Queensland has the numbers, but New South Wales are favourite in Saturday’s State Of Origin jockeys’ battle.
Champion riders Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry take on the Queensland based Jim Byrne, Damian Browne and Tim Bell.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has posted the NSW team at $1.75 favourite to ride more winners, at the Gold Coast, than the Maroon trio, who are $2.00.
Favourite backers can also get set at the meeting. The odds, for four favourites to salute is $11 with two favourites heading the market at $2.80.
“Cries of ‘we were robbed’ are still echoing in the Sunshine State after NSW levelled the Origin series in Melbourne. The Maroons have a great chance to get one up on the NSW jocks at the Gold Coast. It’s three against two, the locals have a solid book of rides and there won’t be a referee in sight,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Gold Coast Saturday Jockey Combined Winners
$1.75 Tommy Berry and Hugh Bowman
$2.00 Tim Bell, Jim Byrne, and Damian Browne
How many favourites will win at Gold Coast on Saturday?
$34 5 or more