Proven Nitro Well Backed To Win Dapto Megastar Final

The Jason Thompson trained Proven Nitro has firmed from $5.50 into $4.80 with Sportingbet for tomorrow night’s Group 1 Sportingbet Megastar at Dapto.

Proven Nitro is now a clear second pick behind favourite Zulu Zeus, which has eased slightly from $2.20 to $2.25.

“Proven Nitro is a huge chance from the red and punters have snapped up our opening price,” Sportingbet Australia spokesman Andrew Brown said.

Favourite Zulu Zeus, a son of champion stud dog Where’s Pedro, set the Dapto track alight last Thursday night when breaking the track record in a solo trial by stopping the clock at 29.46.

“Zulu Zeus should be able to balance up from the 8 box and charge into that all-important first turn,” Sportingbet Australia spokesman Andrew Brown said.

Queensland superstar Glen Gallon has remained steady at $5.50 with Sportingbet, but National Derby winner Jagger Swagger had drifted from $7.50 to $8.00.

Peter Rocket has been well supported from $9.50 into $8.

Sportingbet is also offering its popular Best Tote Plus on the Sportingbet Megastar, where punters can take advantage of the best dividend of the three TABs plus an additional 5% boost to winnings.

The 2013 Sportingbet Megastar is the first ever Group 1 race, of any code, run in the Illawarra region of NSW.

2013 Sportingbet Megastar Final Odds

  • Zulu Zeus $2.25 (was $2.20)
  • Proven Nitro $4.80 (was $5.50)
  • Glen Gallon $5.50 (steady)
  • Jagger Swagger $8 (was $7.50)
  • Double Twist $10 (was $9.50)
  • Peter Rocket $8 (was $9.50)
  • Amadeus Strikes $17 (was $16.00)
  • Dainty Banquet (res) $21 (was $16.00)
  • Mexico City $31 (was $21.00)
  • Magic Moves (res) $51 (was $61.00)
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