Gai Waterhouse’s crack import Fiornete has overtaken Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune at the top of the markets for today’s 2013 Turnbull Stakes in Melbourne.
Monsun stallion Fiorente made an immediate impact down under last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival running a brave second on debut to Green Moon in the ‘race that stops a nation’ – the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m).
Since then they’ve had three runs, their most recent being a good win in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on September 14.
Now they will jump the punters’ pick to go back-to-back and score their first Group 1 win down under in this afternoon’s $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).
The six-year-old originally opened second pick at a quote of $4.60.
While their price has eased out slightly to $4.80 in the Turnbull Stakes odds they now occupy the first line of betting with previous top fancy, the Darren Weir-trained Puissance De Lune, easing from $4.40 to $5.
Another European import, Shamardal grey Puissance De Lune was declared by triple Melbourne Cup winning jockey Glen Boss as the horse to beat in the 2013 Melbourne Cup after their emphatic victory in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2600m at Flemington last Emirates Stakes Day.
Between then and now they’ve raced four more times for two wins, a second in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) and their last start seventh to It’s A Dundeel in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m).
While on paper their Underwood run was a shocker, Boss takes a lot of the responsibility for not getting them in the right position earlier and the horse was still able to reel off the fastest sectionals of the race.
Other notable hopes to ease out in their price to be this year’s Turnbull Stakes winner include Chris Waller’s Group 1 winning mare Royal Descent ($6 out to $7 or $14 in DTO), the fellow Waller-trained Caulfield Cup-bound Hawkspur ($9.50 out to $13 or $26 in DTO) and last year’s The Metropolitan winner Glencadam Gold ($34 out to $41 or $82 in DTO)
Some of the notable Turnbull Stakes market movers meanwhile include Mark Kavanagh’s in-form and nicely drawn four-year-old Super Cool ($7.50 into $7 or $14 IN DTO) and the returning David Hayes-trained import Jet Away ($34 into $26 or $52 in DTO).
See below for the full Turnbull Stakes 2013 betting price fluctuations, the best current markets going off now at Ladbrokes.com.au.
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2013 Turnbull Stakes Betting Market Moves
Flemington Race 8 – 4:25pm (AEST) – 05/10/2013
#1 Manighar – Steady at $61
#2 Sangster – $61 out to $101
#3 Happy Trails – $31 out to $41
#4 Super Cool – $7.50 into $7
#5 Hawkspur – $9.50 out to $13
#6 Fiorente – $4.60 out to $4.80
#7 Puissance De Lune – $4.40 out to $5
#8 Glencadam Gold – $34 out to $41
#9 Tuscan Fire – Steady at $201
#10 Silent Achiever – $18 out to $19
#11 Fawkner – Steady at $10
#12 Mr O’Ceirin – $41 out to $51
#13 Jet Away – $34 into $26
#14 Dear Demi – Steady at $21
#15 Quintessential – $41 out to $51
#16 Royal Descent – $6 out to $7
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change – also available are DOUBLE THE ABOVE ODDS ON THE TURNBULL!!