Chautauqua has joined Exosphere as joint favourite for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes following significant support from TAB punters.

The Group 1 winner has had over 50% of the market bet on him and as a result has firmed from $3.00 to $2.50 since the market opened on Monday.

Exosphere has drifted from $2.40 to $2.50 while Terravista is the best backed outsider in from $10 to $8.00. 

“There are five Group 1 winners in the field but Chautauqua is the one punters want to be on. His first up form speaks for itself and the stable is saying he has spelled really well. If the money keeps coming in he will start standalone favourite,” said TAB’s Adam Hamilton.  

In the Hobartville Stakes Press Statement continues to dominate the betting as the best backed runner at $2.60, with Spill The Beans the next best hope at $5.00.


Black Caviar Lightning Stakes

(Prices in brackets from Monday 15 February)
$2.50     Exosphere           (out from $2.40)

$2.50     Chautauqua        (in from $3.00)

$8.00     Delectation         (out from $6.50)

$9.00     Japonisme           (out from $8.00)

$8.00     Terravista            (in from $10)

$23         Kinglike
$61         Va Pensiero


Hobartville Stakes

$2.60     Press Statement

$5.00     Spill The Beans

$8.00     Vanbrugh

$9.00     Montaigne

$9.50     Wolf Cry

$12         Dal Cielo
$15         Shards, Le Romain

$23         Too Good To Refuse
$35         Tarquin, Togersen
$51         Etymology, Balmain Boy