The prestigious Golden Slipper isn’t the only two-year-old race at Rosehill this Saturday, with the 2012 Schweppervescence set to test a talented field of juveniles over 1400 metres.
There is no denying the quality in the glamour Golden Slipper race will be higher but one thing the races have in common is a very short-priced favourite.
Like Samaready in the Golden Slipper, Flying Snitzel has opened odds-on ($2.60) at the top of the bookmaker.com.au betting market following some impressive results in her young career.
A daughter of Snitzel, the Gerald Ryan-trained filly won on debut in December and produced a fifth-place effort in the Sweet Embrace Stakes Randwick on March 17 before running third in last weekend’s Golden Slipper qualifier, the Magic Night Stakes.
The only other horses currently paying under $10.00 at bookmaker.com.au are Solemn ($5.50) and the Guy Walter-trained Toydini ($9.00).
Toydini has only had one start to date but showed promise when finishing runner-up to fellow Schweppervescence runner Smart Man in the Independent Gaming Handicap at Hawkesbury.
Smart Man provides plenty of value for the punters, with the Chris Waller-trained colt currently paying $15.00 at bookmaker.com.au.
A good long-shot chance is the Tommy Wong-trained Humble Power who beat 13 other horses to claim the NIB Handicap at Newcastle on March 21.
Currently paying $41.00, the colt beat a host of other up-and-coming horses in that race including Proverb who is at $10.00 to win Saturday’s Group 3 race.
Commands colt Proverb finished sixth in that race but impressed on debut in early March when winning the Australian Turf Club Plate at Wyong.
A 15-horse field will line up for what is the first race at Rosehill this Saturday and others in the market include Dear Demi ($10.00), Fiveandahalfstar ($16.00), Honorious ($26.00) and Rise To The Top ($26.00).
The full Schweppervescence market can be found at bookmaker.com.au – the bookie with the best odds.