Son Of A Gun Smashed In Betting For Debut

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Australia’s best sprinter Black Caviar was unbeaten in her 25 career starts and turned in some freakish performances from Flemington to Royal Ascot, where she even met the Queen.

The public adored her, the punters loved her and you can’t blame them, because nothing could get past Black Caviar. Nelly, her nickname at trainer Peter Moody’s stables, was a sure thing every time she stepped out in a race.

Now punters are sharing the love, on a huge scale, with her latest progeny and second baby to hit the racetrack, Prince Of Caviar.

The bay colt, by Sebring, has been heavily backed to win on debut in the two-year-old Handicap at Sandown (1200m).

Bet on Prince Of Caviar here.

When traders opened betting on the race punters snapped up the $8.00 on offer for Prince Of Caviar. The flow of money has continued and the Team Hawkes trained colt is now $5.00 favourite, overtaking Celestial King ($5.50).

Prince Of Caviar is the best backed runner in the race and holds more than twice the money than Celestial King. It is not surprising that plenty of small bets have come for Prince Of Caviar, suggesting fans of his mother are having a token wager in support.

Luke Nolen, who rode Black Caviar for 22 of her 25 wins, has been doing the educational work with Prince Of Caviar and has the ride. Nolen is a jockey of few words, but his appraisal of the Prince suggests if there is any star quality it is likely to emerge beyond tomorrow’s debut.

“Most horses don’t compare to mum but he’s done everything right and that’s why he’s going to the races on Saturday,” Nolen said. “He seems to have some sort of ability but whatever he does I think he’ll make a nice three-year-old.’’

Prince Of Caviar is definitely a lot easier to get your tongue around than Nelly’s first born, a filly called Oscietra. Which after two wins from five starts, was this week retired from racing and is bound for the breeding barn.

Win lose or draw we’ll watch with interest the career of Prince Of Caviar. However, if wins come early, especially in big races, viewing time will decrease as his value as a sire would be astronomical.

There is two Group 1 races at Doomben, the Queensland Oaks and Kingsford-Smith Cup, but make no mistake eyes on the first at Sandown will be just as huge. Prince Of Caviar, is not only attracting interest from punters and the Australian public, but thoroughbred lovers from all over the world.

What do you think?