Deep Field may be the boom horse, but punters are sticking with Lankan Rupee in force for tomorrow’s Lightning Stakes.

Online bookmaker reports more than double the money has been wagered on Lankan Rupee ($2.50), over favourite Deep Field ($2.25).

“Lankan Rupee has given a lot of joy to racegoers over the last couple of seasons. He loves a fight and will probably get one here, but punters are keeping the faith that he’ll beat Deep Field,’’ said’s Shaun Anderson.

Lightweight Better Land will land some nice wagers if he can win the C.S. Hayes Stakes.

Better Land, with the help of one bet of $4000, has firmed from $21 into $16. Favourite Stratum Star ($5.00) and Wandjina ($9.00) have also been well supported.

Markets courtesy of Join Here.

Lightning Stakes

(Prices in brackets from Thursday 19 February)
$2.25 Deep Field (in from $2.30)

$2.50 Lankan Rupee (steady)

$5.50 Brazen Beau (out from $5.00)

$26 The Quarterback (steady)

$34 Watermans Bay (steady)

$201 Fab Fevola (steady)

Hayes Stakes
$5.00 Stratum Star

$5.50 Disposition, Lucky Liberty

$9.00 Wandjina

$10 San Nicasio, Minnesinger

$11 Chivalry

$15 Merion
$16 Better Land

$17 Hauraki
$21 Testashadow
$26 Bascule

$31 Orient Line