Here’s a detailed look at tomorrow’s UBET racing markets
The 58kg top-weight Hostwin Vintage heads the market at $3.50 for popular trainer Gary Moore. The Red Dazzler gelding heads North from his Rosehill base chasing the QTIS bonus and broke his maiden at Gosford 4 starts ago.
Houtzen is all the rage and is as short as $1.30 early. The Toby Edmonds trained filly was an impressive debut winner over 1050m at Doomben. On the cusp of a Magic Millions start, a win would guarantee the filly a start in the Gold Coast feature next week.
David Vandyke trains the first starter Umawinner who was a tidy trial winner on the Sunshine Coast synthetic. Michael Cahill rode the Real Saga filly in that trial and is up again here. The filly was a late scratching in the G3 BJ McLachlan after hitting her head in the barrier. The filly was passed in at $36,000 at the March session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale.
Game Pie has been specked at value and is an $11 chance for NSW trainer Kris Lees. The gelding finished 6th to Arki in the first race of the Origin Jockey Series when ridden by Kerrin McEvoy and will have the services of Brenton Avdulla for this. The Irish import was taken to Ipswich for a Class 2 at his most recent start where he was a two length 3rd, carrying 59kg and drops to 54kg for this.
L’entrecote is a last start Doomben winner over 1615m and heads the market here with Jeff Lloyd up. The 6YO has raced at Gold Coast 4 times and finished 2nd on 3 occasions.
The Gary Duncan trained Mukaddamah Son is 1 from 1 over the 9 furlong trip at Gold Coast and overall has 2 wins and has placed 3rd twice from 4 attempts at the trip. The 10YO veteran will be third-up after 3 years off the scene.
There has been some money for Hidden Light that has seen his quote tighten from $15 in to $14. The 3YO filly has missed the money just once from 9 starts and will take a 3kg claim for Brooke Ainsworth.
Dylan’s Luck could be one for name players, with Dylan Dunn who is at the meeting to ride in the Origin Jockey Series, picking up the ride on the current $4.60 favourite.
Just Orm has firmed from the opening quote of $7 in to $6, with some solid support for the Tony Gollan trained 3YO that last started in the Magic Millions Classic last year when finishing in last place behind Capitalist. The gelding has been tuned up with a Deagon trial win in mid-December.
Eckstein was originally a dual acceptor, but has been taken out of race 7 to target this race. The Kurt Goldman trained filly shoots for her 4th successive victory and heads the market at $3.80, including a bet struck of $1,250 at that quote.
Oberland also has been taken out of race 7 to favour this race, and despite needing some scratching’s to force his way in to the field, has already met with support that has seen his price tighten from $15 to $14.
Race 5 of the Origin Jockey Series has seen the Larry Cassidy mount Hotel Drive tighten from $21 to $19. Carrying 59kg, the 5YO gelding has yet to place in 3 starts on ground rated soft or slower.
Groovy Gal has been well tried at $5.50, with the Matthew Dunn trained mare first-up off an 8 month break. She is a two-time winner when fresh and a win would wrap up the Jockey Series for NSW with Josh Parr up for the cockroaches .
Open Book last tasted success over 12 months ago, yet is the best tried in the get-out. Opening at $6.50 there has been a flow of money, including $2,000 at that quote and then a further $1,000 at $6, where his price currently sits.
James Orman will be hoping to restore some state pride for Queensland with his mount Blackjack Bella. The five-time winner is first-up and is in from $11 to $9 with early support.
The other mover in the race is the other Queensland mount Themis. Luke Tarrant has been drafted in to the squad for Jim Byrne. The Tony Gollan trained mare has firmed from $18 to $17.
Tony McEvoy knows how to produce a smart 2YO and he saddles the debut runner Roomooz, a Fastnet Rock filly. After opening at $2.40, she is the only runner that punters are interested in and has firmed in to red figures to stand at $1.80, including a bet of $1,400 at the $2.40.
Vikings Reward heads the market for race 2 at $4.50. The 3YO was a winner on debut and then finished 2nd to Swipe Me Right over 1200m, beaten a long neck at his 2nd start. He meets that runner 1.5kg better than their last meeting and Paul Gatt maintains the ride.
Just five runners will line up for Race 3 after an early scratching, with Mio Dio a narrow favourite at $2.10. The 6YO has been in good touch with 3 wins in his past 5 outings, with 2 of those in the 1250m of the Morphettville Parks surface.
Boggoms is a narrow 2nd pick at $2.40, and will use a 2kg claim for Emily Finnegan. He is a two-time winner from just two attempts at the track and distance.
4YO mare Optimize is the best tried and will be second-up. Her previous form suggests that she may be looking for longer than the 1550m of this race, but that hasn’t stopped some good support for the mare which has seen her price tighten from $4 to $3.80. The Poon train takes a 2kg claim for trainer Richard Jolly.
Last Bullet has the blinkers taken off here as he looks to fire for trainer John Hyam. Holding steady at $10, the 4YO gelding is a winner from his 2 attempts on the Parks track.
Robocop has been specked at long odds and after some support at $61, he was cut to $51 and has met with some more support at that quote. The 6YO has raced at 12 furlongs or longer his past 4 starts and steps back to the 2250m trip here, a distance he has a handy record at. His only try at this trip on the Parks, resulted in victory when carrying 56.5kg back on October 22.
Swingitlikesayers will be first-up for Strathalbyn trainer Kym Healy and returns to SA after a Northern Territory and far north-west winter trip. That travelling holiday returned wins at Darwin and Broome. Lauren Stojakovic takes the ride on the 5YO and has firmed from $101 in to $67.
Brockhoff lines up for Leon MacDonald and Andrew Gluyas for the first time since being transferred from the Ciaron Maher team. Allotted 61kg, Eran Boyd takes a 2kg claim on the current $3 favourite.
Paul Gatt takes the ride for Richard Jolly on the All American 5YO All Eights, who is the second pick in the market at $5. The gelding is not quite as his name suggests- he is in race eight, but jumps from gate seven with saddlecloth nine.
The Gary Portelli trained Single Bullet was a narrow 2nd to Madeenaty on debut in the Wyong Magic Millions race and despite opening in red figures, that has not stopped punters launching in to the colt and he sits at a $1.60 quote and represents over 80% of the hold.
Team Hawkes prepare Redouble and the Redoute’s Choice colt will be second-up in his 3YO campaign. He showed promise as a 2YO and rounded out his season in the G1 JJ Atkins at Eagle Farm behind Sacred Elixir. He resumed on a heavy 9 at Canterbury when finishing 2nd to Raiment and heads the market at $3.
First Approval has been well tried after opening at $4.20, including $1,200 at that quote, the Snowden trained runner has firmed to $3.80.
Six of the seven runners are under double figure odds in this open contest. Magicaz heads the market at $3.80, with the 4YO mare boasting 3 from 3 at the distance, 2 from 2 at the track and 1 from 1 at the track and distance.
Yasnat is the best tried and has tightened from $8 in to $7.50. The Matthew Dale trained mare will be first-up and Deanne Panya will take a 3kg claim on the three-time winner.
Blake Shinn is on the second-elect Chosen Prayer, a 5YO mare that has finished 2nd at each of her past 3 starts, beaten no further than a half-length in any of those runs. Shinn has ridden the mare at her past 2 and will be hoping the prayer can be answered with victory.
An early scratching has left this field with just four runners and the Bjorn Baker trained Imposing Lass has been the best tried and has tightened from $3.70 to $2.40. Jumping from gate 1 in the small field, the mare also has the 3kg claim with Deanne Panya up.
Kingsguard shoots for the hat-trick of victories and is best tried, representing 75% of the hold. Opening at $3, he is holding steady at that quote, with $1,000 the biggest bet struck on the 4YO thus far.
Gold Coast based Toby Edmonds has sent Sundance to Sydney to target this race and the 3YO is the best tried, including a bet of $1,000 at $5. A steady flow of money has seen the gelding tighten to $4.80.
Mr Manhattan has had his runs spaced this prep and the Joe Pride 5YO heads the market at $3.50. Tim Clark takes the ride on the gelding who is 2 from 2 over the Warwick Farm 100m trip.
The Waller/Bowman combo feature here with Invinzabeel. The 5YO had a 2 start campaign last preparation and won both times over 1400m. He carries 60kg and although yet to win at a trip less than 7 furlongs, he has met with some support and holds steady at $6.50.
Hogmanay will be hoping to see in the new-year in the same fashion he saw out the last, with victory. The 4YO landed successive Rosehill victories to see out 2016 and sits on the 2nd line of the market here at $5. James Innes will take a 2kg claim on the gelded son of Lonhro.
The Robert Smerdon trained Property makes his debut and the son of Starcraft has firmed from $5.50 to $4 with mark Zahra up.
Catchy was a debut winner at Moonee Valley over 1000m and despite a bet of $1,500 at $1.80 amongst a string of bets, has eased to $1.85.
Mr Dashing landed successive victories to open his career, with both wins coming on the Geelong synthetic. He resumed last start with 60kg on his back at Moonee Valley and will carry 56.5kg here. After opening at $6, he was well supported, including a bet of $1,600 at that quote. Continued support has seen his price form to $4.20.
Opening at $6.50, Amadeus has also had his supporters, firming to $4.60.
Crystal Dreamer represents 75% of the hold, with the Ellerton/Zahra trained gelding looking to secure a hat-trick of victories. After opening at $3.70, the 4YO has been well tried, including $3,000 at the $3.70 and has now firmed to $3.30.
Punters have come for 3 runners in this race, with last start Echuca winner Kenedna a narrow favourite at $4.20. Opening at $6 that price was snapped up, including a bet of $500 each way ($6/$2.20) and under a further flow, the price has been wound in.
No Tan Tat is the other runner that has been well tried and is holding steady at her opening quote of $4.20. The biggest bet on the Greg Eurell trained 3YO has been $1,000 thus far and Dwayne Dunn is up on the chestnut filly.
After getting out to $4.60, punters have come for Invictum Domina, seeing her price cut to $4.20 including $1,000 at that quote, with the filly having her first start at Caulfield.
The well named Skullduggery (by Krupt) was a winner on Boxing Day at Geelong over 1755m carrying 59kg. He gets a 2kg claim with Jake Bayliss up to carry 53kg and is quoted at $12.
Folk Tales has won his past 2 starts and steps out to his longest trip in his brief 3 start career. The Richard Laming trained 4YO heads the market at $4.80.
Ameristralia resumes from a break for Team Hawkes, with her last start a 5th in the G3 Northwood Plume behind Sheidel. She is the best tried in this race and has firmed from $2.20 to $2, including a bet of $2,000 at the $2.20.
Lyuba has met with some support and after opening at $6.50 has firmed to $4.50, with Ben Allen to take a 2kg claim for trainer Darren Weir on the five-time winning mare.
German import Plein Ciel has now won his three Australian starts and after opening at $2.40, is the best supported in the market and represents around 75% of the hold. He remains steady at the quote, with a $3,600 bet struck the largest taken.
Cool Chap has had his supporters and has tightened from $7.50 in to $6, with the 4YO resuming from a freshen, his last run coming in the Listed Ballarat Cup.
The Hayes/Dabernig trained Mihany will utilise a 2kg claim with Jake Bayliss up and has been well tried, including $1,000 at $5. The 5YO is yet to win at the Heath from 4 previous attempts, but is a five time winner over the mile.
Stable-mate of Mihany, Golden Mane is the other runner that has been well tried. Opening at $9.50, the 6YO has firmed in to $6.50 under the weight of some good support.
Violent Snow was a winner over the Caulfield 1400m trip on Boxing Day when jumping from gate 1 for Regan Bayliss. He retains the ride here for trainer Jason Warren with the mare listed at $9.