Punters Come for Zero Rock in 2011 Travel Associates Classic Betting

December 2, 2011

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Punters Come for Zero Rock in 2011 Travel Associates Classic Betting

As the rain falls in Brisbane the money has poured in for the Travel Associates Classic 2011 favourite Zero Rock ahead of Saturday’s showdown at Eagle Farm, odds on every other runner but the short-priced top-elect drifting out since markets opened.

Zero Rock

Zero Rock is the 2011 Travel Associates Classic betting market mover

Of the 12 fillies and mares accepted for this year’s $80,000 Listed Travel Associates Classic (1200m), due to jump at 3:45pm (local time) as Eagle farm Race 6 on Saturday, the Kelso Wood-trained Zero Rock has been the best backed runner, punters getting behind her to win feature for the second year on the trot.

A winner of 10 of her 25 career starts to date, including the Travel Associates Classic – Lough Neagh Stakes double last summer, Zero Rock is perhaps more well-known for the races she has placed in.

Last preparation the now six-year-old daughter of Danzero ran three Group placings consecutively, the best of which was her close third to Sincero in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 11.

Zero Rock has been on a break since her last-start sixth to Yosei in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) on June 25, a spell that was longer than expected as she developed a minor foot infection.

While she may have missed out on her chance at this year’s Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, Wood is confident that Zero Rock is ready to return and it seems the Luxbet punters think so too.

“She’s fine and is ready to go and has been in work for a few months,” Wood said.

“The setback put her behind a couple of weeks and forced her to miss going to Melbourne but she’s fully recovered.

“I’ve done all I can to get her fit for this and she’s forward enough to win.”

Since Travel Associates Classic Plate betting opened at Luxbet, Zero Rock has been backed in from $2.25 to $2.

Following Saturday Wood plans to give Zero Rock to also defend her title in the $200,000 Listed Lough Neagh Stakes (1350m) at Doomben on December 24 before heading to the Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day in January for the 2012 Magic Millions Cup, a race she ran a close second to Bold Glance in at the start of this year.

“After she has these few summer runs I’ll put her away and prepare her for the winter again,” Wood said, speaking of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Meanwhile, the prices of all of Zero Rock’s rivals in the Travel Associates Classic odds have eased.

Notable market drifters include:

  • #9 Mossriver ($6.50 out to $9.50 Luxbet) – David Murphy’s in-form local seeking their third win from four starts this season
  • #6 Liesele ($7.50 out to $9 Luxbet) – Liam Birchel-trained Exceed And Excel mare comes off three close seconds in Brisbane over the past month
  • #11 Nuptse ($6.50 out to $9 Luxbet) – Bradbury’s Luck mare coming off a smart Sydney spring campaign
  • #2 Dual Chamber ($9 out to $12 Luxbet) – Biggest market drifter, Toowoomba galloper hasn’t been seen since July but really will be in the mix if it’s wet

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Latest Travel Associates Classic Plate Odds 2011

Eagle Farm Race 6 – 03/12/2011

# Horse (Barrier) Odds*
1 ZERO ROCK (3) 2.00 Luxbet
2 DUAL CHAMBER (7) 12.00 Luxbet
3 CATASHEE (5) 21.00 Luxbet
4 CARIAD (9) 31.00 Luxbet
5 DYSTOPIA (1) 7.00 Luxbet
6 LIESELE (2) 9.00 Luxbet
7 GENERAL SECRETARY (12) 61.00 Luxbet
8 NOROCOS (11) 15.00 Luxbet
9 MOSSRIVER (6) 9.50 Luxbet
10 CICARELLI (8) 41.00 Luxbet
11 NUPTSE (10) 9.00 Luxbet
12 BEDLUM (4) 51.00 Luxbet

*Fixed Win Odds provided by Luxbet and subject to change

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