Following five unbeaten runs during his Spring preparation, Boban-backers would appear to have plenty in the bank, if betting on Saturday’s Expressway Stakes is a guide. When the TAB put up its fixed-odds market they marked Boban a $3.10 favourite for the Group 2 $200,000 1200-metre affair, reports Racing Network.

Within 24-hours he has been heavily backed and is now right into $2.60 and a pronounced favourite, ahead of another first-up contender Rain Affair, who has been $3.80 out to $4.50. Victoria’s Speediness has attracted some interest, firming from $7 into $6.50, with hot young rider James McDonald engaged to partner the Colin Scott-trained sprinter. Nash Rawiller will partner the Chris Waller-trained Boban from barrier one.