Fiorente has firmed sharply in betting for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes following his great winning performance in the Australian Cup 2000m at Flemington. The Gai Waterhouse-trained star was a heavily backed favourite and got the cash with a searching finale from the 400m. TAB Fixed Odds price framers trimmed his price from $3.50 to $3.20 to win the Queen Elizabeth on April 19. Earlier at Warwick Farm, Boban returned to winning form with a minor upset in the Chipping Norton Stakes. He defeated odds-on favourite It’s A Dundeel and he too has firmed in the Queen Elizabeth market.
The move (Queen Elizabeth): Fiorente $3.50 into $3.20, Boban $11 into $6.50, It’s A Dundeel $4.60 into $4.40.
The big bets: Shamus Award (Australian Cup, $10,000 @ $4.40), Fiorente (Australian Cup, $6,000 @ $1.95, $5,050 @ $2.00)
Catkins was the other significant firmer in Championships action. A brilliant winner of race four at Warwick Farm, the Chris Waller-trained mare is $15 into $11 to win the Doncaster on April 12 One TAB customer collected handsomely today on the Wiggle Stakes when they outlaid $20,000 @ $2.10 on Catkins.
The move (Doncaster): Catkins $15 into $11
The big bets: Catkins (Wiggle Stakes, $20,000 @ $2.10)