Wild fluctuations & The Run To The Rose

Run to the Rose

Run To The Rose on the Ultimate Wagering Platform


The prelude to the Golden Rose is a perfect example of the opportunities available for punters betting into the most dynamic wagering platform – Betfair. Wild fluctuations coupled with flexible betting options allow punters to take multiple positions on multiple runners pre-race and in-play. Let’s take a snapshot look at some of the interesting fluctuations across this event.


Rosehill – Saturday 29 August 2015

R5 MTA NSW Run To The Rose 1200m G2 3yo SWP

1st  Exosphere  2nd  Press Statement  3rd  Holler




The above graph tracks the weighted average prices pre-play from when the market opens up until when the market turns in-play. Eventual winner Exosphere was on a dramatic drift from $3.60 and moved out to as high as $10.00. Punters were still interested in the colt as more than 6% of the total money matched on this runner traded at the big odds of $10.00. Early layers would have relished the drift, being able to trade out closer to the jump.

After the jump, Exosphere settled from the back for the majority of race but in a small field was never far from the mark. The price was steady before Exosphere broke wide at the 300m to hit the front late and notch an exciting first-up win.

% of volume traded: 14%

Max Price: $10.00

Min Price: $3.60

Max Price In-play: $8.40

Betfair SP: $7.40




Press Statement & Japonsim

There was early value for Press Statement as he gradually shortened pre-race. He traded as high as $8.60 and with the drift of Exosphere, he gradually shortened into $5.13. At any pre-race odds, Press Statement offered in-play opportunities as the drift continued into as low as $1.22 offering plenty for pre-play players to trade out or in-play punters to lay at the short odds.

Japonism held favouritism and over 63% of the money throughout the pre-race movements trading as high as $2.79 and as low as $1.99. After the jump, he held over 27% of the in-play money and was backed as low as $1.90.

Exosphere Market Prices


UNITAB: $4.60

NSW TAB: $4.40

Best Corporate SP: $7.00

Betfair SP: $7.40

Opportunities for Betfair Punters:

  • Back and Lay runners pre-race to lock in a profit.
  • Back pre-race and lay in-play to lock in a profit.
  • Betfair SP – great value odds.
  • Flexibility – Back or lay pre-race or in-play.

The Betfair Insider performed well throughout the day but missed out on the Race To The Rose – Read more at his weekend review.