2010 Winter Stakes Final Field, Preview & Betting Odds

This Saturday Queensland’s final Group 1 race of the season will take place when the esteemed Eagle Farm Racecourse hosts the $500,000 Group 1 Winter Stakes (1400m).

The 2010 Sky Racing Winter Stakes has attracted a top quality field of 13 fillies and mares including the pronounced favourite, Melito.

Gerald Ryan’s classy Redoute’s Choice filly Melito has had a very testing and impressive winter campaign that has included a number of Group placings. Most recently she missed out on a win in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) by just a short half-head to Black Piranha.

Melito has drawn the far outside barrier 13 on Saturday, but is still the hot favourite currently paying $2.90 for a win at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Other top chances in the 2010 Winter Stakes include Beaded, Set For Fame and Gold Water.

At $4.60 odds through Ladbrokes.com.au, the Peter Snowden-trained Lonhro mare Beaded is the current second favourite after drawing ideally with barrier two. The four-year-old ran a gallant fourth in the Stradbroke Handicap last start before which she took out the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben.

Following closely in the Winter Stakes betting is Peter Moody’s Reset filly Set For Fame. Paying $4.80 at Ladbrokes.com.au, the three-year-old is coming off a win in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) on June 5. A Blake Shinn mount, Set For Fame will jump from barrier four on Saturday.

Another excellent runner looking for Group 1 glory in the Winter Stakes is the Gai Waterhouse-trained Gold Water. The four-year-old Choisir mare is currently a $6.50 chance with Ladbrokes.com.au, and has drawn wide along with the favourite in barrier 12. Gold Water is coming off a succession of frustrating top three placings in the Group winter features including her last start second to Metal Bender in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m).

The 2010 Winter Stakes is scheduled to jump at 3:47pm on Saturday as the seventh race on the day’s bumper eight-event card.

Other features to run at Eagle Farm this Saturday include the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) and the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m). To get the latest odds for all these great Eagle Farm Races head to Ladbrokes.com.au today!

2010 Winter Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

#

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Br

Weight (kg)

Odds*

1
GOLD WATER
Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 12 57 6.50
2
CULMINATE (NZ)
Stephen Mckee Scott Seamer 6 57 21.00
3
BEADED
Peter Snowden Larry Cassidy 2 57 4.60
4
PRIMA NOVA
Anthony Cummings Shane Scriven 11 57 51.00
5
ACQUIRED (NZ)
Robert Heathcote Bobby El-Issa 5 57 41.00
6
WEALTH PRINCESS (NZ)
Brent Gillovic Michael Walker 10 57 7.00
7
MESSENGER
Anthony Cummings Jim Byrne 7 57 51.00
8
MELITO
Gerald Ryan Corey Brown 13 55.5 2.90
9
SET FOR FAME
Peter G Moody Blake Shinn 4 55.5 4.80
10
SO ANYWAY
John P Thompson Peter Robl 3 55.5 81.00
11
READYOR
John P Thompson Dwayne Dunn 1 55.5 19.00
12
DEER VALLEY
Steele Ryan Danny Nikolic 9 55.5 101.00
13
HAPPY HIPPY
John P Thompson Stathi Katsidis 8 55.5 41.00

*Odds are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change