This Saturday’s Epsom Handicap Day at Randwick features a line-up of excellent races providing great value for punters, and one of the highlight events will be the $175,000 Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m).
Chris Waller’s Redoute’s Choice colt Slater is at the top of the 2010 Roman Consul Stakes betting at Sportsbet, the favourite of the nine-horse field to win at $2.60.
A consistent three-year-old having won two of its three race starts, Slater is one of the best runners in the Roman Consul but for punters seeking more value the Races.com.au team have found some other top gallopers that could cause an upset.
The Peter Snowden-trained Blackball is at a generous quote of $9 through Sportsbet, the Canny Lad colt having shown its potential with a Group status win last start in the Up And Coming Stakes.
Due to jump from barrier seven Blackball is our top pick to beat the favourite.
Races.com.au Value picks in the Roman Consul Field
- Blackball (#2) Each Way
- Buffering (#1) & Georgette Silk (#7) to Place
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Another good value Roman Consul tip is Robert Heatcote’s consistent Queensland-trained galloper Buffering to Place as the gelding has run second in its last two starts in the Up And Coming Stakes and Danehill Stakes.
Also we think punters can outsmart the bookies with Georgette Silk.
The Clarry Conners-trained filly is at long odds of $26 to win, but won a barrier trial earlier in the month, resumed racing with a fourth place finish to Slater at Rosehill and could rise second-up after an ideal barrier two draw making her a great Place chance.
Scheduled as Race 4 at Randwick on Saturday and due to jump at 1:30pm, the Roman Consul Stakes is one of 10 top races on the card.
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2010 Roman Consul Stakes Final Field, Barrier Draw & Odds
|1||BUFFERING||Robert Heathcote||Nash Rawiller||9||56.5||5.50|
|2||BLACKBALL||Peter Snowden||Joshua Parr||7||56.5||9.00|
|3||NO HESITATION||Clarry Conners||Craig Williams||8||56.5||16.00|
|4||SLATER||Chris Waller||Jim Cassidy||5||56.5||2.60|
|5||ACHIEVEMENTS||Gerald Ryan||Blake Shinn||4||56.5||26.00|
|6||OBSEQUIOUS||Peter Snowden||Corey Brown||3||54.5||4.40|
|7||GEORGETTE SILK||Clarry Conners||Glen Boss||2||54.5||26.00|
|8||PARRIWI||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||6||54.5||8.50|
|9||PONTIANA||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Josh Adams (a)||1||54.5||17.00|
*Odds correct at time of publication – check Ladbrokes.com.au for updates