Jockey Craig “Froggy” Newitt’s decision to ride Samaready in Saturday’s Newmarket is swaying punters.

Online bookmaker reports good backing for Samaready, who has firmed into $4.80 equal second favourite with stablemate Lankan Rupee. Shamexpress ($4.20) heads betting for the Flemington Group 1.

Newitt won the Oakleigh Plate on Lankan Rupee last month.

“Froggy has a great association with both horses. But the fact he is jumping off a last start Group 1 winner to ride Samaready is a strong pointer to her chances,’’’s Shaun Anderson said.

In good news for punters, will be paying up 4th place on the race!

While the Newmarket is an open race, punters have narrowed the Australian Cup to two runners.

Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente holds sway on $2.25 with Shamus Award ($4.40) the only other horse punters want.

Markets courtesy of Join Here
Newmarket Handicap
(Prices in brackets from Monday 3 March)
$4.20 Shamexpress (in from $4.50)
$4.80 Lankan Rupee (out from $4.50)
$4.80 Samaready (in from $5.00)
$11 Moment of Change (out from $9.00)
$11 Knoydart (out from $9.00)
$13 Unpretentious (steady)
$19 Spirit Of Boom (out from $17)
$17 Bernabeu (in from $21)
$21 Fontelina (out from $17)
$26 Albrecht (in from $34)
$26 Flamberge (in from $34)
$34 Va Pensiero (out from $26)
$34 Pago Rock (out from $26)
$101 General Truce
$151 Mister Milton

Australian Cup
(Prices in brackets from Monday 3 March)
$2.25 Fiorente (out from $2.00)
$4.40 Shamus Award (in from $5.50)
$8.00 Thunder Fantasy (steady)
$8.50 Foreteller (out from $8.00)
$12 Green Moon (out from $11)
$13 Star Rolling (steady)
$19 Mourayan (out from $17)
$34 Voleuse De Coeurs (out from $26)
$81 Let’s Make Adeal (out from $51)