Queenslander more than ready for big stage
More support is expected for rising Queensland star Better Than Ready in Saturday’s Newmarket after a strong trial at Flemington.
The flashy colt handled the straight course in great fashion and his price has firmed from $7.50 to $5.50 with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.
Local hope Moment of Change is $2.80 favourite with West Australian sprinter Barakey $5.50.
“By all reports the Queensland colt worked brilliantly and he has been well supported since betting opened. This is obviously his acid test, but he is doing everything right, drops to a featherweight and has Craig Williams aboard,'' sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson said.
In Australian Cup betting, Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon and Super Cool look set to battle for favouritism. Green Moon is $4.00 and Super Cool $5.00, while Mr Moet has drifted slightly to $6.00 after drawing an outside barrier.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
(Prices in brackets from Tuesday 5 March)
$2.80 Moment of Change (steady)
$5.50 Barakey (out from $5.00)
$5.50 Better Than Ready (in from $7.50)
$8.00 Luckygray (steady)
$13 Ortensia (steady)
$17 Fontelina (steady)
$17 Shamexpress (steady)
$21 Spirit of Boom (in from $31)
$31 Lone Rock (steady)
$41 Woorim (steady)
$51 Undeniably (steady)
$61 Satin Shoes (in from $81)
$101 Aeronautical (out from $81)
$301 Big Buddie (out from $251)
$4.00 Green Moon (steady)
$5.00 Super Cool (in from $6.00)
$6.00 Mr Moet (steady)
$7.00 Fiveandahalfstar (in from $9.00)
$9.00 Glass Harmonium (in from $10)
$9.00 Mawingo (steady)
$13 Foreteller (out from $12)
$41 Mourayan (out from $31)
$41 Tanby (steady)
$41 Eclair Surprise (out from $31)
$41 Niconoise (in from $61)