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Punter unloads on Libertini to win Furious Stakes

One punter is confident that short priced favourite Libertini will win Saturday's Furious Stakes at Randwick.
One punter is confident that Libertini can win the Furious Stakes this Saturday
One TAB punter is confident that short priced favourite Libertini can win Saturday's Group Two Furious Stakes after putting $32,000 on the star filly.

The Anthony Cummings-trained three-year-old, which opened at $1.20 ahead of the sprint feature at Randwick, has been wound into the $1.18 quote based on that bet alone.

Connections are seeking a fourth-straight win with Libertini, who was last seen winning the Group Two Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick on August 24 in stunning fashion.

The Silver Shadow Stakes win was one that got the racing world talking.

Libertini’s ran 1m 07.93s, despite being eased down inside the final 100m by Tommy Berry. 

This is less than half a second off The Everest favourite Santa Ana Lane’s Royal Randwick course record of 1m 07.45s.

Anthony Cummings said the win showcased Libertini's adaptability.

“Every time she runs she opens a new door,” he said.

“I didn’t expect the race to be run as quickly as it turned out to be but she’s that adaptable it doesn’t really matter.”

While there's no plans to run the star filly in October's $14 million feature, Cummings isn't ruling out running Libertini in the world's richest race on turf.

“I haven’t discussed The Everest with (owner) Gerry Harvey,’’ the trainer said.

“When she runs such fast time then it (The Everest) is bound to come up and if someone came knocking then you look at every opportunity.

“Her winning time makes it, perhaps, not a silly thing to think about.’’

Despite not currently holding a slot in the Everest the Silver Shadow Stakes victory was enough to see online bookmaker Ladbrokes move Libertini from $26 into $11.