Queensland sprinter Buffering is odds-on favourite to take top honours in the rescheduled 2012 Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.
Wet weather forced the abandonment of the original race on Saturday and it will now run as the Coca-Cola Amatil Weight for Age with a reduction in prize money from $175,000 to $100,000.
The changes mean Buffering can not record a second consecutive Victory Stakes title but it comes as a much needed hit-out ahead of Saturday week’s BTC Cup at Doomben.
Currently paying $1.35 at bookmaker.com.au, the son of Mossman is by far the most credentialed runner in the six-horse field.
Trained by Robert Heathcote, the four-year-old is yet to record a Group 1 victory but has been a victim of strong fields and has placed on numerous occasions behind star sprinters Black Caviar and Hay List.
Buffering is trailed in the betting by fellow local product Adebisi ($3.60) who is fresh off a 2.5 length victory in a Listed race last start at Doomben on April 14.
The four-year-old gelding has seven victories from 24 starts and will be ridden by well-known Brisbane jockey Chris Munce from the outside barrier.
He is the only horse given a chance by the bookies outside of the favourite with the next best Scenic Blast at $15.00.
The Daniel Morton-trained gelding will be having his first run of 2012 after a disappointing sprint that saw him return to Australia with two back-field finishes after a long stint overseas.
The seven-year-old is a three-time Group 1 winner but all of those victories came during a purple patch of form in 2009.
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