Punters believe Hauraki will defy his reputation as a money muncher and land the cash for them in the Doomben Cup tomorrow.
UBET reports the $3.60 favourite is the best backed runner in the field, accounting for 30% of spend on the Group 1 feature.
“At this stage, it looks like they’re prepared to give him another chance, but there’s some cash around for others too,” said UBET spokesperson Nick Curry.
Kiwi raider Volkstock’n’barrell has also been found at $5.50, likewise Hollindale Stakes winner Leebaz ($14 into $12) and intriguing import Spiritjim ($14 into $11).
Punters have also opened the purse strings on the Fred Best Classic, the winner of which scores a golden ticket into the Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm next month.
“Rageese and Sir Bacchus are $4.20 equal favourites and they’re going dollar for dollar in the early betting duel,” said Curry.
“Sold For Song’s last run had flashing lights and she’s also well in commission at $9.00.”