Cool Hand Luke to go easy on Black Caviar
So confident is online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au of superstar Black Caviar winning the C.F. Orr Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, they’ve opened a market on whether jockey Luke Nolen will even need to use the whip on the undefeated mare and the short priced favourite is that he won’t.
‘No’ use of the whip is at $1.50 while ‘yes’ Nolen will use the whip is the outsider at $2.45.
“Given we know the result of the race already, it will be very interesting to see if Luke Nolen will feel the need to use the persuader on the great mare,” sportstbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.
sportsbet.com.au has also opened a market on whether Nolen will look to his left at the big screen and sit up before the line, with ‘yes’ the $1.50 favourite and ‘no’ at $2.45.
Priced at $1.04 to make to 18 straight wins, a winning margin of between 2.9 and 4.0 lengths is the $2.90 favourite for Black Caviar followed by 4.0 to 5.9 lengths ($3.00), 6 lengths or more ($3.50), a dead heat ($7.50) while does not win has been priced at a distant $21.
In favourite out betting, Southern Speed easily heads the market at $1.90 with Playing God ($6.00), Danzylum and Doubtful Jack (both $7.50) and Midas Touch ($8.50) the Caulfield Cup winners biggest threats.
Meanwhile, Rain Affair is the clear favourite in the Expressway Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, firming into $1.70 after opening at $1.75. Winter King ($7.50) and Shoot Out ($8.50) are on the second and third lines of betting respectively while the biggest mover has been Sacred Choice, in from $21 to $17.
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