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)