Unplaced in the Melbourne Cup, Almandin is poised to bounce back in Saturday’s Zipping Classic at Sandown.
Almandin is the best supported runner with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au in the Classic. He has firmed slightly from $2.60 into $2.50 and heads Big Duke ($3.40), who was fourth in the Melbourne Cup.
Almandin’s stablemate The Taj Mahal is on the third line at $3.90 and is the only other runner that punters are showing interest in.
“Damien Oliver takes over from Frankie Dettori on Almandin and that could be one of the main reasons behind the strong support. Almandin was three wide for the entire trip in the Melbourne Cup, so it’s not surprising he didn’t finish off like we know he can,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$3.40 Big Duke
$3.90 The Taj Mahal
$14 So Si Bon
$51 Dandy Gent