The market is wide open for the Group 3 2013 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) which is a key support race to the Australian Guineas on Saturday’s Flemington program.
Just seven horses will contest the $150,000 fillies and mares’ event with Peter Moody’s last-start winner There’s Only One a slight bookmaker.com.au favourite at $3.50.
The five-year-old won the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) first-up after a winter campaign where she won two of four starts and never missed out on a top three finish.
The daughter of Testa Rossa is a highly consistent performer, having won nine of 18 career outings.
Just behind her in betting is Sheila’s Star ($4) who is coming off a third-place finish in the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1400m) at Mornington on February 13.
The five-year-old daughter of Snitzel will carry just 54kg, three kilograms less than topweight There’s Only One.
Third favourite in the Frances Tressady Stakes betting market is Koonoomoo who will appreciate a drop back in class after running seventh to All Too Hard in the Futurity Stakes on Saturday.
Before that the Mornington-based mare came within a neck of There’s Only One when third in the Bellmaine Stakes.
Also under double figures are Michael Moroney’s mare Bonnie Mac ($7) and the in-form Jolie Blonde ($7.50).
Former New Zealand galloper Bonnie Mac showed plenty of talent in her initial Australian campaign last autumn but has thus far failed to finish better than fourth from three outings this campaign.
Jolie Blonde has been flying and will chase a third consecutive victory this weekend after taking out the Hareeba Stakes at her home track at Mornington on February 13.
The other two runners in the Frances Tressady Stakes field are Peter Moody-trained mare Thy ($16) and Team Hawkes’ mare Tavarnelle ($19).
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