Progressive four-year-old Someday will jump favourite in Saturday’s Glasshouse Handicap 2013 after their promising form this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Travelling up to the Sunshine Coast for the first time this weekend, the Kelso Wood-trained Falvelon four-year-old is well fancied to secure their maiden black type win in the $175,000 Listed Reed Property Group Glasshouse Handicap (1400m).
There were a total of 16 final acceptors for this year’s Glasshouse Handicap field, Someday opening the $4.40 favourite to win.
They only stepped up to stakes company for the first time at the start of the month when an impressive second beaten under half a length by Tokamak in the Listed Strawberry Road Handicap (1600m).
Last start they were third to Fire Up Fifi and Conservatorium in the Listed Open Mile (1600m) at Eagle Farm, racing again just seven days later but over the 1400m.
Dropping back in distance, Someday does have to be sharp especially as they have the far outside barrier 16 to overcome.
Punters then may be looking at the Caloundra Cup betting markets for value outside the favourite and there are just two other hopefuls under $10.
Second pick is the local Natalie Mccall-trained River Lad at $6 in barrier five.
The Top Echelon five-year-old has been in top form this carnival including backo-toback wins in March, one of which was a Listed handicap over 1200m at Eagle Farm.
They were last seen crossing only a neck away second to Howmuchdoyouloveme in the Group 3 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) last Saturday at Eagle Farm with 58kg on their back and face a similar assignment here.
Following closely on $7 is then the reigning Glasshouse Handicap winner Belltone who shares the 59kg topweight with River Lad.
Stablemate to the favourite Someday, the fellow Wood-trained Brahms seven-year-old was the easy winner of this race in the wet 12 months ago and will appreciate another wet track on Saturday.
They caught the eye at Doomben two back when second-up winner of the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m), form they will be looking to get back to after a disappointing 16th to Linton in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) where they found themselves outclassed.
There’s plenty of other upset chances then all at $10 or over in the current markets including last year’s runner-up Jetset Lad ($10) drawn ideally in barrier four, last start Strawberry Road winner Tokamak ($10), Brian Smith’s Eye Liner Stakes second placegetter Meet George ($10), Gold Coast galloper Morning Captain ($10) and Ad Valorem four-year-old Tax Evader ($13) who was fourth to Conservatorium in the Eye Liner.
2013 Glasshouse Handicap Odds
Sunshine Coast Race 7 – 3:05pm (AEST) – 29/06/2013
|2||RIVER LAD (5)||6.00|
|3||PHELAN READY (3)||17.00|
|4||STAR OF OCTAGONAL (7)||34.00|
|5||GREEN BIRDIE (1)||51.00|
|6||MORNING CAPTAIN (11)||10.00|
|8||JETSET LAD (4)||10.00|
|9||MEET GEORGE (6)||10.00|
|10||CELTIC DANCER (10)||21.00|
|11||DOUBTFUL JACK (2)||26.00|
|12||MYSTICAL GREY (15)||51.00|
|15||TAX EVADER (8)||13.00|
*Fixed Win odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change