Winner of the Railway Stakes two years back, Mr Moet returns today to shoot for another win in Perth’s richest race and is the early market mover for the Ascot classic to win in an upset.
Money is coming in the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Adam Durrant-trained Mosayter seven-year-old to return off a lengthy spell and win today’s $1 million Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) first-up as he did 24 months back during the 2012 Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
After opening at a quote of around $15 to score the mile victory as he did when defeating Luckygray back in November of 2012, Mr Moet has now firmed right into $11.
He drew barrier 14 but now comes into gate 10 with the four emergencies out, the race’s most successful jockey Paul Harvey booked for the ride.
Harvey has won three previous Railway Stakes, most recently 10 years ago, and is aboard the veteran for the first time here.
Mr Moet hasn’t raced since a sixth in the Group 2 CB Cox Stakes (2100m) but did trial twice at Lark Hill in the lead-up including over 1450m when a close second on November 3.
Railway Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes meanwhile are led by Mick Burles’s Tasmanian raider The Cleaner who is back into $4 to win after easing out to as long as $4.80 over the week.
Another seven-year-old, this son of Savoire Vivre has been in flying form in Melbourne this spring including two Group race victories, a brave Cox Plate ninth and his last start third when only 1.45 lengths off the winner Hucklebuck in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on November 8.
It’s been a long and testing campaign for the bold front-running galloper then, but the punters and bookies remain convinced The Cleaner is not done yet and can salute over the mile for the ninth time today.
Two other single figure hopes follow the favourite and 58kg top weight in the Railway Stakes odds with the Grant Williams-trained duo of Elite Belle and Respondent.
Elite Belle is another notable market mover in from $7 to $6.50 despite a double digit draw, the state’s top jockey William Pike in the saddle as the daughter of Canny Lad shoots for her second win from three starts this season.
A dual Group 3 winner at Belmont in the winter taking out the Belmont Sprint – Hyperion Stakes double, six-year-old Elite Belle returned to win the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) over Barakey this October before a fourth on November 8 behind Winterbottom Stakes hope Magnifisio in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) last start.
Her stable mate Respondent meanwhile is on the drift for today’s feature race, the Haradasun four-year-old on the seven day back-up after running second behind $14 Railway hope Bass Strait in the Group 3 R.J. Peters Stakes (1500m) at the track last weekend.
Other notable market movers for who money is coming in for at Ladbrokes.com.au include Wez Hunter’s The Goodwood winner Smokin’ Joey ($17 into $15), the Fred Kersley-trained WATC Derby runner-up Ihtsahymn ($17 into $16), recent Northerly Stakes winner Fuchsia Bandana ($17 into $16) coming off a Lee Steere Stakes second and Simon Miller’s Lee Steere Stakes third placegetter Platinum Rocker ($21 into $19).
Notable drifters then include the likes of last start Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes winner Balmont Girl ($10 out to $11), last weekend’s RJ Peters Stakes champ Bass Strait ($13 out to $14), Alma’s Fury ($11 out to $15) drawn out wide and coming off a Group 3 second at Flemington from Derby Day, the third of Grant Williams’ three hopes in the race Amorino ($17 out to $19), and the Chris Waller-trained Moriarty ($15 out to $21) who was originally meant to bypass this race in favour of going straight into the Kingston Town Classic here over 1800m on December 6.
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