Kiwi filly Melody Belle is a heavily backed favourite to notch her second Group 1 win in Saturday’s J.J Atkins Stakes at Doomben.
Melody Belle has firmed from $2.50 into $2.10 with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
She holds 15-times more money than local hope Capital Gain, which has eased from $5.50 to $8.50.
The only other runner to attract firm interest is Tangled ($13).
In Derby betting Ruthven has tightened from $7.50 into $5.00 joint favourite and heads the market alongside Shocking Luck.
Early favourite Volatile Mix is not popular with punters and has eased from $4.80 out to $6.50.
“Melody Belle is a deserved favourite and punters are singing her praises with their cash. She dominates the market and after her dominant win in the Sires’ Produce Stakes she should make it four wins in a row and her second Group 1 for the campaign,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
J.J Atkins Stakes
$2.10 Melody Belle
$8.00 Taking Aim
$8.50 Capital Gain
$11 Qiji Phoenix
$5.00 Shocking Luck
$6.50 Volatile Mix
$9.50 Ana Royale
$11 Black On Gold
$14 Mongolian Wolf