The racing adage “odds on look on” does not apply when it comes to the chances of First Seal in tomorrow’s Coolmore Classic.
Punters have made a big push for First Seal with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au. The rising star three-year-old is $1.75 favourite and will shorten more if the trend continues.
“Punters are happy to take the short odds about First Seal. There’s been a big move for her in the last 24 hours and she is by far the best backed runner,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.
Tinto has also been well supported. The Queensland Oaks winner has firmed from $17 into $15. Second favourite Plucky Belle ($10) is friendless.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
(Prices in brackets from Thursday 12 March)
$1.75 First Seal (out from $1.70)
$10 Plucky Belle (out from $9.00)
$11 Mahara (in from $13)
$11 Adrift (in from $14)
$15 Thump (out from $14)
$15 Tinto (in from $17)
$17 Arabian Gold (in from $21)
$18 Diamond Drille (steady)
$19 Amicus (in from $21)
$21 Dear Demi (steady)
$26 Tarloshan (out from $21)
$51 Abduction (steady)
$126 Hera (steady)