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Bookies keep the cash with Zydeco

By Carl Di Iorio TVN Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:23 PM

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.



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