Backing Good Idea proved a brilliant idea for punters chasing value in the TAB Adelaide Cup at Morphettville on Monday after the Phillip Stokes gelding saluted at $18 with the TAB and hot favourite Tralee Rose finished out of the placings.
One punter collected just over $13,000 after betting $500 to win and $1,300 a place, while the trifecta paid $9,609.90 and first four $27,991.50.
Tralee Rose, who started at $1.85 favourite but finished fourth, has drifted in TAB’s Melbourne Cup futures market from $18 equal second favourite to $34. She has also moved from $13 back to $26 in April’s Sydney Cup All In market. Good Idea is $34 for the Sydney Cup after opening at $101.
Fittingly female jockeys starred at Morphettville on International Women’s Day with Jamie Kah riding three winners in her return to South Australia, including the TAB Cinderella. While Stacey Metcalfe piloted Little Rich Boy to victory at $13 in the Canadian Club Handicap.
The TAB Canberra Cup followed a similar theme to the TAB Adelaide Cup with Robbie Dolan steering $18 outsider Mr Marathon Man to victory and favourite Entente finishing fourth.
TAB Odds following TAB Adelaide Cup
Melbourne Cup (Pre Nom)
$15 Tiger Moth
$18 Prince of Arran
$21 Galileo Chrome
$26+ Others quoted
Sydney Cup All In – April 10
$9.00 Mount Popa
Realm Of Flowers
The Chosen One
$17+ Others quoted