Betting Preview: TAB Melbourne Cup Heats

RACE sponsor TAB is reporting some significant movement on some well supported runners in Friday night's G1 Melbourne Cup heats at Sandown Park.

Greyhound Recorder

19 November 2021

RACE sponsor TAB is reporting some significant movement on some well supported runners in Friday night’s Group 1 Melbourne Cup heats at Sandown Park.

But while there has been good money for a few runners it’s the money that’s not coming for a few key series chance that could prove most telling.

FIELDS AND FORM SANDOWN PARK FRIDAY NIGHT

Heat 1: Not a whole lot of activity on this heat and while Koblenz has been slightly easy – $1.35 to $1.40 – he is responsible for 65 percent of the money wagered. Jepara the next most popular and has been $14 into $11.

Heat 2: Little interest in Tommy Shelby, who has been $2.10 to $2.50. Barooga Smoke has been the most popular, with 43 percent of the hold, and has been $7.50 out to $8.50 (biggest bet so far was $450 at $8.50) to $6. Invictus Rising next most popular and has been $12 in to $8.

Heat 3: Not much interest in any of the three favs; Qwara Bale ($3.50 to $3.90), Wow She’s Fast ($3.90 to $4.40) or Typhoon Sammy ($3.80 to $4.40). Weblec Jet ($12 to $7.50) responsible for the greatest hold, closely followed by Hadouken ($8.50 to $7).

Heat 4: Aston Rupee fans are keeping their powder dry and he’s been $1.33 to $1.50. Fernando Bluey ($8.50 to $5) well-backed to cause an upset, while Lots Of Chatter has been a mover from $15 to $11.

Heat 5: Do It has been responsible for 46 percent of trade – biggest bet $800 at $2.90 – and has therefore been $2.90 to $2.50. Fernando Mick the next most popular and has been $8.50 in to $6.

Heat 6: Weblec Blazer has been the most popular of any runner engaged in the Melbourne Cup heats. Heat 6 has commanded more trade than any other race tomorrow night and Weblec Blazer has been responsible of 93 percent of money! Opened $4.80 (biggest bet at that price was $570) but now $2. Other bets include $600 at $3.90, $600 at $3.40, $1000 at $2.60, $1000 at $2.40.

Heat 7: Lakeview Walter easily the most popular here with 66 percent of trade, including a bet of $1400 at $3.50, and has been $3.70 to $3.10. McCooly’s Lad next most popular, although easy, but good money for Gold Skulltula at a price, resulting in a tighten from $15 to $10.

Heat 8: Second-highest hold of any heat is this race, but little interest in Rebellious ($2.90 to $3). Lala Kiwi ($4 to $3.20) easily the most popular, attracting a tick over three-quarters of the money bet, including bets of $1000 at $4 and $1300 at $3.60. Jax Bale the second most popular, hence the tighten from $7.50 to $5.