Two juveniles are currently battling for favouritism in the South Australian Derby Day opener at Morphettville on Saturday with Chosen Moment winning the 2012 Oaklands Plate betting battle in the latest markets.
Kicking off the day’s racing the $80,000 Listed Adelaide Casino Oaklands Plate (1600m) is shaping up as a crack showdown between the Anthony Freedman-trained Victorian grey Chosen Moment and lightly-raced local colt Just Forget It.
Choisir colt Chosen Moment sits top of the Oaklands Plate odds at bookmaker.com.au paying $3 to score their second career success at start number five.
They debuted in Adelaide last start running three lengths away second to Molto Bene in the Group 3 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) and is sure to appreciate the drop back in class here.
They started wide in barrier 10 of 11 for the Sires’ Produce and should have an easier time in barrier four of seven with Kerrin McEvoy riding on Saturday.
Encosta De Lago two-year-old Just Forget It is hot on their heels paying $3.25 to win the Oaklands.
Set to start one inside of Chosen Moment from barrier three with Rhys McLeod in the saddle they debuted on April 21 in the SA Sires’ Produce Stakes to run third, two lengths further back then Chosen Moment.
The bookies aren’t just having a hard time separating the top two but the remainder of the field as well with the rest of the field paying between $5 and $26.
Tony McEvoy’s in-form local Barley A Moment filly Whitten’s Delight is the $5 third favourite after her last start win at the track, followed by Red Ransom gelding Viking Star on $5.50 who debuted on April 21 with a successful run at Morphettville Parks over 1000m.
Donna Cattiva in barrier two pays $11 to break their maiden status at start number five with the Melbourne filly running interstate for the first time, and rails runner Monica Kate is next at $16.
Rounding out the Oaklands Plate field and markets is then Tunisia Traveller at $26.
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2012 Oaklands Plate Odds
Morphettville Race 1 – 12:30pm – 05/05/2012
|1||CHOSEN MOMENT (4)||3.00|
|2||VIKING STAR (5)||5.50|
|3||JUST FORGET IT (3)||3.25|
|4||MONICA KATE (1)||16.00|
|5||WHITTEN’S DELIGHT (6)||5.00|
|6||DONNA CATTIVA (2)||11.00|
|7||TUNISIA TRAVELLER (7)||26.00|
*Fixed Win odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change