Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at Rosehill and Pakenham:



Czarson ($3.30-$4.40) defied the betting drift to lead throughout and win the Roadwork Solutions Handicap (1200 metres).

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott runner was rated perfectly out in front by Tim Clark, with Czarson holding Kiamichi ($4-$5.50) safely at the finish after they raced one-two for most of the trip.

The heavily backed Creator, $6 on Wednesday, jumped $2.90 favourite and was only one-paced in the straight and wound up third a few lengths behind the first two.

Creator was responsible for 52 percent of the market and was nearly twice as popular as the winner.

BETS: Czarson $1,000 @ $4.40, $1,000 @ $3.50

BETS: Creator $2,000 @ $3, $1,000 @ $3, $3,500 @ $2.90, $3,000 @ $2.90, $2,000 @ $2.90, $1,520 @ $2.90, $1,000 @ $2.90



Zalatte ($3.40-$4.40-$4) landed a few sizable bets when taking out the 2019 Membership Handicap (1400 metres).

The filly was the subject of some big bets just moments before the jump.

Jockey Jay Ford brought her down the centre of the track, with the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro sweeping home to beat the well tried Baller which raced on the speed throughout.

Reelem In Ruby ($3.60-$4.40) was third.

Baller was $2.60 out to $3.10 but despite the drift, was a commanding pick with TAB customers and went around with over half the total investment.

Of the others, Ronstar firmed $7-$5 on the day.

BETS: Zalatte $3,000 @ $4.40, $10,000 @ $4, $6,000 @ $4

BETS: Baller $3,000 @ $3, $2,000 @ $3, $5,000 @ $2.70



Our Rosemaree registered her second straight TAB Highway Handicap when successful in this one.

Despite winning last time out, the Terry Robinson-trained runner was $10 out to $15 on the day as most of the attention centred around the favourite, Chewbacca.

Rated perfectly by Winona Costin, Our Rosemaree kicked strongly when challenged by Chewbacca ($2.80-$2.25-$2.60) which had opened as much as $3.80 when markets opened on Wednesday.

Hemmerle ($3.80-$5), a stablemate to the runner-up, grabbed third and was equal favourite with Chewbacca earlier in the week.

Chewbacca went around as one of the more popular runners on the Rosehill card today. The son of Uncle Mo held nearly 70 percent of the market.

BETS: Our Rosemaree $250 e/w @ $10/$3

BETS: Chewbacca $1,000 @ $2.80, $4,500 @ $2.50, $4,000 @ $2.40, $15,000 @ $1.40 PLACE

BETS: Hemmerle $1,000 @ $5 MULTIPLE TIMES



Abdon proved best in a stirring finish to the Summer Racing Handicap (2000 metres).

Chris Waller dominated the finish here by getting the first four runners across the line.

Abdon had drifted from $4.40-$7 due to the support for Godolphin's Etymology ($3.40-$4), which went around with twice as much money as any other runner.

Merovee ($5-$5.50) was pretty solid in betting and ran a good race for second while Araaja ($5-$6-$4.80-$5) rounded out the trifecta.

Of the rest, Gamblestown was the most notable firmer. After being $16 at one stage today it jumped as a $6.50 chance.

BETS: Abdon $1,000 @ $7

BETS: Temprado $2,000 e/w @ $23/$5, $1,000 e/w @ $23/$5



Irithea defied the betting drift to lead throughout in the ATC Tipping Competition Handicap (1400 metres).

A daring ride by Jean Van Overmeire paid dividends after the pair sped to the front and then booted clear at the top of the straight. The mare was $4.40 favourite on Wednesday and $5 this morning, however, she continued to get out in the market and started at $7.

Smartedge rattled home from near last to miss out in a photo. The Team Snowden runner was $5-$6.50.

Onslaught ($26) was the roughie of the field and didn't attract much interest.

Sir Bacchus ($8-$7-$7.50) held the most money in the race while Mapmaker was well tried in the final stages of betting, with the Tim Martin runner going $5.50-$4.20 fav on the day.

BETS: Irithea $1,000 @ $7 MULTIPLE TIMES

BETS: Mapmaker $10,000 @ $4.20, $3,000 @ $4.20, $2,000 @ $4.20



In what was a very wide open betting affair, Sweet Deal proved too strong to win the TAB Rewards Handicap (1400 metres).

The John Thompson-trained runner did have some support throughout the day, firming from $10 to start $6.50.

In a driving finish, Sweet Deal proved too good for So Magic ($13) and Hussterical ($6) with Velocita in fourth.

Deft ($6) went around with the most money while With Purpose ($6.50-$4.40-$5) attracted some big investments late.

BETS: With Purpose $20,000 @ $5, $3,000 @ $4.40



Favourite backers were on good terms with themselves after Bon Amis saluted at nice odds.

Jumping a $4.40 chance in the Merry Christmas ATC Members Sprint (1100m) jockey Glyn Schofield gave the gelding a good run in transit as there was a bit of speed up front courtesy of Tango Rain, Niccobelle and Junglized.

Pouncing on the leaders midway down the straight, Bon Amis raced away to beat the fast-finishing Godolphin pair of Jorda ($14) and Coruscate ($7).

In a race where there were moves for a number of runners, Albumin ($6) was the most popular horse outside the winner in front of Single Bullet ($11) while there were pushes for Slow Burn ($9-$7) and Niccobelle ($26-$10).

BETS: Bon Amis $2,200 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.40 MULTIPLE TIMES, $3,000 @ $4

BETS: Single Bullet $2,000 @ $8.50

BETS: Albumin $2,000 @ $6.50



Reflectivity ($3.80-$3.40) landed some nice bets when successful in the eighth event on the card.

The Team Hawkes runner was the subject of some big bets late in betting, jumping a popular favourite with Brock Ryan aboard. Despite missing the start, the pair were third in running and finished best to beat Turnberry ($7.50-$7) which raced outside the leader.

Asterius ($7), which was actually more popular than the winner, had good backing all week and ran on well form the back to finish third.

Reflectivity and Asterius accounted for nearly 60 percent of the market.

BETS: Reflectivity $10,000 @ $3.40, $6,000 @ $3.40

BETS: Nai'a $5,000 @ $5



Discussions led throughout to win the final event on the card – the Australian Turf Club handicap (1300 metres).

Going around as a $15 shot, Discussions was rated to perfection out in front by Robbie Dolan with the pair dropping their rivals midway down the straight to score a strong win. The Joe Pride runner was $17 in the morning.

Good Weather, which raced up on the speed, did well to finish second at $34 while Blue Tycoon ($12) wound up third after drifting from $6 in the morning.

It was a pretty rough way for punters to finish the day at Rosehill with Moet Rose ($3.90-$2.80) a heavily backed favourite while Lisdoonvarna ($3.70-$4.60) was actually the most popular runner in terms of money held. Between them, they held 56 percent of the total investment.

BETS: Discussions $2,000 x $1,000 e/w @ $16/$3.80

BETS: Lisdoonvarna $1,500 @ $4.60, $1,200 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.60

BETS: Redouble $1,000 @ $5.50

BETS: Moet Rose $6,500 @ $2.80, $6,000 @ $2.80, $1,500 @ $2.80





Star Fall didn't have support like the other favourites but that didn't stop him from leading throughout to win the John Duff & Co 3YO BM70 Handicap (1000 metres).

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained runner was $4-$5 on the day and was the third best supported runner, however, what the colt held was nothing compared with the top two in the market.

Symphonette ($4.40-$3.10) was hammered into favouritism and was easily the best tried runner after being $8 on Wednesday. All In Brawl ($3.50-$4.60) was favourite for most of the betting but lost that title in the final hour or two prior to the jump.

Star Fall beat Divine Mr Tycoon ($8.50) with Symphonette finding the line well for third.

BETS: Star Fall $2,000 @ $5 TWICE

BETS: Symphonette $1,000 @ $3.40, $1,000 @ $3.30, $4,000 @ $3.10, $2,000 @ $3.20 TWICE



TAB dodged a bullet in the Hanson BM70 Handicap (1600 metres) when Laure Me In landed the money.

While the Tony McEvoy runner was $4.20-$3.70, all the big money was riding with the favourite Casino Fourteen which was $2.80-$2.20 before jumping a $2.40 chance.

Casino Fourteen hit the front on straightening but couldn't hold off the finishing burst of Laure Me In, with Luke Currie timing his run to perfection.

Honeywine ($34) and North Afrika ($16) filled the minors in front of Casino Fourteen which tired late.

BETS: Laure Me In $1,000 @ $3.80, $1,100 @ $3.70, $1,000 @ $3.70

BETS: Casino Fourteen $8,000 @ $2.40, $4,000 @ $2.40, $2,000 @ $2.40 MULTIPLE TIMES



Angelic Spirit ($4.80-$5.50) was the one the late money came for and it proved spot on in the Fulmen Park F&M BM78 Handicap (1400 metres).

Rated a treat by Linda Meech out in front, Angelic Spirit never looked likely to be run down as she defeat Champagne Cocktail ($26-$18) and the favourite, Miss Wahoo ($4.60).

Miss Wahoo went around as the most popular runner in front of Its A Myth, however, the latter held less than half the total that the favourite did. Of the rest, Another Bullseye began the day at $4 but drifted alarmingly out to $8.

BETS: Angelic Spirit $1,500 @ $5, $1,000 @ $5



The move for Mr Quickie began earlier in the week and the Darren Weir runner didn't let his supporters down.

Opening at $4 on Wednesday, Mr Quickie was one of the first horses backed when the market first opened. The early support saw him bottom out at $3.30 but by jump time, $3.90 was on offer.

Ben Allen made his move with about 800m to travel, coming up three-wide in pursuit of the tearaway leader in Cleo's Poet.

Hitting the front on straightening, Mr Quickie had to repel the challenge of several horses in winning by a nose. Creedence ($6.50-$5) was best tried to beat it and probably should have had it not been erratic down the straight.

Azurite ($151) ran third a massive odds.

The quinella pairing were the two best tried runners in the event and were responsible for 55 percent of the total investment.

BETS: Mr Quickie $1,800 @ $3.90, $1,500 @ $3.80, $1,000 @ $3.80 MULTIPLE TIMES

BETS: Creedence $1,000 @ $6 TWICE, $2,000 @ $5.50



In one of the most open betting affairs of the day, Prezado proved too good in winning the Nasahi AAC Plate (1000 metres).

The Matt Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained runner hovered around the $8-$8.50 mark for most of the betting but got to as much as $10 and attracted some interest at the eachway quote.

Eurack ($4.60) went around with the most money while Prairie Fire was next best supported and actually started $4.20 favourite after being backed from $12 on Wednesday.

Others to have had some backing included Matty ($7.50-$6.50) and Saint Valorem ($12-$17). Manolo Blahniq, which ran third, was a noted drifter going from $5 out to $13.

BETS: Prezado $500 e/w @ $10/$3.20, $500 @ $10, $600 x $200 e/w @ $9/$2.90, $500 x $1,000 e/w @ $8/$2.70, $400 e/w @ $8/$2.70

BETS: Eurack $1,000 @ $4.60, $1,000 @ $4.40

BETS: Prairie Fire $2,000 @ $4.60 TWICE, $1,500 @ $4.60



One of the best moves all day was on Beauty Way which landed the money in the Schweppes David Bourke Memorial Handicap (1600 metres).

The Grahame Begg-trained runner was $7 this morning but was crunched into half that quote at the jump, starting a $3.50 equal favourite along with Fastnet Latina.

Aided by a great run in transit, fourth and stalking the speed, jockey Luke Currie didn't have to do much as the gelding raced clear in the straight to defeat Torgersen ($4.80-$6.50) and Snoano ($71).

BETS: Beauty Way $2,000 @ $3.80 TWICE, $9,500 @ $3.70, $2,000 @ $3.50, $1,650 @ $3.50

BETS: Fastnet Latina $3,000 @ $4.60



Our Big Mike led throughout at double figure odds to win the Pakenham Cup (2500 metres).

The Craig Phelan runner was pretty solid in betting and attracted some nibbles at the $10, bottoming out at $8.50 before getting out to $10 again.

Rated a treat by Jye McNeil, the Kiwi raced right away from his rivals to beat Berisha ($14-$10) and the one-time favourite Dal Harraild ($2.50-$2.80-$3.90).

Most of the money in this race was with Kiwia. Such was the weight of support for the Weir horse that it overtook Dal Harraild for favouritism and jumped at $3.80. It held more than double the amount of money than any other runner.

BETS: Kiwia $5,500 @ $3.80, $5,000 @ $3.70

BETS: Dal Harraild $2,000 @ $3.90, $3,000 @ $3.20

BETS: Pilote Dessai $3,000 @ $8.50



Amadeus had some support to win the VOBIS Gold Bullion (1400 metres), however, punters generally looked elsewhere.

The Mick Kent runner was$8.50-$7 on the day, however, held only a fraction of the money that So Si Bon and Mr Money Bags did.

Mr Money Bags ($5) charged home for second in front of Jesta Dreams ($21) while So Si Bon, the $3.80 favourite, was close up in fourth.



Theanswermyfriend defied a big betting drift to win the final event on the card.

The son of High Chaparral went from $5-$9.50 after being as low as $4.40 on Wednesday.

Fighting hard under the urgings of John Allen, Theanswermyfriend held off the fast-finishing Princess Of Queens ($7) and the well tried Sylpheed ($6-$5.50). Toy Boy, which was specked at big odds, was $34-$9.50 and wound up fourth.

BETS: Theanswermyfriend $500 e/w @ $9.50/$3.10, $1,000 @ $7