Gino Poletti’s talented grey galloper Luckygray continues to top the latest 2012 Kingston Town Classic odds ahead of this Saturday’s big Group 1 showdown in Perth.
After drawing ideally with barrier four in the capacity 16-starter, one-emergency field for this year’s $500,000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) the money has continued to roll in for Luckygray to improve on their fifth to Playing God in the race 12 months ago.
Last year Luckygray was second past the post in their lead-up run in the Railway Stakes but was awarded the win upon protest.
This year they were second over the line in the Railway again and the punters are backing that form with Luckygray paying $2.50 in the Kingston Town Classic odds.
There is only one other horse under double figures in the latest Kingston Town Classic betting markets with dual defending champion Playing God ($6).
Drawn in gate seven with jockey Steven Parnham also shooting for his third straight Kingston Town Classic win, Neville Parnham’s Blackfriars five-year-old is out to become the first triple Kingston Town winner and comes off a nice fourth in the Railway.
Other top fancies in the markets then include last year’s runner-up Ranger ($10), Justin Warwick’s in-form Blackfriars mare Rosie Rocket ($10) who ran third in the Railway last start, upset Railway Stakes winner Mr Moet at an attractive price of $12 as they go up from their 53.5kg last start to 59kg under Saturday’s weight-for-age conditions and Fuddle Dee Duddle ($14).
The Lindsey Smith-trained Red Ransom filly Fuddle Dee Duddle is out to become the first ever Kingston Town Classic winning filly, ace interstate hoop Glen Boss booked for the ride.
Fuddle Dee Duddle won the Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes over the mile at Ascot two back before her luckless fourth up against the boys in the Group 2 WA Guineas at the same track and distance last time out on November 24.
Connections chose to scratch Fuddle Dee Duddle from last Saturday’s Placid Arc Stakes and focus solely on the Kingston Town, Boss happy to have picked up the ride on the untapped youngster who will get weight relief in the race carrying just 50kg with the bulk of her rivals on 59kg.
“She is in good form, has only 50kg which is a nice weight advantage,” Boss, who vies for his 78th Group 1 career win, said.
“And has drawn a good barrier (two).”
Boss has been riding well at Ascot this Perth Summer Racing Carnival having ridden Jungle Mist Classic winner Peggi’s Dream to victory before his third with Rosie Rocket last Saturday and second on Starlight Lady in the Tattersall’s Cup.
Check out the full 2012 Kingston Town Classic odds in the table below, prices courtesy of our favoured online bookie bookmaker.com.au who have a $400 bonus bet waiting for new customers that sign-up, deposit and enter the promo code BONUSBET this season!
2012 Kingston Town Classic Odds
Ascot Race 8 – 5:15pm (local time) – 08/12/2012
|1||WALL STREET (13)||13.00|
|3||PLAYING GOD (7)||6.00|
|4||GOD HAS SPOKEN (3)||21.00|
|5||MR MOET (1)||12.00|
|6||COLOUR CORRECT (15)||26.00|
|9||CHESTER ROAD (11)||19.00|
|14||ROSEI ROCKET (8)||10.00|
|15||POP CULTURE (6)||19.00|
|16||FUDDLE DEE DUDDLE (2)||14.00|
*Fixed Win odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change