Peter Moody’s Victorian visitor Brambles has opened top of the markets to win their raid on Brisbane’s Eagle Farm meeting this Saturday in the Gunsynd Classic 2012 but are they the deserved favourite and can they get the job done?
Set to run as Eagle Farm Race 7 at 4:05pm the $125,000 Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) features a full field of 18 starters plus an emergency in waiting.
Of the four single figure chances in the latest Gunsynd Classic odds at bookmaker.com.au it is Brambles leading the way at $3.50.
Distance is certainly right for the Savabeel gelding who has two wins and a second from four attempts over the mile.
They come off a good fourth to Fat Al in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes over the Randwick mile on April 14 and while this is their first run in Brisbane they have been genuine so far and don’t look like stopping.
Brambles may be only lightly raced with six starts to date but their 83% Win-Place rate suggests they know what they are doing and there is room to overcome barrier 11 here.
The other hopefuls under $10 in the Gunsynd Classic betting markets are then:
- #3 Trump ($4) – Early market mover drawn in barrier three, Rob Heathcote’s hopeful was an eye-catcher at Doomben a fortnight ago when second in the National Jockey Celebration Day Handicap over 1350m, go up to the mile for the first time since September. Ready to pounce third-up from their ‘Trump’ barrier.
- #14 Pretty Pins ($4.60) – John Thompson-trained filly has winning form over the Doomben mile from last year, and were competitive over 1500m at Eagle Farm during the summer, is second-up and ready for it. Genuine miler and genuine Each Way chance.
- #15 Quintessential ($6.50) – Another in-form filly, John Sargent’s hope comes over from New Zealand where they last ran third in the NZ Oaks over 2400m, drop back in distance will suit after a six weeks off, a Group 3 winner over the distance back home and they get a drawn in eight and a jockey in Chris Munce, plus the Kiwi fillies always run well in Queensland this time of year. Best upset chance.
The top four are pretty dominant in the markets with the next shortest priced of the hopefuls being the Rob Heathcote-trained Vacallo ($16) coming off two good wins most recently over 1350m at Doomben, and Toowoomba galloper Jack’s Back ($17).
So are there any roughies in the markets the Races.com.au team recommend considering for your exotic selections? You bet!
Lindsay Gough’s No More Bull is in gate four and is a local with winning form over the track and distance.
Ignore their recent failure at Doomben, they need the mile at their home track and they get it on Saturday. Add great value at $81!
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2012 Gunsynd Classic Odds
Eagle Farm Race 7 – 4:05pm – 28/04/2012
|1||NOISY OCEAN (17)||34.00|
|2||OUTBACK GRANDE (1)||41.00|
|4||PEPPERED BLACK (10)||51.00|
|8||NO MORE BULL (4)||81.00|
|9||VOODOO BLACK MAGIC (14)||151.00|
|10||JACK’S BACK (7)||17.00|
|13||ROCKET BOOTS (18)||41.00|
|14||PRETTY PINS (5)||4.60|
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change