UBET – Saturday Racing Wrap
04 February 2017
Best Backed: Seemingly one of the best placed horses at any venue, Candika was crunched from $5.00 into $2.10 in Race 6. She held 55% of money but did the dough no justice by getting too far back in the run.
Hard Lay: $3.00 out to $3.80, Chris Anderson mare Mystic Opal was unwanted in Race 5. Punters instead toppled into front-runner Dee Nine Elle, which was a profitable decision.
Bookie Basher: Even though he got out a little late to $3.80, the Matt Dunn gelding Quatronic was a common selection in Race 3. He won easily.
Early Bird: Last start winner Divine Service surprisingly went up $6.50 for Race 4 on Wednesday. He jumped $3.80 and his backers were in the queue when he was 200m from home.
Flop: $2.70 into $1.75, impressive trial winner Trestrail flopped like an untrained seal in Race 2.
Best Backed: Almost two thirds of the money bet on Race 4 was for the winner Dal Cielo, who was $3.10 into $2.40. Punters rejoiced, but it was a horror show for the satchel swingers.
Hard Lay: $3.30 out to $3.60, Montauk was friendless in the lead up to Race 1. The Chris Waller gelding only has a short sprint, but jockey Brenton Avdulla used it to perfection.
Bookie Basher: Dal Cielo was the worst result on an all-around awful day for our Sydney traders.
Early Bird Special: Race 6 winner Man From Uncle was $29 first call. He jumped $13 and put his head down on the line to jag his second win.
Flop: A rare miss for punters was in the above race, when they steamed into Godolphin colt Bryneich late. $6.50 into $3.70, he finished out of the placings.
Best Backed: Perhaps sensing Craig Williams was in for a big day, punters piled into Race 1 winner Hot Ruby just before the jump. She was $6.50 into $4.80.
Hard Lay: He normally runs well fresh, but no one wanted Morton’s Folk in Race 7, the Manfred Stakes. He drifted out to $5.00 in betting and never got into the race.
Bookie Basher: Jukebox eased from $2.30 to $2.60 just before the jump in Race 4. He was given a perfect run by Williams and drew away for a dominant win.
Early Bird Special: Overs punters scored $9.00 about Thermal Current when markets first went up on Wednesday. They continued to back the Darren Weir gelding into $6.50 and he powered home in Race 8.
Flop: Hursley held 75% of all money on Race 2, but the Chris Waller-trained $2.50 favourite failed to preform to market expectation.
Best Backed: 60% of the money bet on Race 4 was for Have Another Glass, who surprisingly jumped to the lead and stayed there.
Hard Lay: Wayne Walters’ Puccini was $4.50 out to $7.50 and ran like it in Race 7.
Bookie Basher: The Darren Weir fan club was out in force in the lead up to Race 6, crunching Olivier into $3.50. Back in Adelaide after successive runs in Melbourne, he showed an impressive turn of foot to power past his rivals.
Early Bird: Consistent gelding Chapel Hill went up $9.00 on Wednesday for Race 5. He flew the gates at $5.00 and Jamie Kah steered him home.
Flop: Favourtie backers loaded up big on Yulong Yongxing in Race 3, but jockey Dean Yendall slaughtered the ride and the $1.75 hotpot finished out of the money.
FUTURE RACE MOVES:
Blue Diamond Stakes: $17 into $5.50, smart filly Formality is the new all-in favourite following her Chairman’s Stakes win. $14 into $6.50, Jukebox, who took out The Inglis Premier, has improved to the third line.
Golden Slipper: Godolphin colt Veranillo was $41 into $17 after his Hinchinbrook Plate victory.