Exosphere ($1.40) has opened the shortest priced favourite to win the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday since Sepoy ($1.30) won in 2011.


The last three odds-on favourites have won, with the last chance in the red to get beat back in 1999 when Redoute’s Choice was rolled by Spargo.


“Favourites have traditionally performed well in this race (won six of the last nine) and it’s hard to see what will beat Exosphere,” said TAB’s Nick Quinn


“John O’Shea has the race at his mercy with his other main chance, Mogador ($8), on the equal second line of betting.”


In other betting news, Magic Artist ($15-$10) has attracted early interest in the MacKinnon Stakes, including $400 @ $10.



$1.40 Exosphere

$8 Keen Array, Mogador

$11 Hellbent, Japonisme

$14 Counterattack, Kinglike, Super One

$17 Ready for Victory, Sebring Sun, Spill the Beans

$21 or longer others



$6 Fawkner, Magic Hurricane

$9 Stratum Star

$10 Gallo Chop, Happy Trails, Pornichet

$12 Magic Artist

$15 Contributer, Fenway, Flamingo Star, Our Ivanhowe

$21 or longer others