The Cleaner is currently available at 2014 Railway Stakes odds of $4.40 and is a clear favourite to record his maiden win at Group 1 level in the $1 million event at Ascot on Saturday.
The Cleaner earnt himself a trip to Perth for the Railway Stakes when he finished a brave third behind Hucklebuck and Lucky Hussler in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on November 8 and he has been favourite in Railway Stakes betting since it was opened.
The Savoire Vivre gelding was available at a quote of $4 when the 2014 Railway Stakes field was released yesterday afternoon, but he has been on the drift in the last 24 hours and is out to a quote of $4.40, despite fairly favorably in the barrier draw that was conducted this afternoon.
Respondent is currently on the second line of 2014 Railway Stakes betting, but has also been on the drift and is out to $7 after opening at $6 yesterday.
The Haradasun gelding stamped himself as a horse to watch when he beat Ihtsahymn in the Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot in April and has been well supported in Railway Stakes betting following his fast-finishing third in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) on November 1 and his close second behind Bass Strait in the Group 3 R.J. Peters Stakes (1500m) last Saturday.
The only other horses that is available at single figure Railway Stakes odds is consistent mare Elite Belle, but she drifted from $7 out to $8 after she drew gate 16 at the Railway Stakes barrier draw this morning.
Elite Belle will be having just her second start at Group 1 level in the Railway Stakes, but is taking good form into the race after beating Barakey in the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on October 25 and finished fourth in the Group 2 Waroa-Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) at the same venue on November 8.
The early market mover in Railway Stakes betting has been the resuming Chester Road and he is into a quote of $34 after opening at $51 yesterday afternoon.
Chester Road has not been seen at the races since he finished second behind Mr Moet in the 2012 edition of the Group 2 Cox Stakes (2100m), but he impressed onlookers with a strong effort behind stablemates Western Blaze and Mr Moet in a barrier trial at Lark Hill on November 31.
Another horse that has received surprise support in Railway Stakes betting markets is veteran gelding Ranger, who will be running in the Railway Stakes for the third time in his career after missing the race last year due to illness.
Ranger has not recorded a race win since 2011 and has not been overly impressive in his three race starts to date this preparation, but he still be backed from $41 into $34.
There has been a sprinkling of support for Group 1 winner Smokin’ Joey ($17 in to $15), while Alma’s Fury ($11 out to $12), Amorino ($17 out to $21), Bass Strait ($13 out to $15), Fancy Feet ($41 out to $51) and Trading Day ($21 out to $26) have all been on the drift.