He has been a costly failure at his last two starts, but Lankan Rupee is the one punters want on Friday night.

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has opened betting on the Manikato Stakes and Lankan Rupee ($3.80) has been well supported. If the trend continues favourite Terravista ($3.50) may not remain at the top of betting for long.

“It seems punters are a forgiving lot because Lankan Rupee is the best backed runner. He’s been beaten twice at Moonee Valley so maybe this will be third time lucky,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.

Buffering, who beat Lankan Rupee in the Moir Stakes last start, is great value and also popular at $6.00.

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Manikato Stakes
$3.50 Terravista
$3.80 Lankan Rupee
$4.00 Chautauqua
$6.00 Buffering
$9.00 Rebel Dane
$11 Platelet
$13 Not Listenin’tome, Moment Of Change
$15 Angelic Light, Bounding
$21 Temple Of Boom
$26 Eloping, Villa Verde, Famous Seamus
$34 Tawteen
$41 Iconic, Aomen, Sessions, Gregers
$51 Fast n Rocking
$67 Girl Guide
$101 Drago, It Is Written
$201 Scandiva