Star jockey James McDonald is the $2.50 favourite to win the coveted Golden Whip Award for the Scone racing carnival.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has the former Kiwi rider ahead of Aussie champions Blake Shinn ($3.20) and Tommy Berry ($3.50).
The Golden Whip is decided on wins and placings for tomorrow’s and Saturday’s meetings. Riders receive three points for first, two for second and one for third.
“There’s little between the top three in betting and also on ability. They are all world class jockeys, but Shinn, who rode five winners at Doomben last Saturday, is in devastating form,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Scone Golden Whip Award
$2.50 James McDonald
$3.20 Blake Shinn
$3.50 Tommy Berry
$8.50 Hugh Bowman
$21 Brenton Avdulla
$26 Tim Clark
$26 Any other individual jockey