It is somewhat appropriate that two mares are fighting out favouritism at TAB for the $5m All Star Mile (1600m) at The Valley on Saturday in the same week we celebrate International Womens Day.
Arcadia Queen has opened $3.50 favourite after today’s barrier draw where she has come up with barrier five. Her Kiwi counterpart, Probabeel (NZ), has drawn gate 10 and is considered a $4 shot at TAB.
Arcadia Queen opened an equal $6 chance with Russian Camelot when markets were first released on January 11 while Probabeel was $11 at that stage.
Russian Camelot (IRE) is the first of the ‘boys’ chances and is on the third line of betting at $8 with Behemoth and Mugatoo (IRE) ($9 respectively) the only other runners in single figures.
ALL STAR MILE (Final Field) – TAB Odds
$3.50 Arcadia Queen (opened $6 eq fav)
$4 Probabeel (opened $11)
$8 Russian Camelot (opened $6 eq fav)
$9 Behemoth (opened $15), Mugatoo (opened $21)
$15 Shout The Bar, Star Of The Seas
$17 Fifty Stars (1e), Sir Dragonet (opened $15)
$21 Mr Quickie
$34 Lunar Fox
BETS OF NOTE All In (selected runners)
$2,000 @ $5 (taken on Feb 20)
$1,500 @ $15 (taken on Jan 28)
$1,000 @ $8 (taken Feb 3)
$1,100 @ $3.50 (taken on Mar 2)
$1,000 @ $11 (taken on Jan 26)
$1,000 @ $8 (taken on Feb 22)