The shock scratching of short-priced Sportingbet Cox Plate favourite Atlantic Jewel has thrown the betting market into disaray with It’s a Dundeel the new favourite at $4.

“Atlantic Jewel held more than half of all pre-post Cox Plate bets and was a long-time short priced favourite,” Sportingbet’s Michael Felgate said.

While Atlantic Jewel was a popular favourite, the punters had begun to drop off her in recent days with her price easing from $2.20 out to $2.80.

“It is very unusual for a champion like Atlantic Jewel to go so cold in the betting, we were stuggling to take a bet on her over the last few days with It’s A Dundeel very well backed to beat her,” Felgate said.

It’s a Dundeel now heads the Sportingbet Cox Plate market at $4, ahead of Puissance De Lune and Fiorente who has eased from $4.2 out to $4.4 after drawing the outside barrier.

Three year-olds Long John, $15 before Atlantic Jewel’s scratching is now $9 and Shamus Award $100 into $31 have been well backed since the new market came out.

“With no Atlantic Jewel the punters are honing in on It’s A Dundeel and the three-year olds, Long John has already firmed and Shamus Award has been specked each-way at big odds.”

Join William Hill Australia: Free $500 Bet


Please find below Sportingbet Australia’s latest odds for the Sportingbet Cox Plate, following the scratching of Atlantic Jewel and morning’s and barrier draw.

2013 Sportingbet Cox Plate Sportingbet Australia market

Now Was

1. Green Moon (12) $18 $26

2. Happy Trails (2) $16 $19

3. Fiorente (15) $4.40 $6

4. Foreteller (9) $31 $51

5. Side Glance (1) $61 $81

6. Seville (10) $51 $61

7. Rekindled Interest (6) $26 $41

8. Puissance De Lune(8) $4.20 $6.50

9. Masked Marvel (4) $31 $51

10. Mull Of Killough (5) $61 $101

11. It’s A Dundeel (13) $4 $6

12. Super Cool (14) $18 $41

13. Atlantic Jewel (7) SCR SCR

14. Long John (11) $9 $15

15e. Shamus Award (3) $31 $101