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Support continues for Rothfire in The Shorts

TAB punters continue to come for Rothfire in the $500,000, Group 1 Bowermans Commercial Furniture The Shorts (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday with the Queenslander firming $7 into $5.50 quickly after the Final Field market was posted. The TAB Everest contender opened at $8.00 in Monday’s All-In market before being swiftly backed into $5.00.

TAB’s Everest slot holder Lost and Running (NZ) has also attracted some early money shortening from $9 in to $7, while Nature Strip has drifted slightly from $2.30 out to $2.40 but remains favourite for the 1100m race. 

There was early support for Verry Elleegant (NZ) who firmed to $2.10 before settling at $2.20, for the $1m, Group 1 WFA Fujitsu General Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) followed by Think it Over who has firmed from $6 into $4.40. 

In Melbourne, Behemoth has been swiftly backed in to $5.50 after opening at $7 for the $1m, Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and favourite Beau Rossa has firmed the $4.40 in to $4.20. 

In other Final Field market news 

She’s Ideel has had some early money firming $4.60 in to $3.20.
P.B Lawrence Stakes winner Sierra Sue has firmed $15 in to $12 for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. 
Miss Albania has been heavily-backed in the How Now Stakes, shortening $23 into $13.
Xtra Gear has firmed $15 in to $10 in the Thousand Guineas Prelude.

TAB ODDS

Randwick

George Main Stakes
$2.20    Verry Elleegant                             
$4.40    Think It Over                                 opened at $6.00
$8.00    Kolding
$9.00    Cascadian                                      opened at $8.00
$13       Hungry Heart                                 opened at $11
$14       Riodini                                            opened at $11
$18+     Others Quoted

The Shorts
$2.40    Nature Strip                                  opened at $2.30
$4.40    Masked Crusader                         opened at $4.00
$5.50    Rothfire                                         opened at $7.00
$7.00    Lost and Running                          opened at $9.00
$8.50    Eduardo                                         opened at $7.00
$13+     Others quoted

Tea Rose Stakes
$4.20    Four Moves Ahead                       opened at $4.40
$5.00    Shes All Class
$6.00    Mallory                                          opened at $7.00
$8.50    Latino Blend                                 opened at $8.00
$10       Najmaty                                         opened at $9.50
$11       Swift Witness
              Robodira
$18+     Others quoted

Bill Ritchie Handicap
$3.70    Harmony Rose                              opened at $6.00
$4.20    Atishu                                            opened at $8.00
$5.00    Private Eye                                    opened at $4.00
$7.00    Aramayo                                        opened at $6.00
$10       Amarelinha                                   opened at $8.00
Duais                                              opened at $9.00
$16+     Others quoted

TAB Kingston Town Stakes
$3.20    She’s Ideel                                     opened at $4.60
$5.00    Montefilia                                      opened at $4.60
$6.00    Spirit Ridge                                    
$8.50    Kukerascha                                    opened at $8.00
$13       Fun Fact                                         opened at $11
              Best Of Days                                 opened at $11
$17+     Others Quoted

Caulfield

Rupert Clarke Stakes
$4.20    Beau Rossa                                    opened at $4.40
$5.00    Probabeel                                      
$5.50    Behemoth                                     opened at $7.00
$8.00    I’m Thunderstruck                        opened at $10
$11       Amish Boy                                     opened at $10
$12       Sierra Sue                                      opened at $15
$14+     Others Quoted

Thousand Guineas Prelude
$2.25    Hersy                                             opened at $2.10
$5.00    Morioka
$7.00    Elusive Express                              opened at $7.50
$9.00    Scorched Earth
$10       Devout Hero
Xtra Gear                                       opened at $15
$26+     Others Quoted 

Caulfield Guineas Prelude
$4.60    Apline Edge                                   opened at $4.80
$4.80    Riverplate                                     opened at $8.00
$5.00    Military Expert                              
$5.50    Lightsaber                                     opened at $4.00
$6.50    Brigantine
$8.50    Athelric                                          opened at $7.50
$17+     Others Quoted 

MRC Foundation Cup
$4.40    Nonconformist                              opened at $5.50
$5.00    Tralee Rose                                   opened at $4.60
$8.00    Angel of Truth                               opened at $9.00
$9.00    Delphi
$10       Grand Promenade                        opened at $13
$11       Knights Order                                opened at $10
$14       Realm of Flowers                          opened at $15
$18+     Others Quoted

How Now Stakes
$5.50    Bella Nipotina                               opened at $4.80
$6.50    La Mexicana                                  opened at $5.50
$7.00    Geist                                              opened at $7.50
$7.50    Enchantingly                                 opened at $10
Night raid                                      
$11       Bonham                                         opened at $10
$13       Miss Albania                                 opened at $23
$14       Shaik                                              opened at $17
$19+     Othes Quoted

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