UBET – Cox Plate Day Racing Wrap
Best Backed: Our traders were powerless to keep them off Winx in the Cox Plate. $2.10 into $1.70, she held more than any horse has since Black Caviar and, despite carrying the hopes of half the country on her shoulders, the wonder mare waltzed in.
Hard Lay: Race 6 second elect I Am A Star was friendless, easing from $2.60 to $3.50. Barrier 1 cruelled her chances.
Bookie Basher: $2.80 to $3.50, The United States blew like the north wind and then blew them away in the Moonee Valley Cup.
Early Bird Special: $19 when markets went up on Wednesday, Azazel found the line at $5.00 in Race 1 in an impressive debut run.
Flop: Favourite punters lined up to take Lady Le Fay at $2.40 in Race 5, but the track bias put an end to her chances.
Best Backed: $7.00 at morning tea time, Lunar Duchess was drilled into $3.60 before the jump in Race 2. Punters just missed the mark with the drifting early favourite Fifteen Sunflowers taking the honours.]
Hard Lay: Fifteen Sunflowers was $2.50 out to $3.80, but rewarded those who kept the faith.
Bookie Basher: Nieta was heavily backed in Race 3 and with the short totes, was the worst result of the day. She held 55% of the book and firmed very late to $2.70.
Early Bird Special: Chris Waller had five of the six runners in Race 6 and got the cash with My Giuliano, who trimmed into $4.60 from $7.00.
Flop: $2.80 into $2.50, steady favourite Chapelco was one of the first horses beaten in the opening race.
Melbourne Cup: Hartnell $4.80 out to $6.00 then back into $5.50 under a small mountain of money, Grand Marshal $67 into $26 and Who Shot Thebarman $31 into $26.
VRC Derby: Sacred Elixir $8.00 into $4.00, Morvada $31→$14 and So Si Bon $8.00→$7.50.
VRC Oaks: Yankee Rose $4.40 into $2.50.