Hollindale Stakes 2012 Preview and Tips

May 4, 2012

Hollindale Stakes 2012 Preview and Tips

With no racing in the Queensland capital this weekend, the racing world turns their attention to the Gold Coast which will host the state’s feature meeting, highlighted by the 2012 Hollindale Stakes.

Run over 1800 metres, the $300,000 Group 2 event will test a quality 14-horse field that includes plenty of southern horses as well as some overseas contenders.

Current $3.40 bookmaker.com.au favourite is German import Mawingo who impressed in his Australian debut on April 14 with a two-length win in the Muscular Dystrophy Australia Plate at Flemington.

There is a real international flavour at the top end of the betting market with the next best New Zealand’s Shez Sinsational ($5.50), British import Foreteller ($6.50) and Peter Moody-trained New Zealand mare Lights Of Heaven.

Weather is likely to come into play tomorrow with the Gold Coast track currently a heavy 8 and more rain predicted for this afternoon.

Not sure who to back? Don’t worry, the Races.com.au team have done the hard work for you and are here to bring you the horses to put your punting money behind tomorrow!

The Winner

#3 Wall Street ($8.50)

The Michael Moroney-trained gelding may have run 15th in the Doncaster but he had the blinkers on which seemed to cause him some trouble and they will be removed for Saturday.

There is no doubting the class of this four-time Group 1 winner and if he can produce something close to his best he will be near the front of the field come the business end of the race tomorrow.

Prior to the Doncaster, the experienced gelding was building nicely with a third-place effort in the Blamey Stakes and then a sixth in a classy Ranvet Stakes field and reports from the stables suggest he is running well in track work and will be much improved without the blinkers.

Expected wet conditions make it even easier to back the son of Montejeu who has won three times and finished second twice from seven starts on slow or heavy tracks.

The Placings

#12 Mawingo $3.40 and #9 Foreteller $6.50

Highly-rated Melbourne Cup hopeful Mawingo has been backed heavily by the punters after opening at over $4.00 and expect the favourite to get out of the gates well from the inside barrier.

Depending on how wet the track is tomorrow, he could get caught up in the mud on the inside but he showed last start he has plenty of go about him and should again produce a good showing as he is being targeted for some of the bigger spring events.

Foreteller is another import and is a solid prospect over 1800 metres but he may struggle to get across and get a run after drawing the outsider barrier.

He now has a couple of starts under his belt and that is when he runs best as he did when he won the Group 3 David Jones Cup at Caulfield last year.

The Roughie

#2 Triple Honour $10.00

At $10.00 not the longest roughie you will ever see but nothing looks much of a chance at odds bigger than the Robert Heathcote-trained gelding.

A former Doncaster winner, the seven-year-old has produced some impressive lead-up form with consecutive seconds in the Coca-Cola Amatil Handicap and the Listed Member’s Quality Handicap at Eagle Farm.

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