The odds on Ciaron Maher’s relative unknown Mr O’Ceirin to score an upset 2012 Slickpix Stakes win this weekend at Caulfield have come right in over the past days with the punters getting right behind the local spring hopeful.
The five-year-old Postponed gelding, who has raced in stakes company just twice before in their 17 start career, opened at a quote of $11 to take out Saturday’s $120,000 Listed Slickpix Stakes (1700m) but have since firmed right into $7.50 through bookmaker.com.au.
Originally prepared in New Zealand where they won two of their seven opening runs, Mr O’Ceirin joined Maher’s Caulfield stables mid-way through last year and have progressed well being prepared as a stayer.
They ran sixth in their Aussie debut last September, which was also their first run since being gelded, before going on to win three straight races from 1600m – 2000m.
This year they have again been racing competitively at tracks around Victoria including a big three and a half length win at Flemington on Anzac Day in the mud, and their most recent effort when winning by the same margin to beat home Turnitup on a Slow track at Sandown on June 2.
With showers starting to fall in Melbourne the money has started to come for known wet-tracker Mr O’Ceirin who has been nominated for both the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate this season.
Other Slickpix Stakes betting market movers include the favourite Banca Mo ($3.50 into $3.30) and Avienus ($9 into $8.50).
Banca Mo is the firming top elect having won their past two runs in Melbourne, the Tough Speed gelding most recently taking out a 2040m handicap at Moonee Valley on August 4.
Avienus meanwhile is a seven-year-old Reset mare from Mark Webb’s Cranbourne stables, the Group 1 performer having run second over 1410m at Flemington last time out.
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2012 Slickpix Stakes Betting Market Moves
Caulfield Race 7 – 4:10pm – 01/09/2012
- #1 Unusual Suspect – Steady at $31
- #2 Tanby – Steady at $7.50
- #3 Avienus – $9 into $8.50
- #4 Folding Gear – Steady at $19
- #5 Streets Away – $7 out to $7.50
- #6 Sabrage – Steady at $21
- #7 Banca Mo – $3.50 into $3.30
- #8 Stole – Steady at $61
- #9 Mr O’Ceirin – $11 into $7.50
- #10 Great Player – Steady at $51
- #11 Forty Thirty – Steady at $13
- #12 Galileo Gold – $12 out to $13
- #13 Miss With Attitude – Steady at $41
- #14 Ebony Rock – Steady at $41
- #15 Cuban Sunday – Steady at $17
- #16 Red Eye Special – Steady at $41
- #17e Sysmo – Scratched
- #18e Umatic – Steady at $51
*Fixed Win odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and are subject to change