner in the race behind Eurack, which drifted alarmingly late. His win meant it was a losing result for TAB to end the Flemington Cup carnival.

BETS: Order Of Command $8,500 @ $8

BETS: Esperance $2,000 e/w @ $9/$2.80

BETS: Revenire $2,000 @ $11, $3,000 @ $9

BETS: Eurack $10,000 @ $5

BETS: Lagerfeld $5,000 @ $16





In a competitive finish to kick start the day at Rosehill, Kiamichi edged out the favourite Sebrakate to get the cash in the Girls Day Out Handicap (1200m).

Kiamichi was as much as $5 this morning and with little support from punters, the filly drifted out to $7 at the jump.

Sebrakate was the one the punters were after heading into the race. The colt got out to as much as $2.90 before being backed into the $2.70 favourite. The Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig-trained runner was the subject of many big bets and was the second best supported runner, behind Exhilarates, with 40 percent of the investment.

Third place getter Oh So Hot ($26-$9.50) was the least popular in the field of five.

Exhilarates ($2.10-$3.20) was responsible for 45 percent of the investment, however, was never in it and finished last.

BETS: Sebrakate $$2,200 @ $1.55 (PLACE), $1,600 @ $2.70, $1,500 @ $2.70, $1,300 @ $2.70, $1,000 @ $2.80

BETS: Exhilarates $4,000 @ $2.20, 1,200 @ $2.80, $1,200 @ $2.70, $1,200 @ $2.50

BETS: Chia $1,000 @ $4.80



Ron Quinton’s Royal Celebration made it back-to-back wins after saluting in the 2019 Membership Handicap (1400m).

The colt eased from $1.95 out to $2.15, however, was easily the best backed runner in the race and was responsible for 60 percent of the investment.

Runner-up Coterie ($4.40-$7.50) was supported in betting, but was holding only a fraction of the money that was on Royal Celebration.

Singing Sand ($7.50-$11) crossed for third and was one of the least supported runners.

Baller was the one they came for today. He held 22 percent of the money and was as much as $11 early this week and firmed from $7 into $4 today. He led but weakened out of it.

BETS: Royal Celebration $2,000 @ $1.90, $1,500 @ $2, $1,500 @ $2.20, $1,400 @ $2.20

BETS: Baller $4,000 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $4.20, $1,000 @ $4.20 MULTIPLE TIMES



Tristan De Angel makes it two straight wins after getting the cash in the TAB Highway Handicap (1400m).

The gelding eased from $4.60 to $6.50, but despite the drift, he was the best supported runner in the race with 23 percent of the money.

Lucciola Belle ($23 - $11) finished strong for second, however, was one of the least supported runners in the 11-horse field.

Ave got out to as much as $8 before starting the race at $7.50 and finished in third place.

Race favourite Sugar Dance was the second best supported runner with 21 percent and was backed from $5 into $4.40 today. Leading for most of the race, it weakened out of it to miss the placings. Of the others, Carillion was a big firmer ($6.50-$4.80) but was blocked for a clear run.

BETS: Tristan De Angel $700/$1000 E/W @ $6.50/$2.30

BETS: $1,000 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.40 MULTIPLE TIMES

BETS: Ave $1,100 @ $7.50



The money proved correct in the Schweppes Handicap with Sexy Eyes just hanging on to get the cash for her supporters (1500m).

Sexy Eyes was the only one customers wanted heading into the race. She was $1.60 earlier this week and was backed from $1.45 into $1.30 today. The Chris Waller-trained runner was smashed despite the price and held 75 percent of the investment and was the subject of many big bets, the largest wager being $24,800 @ $1.30.

Stablemate Velocita ($4.80-$9) fought extremely hard to knock off Sexy Eyes at the line, however, ended up in the runner-up spot.

Third placegetter Aurora Rose was $21 out $23 while I Like It Easy also drifted from $6.50 out to $10 but had some specking.

BETS: Sexy Eyes $24,800 @ $1.30, $6,670 @ $1.45, $6,064 @ $1.65, $5,000 @ $1.40, $4,685 @ $1.35, $3,000 @ $1.30 MULTPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $1.30 MULTIPLE TIMES

BETS: I Like I Easy $2,500 @ $10



Turnberry held out Budderoo Knight and Man Of Peace in a close finish to win the Eden Brae Homes Handicap (1400m).

Rachel King had him right in the mix from the start of the race before flying home to win by a nose.

The Kris Lees-trained runner opened at $14 this morning but drifted out to $16 at the jump.

Second placegetter Budderoo Knight was friendless in the betting, drifting from $26 out to $31 but was impressive in doing all the work outside the leader.

Man Of Peace was the second best supported runner in the race, behind Chaussure, holding 14 percent of the investment.

Race favourite Chaussure was one of the better backed runners on the card. The gelding firmed from $3.50 into $3.20 and was holding more than half of the money in the market. He never really got into the race and finished unplaced, a great result for TAB.

BETS: Chaussure $2,000 @ $3.20 MULTIPLE TIMES, $1,500 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.40 MULTIPLE TIMES

BETS: Man Of Peace $1,000 @ $7.50



Sky Boy was too strong for his rivals in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (2000m).

The Anthony and Edward Cummings-trained runner led throughout with 60kgs on his back, with the topweight easily one of the best backed runners on the Rosehill card.

Sky Boy opened $2.30 on Wednesday but today bottomed out at $1.75 before jumping a $1.90 shot. Such was his popularity that he accounted for 70 percent of the total investment, which made him seven times as the next best supported in Miss Shanti.

Nicochet was $12 into $10 and tried extremely hard but couldn’t peg back the winner while third placegetter Miss Shanti drifted from $9 this morning to $11 at the jump.

BETS: Sky Boy $2,500 @ $1.85, $2,500 @ $1.90, $3,000 @ $1.90, $2,000 @ $1.85 MULTIPLE TIMES, $5,600 @ $1.80, $4,000 @ $1.75



If money was anything to go by, punters got it spot on in The Agency Real Estate Handicap (1300 metres).

Punters pretty much had it as a race in two between Dyslexic ($2.60-$4) and Coruscate ($2.90-$3) with the pair holding the lion’s share of investments between them.

They raced one-two for the entire race and staged an epic battle up the straight but Dyslexic proved too strong in the end.

At one stage, the two horses came into equal favouritism before Coruscate moved into a clear top pick.

Dyslexic was the best tried runner with 30 percent of the investment, Coruscate also had his fair share of admirers with 27 percent.

Third placegetter Gaulois was as much as $6 earlier this morning and was backed into $3.80.

Tip Top ($4.40-$5.50) was the subject of a few big bets heading into the race.

BETS: Dyslexic $2,000 @ $4, $1,000 @ $3.80, $1,000 @ $3.60

BETS: Coruscate $2,000 @ $3, $1,500 @ $3, $1,275 @ $3, $1,000 @ $3 MULTIPLE TIMES

BETS: Tip Top $1,500 @ $5, $1,000 @ $4.80



Race favourite Bon Amis was too strong for his rivals in the eighth at Rosehill  - the Oh No Darren The Big Five Oh (1100m).

The gelding was the best tried runner heading into the race, responsible for almost half of the money in the market. You could have secured as much as $7 for the five-year-old earlier this week and he was backed from $3.20 into $2.50 today.

Second placegetter Sedition hovered around the $5-$5.50 quote and was also admired by punters. The gelding was the subject of a few big bets heading into the race and was the second best supported runner, holding 17 percent of the investment.

Sikhing Glory ($6.50-$14) has some support, but was only holding a fraction of the money that was on Bon Amis.

BETS: Bon Amis $4,000 @ $2.70, $3,620 @ $2.70, $2,000 @ $2.70 MULTIPLE TIMES, $2,000 @ $2.60 MULTIPLE TIMES

BETS: Sedition $1,000 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5.50, $1,000 E/W @ $5.50/$1.90

BETS: $2,500 @ $3.10 Sikhing Glory PLACE


Race 9

Falerina held out Regimen to win the last race on the card – the Rosehill Bowling Club After Party (1100m).

The Brett Cavanough-trained mare was $7 this morning and backed into $6 at the jump. She caught the eye of punters heading into the race, seeing a number of bets come for her as she went from a high of $7.50 into $6.

Godolphin’s Regimen firmed from $8 into $7.50 leading into the race and was the second best tried runner, behind third placegetter Montrachet, with 14 percent of the money in the market. She flew home late but couldn’t peg back the winner.

Montrachet ($3.70-$4.40) was easily the best backed runner in the race and held 40 percent of the market.

Smart Amelia ($10-$11) also attracted a few big bets heading into the race while Ellie’s Encore ($11-$6.50) was a noted firmer.

BETS: Falerina $1,400 @ $7.50, $1,500 @ $6, $1,000 @ $6

BETS: Regimen $1,500 @ $7.50, $1,000 @ $7.50

BETS: Montrachet $4,000 @ $4, $4,000 @ $4.40, $2,000 @ $4.40, $1,500 @ $4.40, $1,500 @ $4.20

BETS: Smart Amelia $5,000 @ $11, $1,500/$500 E/E @ $5.50/$2.40