Open 2013 Todman Stakes Betting Market

The Group 2 2013 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday is set to be an open affair, at least according to the betting market.

Charlie Boy is the Todman Stakes favourite. Photo: Steve Hart.

Seven of the 10 runners in the traditional Golden Slipper lead-up for colts and geldings are under double figures with Charlie Boy heading the market at $3.50.

The Gerald Ryan-trained colt has had plenty of hype in the lead-up to the Slipper and was third in the Silver Slipper last week.

Closely behind him in betting is Queensland gelding Whiskey Allround ($5) who was a fighting second behind Sweet Idea in the Silver Slipper.

The Tony Gollan-trained youngster is not yet entered for the Golden Slipper but a strong performance on Saturday is likely to see connections pay the $150,000 late entry fee.

Darley always have a large team of juveniles and they have one Todman runner, with Sidestep ebing offered at $6.50.

The Exceed and Excel colt is coming off a Black Opal Stakes second after finishing third in the Merson Cooper Stakes on debut in November.

The Black Opal Stakes winner was Criterion ($7.50) who booked his place in the Slipper field when sprinting down the outside in the Canberra two-year-old feature last Sunday week.

Never Can Tell ($8) will be out to bounce back from a disappointing 12th in the Silver Slipper after winning the Canonbury Stakes in his previous start.

Also under double figures are Jason Coyle’s Lonhro Plate runner-up Va Pensiero ($9) and Blue Diamond Stakes runner-up Fast ‘N’ Rocking ($9.50).

Just outside of double figures is Lonhro Plate fourth Windjammer ($11) who is ahead of Paul Messara’s colt Havana ($16) and long-shot outsider Rightoncue ($101) who was second in Goulburn at his last start.

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