Champagne Stakes 2012 Betting – Snitzerland Clear Favourite

Bookmakers are taking no chances with flying filly Snitzerland who is expected to continue her early season form in the Group 3 2012 Champagne Stakes (1200m) at MooneeValley on Friday night.


Snitzerland will be tough to beat in the Champagne Stakes

The Gerald Ryan-trained youngster has built on her two-year-old career that saw her finish second in the Golden Slipper to score consecutive wins in the San Domenico Stakes and the Danehill Stakes.

It will be her first start at Moonee Valley and she is currently the $1.65 favourite to add another win to her resume that stands at four victories from seven starts.

Ryan gave the daughter of Snitzel a preview gallop at Moonee Valley earlier this week which she passed with flying colours.

“I’ve always thought she goes better the Melbourne way and she didn’t turn a hair…aways on the right leg, handled it fine,” Ryan said.

Damien Oliver was happy to sit just off the lead when running into a strong headwind down the Flemington straight last start but the star filly is likely to lead when she jumps from barrier one with Corey Brown back aboard this Friday night.

The only horse that comes close to Snitzerland in betting is Elite Elle ($4.00) who will need to bounce back from a fourth-place finish in the McNeil Stakes earlier this month.

Prior to that the Tony Vasil-trained filly signalled plenty of potential as she recorded four straight wins to begin her career.

No other horse is given much of a chance by the book with multiple stakes winner Hoss Amor ($11.00) the next best in the market ahead of Darley’s Omniscient ($13.00).

Other runners include the Anthony Cummings-trained Clinking ($16.00) and last-start winner Dashitude ($21.00).

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