They’re calling it a match race, but according to the punters, Hartnell cannot beat Winx in tomorrow’s Cox Plate.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is happy to lay Hartnell and is currently offering $3.40 for the Godolphin runner.Winx is a firm $1.80 favourite and holds nine times more money than Hartnell.
With Winx and Hartnell dominating betting, Sportsbet also has a “favourites out” market where Sydney filly Yankee Rose heads betting on $3.50 ahead of Lucia Valentina ($4.20) and Black Heart Bart ($4.50).
“Our traders are happy to lay Hartnell and are offering top odds. He’s a great price, considering he has won his last three starts including a Group 1 win in the Turnbull Stakes. But Winx is a champion and the bulk of punters think she can win back-to-back Cox Plates,”
said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$1.80 Winx (in from $1.90)
$3.40 Hartnell (out from $3.20)
$16 Yankee Rose (out from $14)
$17 Vadamos (out from $15)
$19 Hauraki (out from $18)
$19 Lucia Valentina (in from $21)
$21 Black Heart Bart (out from $18)
$81 Awesome Rock (out from $67)
$101 Happy Clapper (out from $71)
$126 Happy Trails (steady)