While still the clear favourite to win The BMW 2013 at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday Anthony Cummings’ consistent three-year-old Fiveandahalfstar has eased out slightly in the markets for the Golden Slipper Day clash.
Winner of the Victoria Derby last spring the Hotel Grand three-year-old comes off a frustrating succession of four second place finishes, the last two at elite level behind Super Cool in the Australian Cup and then Foreteller in the Ranvet Stakes.
They get their chance to finally breakthrough for the autumn this weekend in the lucrative $2.25 million Group 1 The BMW (2400m) where the gelding will relish getting up to a staying trip.
With the right form, excellent record of three-year-olds in the race and their good gate six draw Fiveandahalfstar opened the $3 pick in the The BMW odds.
They have since eased out in the markets however now paying $3.20 with the news Rosehill was downgraded to Heavy going, a track condition Fiveandhalfstar has raced on just once before when fourth to Dear Demi in the 2012 Fernhill Handicap.
A number of other gallopers have drifted right out in their price too including the Hawkes-trained second pick Maluckyday ($7 out to $7.50) and up-and-comer Hathras ($7 out to $7.50), rails-drawn Kelinni ($9 out to $10), Auckland Cup champ Sangster ($11 out to $15) and Doomben Cup winner Mawingo ($16 out to $21).
While the odds on the above gallopers are getting juicer there is a couple of The BMW contenders that the punters are starting to come for, most notably Le Roi who has come right in from $26 to $19.
Drawn in gate two with Glyn Schofield to ride Tony McEvoy’s European import has won four of their seven starts in Australia, inclidng the Group 3 Summer Cup on Boxing Day over this track and distance.
That run was on a Slow (6) track too so they have form in the wet and should be ready to strike second-up after a credible third to Sydney Cup-bound Julienas in the Listed Sky High Stakes (1900m).
The other recent The BMW market mover is then Sydney Cup winner Niwot ($41 into $31) who is undefeated on Heavy ground with two wins including one over this track and distance albeit in 2009.
See below for the latest The BMW odds and fluctuations which you can lock in online now at bookmaker.com.au – home of the famous bonus sign-up bet offer which has been increased to a very generous $500 for this autumn only!
2013 The BMW Betting Market Moves
Rosehill Race 5 – 2:35pm (AEST) – 06/04/2013
- #1 Foreteller (9) – Steady at $6.50
- #2 Mawingo (4) – $16 out to $21
- #3 Niwot (7) – $41 into $31
- #4 Kelinni (1) – $9 out to $10
- #5 Maluckyday (5) – $7 out to $7.50
- #6 Gatewood (10) – $21 out to $26
- #7 Kutchinsky (11) – Steady at $81
- #8 Sangster (3) – $11 out to $15
- #9 Le Roi (2) – $26 into $19
- #10 Hathras (12) – $7 out to $7.50
- #11 Silent Achiever (8) – $9 out to $10
- #12 Fiveandahalfstar (6) – $3 out to $3.20
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change