Geelong Classic 2012 – Odds and Tips

Spring racing means the action never stops and as part of Geelong Cup Day tomorrow a promising group of three-year-olds will contest the Listed 2012 Geelong Classic (2200m). 

For many it will be used as a lead-up to the 2012 Victoria Derby and the betting suggests it will be an open race with both Gai Waterhouse-trained Our Desert Warrior ($3.80) and Darley colt Solemn ($3.80) topping the market.

Our Desert Warrior will be having the third start of his career after winning first-up at Kembla Grange before running fourth in a midweek race at Warwick Farm earlier this month.

Next best in the market is Matt Laurie’s Escado ($4.80) who is followed closely by Correggio ($6.50) and Road Trippin ($7.50).

Others in the market include Mick Kent’s Malabar Man ($12.00) and the Lee Freedman and Grahame Rogerson-trained Danas Best ($17.00).

Not sure who to back in the Geelong Classic? Don’t worry as the Races.com.au team have been hard at work to bring you our very best selections.

The Winner

#1 Road Trippin ($7.50)

Has been set for the Derby since the beginning of the spring and finally gets up to a really suitable trip here.

Has the ability to relax and with Craig Williams riding from barrier five will be given every chance.

He’s will also appreciate a drop back in class after running fourth to Pierro in the Stutt Stakes and finishing a distant fifth in the Caulfield Guineas.

The Placings

#2 Escado ($4.80) and #6 Correggio ($6.50)

Escado also drops back to easier company after solid midfield results at Caulfield and Flemington and is another who should appreciate the rise in distance.

Correggio is a progressive horse who has improved with every step up in distance so fat up to a five-length win over 2080m at Cranbourne earlier this month.

Only query is a step up in class but he’s improved with every test so far and looks ready to step out in this company.

To make the most of your betting this spring, sign up to bookmaker.com.au who are fully Australian and also offer a $400 bonus bet offer to new customers!