Sportsbet.com.au punters aren’t that keen to take the short odds about Invader when it comes to the Champagne Stakes (1600m) this Saturday at Randwick.
The impressive winner of the Sires does look the one to beat on paper, but the punters don’t want a bar of the red figures. He opened $1.75 and has immediately drifted, out to $1.90.
The money has come for the winner of the Fernhill last Saturday, Whispered Secret. Stablemate Prized Icon won the race last year before winning the Champagne and punters think a repeat is on the cards, backing her into $4.80 from $5.
There has been nibbles for others at a price, including Eshtiraak ($12-$11), Reflectivity ($34-$21-$23) and Aberro ($17-$16).
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