Premiership winning trainer Darren Weir will saddle the two best backed runners in Saturday’s Makybe Diva Stakes.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has Weir’s star sprinter and last start Memsie Stakes winner, Black Heart Bart, as the $2.35 favourite.
His Australian Guineas winner Palentino is clear second pick at $6.00 for the Flemington Group 1.
Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance, is a $67 outsider for the Wangoom based Weir.
The Hayes-Dabernig trained mare, Rising Romance ($9.00), who was second to Black Heart Bart in the Memsie, is the only other runner under double figures.
“Weir is to Melbourne what Chris Waller is to Sydney and he looks to have a stranglehold on the Makybe Diva. Black Heart Bart was well backed in the Memsie and punters are spending up again, but Palentino is also popular,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Bulmer.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
$2.10 Black Heart Bart
$9.00 Rising Romance
$11 Our Ivanhowe
$13 Entirely Platinum
$15 Alpine Eagle
$21 He Or She
$26 Jacquinot Bay
$26 Sofia Rosa
$34 Happy Trails
$67 Prince of Penzance
$201 Ayers Rock