Stradbroke Handicap: Punters quick to back long odds shot

Posted by Sports News First on 8/6/2017
Filled in: Racing

The horse affectionately known as the ‘Mouse Wheel’ has been best backed in early betting with to take out the Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) this Saturday at Doomben.

Burning Front, that has the nickname due to the fact he keeps going around and around and continues to race so well at a high level, gets his first crack at Group l level and punters think he is the value runner. He opened $21 and touched $15 but now sits at $16.

He hasn’t been the lone firmer. In Her Time ($21-$17-$18) is also good value to take out the event, as has Egyptian Symbol ($15-$13). The Virginian, who was a flop last weekend, has had interest at odds ($21-$51-$34).

Fav for the race is Kingsford Smith Cup winner Clearly Innocent at $4.80, and is rock solid there despite drawing gate 20.

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