The 2013 edition of the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) may be the most anticipated in the storied history of the race, with a number of 2013 Spring Racing Carnival contenders set to begin their campaigns in the recently upgraded race.
A field of fourteen legitimate Group 1 candidates will contest the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday and the Melbourne Racing Club has taken the innovative step of scheduling the race as the last on the card with barriers set to open at 4.50pm.
The clear standout in the 2013 Memsie Stakes betting market is glamour mare Atlantic Jewel who will be making her much-anticipated return to the races after a lengthy stint away from the track due to injury.
Atlantic Jewel has drawn ideally in barrier eight and with leading jockey Michael Rodd on board will start the race at close to evens.
Kiwi champion It’s A Dundeel ($6) is the only other runner in the Memsie Stakes field at single figure odds while 2012 Emirates Stakes winner Happy Trails has been the market mover in the last twenty-four hours and is now available at odds of $10.
#14 Atlantic Jewel ($2)
It is very difficult to go past the champion mare. Trainer Mark Kavanagh would not be running the daughter of Fastnet Rock if she was not 100 percent fit and based on her performances at trackwork has returned to the form that saw her dominant as a three-year-old. Although the short price is concerning for a horse that hasn’t race for eighteen months, she simply must be included in all exotic bets.
#10 Super Cool ($15)
His stablemate has dominated the headlines in the lead-up to the Memsie Stakes but Super Cool returns to the races after a very impressive three-year-old campaign. The four-year-old has a good first-up record and proved himself at weight-for-age level with his victory in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) during the 2013 Melbourne Festival Of Racing, making him the clear value play in the field.
#5 Fiorente ($13)
Fiorente has gone from strength to strength since arriving in Australia before the 2012 Melbourne Cup (3200m) and hasn’t missed a placing in his two runs at Group 1 level in Australia. The imported stayer will be finishing strongly late and is a only a very good each-way bet but looks a leading contender for the Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Cox Plate (2040m) later in the spring.
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