Like the markets for the weekend’s sole Group 1 clash, the SA Derby, betting on Morphettville’s other black type this Saturday is tight with Anthony Freedman’s interstate raider Kazanluk narrow favourite for the 2013 Adelaide Guineas.
Running as the major support race on South Australian Derby Day this Saturday, the $80,000 Listed Adelaide Guineas (1600m) is due to run as Adelaide Race 6 at 2:55pm (local).
Of the full field of 16 hopefuls plus a single emergency there are five single figure hopes, Kazanluk heading the latest Adelaide Guineas odds at a quote of $4.40.
Drawn in gate 10, into nine if the emergency Apala fails to gain a start, the Red Ransom filly travelled to Adelaide last start and finished one and a quarter lengths away fourth to Global Balance in the Group 3 Auraria Stakes (1800m).
A Group 2 winner in Melbourne having taken out the Fillies Classic over the Moonee Valley mile in the spring, Kazanluk should improve on her last run having seen the track now and going back to the mile will also suit.
Following closely on the second line of betting at $4.50 is then Essay Raider who is due to be ridden by Claire Lindop from barrier six.
Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas’ Bernardini gelding steps up to the 1600m for the first time here having last run fourth in the Listed HC Nitschke Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville Parks on April 20.
The other horses under $10 are then Nitschke Stakes winner General Peekay ($5), Robert Smerdon’s Victoria Derby fifth placegetter Electric Fusion ($6.50) and Nitschke runner-up Couldn’t Agreemore ($8.50) prepared locally by Phillip Stokes.
The only other runner considered any kind of chance is then John Sadler’s Victorian visitor Reckless Assassin paying $10 to secure their third consecutive win having been successful at Yarra Valley and Sandown last month.
2013 Adelaide Guineas Odds
Morphettville Race 6 – 3:25pm (local) – 04/05/2013
|1||GENERAL PEEKAY (5)||5.00|
|2||OUT OF COOBER (15)||26.00|
|4||ESSAY RAIDER (6)||4.50|
|5||ELECTRIC FUSION (2)||6.50|
|7||FLYING SKIPPER (9)||61.00|
|8||TO INFINITY (11)||21.00|
|9||COUDLNT’ AGREEMORE (7)||8.50|
|10||DIPLOMATIC WALTZ (4)||61.00|
|11||BIT OF A SCHILLER (1)||101.00|
|13||STELLA LANTE (17)||19.00|
|15||MONICA KATE (13)||51.00|
|16||RECKLESS ASSASSIN (14)||10.00|
*Fixed Win odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change