As the only black-type race in Sydney tomorrow, Warwick Farm’s Listed $100,000 2012 Winter Stakes (1400m) is sure to receive plenty of attention.
Current favourite to win the feature sprint is Joseph Pride-trained gelding See The World who is currently being offered at $3.80 by bookmaker.com.au.
Next best in the market is Queensland gelding Startsmeup ($4.40) who makes the trip south after winning at Ipswich first-up last month.
Also falling under double figures are promising filly Embark ($7.00), Group level winner King Lionheart ($8.00) and Chris Waller-trained Tromso.
Trying to end a 27-month drought is former Doncaster place-getter Brilliant Light who will start as an outsider at $41.00.
Unsure who to back in this Sydney feature sprint tomorrow? Don’t worry, the Races.com.au think-tank have been hard at work analysing the form to bring you our very best selections.
#3 See The World $3.80
Tough to look past the favourite here who has won his past two starts. Scored a breakthrough black-type victory in the Takeover Target Stakes and is the only horse in the field with a recent stakes win to their name.
Won by a length last Saturday at Rosehill with Christian Reith on board and he returns to the saddle this weekend from a favourable barrier six position.
The track is currently rated as slow and this five-year-old has no trouble getting through the ground with both his recent wins coming on wet surfaces.
Promising filly Embark may not have the most impressive strike rate with three wins from 12 starts but a closer look at her record shows she knows how to finish near the front of the field.
All three victories have come from her last nine starts and on the other six occasions she finished second. The only query here is a step up in class for her first run at Listed level but with plenty of quality resting ahead of the spring this field is below a regular black-type group.
Ron Quinton-trained mare Irish Dream brings plenty of experience and has placed at listed level before.
The 1400 metres will be no problem for the five-year-old and she comes into the race on the back of consecutive placings in $70,000 BM80 events at Rosehill.
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