Shamoline Warrior tightens for Derby
Victoria Derby favourite Shamoline Warrior has firmed to $3 following the withdrawal of Hanks from Saturday’s Classic.
The Mark Kavanagh-trained colt was at $3.40 on Monday while second elect Rockferry came in from $5.50 to $4.80 with TAB Sportsbet.
The Peter Moody-trained Hanks was an $8 chance but it was decided not to press on with a Derby start despite his win over Spacecraft in Saturday’s AAMI Vase.
The withdrawal of Speed Gifted from the Melbourne Cup has not caused any significant market shifts.
The Lee Freedman-trained Speed Gifted had eased to $15 from $7 with the doubts over his participation.
Last year’s Cup winner Viewed, 2007 winner Efficient and emerging star Alcopop remain the $6.50 equal favourites.