A strong push for Lucia Valentina could push the mare into favouritism for Saturday’s Apollo Stakes at Randwick.
The Kris Lees trained four-year-old has been heavily backed with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au, firming from $6.50 into $6.00.
In an open race Contributor and He’s Your Man share top billing at $5.50.
“Lucia Valentina is dominating betting while the two favourites are yet to attract any real interest. Ninth Legion is the second best backed runner and is great value at $13,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Class runners abound at the Randwick meeting and here is where the money is heading in other races.
• Southern Cross Stakes – Bull Point ($5.00) is attracting most of the action in the Southern Cross Stakes. The Chris Waller trained entire holds more money than the rest of the field combined.
• Light Fingers Stakes – Light Fingers Stakes favourite First Seal ($3.00) has been easy. Topweight Mossfun the big mover, $4.40 into $4.00. Support at attractive odds for Press Report ($26) and Onemorezeta ($10).
• Triscay Stakes – The stars align for Cosmic Endeavour in the Triscay Stakes. She is $2.70 into $2.60 favourite. Calming Influence ($7.50) is the only other runner punters want.