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A classy field of 16 has been confirmed for this afternoon’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington Racecourse, highlighted by the inclusion of several of the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival’s standout mares.
While yet to receive much attention in Myer Classic betting markets for success, May’s Dream has maintained status as outright favourite for success, but has drifted from opening odds of $4.60 to currently rest at a quote of $5 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
A standout performer for trainer Darren Weir over the Autumn Carnival, May’s Dream won a minor over 1523m on March 29th, and while unlucky to be hampered early in the main straight and fourth in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Stakes (1800m) on April 12th, responded in the best way possible when charging home to win the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) on April 26th.
Quickly building to the task over three starts this time in, the New Approach mare finished seventh in the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) first-up before running third in the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) and a credible fourth in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) last time out.
Cutting in from openings odds of $6.50 to currently register at a quote of $5.50 on the second line of Myer Classic betting, Sweet Idea will leave from the ideal barrier 1 and is more than worth consideration for a bet.
Claiming three race wins and a close run for second in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) most notably over autumn, Sweet Idea won the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 9th before finishing second to Dissident in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m).
Running on for fourth in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) on September 28th, the Snitzel mare returned to the winner’s circle in the Tristarc Stakes last time out and will be partnered by regular jockey Tommy Berry in the Myer Classic.
Without doubt receiving the greatest market share of bets for success in the Myer Classic, punters have seen Neena Rock cut in from a quote of $14 to currently register as outright third favourite and clear market mover at $7 odds.
Currently amidst her maiden Australian campaign having debuted to racing under the care of trainer Warren Bolton in New Zealand, Neena Rock finished third in the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) first-up on September 13th and fourth in the Group 3 Golden Pendant (1400m) just two weeks later before breaking through for a maiden win in the Group 3 Angst Stakes (1600m) last time out.
Allocated the ideal barrier 5, punters have clearly responded to the confirmation in-form jockey Tye Angland will take the ride on Neena Rock in the Myer Classic.
Classy mare Catkins continues to offer punters exceptional value for money in Myer Stakes betting markets at $8 odds, while Group 1 winner over a mile Diamond Drille ($12) and in-form sprinter Girl Guide ($18) are more than worth consideration at current odds.
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