This Saturday a hot field of talented fillies will face off in the Vinery Stud Stakes 2014, the Races.com.au team’s insider form analysis and betting tips for which are detailed below.
A bumper field of three-year-olds make up the field for this year’s $400,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) running as Rosehill Race 7 at 4:20pm (AEST) on Golden Slipper Day.
Three of the confirmed starters are currently battling for favouritism in the Vinery Stud Stakes odds, two of those installed as the $5 co-favourites at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Recent Kewney Stakes winner Solicit is tipped to improve on her last start fourth in the Alexandra Stakes in Melbourne with a Sydney win here, while the other $5 top fancy is Kiwi raider Rising Romance.
In her Australian debut here, the Donna & Dean Logan-trained Ekraar filly Rising Romance has been in red hot form back home most recently running second to Puccini in the Group 1 NZ Derby (2400m) on March 1.
Just off the favourites is then Vinery Stud Stakes third pick, the Guy Walter-trained Zanbagh ($6) who has come up with a very wide gate but who has a lead-up Sydney win in the Keith Nolan to her name.
So are these three the ones to lock into your Vinery Stud Stakes trifecta bets this weekend?
Or is there value further down the markets from the likes of $8 fourth favourite Lucia Valentina out to improve on her Coolmore Classic 12th, Alexandra Stakes winner Marianne ($12) in a gun gate four draw, NZ Oaks winner Miss Mossman ($13) or even Chris Waller’s up-and-comer Define ($21) coming via a second in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes at the track from March 22.
#1 Solicit ($5)
It’s a big field and anything can happen but the form of the favourites in the Vinery Stud is red hot, and the Melbourne fillies form more often than not stacks up with five saluting in the past decade so we’re sticking with this daughter of Street Cry. She has Group 1 form having finished third in the Crown Oaks over 2500m so can also handle more distance making her a good Oaks pick next start, but for now with three good runs behind her this time in going up from a mile last start to this should be ideal. Hasn’t raced in Sydney yet but has won on a Slow-rated track so conditions should suit, in the right barrier (7) for her pick of the run and the in-form Glyn Schofield jumps aboard. She’ll be ridden with more force than last time and that should see her return to her Mittys Vanity – Kewney Stakes double winning form.
#5 Miss Mossman ($13)
Like the New Zealand three-year-olds’ form this year, and while NZ Derby runner-up Rising Romance is shorter in these markets, we think the Oaks winner Miss Mossman has what it takes to surprise. She’ll be ridden by Nash Rawiller from gate three so needs to stay out of trouble, but she won the Oaks last start at home from barrier 4 (of 14) so can do it. Of course the drop back from the mile and a half is a concern, but she’s won over 1500m recently so should have the pace.
#9 Interspersed ($13)
So many chances around this price, but with the right run think this Sam Kavanagh-trained local can finish in the money. Won the Canberra Guineas two back where she didn’t get things all her way then stepped up to Group company for the first time (she’s only had five starts) to take on Zanbagh in the Group 3 Keith Nolan at Kembla Grange. Got checked, was drawn out wide and no one was able to come from the back that day so her fourth (1.3 lengths away) was a cracking effort and one she’ll improve on. Drawn well here (8) compared to the Keith Nolan winner too with Zanbagh out in 19 so watch this space.
Whether you fancy our selections or have your own hot Vinery Stud Stakes tips to lock in, you need to head to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best odds on the race.
Ladbrokes.com.au are also offering an exclusive Vinery Stud Stakes promo – $4 for Solicit or Zanbagh to win! So if either of these top fillies are your selection, take this offer where you get paid a nice 4-1 price if either one takes it out this year up to $50.
2014 Vinery Stud Stakes Form Guide