The Races.com.au team have been keenly watching the Thousand Guineas 2011 betting markets ahead of this afternoon’s much-awaited race, and the exclusive inside late mail tip from our racecourse connections is to add Bliss Street in your exotics.
Dan Morton’s Flying Spur filly Bliss Street has seen late money come in for her in the Luxbet markets for this afternoon’s $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), which is due to jump as Caulfield Race 6 at 3:40pm (EDT).
After drifting out in the Thousand Guineas odds to $21, Bliss Street has come back into $19 at Luxbet and looks a great value inclusion in the Caulfield exotic selections for race six this afternoon.
With doubts beginning to emerge over how red-hot favourite Atlantic Jewel ($1.50 Luxbet) will go when stepping up to the mile against better company than she has previously faced, the punters have been coming for a number of her rivals including the obvious picks in Mosheen ($4.80 Luxbet) and Hallowell Belle ($12 Luxbet).
But at a longer-price with similarly impressive credentials to the two other market movers, Bliss Street represents great value.
Bliss Street’s Ascot-based trainer Morton knows boom favourite Atlantic Jewel will take some beating, but believes she could just be found out today.
“She has looked very impressive, but she hasn’t met the same sort of fields that have been on the other leg,” he said.
“She’s probably a deserved favourite I suppose, but she’s very short at that.
“I can only worry about my horse and I’ve got her fit and well.
“I’m going into the race in one piece and that’s half the battle, so we’re looking forward to it.”
Thousand Guineas Form – Why Include #3 Bliss Street into Exotics:
- Has the third best strike rate of the field with a 44.4% Win Rate
- Will be ridden by a former Thousand Guineas winning jockey – Steven King
- Has form at the Caulfield Track having won the Thousand Guineas Prelude here on September 17
- Today Bliss Street will attempt to become the sixth filly in history to complete the Thousand Guineas Prelude – Thousand Guineas Double
After her narrow Thousand Guineas Prelude upset, which was her fourth career win, Bliss Street went on to run second to the Robert Smerdon-trained Mosheen in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on October 2.
“The tempo of the race just didn’t play into our hands, but saying that, she still found the line and travelled pretty strongly mid-race,” Morton said of Bliss Street’s last run.
“It’ll benefit most of the field if there’s a little bit more speed on (today), all bar Mosheen probably who’ll be trying to rack and stack them, but hopefully there’ll be a little bit more speed and we can just race how she normally races.”
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