John Meagher (pictured) co-trained the best supported winner of the day at Eagle Farm last Saturday - Rich Affair - which was $17 into $8.50.
Crown Bet Bookie report - Eagle Farm 21 January 2017
Race 1 – PARADIS IMERIAL $6, won from SOUTH OF FRANCE, THE BANK MANAGER
The undefeated Paradis Imperial was an impressive winner, defying the drift in betting where she was as short as $3.70 to jump at $6. Favourite Cabeirian was always quite short, firming from $3 into $2.40 but could only manage to finish fourth. The Bank Manager had good support from $20 in $11 to finish third.
Race 2 – MORENDI $16, won from COURT’S STAR, WALWA
Morendi scored nicely at odds, and had some supporters coming from $18 into $16. Walwa had good support from $13 into $9.50, while runner up Court’s Star was always around $9 to $10 mark.
Race 3 – SKYLMIT $7, won from I’M ALONE, TISANI TOMSO
Fiery Heights from the Toby Edmonds yard had good support from $4.20 to jump at $2.60. The winner Skylimit was $8.50 and supported into $6.50 to land some good results for punters.
Race 4 – UPSTART PRIDE $6.50, won from ROCKY KING, WICKED INTENT
Plenty of activity in this race. Upstart Pride had good support $8. Into $5.50 winning in a tight finish from Rocky King. Lady Jetsetter was well supported from $8 into $4.60 but never made inroads into the first two. Frequendly was also well backed with some punters from $26 into $10.
Race 5 – OUR STORY $9.50, won from MOTION GRANTED, DRUMBEAT’S CHOICE
Our Story had early support into $6 but then drifted to jump at $9.50. Drumbeat’s Choice had good support from $8 into $4.60 to finish third. Favourite Always Sacred was $6 into $4.20 but never a factor, tailing off.
Race 6 – RICH AFFAIR, $8.50, won from RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR, PEKING ROAD
Rich Affair had some good support from $17 into $10 and starting at $8.50 defying the late challengers of Ringo’s A Rockstar who was well fancied from $4 into $3 and then jumping at $3.20. Alter Call was also well supported but never looked likely.
Race 7 – TRANSPORTER $61.00, won from YOHO, SHOREHAM
Transporter was never a genuine consideration for punters being specked from $91 into $61, but clearly enjoyed the return to softer conditions. Runner up Yoho eased in betting from $10 out to $13. L’Entrecote $4.20 into $3.80, was well backed and ran a fair race but no match for the winner.
Race 8 – MYSTIC OPAL $5.00, won from PASSIONFLOWER, BEATNIKS
Mystic Opal finished off the day to score for punters, where he was solidly in and around the $5 price. Cheval Le Vent had solid support from $13 into $7 at the jump, while runner up Passionflower was $8.50 early, then backed into $6.50 before drifting again to $8.50. Beatniks came from the back of the field top grab third, receiving good support from $26 into $13 and then again to jump at $9.50.