Bringing the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival to a close for another year is Sandown Classic Day this Saturday, one of the key support races on the program being the Eclipse Stakes 2011 and below Races.com.au have done the form on this handicap feature to uncover the winning Eclipse Stakes betting tips.
Eleven keen stayers are engaged for the $125,000 Group 3 Betfair Eclipse Stakes (1800m), which is scheduled to run as Sandown Race 8 at 4:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday afternoon, with #6 Erewhon installed at the top of the Luxbet markets.
After opening at $4 in the Eclipse Stakes odds, Peter Snowden’s Commands four-year-old Erewhon has eased out slightly now at a quote of $4.20.
Group 1 winner of the Spring Champion Stakes last October, after a year on the sidelines Erewhon returned in October this year but is yet to win a race in their three starts for the season.
Getting back up their more preferred distance on Saturday they are being tipped as the horse to beat.
The Eclipse Stakes is a relatively open race this year, however, with three other runners at single figures with Bel Esprit five-year-old Belgietto ($5.50), the David Hayes-trained Extra Zero ($7) and Platinum Passion ($8) out to give trainer Mike Moroney back-to-back wins following the success of Viking Hero in the feature 12 months ago.
2011 Eclipse Stakes Odds
|1||Ginga Dude (10)||10.00 Luxbet|
|2||Extra Zero (4)||7.00 Luxbet|
|3||Rothera (8)||15.00 Luxbet|
|4||Lord Pyrus (9)||12.00 Luxbet|
|5||Majestic Music (2)||10.00 Luxbet|
|6||Erewhon (6)||4.20 Luxbet|
|7||Platinum Passion (3)||8.00 Luxbet|
|8||Belgietto (7)||5.50 Luxbet|
|9||Folding Gear (5)||11.00 Luxbet|
|10||Riceman (11)||31.00 Luxbet|
|11||Ulundi (1)||12.00 Luxbet|
2011 Eclipse Stakes Form Guide Facts
So is Erewhon the deserved favourite in this field? Or is it just the Snowden factor dictating the markets here?
After studying the Eclipse Stakes form the Races.com.au have uncovered the below, need-to-know stats to help with your end of spring betting:
- Viking Hero won the Eclipse Stakes last year from barrier nine having run second in their lead-up run; this year #4 Lord Pyrus ($12 Luxbet) has drawn gate nine and is one of three horses coming off a last-start second along with #2 Extra Zero ($7 Luxbet) and #8 Belgietto ($5.50 Luxbet)
- #3 Rothera ($15 Luxbet) boasts the highest Win Rate of the field with 35.48%, they are followed by #9 Folding Gear (33.33%) and #1 Ginga Dude (27.66%)
- Horses with the most consistent Place Rates are #6 Erewhon (70.00%), #9 Folding Gear (66.67%) and #4 Lord Pyrus (63.64%)
- The best Sandown Track records belong to #4 Lord Pyrus (1-1-0-0), #5 Majestic Music (1-0-1-0), #9 Folding Gear (1-1-0-0) and #10 Riceman (5-1-2-0)
- Based on 1800 metre records the horses to back are: #9 Folding Gear (2-2-0-0), #2 Extra Zero (2-1-1-0), #4 Lord Pyrus (2-1-0-0), #6 Erewhon (1-0-1-0), #3 Rothera (2-0-1-0) and #11 Ulundi (1-0-0-1)
2011 Eclipse Stakes Tips
Based on the above Eclipse Stakes form guide facts, we are tipping Cranbourne galloper Lord Pyrus to claim an upset at double figures and beat home Group 2 winner Folding Gear and former Queenslander Rothera, race favourite Erewhon to finish just out of the money in fourth.
- #4 Lord Pyrus from #9 Folding Gear, #3 Rothera and #6 Erewhon – Bet now at Luxbet
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2011 Eclipse Stakes Field & Form Guide
|1.||GINGA DUDE||G B Boyd||Michael Walker||10||58||8yoG||14||$19,476||47: 13 5 7||27.66%||53.19%||x61356|
|2.||EXTRA ZERO||D A Hayes||Craig Williams||4||56||5yoG||11||$26,694||30: 3 7 1||10.00%||36.67%||721022|
|3.||ROTHERA||P G Moody||Luke Nolen||8||56||6yoG||14||$10,682||31: 11 1 0||35.48%||38.71%||1×7990|
|4.||LORD PYRUS||Ms J Mawer||Danny Nikolic||9||54.5||6yoG||20||$9,247||22: 5 5 4||22.73%||63.64%||0x0902|
|5.||MAJESTIC MUSIC||L Macdonald and A Gluyas||Craig Newitt||2||54||5yoM||14||$30,531||28: 6 5 2||21.43%||46.43%||2×0480|
|6.||EREWHON||Peter Snowden||Kerrin Mc Evoy||6||53.5||4yoG||7||$36,023||10: 3 3 1||30.00%||70.00%||21×247|
|7.||PLATINUM PASSION||M D Moroney||Lisa Cropp||3||53||5yoM||7||$12,891||16: 4 3 1||25.00%||50.00%||x50147|
|8.||BELGIETTO||Peter Gelagotis||Dwayne Dunn||7||53||5yoG||9||$8,091||23: 5 3 5||21.74%||56.52%||0x3862|
|9.||FOLDING GEAR||Lee and Shannon Hope||Brenton Avdulla||5||53||4yoG||17||$25,176||6: 2 0 2||33.33%||66.67%||4113×5|
|10.||RICEMAN||D C Saxon||Peter Mertens||11||53||11yo||9||$7,380||72: 15 11 6||20.83%||44.44%||960799|
|11.||ULUNDI||P G Carey||Chris Symons||1||53||4yoG||9||$5,546||19: 3 1 4||15.79%||42.11%||158103|
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*Form Guide Credit Ladbrokes.com.au