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Money Arrives For Mahuta In Australian Guineas
Saturday's Gr1 Australian Guineas At Flemington is shaping up as a highlight of the season. While bookies are understandably very shy of high class New Zealand 3YO colt Xtravagant (entire-Axiom, by Zabeel) after his 8-length demolition job in this month's Gr1 Waikato Sprint (1400m), sportsbet.com.au reports that they are holding almost three times more than favourite Xtravagant. Only on the fifth line of betting behind Xtravagant ($3.75), Palentino ($5.00), Tarzino ($6.50) and Perfect Reflection ($7.50), $8.00 chance Mahuta looked the best of good things in last Saturday's Gr2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield before being scratched from the race. Since winning a country Maiden at his second start last October, Mahuta has had 5 starts in stakes races, 3 of them Group class and one of them the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas, and won them all.