Poor old Lucas Cranach, he is off in betting like Luigi’s armpit
The one time second favourite for the 2011 Group 1 $2.5 Caulfield Cup (2400m) has been under a cloud all week .
It was originally thought he had a hoof abscess and later a cracked heel.
After Wednesday’s barrier draw where the Anthony Freedman trained galloper was allotted three, Luxbet bookmakers shortened the former German galloper in from $7.50 to $7 for the 2011 Caulfield Cup run tomorrow.
He was clear cut second favourite behind December Draw but later that day the Freedman yard informed the Racing Victoria stewards of a problem and his Caulfield Cup hopes went into a spin.
Though passed fit to run, Lucas Cranach will undergo a race day inspection before racing in the 2011 Caulfield Cup (2400m) tomorrow.
The shift away from Lucas Cranach has seen the odds of rivals in 2011 Caulfield Cup tumble at Luxbet.
Mighty High has been backed from $13 to $9.50 to become the 2011 Caulfield Cup winner with luxbet with three separate bets hitting the spot.
A bet of $3000 at $13, $2200 at $12 and $1400 at $11.
The 2011 Caulfield Cup betting moves haven’t stopped there.
UK galloper Manighar has tumbled in from $26 to $11 with one bet of $1000 at $26 and another of$1500 at $21 being placed.
One punter will win $100,000 if Niwot a 2011 Caulfield Cup betting bolter becomes the winner .
A $1000 bet at $101 and another of $600 at $61 has seen his odds tumble into $51.
Niwot is part owned by Andrew Ramsden who won the 1982 Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup double with Gurners Lane among other good victories and horses he has owned.
The Lloyd Williams owned Green Moon has been backed in from $13 to $11 with two $2000 bets at $3 and $12 being placed on the five year old galloper.
Southern Speed $21-$14 ( $1600 @ $21, $1000 @ $18, $1200 @ $16)
A four-year-old mare, Southern Speed has also had good support for the 2011 Caulfield Cup from $21 to $14 with Luxbet since the barrier draw was released.
Bets of $1600, $1000 and $1200 say the South Australian mare with the light weight can become the next winner of the 2011 Caulfield Cup of 2011.
The 2011 Caulfield Cup favourite December Draw has drifted marginally in the betting from $2.25 to $2.50 but firmly holds it position in the market.