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The Group 3 George Moore Stakes (1200m) is the feature race running at Doomben Racecourse this Saturday, with betting tips set out below.
12 sprinters are set to run in the $200,000 sprint race with Cape Kidnappers ($4.20) and Big Money ($4.40) vying for favouritism in the betting market at Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of two other single figure hopefuls.
This will be the pair’s third time running against each other with each horse taking home one win each during the Brisbane Winter Carnival. It’ll be a race to the finish line as both try to get the upper hand in this rivalry.
Big Money has the advantage of jumping from barrier 4, six inside from Cape Kidnappers who will start from barrier 10, but does that guarantee him the win? Check out the Races.com.au top three picks for the race below to get a better understanding of who to back in the 2014 George Moore Stakes.
#9 Time To Plunder ($9)
The Liam Birchley-trained six-year-old gelding is a great betting option considering he will get a great start from barrier two with Larry Cassidy in the saddle carrying the minimum weight of 55kg. he has finished in the first two his last three times out including winning the Listed Keith Noud Quality (1200m) on November 22, where he already beat home five of his George Moore Stakes rivals. Time To Plunder has plenty of experience over the track and distance of Saturday’s race, finishing first second and third from his six starts.
#5 Big Money ($4.40)
Rodney Northam’s gelding will be hard to beat despite a disappointing run at Flemington last time out, which can be excused. He has beaten many of his rivals here, including favourite Cape Kidnapper and Rocky King. Had a great winter carnival in Brisbane, which included winning both the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) and Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m), both over the distance of the George Moore Stakes. He then travelled to Melbourne in the spring where he was a fast finishing fourth in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint before running second last in the Group 2 Tab.com.au Stakes (1200m) where he got caught on the inside run. Looks to return to form on his return to Brisbane.
#1 Adebisi ($16)
The Desleigh Forster-trained gelding offers punters a great betting option at $16 to win or $4.70 to place. The seven-year-old already won the race back in 2011 and has returned to reclaim his title. He chased home rival Rocky King last time out over 1000m but could turn the tables as he meets him here with 200 metres further to travel and at 1.5kg less. Has won three of his six starts over the track and distance.
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