Grahame Begg-trained mare Secret Admirer heads betting for this weekend’s Group 1 2012 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
Following consecutive runner-up finishes at Group 2 level in two previous starts this spring, the 2011 Epsom winner is fit and firing and currently rated a $3.70 chance at bookmaker.com.au.
The five-year-old is slightly ahead of Chris Waller’s trio of Group 1 winners and much-hyped colt All Too Hard who fill the next four lines in the George Main Stakes betting market.
Shoot Out, having his first start of the spring, is second in the market at $4.40 with veteran Danleigh ($4.80), the Patinack-owned All Too Hard ($5.00) and Rangirangdoo ($7.50) not far behind.
Chris Waller has given Shoot Out three barrier trials to prepare him for the first-up hitout after an excellent autumn where he won the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes and placed two other times at the top level.
Despite being nine-years-old, Danleigh showed there is still plenty of good racing left in him when winning the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes at Warwick Farm two weeks ago.
All Too Hard faces an acid test this weekend, with the extra distance and big Randwick track expected to suit the three-year-old.
The team Hawkes-trained colt made a highly anticipated entrance to the spring but failed to fire in both the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes and the Group 3 Run To The Rose.
All Too Hard is joined by Somepin Anypin ($10.00) as one of only two runners in the eight-horse field not to win a Group 1 race.
Rounding out the field are multiple Group 1 winner Yosei ($15.00) and Queensland Oaks winner Quintessential ($101.00).
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