Punters go for the Heart in 2011 Memsie Stakes Betting

August 25, 2011

Punters go for the Heart in 2011 Memsie Stakes Betting

Mick Price’s dual Group 1 winner Heart Of Dreams has opened favourite to win the premier event on the Caulfield race card this Saturday, the $200,000 Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m).

Heart Of Dreams

Heart Of Dreams has opened the 2011 Memsie Stakes favourite

The 13-horse 2011 Memsie Stakes field features a plenitude of topliners, but it is Show A Heart six-year-old Heart Of Dreams who has opened top of the odds at Luxbet paying $3.80.

Drawn in barrier five and due to be ridden by Damien Oliver, Heart Of Dreams resumes after a three and a half month spell, most recently having run a close fourth behind Chris Waller’s star import My Kingdom Of Fife in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast on May 7.

Heart Of Dreams has a solid first-up record over the Memsie Stakes distance and after pleasing Price in a recent Cranbourne trial, looks on track to kick off a spring campaign targeting the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley on October 22.

“He’s got a good record over 1400 metres at Caulfield and I expect him to run really well,” Price said earlier this week.

“He’s nominated for the Cox Plate. However, he’s failed at that before so we’d need to see him going at his best.”

The failed Cox Plate bid Price referred to was Heart Of Dreams’ seventh place finish behind So You Think in the 2009 edition of the famous weight-for-age feature.

Heart Of Dreams is currently rated a $35 chance in the Luxbet futures Cox Plate betting markets.

This year, however, will be Heart Of Dreams’ first Memsie Stakes starts and selecting it as a campaign kick-off could prove a winning move from Price as seven of the past 11 Cox Plate winners came via a run in the Memsie.

[lbtext=”Seven of the past 11 Cox Plate winners have come via the Memsie so check Luxbet for doubles markets on these two features”]

Starting the race favourite could also be in Heart Of Dreams’ favour as seven of the last 11 Memsie Stakes favourites have come good for the punters.

Three other horses in the Memsie Stakes field have opened at single-figure odds to win through Luxbet with Jim Conlan’s Redoute’s Choice four-year-old Rekindled Interest ($4.60), the Peter Moody-trained Kiwi import Kings Rose ($4.80) and 2011 Melbourne Cup-bound Shamrocker ($7.50).

Despite being a dual classics winner thanks to her awesome Australian Guineas – Australian Derby double success last season, the Danny O’Brien-trained Shamrocker has the odds against her to win the Memsie first-up on Saturday.

In the past three decades, just two four-year-old mares have saluted in the Memsie Stakes with Miss Finland (2007) and Magical Miss (2002).

The daughter of O’Reilly is heading towards both the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Cox Plate next month, with O’Brien tipping her to be at peak fitness for her ultimate aim, the $6 million Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

“She’s not a particularly robust type, although she has definitely strengthened up since the autumn,” O’Brien said.

“It might seem strange to say she has been immature when you look at her record and she has an Australian Guineas and AJC Derby win.

“She doesn’t take much to come to hand and she has been ready to go for the past two weeks.

“But we picked the Memsie as an ideal race to start her countdown to the Melbourne Cup.”

Australia’s leading bookmaker Luxbet has Shamrocker as the $10 second favourite behind Lights Of Heaven in their 2011 Melbourne Cup ante-post odds.

Take advantage of Luxbet’s ‘Best of the Best’ markets for Saturday’s racing and jump on the generous early Melbourne Cup markets now open by joining Luxbet.

As a new customer you are also entitled to receive 100 per cent of your first deposit back as a bonus bet valued up to $400 simply by quoting the codeword BONUSBET, so visit them today!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field