Merchant Navy is three for three so far to date and punters think he will continue the picket fence in the McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield this Saturday.
The Ciaron Maher trained three year old was heading down the Sires/Champagne towards the back end of the Autumn but the stable tipped him out with the Spring in mind. Punters think it was the winning move because he has been $3.10 to $2.70, with some nice bets coming in.
Trekking opened the $3.10 favourite but that was too short and he got out to $3.70. Some late money has seen him trickle down to $3.50. That pair dominate betting, with the next best being Kobayashi, who has had a couple of $8-$8.50 flucs.
There are a couple of thrill seekers who believe there will be a boilover via Evil Cry, who has trimmed to $71 from $101.
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