The wagering review of Saturday's TAB.com.au fixed odds betting for races at the Carrington Stakes meeting at Randwick and The Valley.
Silent Impact made an immediate impact for punters with the $2.50 favourite far and away the best backed in the first with close to 60 per cent of the market and multiple $1,000 bets at $2.50 and $2.60.
BETS: Silent Impact - $2,000 @ $2.90, $1,500 @ $2.50
Plymstock’s Golden Slipper odds were cut from $101 into $34 after claiming race two.
She held only a tick over 4 per cent as sixth best backed in the race at $11. Favourite, Wild Calm ($3.80) dominated betting with 40 per cent of the share and despite leaving the run too late has shortened for $34 into $26 for both the Golden Slipper and the Blue Diamond.
BETS: Plymstock - $1,000 e-w @ $13 & $3.40
Markwell Dreamer ($19) and Jason Collett produced one of the best wins of the day despite being a nightmare result for many punters. After getting out to as long as $23 pre-race he attracted only a handful of bets over the $200 mark.
BETS: Markwell Dreamer $400 e-w @ $21 & $5
Room Number was the worst backed starter in race four and had blown out from $34 to $71. But the long-shot broke plenty of hearts in holding off well supported favourite And We Danced ($3.80) who had close to half of the market. The biggest bet for the winner was $200 each-way at $61 and $12.
BETS: Room Number - $200 e-w @ $61 & $12
The money came for White Boots during the day and it paid off for punters who backed it from $8.50 to $5.50 and a share of favouritism with Jungle Book, who was also well supported as best backed in the race.
BETS: White Boots - $1,000 @ $5.50 multiple times
Toomuchtobear almost lived up to his name but managed to edge Desert Icon in a photo. The Chris Waller-trained gelding started at $1.75 and occupied a subsequent 60 per cent market share with it.
BETS: Toomuchtobear - $5,000 @ $1.75
Shadow Crush went from $8.50 to $4.80 and back out to $6 on the third line of betting behind the heavily backed Salina Dreaming ($3.30) and Osamu ($4.80), while Broken Arrows and Lancaster Bomber also enjoyed stronger market support by the time they left the gates.
BETS: Shadow Crush - $2,000 @ $5
Special Reward ($9.50) was just that for punters who stayed loyal to the Kris Lees gelding in the Carrington Stakes after he had drifted from $7 today and an opening $5.50. Purple Sector was the $3.50 favourite but Through The Cracks was best backed at $4.60.
BETS: Special Reward - $2,000 @ $10, $1,400 @ $9.50
Another thrilling finish with Tim Clark grabbing a third winner with Lackeen ($4.20) pipping joint favourite Canasta ($3.90) who was the best backed in the race ahead of Kingsheir ($3.90) who finished third.
Waihaha Falls was the pick in the last for punters moving from $4.20 to $3.50 before dropping back to $4 by the jump but couldn’t hang on as Bring The Ransom saluted at $8.50.
Duchy Of Savoy was $2 favourite but the market was spot on with Unflinching ($2.30) best backed with close to 40 per cent of the hold and maintaining an unbeaten record.
BETS: $3,000 @ $2.30
After opening at $8 during the week, Counttheheadlights started $4.60 joint favourite with the drifting Sumatra, despite the latter taking twice as much money.
Counttheheadlights tightened from $101 into $34 in the Golden Slipper futures following the win.
BETS: Counttheheadlights - $5,000 @ $4.20
Daqiansweet Junior gave punters a few nervous moments in the straight but a collect in the end with almost 50 per cent of the money on the $2.40 favourite, headlined by a $10,000 outlay at $2.40.
BETS: Daqiansweet Junior - $10,000 @ $2.40, $3,600 @ $2.25, $2,000 @ $2.25, $1,500 @ $2.40 multiple times.
Outsider, Swelter Magic was as short as $9.50 at one stage pre-race but was kicked home by Matthew Cartwright at $12. Runner-up, Lost Impact jumped as $3.60 favourite, in from $4.60, despite third place-getter, Salto Angel being the most popular with punters at $5.
BETS: Swelter Magic - $350 @ $11
Yulong Command made it two in a row for Cartwright and plenty of punters were cheering too with the $2.30 favourite taking a 70 per cent stranglehold on a market he had dominated all week.
BETS: Yulong Command - $5,000 @ $2.30
Invincible Jet ($8.50) may have been fourth best backed in the race, but holding off Deep Dive ($7) was appreciated by those punters who viewed it as one of the each-way plays of the day, as there were multiple bets of $1,000 at $9 and $3.40 taken.
BETS: Invincible Jet - $1,000 e-w @ $9 & $3.40 multiple times
High N Dry drifted from $8 this morning to $12 before settling at $11. Despite this there were still enough savvy punters about to make the seven-year-old gelding the third best backed in the race, with Fundraiser ($2.70) attracting the majority of interest with over 45 per cent support - almost twice as much as Unanimous ($3.40).
BETS: High N Dry - $2,000 e-w @ $11 & $2.70
In The Boat’s impressive win was clearly appreciated as it had been eyed off early by punters as the one they wanted with 45 per cent of the market and a $2.80 to $2.30 shift.
BETS: In The Boat - $4,000 @ $2.30
Galgani wasn’t without backers after producing a strong finish in the last, having shuffled between $10-$11 through the day while favourites Mariamia ($3.80) and Patrika Gold ($4.40) missed out on a place.