The duo have attracted almost the identical amount of money with absolute daylight to the rest of the field. Punch One Out is now the outright favourite, firming from $6.50 into $4.20 in the last two weeks, while Ernie Bung Arrow remains one of the outside hopes at $7.50.
“If the early money is anything to go by, it’ll be Punch One Out and Tomac Bale fighting it out at the death for the cash but we do expect late support for a number of the other star runners in this gun field,” Sportsbet’s Ben Hawes said.
2013 Topgun Betting Market & Odds
(prices in brackets from 16 October)
$4.20 Punch One Out (in from $6.50)
$4.50 Tomac Bale (out from $4.20)
$4.80 Spud Regis (out from $4.00)
$5.50 Peter Rocket (steady)
$6.50 Xylia Allen (out from $5.00)
$7.50 Ernie Bung Arrow (out from $7.00)
$8.00 Dyna Nalin (out from $6.50)
$12 Gold Town (steady)
$16 Marcus Joe (steady)
$21 Glen Gallin (steady)