A telling Queensland Derby trial will play out at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday with a full field of fired up three-year-olds ready to face off in the Grand Prix Stakes 2012, but which of the contenders in this open betting race are the Races.com.au team tipping?
Set to run as Doomben Race 5 at 2:40pm the $150,000 Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2000m) field features 16 starters and one emergency, five of which are rated single-figure chances to win in the latest bookmaker.com.au markets.
Topping the Grand Prix Stakes odds at a quote of $4 is Peter Moody’s last-start Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) winner Brambles, followed closely by their fellow Derby-bound stablemate Soros ($4.80).
The in-form Isopach is next paying $5 followed by Moody’s third runner Vatuvei ($6.50) racing for the first time since their VRC St Leger win on ANZAC Day.
Rounding out the hopefuls under $10 in the Grand Prix Stakes markets is then the Peter Snowden-trained Lonhro filly Euryale ($7) coming off a win over 1800m at Rosehill a fortnight ago.
So does the Races.com.au’s Grand Prix Stakes Trifecta Tip come from inside this top five?
Or does one of the longer-priced hopefuls like early market mover Durnford ($11), or Roger James’ Kiwi galloper Red Shift have the form for an upset?
There has in fact been massive money for Pat Carey’s Flemington visitor Durnford who could be found as long as $26 in the markets yesterday.
Having gone over the Grand Prix Stakes 2012 field and form guide with a fine-toothed comb the expert team of tipsters at Races.com.au has come up with the best bets below.
Doomben Race 5 Betting – Grand Prix Stakes Tips
#2 Brambles ($4.00)
Like their close Rough Habit run, need to go up to the distance and handle it but they came on from the Gunsynd and if they improve again could be hard to beat, also handles the wet track so the rain in Brisbane will suit, 88% win and place rate is big factor too.
#3 Vatuvei ($6.50)
Distance no drama having own the VRC St Leger over 2800m, is this a little short? Won that on a Heavy track so the more rain the better, not sure if they’ll love Doomben but definite danger.
#1 Isopach ($5)
Has been thereabouts this season their fourth in the Rough Habit was good, Nash Rawiller doesn’t stay on however and unlikely to handle a Slow track, still add them in exotics however.
#14 Euryale ($7)
Is a smart filly as proven by her last start win but she didn’t handle the 200m in December or a Slow track in April so conditions don’t look right for her.
Roughie We Like:
#15 Precious Mandy ($41)
Should get a good run form the gate (9), was outclassed two back in the Princess Stakes but bounced back to win over 1800m at the Gold Coast a fortnight ago, should be okay at Doomben, needs to get the distance but watch this one for a fast finish.
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2012 Grand Prix Stakes Betting Market Moves
Doomben Race 5 – 2:40pm – 26/05/2012
#1 Isopach – $5.50 into $5
#2 Brambles – Steady at $4
#3 Vatuvei – Steady at $6.50
#4 Reigning – Steady at $51
#5 Soros – $4.60 out to $4.80
#6 Arctic – Steady at $101
#7 Durnford – $26 into $11
#8 Captain Fastbuck – Steady at $101
#9 Largo Da Barra – Steady at $51
#10 Colour Me Grand – Steady at $201
#11 Red Shift – Steady at $17
#12 Urunga – Steady at $81
#13 St Sully – Steady at $61
#14 Euryale – Steady at $7
#15 Precious Mandy – Steady at $41
#16 Hula Lua – Steady at $17
#17e Moment To Remember – Steady at $201
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change