Raceway odds on favourite – 2012 Skyline Stakes

Golden Slipper fancy Raceway will start as odds-on favourite in Saturday’s Group 3 $125,000 Skyline Stakes (1200m) which will be held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Now paying  $1.70 for Saturday’s race, the Gai Waterhouse trained horse is currently sitting as fourth favourite ($7.50) in the bookmaker.com.au early Golden Slipper market.

Despite an outside barrier draw (12), Raceway is a deserving favourite for the Skyline, having gone through his first two starts undefeated.


Raceway is odds on to win the 2012 Skyline Stakes

According to the markets, the only other horse that is a chance on Saturday is John O’Shea trained Golden Slipper hopeful Shelford who is currently paying $4.00.

The colt has only had one start to date where he finished second in the Canonbury Stakes at Warwick Farm last month but O’Shea is not necessarily expecting victory on Saturday.

O’Shea said he is just hoping both Shelford and his other Skyline runner Ashokan can continue to improve ahead of the Golden Slipper.

“We’ll keep heading towards the Golden Slipper irrespective of winning or losing on Saturday,” he said.

Ashokan provides some value for the punters on Saturday at $15.00 with the More Than Ready Colt having finished second in his only start to date in February’s Juniors Handicap at Rosehill.

Prolific trainer Peter Moody has two horses running on Saturday and the pick of those is Lyric ($11.00) who will be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy from barrier 10 in his first run back following a spell.

The other Snowden trained horse Limes is currently paying $15.00 and will also be having his first up run after being spelled in November.

Randwick Guineas Day is set to provide a bumper day of racing from start to finish and the best place to put your bets on is bookmaker.com.au.

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