Nostradamus lived up to its backing to win the opening race at Flemington. Backed as if unbeatable, the two-year-old firmed from $2.30 into $1.55 in landing some significant bets. One of the bigger investments on the colt with TAB was $5,000 @ $1.55, and there was a flood of smaller bets for it as punters rallied to include it in Fixed Odds doubles and trebles. His win saw his price firm for the Blue Diamond Stakes ($11 into $9.00), while he is now in the Golden Slipper market as a $25 chance.