A bumper day’s racing is scheduled at Scone on Saturday to follow Friday’s Scone Cup Day, one of the key races on the program being the 2014 Inglis 3YO Scone Guineas – betting tips for the lucrative feature detailed below.
Due to run as Scone Race 7 at 3:50pm (AEST) this year’s $400,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas (1400m) features a bumper field of youngsters fighting for the $240,950 first prize, plus the majority are also qualified for the BOBS $20,000 bonus.
Heading the current Inglis 3YO Guineas betting markets at $2.80 is clear favourite Chautauqua, the Hawkes-trained Encosta De Lago gelding well fancied to win from barrier 10 that will become gate nine with the emergencies coming out.
Dwayne Dunn has the ride on the top fancy replacing James McDonald, Chautauqua earning top spot in the markets after their last start victory in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) on May 3.
The only other two at single figures to win are then Gai Waterhouse’s Northern Meteor filly Cosmic Endeavour ($3.50) who was third in the Darley Crown in Hawkesbury Cup Day and Under The Lourve ($9) in gate four for Robert Smerdon shooting for their third straight win.
So are these three the ones to lock into your Inglis Scone Guineas trifecta bets?
Or is there value to be found further down the markets from the likes of Adelaide Guineas champ Alpha Beat ($11) drawn a treat in gate two or even Just A Blur ($26) who also comes off two wins?
#2 Woodbine ($11)
One of four in the race for Gai Waterhouse, and while the filly Cosmic Endeavour is a shortie in the markets it is this Hussonet colt who the trainer rates. Double digit draw but time to overcome over a distance that should suit. Haven’t won since February but is a Group 1 graduate after running seventh in the All Aged Stakes. Outclassed there and will find this easier against their own kind.
#1 Chautauqua ($2.80)
Deserving favourite and won’t be much in it. Hawkes stable are flying and this one won the Hawkesbury Guineas last start by a decent margin over the distance. Loves the Guineas races too having finished second in the Gosford edition in the mud in April. Lots to like.
#4 Alpha Beat ($11)
Great barrier two draw with Chad Schofield to ride this Anthony Cummings-trained Magnus gelding who is another last start Guineas winner. They took out the Adelaide edition over the Morphettville mile a fortnight ago and drop back in distance here making them a sharp edition to the trifecta.
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*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change