While Rosehill Racecourse will host a thrilling three-year-olds showdown with the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) on Saturday, a brilliant line-up of spring stars will also be lining-up at Caulfield in the $200,000 Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m).
Many champions on the 2010 Melbourne Cup path resume racing in the 2010 Memsie Stakes this Saturday, making the weight-for-age feature one of the best betting opportunities of the month at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Top chances having their first-up spring start in the Memsie include Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy, Bart Cummings’ 2009 Cox Plate champion So You Think, second-favourite for the 2010 Melbourne Cup Faint Perfume and dual Group 1 winner Whobegotyou.
But without doubt the hot favourite for the race is John Wallace’s 2010 Cox Plate favourite Shoot Out.
Drawn well in barrier six, fit and in-form following his two season wins in the Bletchingly Stakes and JJ Liston Stakes, and benefiting from the wet track Shoot Out is definitely the horse to beat on Saturday.
Read a detailed 2010 Memsie Stakes Preview & Form Guide by following the link and then get ready to put your wagers down on your favourites.
With so many Cup hopefuls in the Memsie Stakes mix, keeping an eye on the results and better performing runners will give punters an early guide for the future Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features including the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.
The Memsie Stakes is due to jump at 3:33pm on Saturday afternoon at Caulfield, the race-card also highlighted by the Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m).
2010 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes Final Field & Barriers
|1||MASTER O’REILLY (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Dwayne Dunn||2||59||109|
|2||WHOBEGOTYOU||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||1||59||115|
|3||LITTORIO||Nigel Blackiston||Craig Williams||11||59||112|
|4||SIRMIONE||Bart Cummings||Mark Zahra||14||59||113|
|5||RED RULER (NZ)||John Sargent||Steven King||8||59||108|
|6||BUCCELLATI (GB)||Tony Noonan||Brad Rawiller||3||59||109|
|7||MOATIZE||Bart Cummings||Chris Symons||4||59||105|
|8||SO YOU THINK (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold||12||58.5||116|
|9||SHOOT OUT||John Wallace||Stathi Katsidis||6||58.5||115|
|10||ZABRASIVE (NZ)||John O’Shea||Craig Newitt||5||58.5||107|
|11||BRIGHTNIGHT (NZ)||Bart Cummings||James Winks||13||58.5||67|
|12||TYPHOON TRACY||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||10||57||118|
|13||FAINT PERFUME||Bart Cummings||Michelle Payne||7||56.5||108|
|14||VALDEMORO||Tony Vasil||Glen Boss||9||56.5||96|