After originally a chance at bypassing the race, the Paul Jordan-trained young gun Right Time has opened the short priced favourite in the Beaufine Stakes 2012 odds for this Saturday’s Belmont Park feature in WA.
The three-year-old Snippetson gelding will be out for their fifth win from six starts on the weekend when they line up against a top field in the $80,000 Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) which is scheduled to run as Belmont Race 7.
They are well fancied to do just that as well with Right Time sitting top of the Beaufine Stakes betting markets at bookmaker.com.au paying $3.10.
Despite their wide barrier eight of 12 draw the money is on the up-and-comer to win the Beaufine which will be Right Time’s second consecutive win at the track and distance.
If successful on Saturday Right Time will be handing his trainer their second win in the feature following the record breaking win with class filly For Your Eyes Only who won in 56.61 seconds two years ago.
The success ended there however after For Your Eyes Only received a 10 point ratings penalty and was unable to win in her nine following runs before being sold off at last year’s broodmare sales.
Jordan was in two minds about running Right Time in the race for exactly that reason but connections made the decision to start them.
“He is owned by a syndicate and the vote was to start him,” Jordan said.
“For Your Eyes won this race and she never won again.
“Right Time is no For Your Eyes Only. He has been winning well in lower class, but his times aren’t there.
“The issue with these races is they are rated all over the place.
“The Summer Scorcher (1000m) was rated at 90-plus and this one because of Hadabeclorka (105) and Werd (104) is rated at 94-plus.
“The year For Your Eyes Only won it was rated at 96-plus.
“If Right Time wins I just hope he is not penalised too harshly. Revolition won the Colonel Reeves Stakes and never won another race.
“These races can be a graveyard for horses.”
Following For Your Eyes Only in the Beaufine Stakes odds are then two other single-figure chances with Werd ($4.20) and Latoria ($4.60).
Drawn in gate six carrying 59kg the Chris Gangemi-trained Hussonet seven-year-old Werd hasn’t raced since March but has a great first-up record and is a class galloper with imposing form.
Latoria meanwhile has barrier nine to overcome and is also resuming, Jim Taylor’s consistent Oratorio mare last seen running third in the Listed Miss Andrettie Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on March 31 – a race Werd ran fifth in.
Other horses under $20 in the markets that have genuine claims for an upset include four-year-old Noname City ($12) who has already racked up 30 career starts for six wins, the Lindsey Smith-trained Lion Heart gelding Caves Road ($13) and Megem’s Boy ($15) out to hand Stan Bates back-to-back wins in the race following the success of the now Adelaide-based All Friared Up 12 months ago.
Check out the full 2012 Beaufine Stakes betting odds courtesy of bookmaker.com.au in the table below.
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2012 Beaufine Stakes Odds
Belmont Race 7 – 28/07/2012
|5||ANSWERS ARE (3)||19.00|
|6||CAVES ROAD (11)||13.00|
|7||HENRY DE HORSE (5)||31.00|
|8||LE SACRE (1)||21.00|
|9||MEGEM’S BOY (2)||15.00|
|10||NONAME CITY (7)||12.00|
|11||RIGHT TIME (8)||3.10|
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change