Chris Waller’s fillies dominate the nominations...
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
|Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||12||57||6.50|
|Stephen Mckee||Scott Seamer||6||57||21.00|
|Peter Snowden||Larry Cassidy||2||57||4.60|
|Anthony Cummings||Shane Scriven||11||57||51.00|
|Robert Heathcote||Bobby El-Issa||5||57||41.00|
WEALTH PRINCESS (NZ)
|Brent Gillovic||Michael Walker||10||57||7.00|
|Anthony Cummings||Jim Byrne||7||57||51.00|
|Gerald Ryan||Corey Brown||13||55.5||2.90|
SET FOR FAME
|Peter G Moody||Blake Shinn||4||55.5||4.80|
|John P Thompson||Peter Robl||3||55.5||81.00|
|John P Thompson||Dwayne Dunn||1||55.5||19.00|
|Steele Ryan||Danny Nikolic||9||55.5||101.00|
|John P Thompson||Stathi Katsidis||8||55.5||41.00|
*Odds are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change
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