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On Saturday February 26 a cracker nine-race Blue Diamond Stakes Day programme at Caulfield will come to a close with the $125,000 Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) and here we have the best 2011 Mannerism Stakes betting tips.
The 2011 TBV Mannerism Stakes, Caulfield Race 9 due to jump at 5:50pm (AEDST), has drawn a final field of 12 mares.
Favourite in the Mannerism Stakes odds is #1 Culminate currently paying $3.50 to win through leading online bookmaker Luxbet.
The Darren Weir-trained Culminate is an evergreen seven-year-old first-up for the season after a solid spring campaign.
Culminate has a good record when resuming having one two and placed second and third once from five first-up attempts and has plenty of class.
Last start she struggled on a bog Flemington track finishing fifth beaten 16 lengths in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m).
Before this however the Ballarat based mare took out the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) in fine style.
Still, we think their odds are a little short for the win as Culminate will be better second-up and she has a hefty weight.
That’s why the crew at Races.com.au are tipping an upset in the final Blue Diamond Stakes Day race with third favourite in the market #7 Counterpane.
Caulfield Race 9 Tips – 2011 Mannerism Stakes Betting
- Races.com.au Favourite: #7 Counterpane – Rated Special to Win – Bet now at Luxbet
- Best Place / Exotic Bets: #9 Simply Put, #1 Culminate and #3 Well Rounded
Peter Snowden’s well-bred Lonhro mare Counterpane has the draw, weights and distance all in her favour for Saturday making her a great pick to win the Mannerism at $7 through Luxbet.
She is also having blinkers added for the first time here which should sharpen her up nicely.
It will be Counterpane’s second Group race assignment, her only other start at this level being in The Mittys Vanity last year where she ran sixth to Tallow.
Adding more value to your Caulfield Race 9 betting on Saturday is our second favourite of the field, #9 Simply Put.
A double-figure outsider paying $10 to win, the Dale Sutton-trained Simply Put ran an eye-catching fourth to Beaded in the Group 3 Hyderabad Race Club Stakes (1200m) here on February 12.
The daughter of Charge Forward has drawn wide with barrier 12, but over the 1400m for the first time should find the time to get across and finish in the money.
Culminate to run third in a good effort.
Our other pick to add into your Mannerism Stakes exotic bets at Luxbet this year is $17 chance Well Rounded.
Reset mare Well Rounded is prepared by Lee Freedman and is resuming for the season.
Last start she claimed an impressive 1 ¾ length win over Purple in the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) on November 6 and stepping down to 1400m here looks a good chance.
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