Anthony Freedman’s Crown Oaks favourite Zydeco has also opened top of the odds for her Victoria Derby Day assignment, the nicely-bred Zabeel filly the one to beat in Saturday’s 2012 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington Racecourse.
A winner of one of her four career starts to date, Zydeco is paying $3 in the futures Crown Oaks odds at bookmaker.com.au for next Thursday’s million race and is also the short-priced favourite for the $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) this weekend.
Drawn in gate 10 of 12 for the Wakeful Stakes 2012, Zydeco’s staying pedigree and her good last start third in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) has seen her open at $2.60 to win the Wakeful.
Hot on her heels is then Crown Oaks second favourite Dear Demi who is at $3.10 for Saturday and $4.40 for the Oaks.
The Clarry Conners-trained Dehere filly was a brave third to Norzita in the Group 1 Flight Stakes two back in Sydney before her second, when drawn in gate 16 of 16, for the Guineas.
Like Zydeco Dear Demi steps up to the 2000m for the first time in the Wakeful but has come up with barrier seven, Hall of Fame jockey Jim Cassidy to ride.
Only one other hopeful is at single figures in the latest Wakeful Stakes odds with Tyanna paying $7.
Drawn ideally in barrier four with Michael Rodd engaged for the ride, Robbie Griffiths’ Fastnet Rock filly comes off back-to-back wins at Bendigo, the most recent of which was a 2.5 length romp over the mile from barrier 11 of 11 two weeks ago.
While she faces a notable class rise here she looks the type to handle it.
There is then just one other horse in the Wakeful Stakes betting markets under $20 with $11 chance Zuccotto (barrier five), Guy Walter’s Quest For Fame filly coming off a fifth over 1524m at Mornington.
See below for the full Wakeful Stakes betting odds, prices courtesy of our No. 1 recommended bookie bookmaker.com.au.
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2012 Wakeful Stakes Odds
Flemington Race 3 – 12:40pm – 03/11/2012
|1||DEAR DEMI (7)||3.10|
|2||MAMA’S CHOICE (9)||26.00|
|3||DONNA CTTIVA (6)||21.00|
|9||MADAM ARCHER (1)||41.00|
|10||LA ZUMA (2)||31.00|
|12||TEN BLACK (11)||31.00|
*Fixed Win Odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change