A quality group of mares have been assembled for the 2014 Cockram Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday and the race shapes as a key form reference for the rest of the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.
The Cockram Stakes, which is now known as the Sprint Series Heat 1 Stakes, has been won by a number of talented mares in recent years, but the 2014 edition of the race has drawn one of the strongest fields in recent memory.
Classy mare Gregers opened her 2014 Spring Racing Carnival campaign with an effortless win in the Australian Defense Force Handicap (1100m) at Caulfield on August 16 and she is a clear favourite in the 2014 Cockram Stakes betting market at a quote of $2.70 with Ladbrokes Australia.
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A Time For Julia has not been seen at the races since she finished a credible seventh in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Classic (1200m) at Morphettville on April 26, but she has a very good first-up record and is on the second line of betting at Cockram Stakes odds of $4.60.
Another mare that has been well-supported in Cockram Stakes betting is Team Hawkes-trained Real Surreal ($5), while the resuming Commanding Jewel has drifted from $5.50 out to $7.50 since betting opened on Wednesday.
Our team of betting experts have analysed the form and betting statistics and they are very confident that their 2014 Cockram Stakes tip will be successful at Caulfield tomorrow.
2014 Cockram Stakes Tips
#3 Gregers ($2.70)
Gregers was simply outstanding first-up and she has a clear fitness edge over the majority of her rivals in this race. The Commands mare has only recorded one win at Group level, but she has finished close to the likes of Lankan Rupee, Spirit Of Boom and Guelph at Group 1 level. She will likely take up the running in the early stages of the Cockram Stakes and it is very tough to see her getting beaten by there.
#6 A Time For Julia ($4.60)
A Time For Julia is an ultra-consistent mare and she finished second behind Octavia in this race last year. The daughter of Redoute’s Choice very rarely runs a bad race and we would be very surprised if she doesn’t finish in the placings in this Group 3 event.
#10 Real Surreal ($6)
Real Surreal performed well in her three race starts in the autumn, after spending over a year away from the races after she took out the 2013 Magic Millions Classic, and will back to her peak fitness this preparation. The Real Saga mare may need one run before she is ready to returning to winning form, but she has an excellent record and must be respected.
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