Saturday’s Festival Stakes winner Ellsberg has opened as TAB's favourite for the $750,000, Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) in the Pre-Nominations market which opened on Monday.
The Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou-trained four-year-old Spill The Beans entire heads betting at $3.50 with Nudge ($8) the other at a single-figure quote for the traditonal pre-Christmas mile at Randwick on December 11th.
An early mover has been Ellsberg’s stablemate Steely, who went up $15 but is in to $11 after being clearly the most popular runner early, including a bet of $1000 at the opening price.
All-In markets on a couple of this Saturday’s features also went up today with Mankayan (IRE) $3.50 favourite for the $300,000, Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m) over Saturday’s Zipping Classic winner Sound (GER), while Baller is the $2.50 for the $200,000, Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.
$11 Bandersnatch, Brutality, Nudge (opened $15), Stockman
$15 Berdibek, Exoboom, Kementari, Order Again, Yamazaki
$26 Art Cadeau, Criaderas, Dawn Passage, Gem Song,
Kubrick, Mubariz, Reloaded
$51 Al Mah Haha, Blesk, Countofmontechristo, Kirwin’s Lane,
Lina’s Hero, Looks Like Elvis, Prime Candidate,
Purple Sector, Quackerjack
$8.00 Dr Drill
$11 Smokin’ Romans
$15 Mimi’s Award
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GEORGE MOORE STAKES
$2.50 Zoustyle (opened $2.40)
$6.00 Shooting For Gold
$8.00 Baller (opened $10)
$9.00 Weona Smartone (opened $8.50)
$11 Alligator Blood (opened $10)
The Harrovian (opened $10)
$15 Hard Empire
$26+ Quote others