In the months leading into the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m), Dear Demi has always figured prominently in pre-post markets.
However over the past fortnight, Zydeco has emerged as the Oaks favourite. She well and truly became the punters’ elect after her win in last Saturday’s Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) with Dear Demi finishing a luckless fifth.
But as history will show, Dear Demi was able to turn the tables in the VRC Oaks with a 2.5kg swing in the weights.
Sportsbet reports Dear Demi was friendless with punters on raceday. A $3000 bet at $5 to win $15,000 was the biggest bet taken on Dear Demi with the corporate bookie.
However there was a rush of money for the Anthony Freedman-trained and Kerrin McEvoy-ridden Zydeco.
Three significant bets were placed on Zydeco with Sportsbet; $30,000 at $2.40, $40,000 at $2.40 and $35,000 at $2.45.