Houtzen and She Will Reign have eased in betting, but maintain their hold on the top two spots for Saturday’s Golden Slipper.
Online bookmaker sportsbet eased Houtzen from $3.80 out to $4.00, after she drew barrier 16.
She Will Reign (13) has moved from $5.00 out to $5.50 for the Rosehill Group 1.
She Will Reign has been popular since betting opened and holds the most money for the race.
Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy drew barrier eight and has tightened from $8.00 into $7.00.
The only other runner under double figures is Pariah. The Blue Diamond runner-up drew well in gate four and also firmed from, from $10 into $9.00.
“The fancied runners haven’t fared well in the barrier draw, but Houtzen did win the Magic Millions from outside barrier. She Will Reign is still very popular with punters and with the likelihood of a wet track, horses may be advantaged by a wide gate,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$5.50 She Will Reign