Australia Horse Racing By Andrew Brown

Chautauqua best backed for Newmarket

The Team Hawkes-trained Chautauqua is the $3 favourite at WilliamHill.com.au for Saturday’s much-anticipated Group 1 Lexus Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.

 

Chautauqua tops William Hill’s market ahead of Lankan Rupee at $3.20. Terravista and Brazen Beau share third favouritism at $5 with William Hill.

 

Punters have so far singled out Chautauqua as the horse to beat.

 

“We took twice the money for Chautauqua compared to Lankan Rupee in our all-in book,” said William Hill’s Andrew Brown.

 

“Obviously Chautauqua beat him in the spring and gets a 3kg turnaround but Lankan was awesome first-up and might just prefer racing in the autumn.”

 

In the Australian Cup, reigning Melbourne Cup champion Protectionist is the $4.60 favourite at William Hill, in front of Happy Trails ($5.50), Mourinho ($9) and Spillway ($9).

 

For William Hill’s up to the minute odds for the 2015 Lexus Newmarket visit https://www.williamhill.com.au/horse-racing/11153753/flemington-6

 

For William Hill’s up to the minute odds for the 2015 Australian Cup visit https://www.williamhill.com.au/horse-racing/11153754/flemington-7

 

2015 Lexus Newmarket Handicap

Odds from WilliamHill.com.au

Chautauqua $3

Lankan Rupee $3.20

Terravista $5

Brazen Beau $5

Delectation $17

Watermans Bay $21

Aeronautical $51

Driefontein $51

Lord Of The Sky $51