Early money trail for Saturday's big races

11 September 2015 12:29 PM

Flemington and Rosehill races have four Group events each this Saturday highlighted by the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington and the Golden Rose Stakes at Rosehill.

Race 4 at Flemington is the Group 2 Danehill Stakes for three-year-olds which includes Headwater second-up after his solid Golden Slipper performance. Punters have come early for value in the race backing Black Vanquish in from opening quotes of $8.50 to $5.50. The Moody trained colt Kinglike has also come under notice firming in 2 points to $8.50.

Race 6 is the Bobbie Lewis Quality, a Group 2 race run down the Flemington straight over 1200m. One of the biggest plunges early in the betting has come for Sentinum backed into $13 from $20 openers. Amorino into $18 from $21 and Kaepernick in a point and a half to $9.50.

Race 7 is the feature event. The Makybe Diva Stakes run over the mile under weight-for-age conditions. Punters have been cautious early with only some small specking for Alpine Eagle in a point to $7.

The Group 2 Let's Elope Stakes is the final Group race on the program. No market moves of significance to report early in this one.

Race 2 at Rosehill, the Kingston Town Stakes, is the first Group race on the program. Some strong betting moves early in this race with Foundry backed hard early into $11 from $16 openers. Queenslander Kingdoms also comes under notice early into $14 from $26 and King Kinshasa into $8 from $15.

Race 5 is the Sheraco Stakes, a Group 3 event for fillies and mares. Punters found value early in the opening $1.95 quote for bounding, backing her into $1.90. Early punters have also seen value in the $21 on offer for Fine Mist. She is now $15.

Race 6 is the feature event on the program, the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes run over 1400m. Punters are all over the Waterhouse filly Speak Fondly early bringing her price down to $4.40 early in the betting from $5.50 openers. Nothing else interesting punters at this stage.

Race 7 is the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes over the 1300m course at Rosehill. Lots of early betting activity with a string of horses getting some attention. Some big value moves for Sons Of John in from $41 to $31 and Turbulent Jet in from $51 to $41. Heart Testa in a point to $14. Market moves for horses more in the betting include Vashka into $5 from $8.50 openers and Winx showing $4.25 from $5.

Look out for my analysis of tomorrow's two Group 1 races. I will post them on theGreatTipOff.com Facebook page and through Twitter.

Mike Steward.