Moonee Valley Racecourse plays host to an action-packed card this weekend and one of the most exciting races on the card is the Group 2 2012 Stocks Stakes (1600m).
A strong 12-horse field of fillies and mares will line up to contest the $220,000 event with an open betting market currently headed by Spirit Song ($3.80) who is slightly ahead of Chateau Margaux ($4.40).
Other horses in the market include Midnight Martini ($5.00), Avienus ($8.00), Never Forget ($9.00) Oasis Bloom ($13.00), Bliss Street ($14.00), Booklet ($19.00) and My Chicharita ($31.00).
Unsure who to back in this open fillies and mares affair? Keep reading as the Races.com.au team fancy an outsider who might just sneak away with the Stocks Stakes chocolates.
#9 My Chicharita $31.00
This long-shot chance struggled last start but has form around recent Melbourne winner Zurella in New Zealand and should improve here.
In a positive move the blinkers go back on the Group 2 winner who will be ridden by Damien Oliver from barrier six.
The Aaron Purcell-trained Spirit Song was ultra consistent last preparation and will have improved for the first-up fifth.
She has a class edge on many in this field having won at Group 3 and Group 2 level before.
Oasis Bloom has been earmarked by trainer Peter Morgan as a potential 2013 Cups contender and will appreciate the extra distance after missing a place over shorter trips in two previous starts.
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