Godolphin seven-year-old Home Of The Brave heads betting for the Group 3 Aurie’s Star (1200m) at Flemington and holds three-times more money than second favourite Voodoo Lad ($3.70).
Punters are confident James Cummings will bring out the best in the English import, having his first Australian start.
Poetic Dream is the second best backed runner and has firmed from $7.00 into $4.80.
Cracking field! Expecting big things from Poetic Dream with blinkers on. I Am A Star trialled enormous, Rich Charm will run well as always first up (never trials well), Home of the Brave an interesting runner, profiles similarly to PD fresh/keen. https://t.co/fzYI73ibLL
— Brad Ⓜ️iller (@HorseMiller3) August 8, 2018
The royal blue colours of Godolphin are also expected to play a strong hand in The Rosebud (1100m) at Rosehill. Plague Stone is the best supported runner and the Godolphin three-year-old is a dominant $2.60 favourite.
Been following Plague Stone for awhile now, backed him to win the G1 🔵💎
So I rate highly, did have excuses for poor run that day.
Won in very quick time 1st up this prep. 2nd up last prep 4wide no cover, 2nd to Written By.
That kind of form sees him winning 2nd up on Saturday! https://t.co/ZuOLuC7pyx
— Dodgey (@dodgeyscott) August 9, 2018