The Quarterback Narrowly Heads 2014 Euclase Stakes Odds

May 1, 2014

The Quarterback Narrowly Heads 2014 Euclase Stakes Odds

Robbie Griffiths’ Cranbourne-based three-year-old The Quarterback is narrow favourite to win their first stakes race in the Euclase Stakes 2014 at Morphettville this weekend.

The Quarterback

The Quarterback has opened favourite to win Adelaide's 2014 Euclase Stakes on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Street Boss gelding is one of just nine of their accepted for Saturday’s $250,000 Group 2 Sportingbet Euclase Stakes (1200m) set to run as South Australian Derby Day Race 6.

Drawn in gate six with Matthew Allen booked for the ride they’re also the only last start winner in the mix.

On April 19 The Quarterback backed up from some nice autumn form at Caulfield and won the Bert Bryant Handicap (1200m) by nearly two lengths.

A graduate from the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) having suffered respiratory issues when 11th to Shamus Award, they’ve had three Group starts this season.

The Guineas was the third and came on the back of two Group 3 thirds firstly to Bull Point first-up in the Manfred Stakes and then to Hucklebuck over 1400m at Flemington in the CS Hayes Stakes.

They’ve got the form and class then to take out the Euclase and pay $3.20 to get the job done.

Hot on their heels is then the Euclase Stakes betting market mover, Miracles Of Life paying $3.70 to win her likely final race start.

Winner of the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes in Melbourne last year during her undefeated two-year-old campaign, Daniel Clarken’s talented daughter of Not A Single Doubt hasn’t won a race since.

He’s hoping that changes on Saturday before Miracles Of Life retires from racing and goes under the hammer.

The local champ has run second in her two lead-up runs here, most recently behind Minaj in the Listed Redelva Stakes (1050m) but how she handles the step up in distance will be key to her chances of going out a winner.

There are then three other single figure fancies with Éclair Big Bang ($4), Classy Jack ($7.50) and the ultra-consistent Lucky Symbol ($8).

Local Phillip Stokes-trained Savabeel gelding Éclair Big Bang also comes via a run in the Redelva when fourth in their first run since stepping up to Group 1 company in Melbourne during the spring.

They failed their two elite level assignments last season when dead last in the Caulfield Guineas, despite having won the Prelude the run before, and then eighth behind Zoustar in the Coolmore Stud Stakes when dropped back from a mile to 1200m.

Back at home against easier rivals though they’re looking a better chance, especially second-up with a run under their belt.

Classy Jack then is a track specialist for the Murray Bridge-based John Hickmott.

The Danerich three-year-old has won three of their four Morphettville starts which came all in a row during March.

They were sixth behind The Quarterback at Caulfield last time out though so will need the home track advantage to be a shot at turning the tables on their last start conqueror.

Lucky Symbol meanwhile also represents Stokes, the Magnus three-year-old yet to finish out of the money with four wins and two thirds from six starts.

Their latest effort was a nice third in the Redelva which could prove the form race for the Euclase this year.

At longer odds and out for a Euclase Stakes upset are then the likes of the Mick Price-trained Typhoon Tracy Stakes winner Jazz Song ($15) with the inside running from barrier one and the David Hayes-trained Fast ‘N’ Rocking ($17).

The full Euclase Sportingbet Stakes 2014 odds can be found in the table below.

To back your favourite three-year-old in the Adelaide feature this weekend we recommend you head along to Ladbrokes.com.au who are also offering Best Tote or SP + 20% on the South Australian Derby!

2014 Euclase Stakes Odds

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field