Despite being drawn in the carpark, favourite Metaphorical has firmed from $4.40 into $4.00 with UBET for Monday’s Group 3 Hobart Cup, largely on the popularity of her jockey.
“Around here, we call it the ‘Damien Oliver Factor’,” said UBET Media Manager Nick Curry.
“Any time ‘Ollie’ ventures interstate, cash comes for his rides as soon as the markets open, no matter their form, price or gate,” said UBET Media Manager Nick Curry.
“Metaphorical will have her work cut out from barrier 14, but she has one of the best in the business on her back and we’ve seen him salute from worse positions.”
Fellow interstate runner, Wales, came up with barrier 12 and firmed from $7.00 into $4.40 to hold the second line, while Quick Strike, trained by the in-form Chris Waller, also had the knife taken to its price, $10 into $6.00.
Eight of the past 10 Hobart Cups have been captured by interstate-trained horses.