Weights Could Help Danger Close Win 2014 Doveton Stakes

December 5, 2014

Weights Could Help Danger Close Win 2014 Doveton Stakes

Lord Of The Sky may be the firm favourite to win the Listed Doveton Stakes (1000m), otherwise known as the Emma Both Christmas Cup, this Saturday at Sandown but Jason Warren’s Danger Close has one big advantage – the weights.

Danger Close will carry six kilograms less than Lord Of The Sky (pictured) in the Doveton Stakes, putting him at a good advantage.

Danger Close will carry six kilograms less than Lord Of The Sky (pictured) in the Doveton Stakes, putting him at a good advantage. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Lord Of The Sky will carry the top weight of 60kg in the 2014 Doveton Stakes while Danger Close sneaked in with the minimum 54kg, which means he will carry six kilograms less than the Robbie Laing-trained entire. Danger Close will also enjoy the inside run from barrier one while Lord Of The Sky will jump from barrier nine.

The pair previously met twice during the autumn, where Danger Close first beat the Cup favourite over 1000m before finishing midfield the second time. Both times Lord Of The Sky carried just 51kg, which means a different result could come about on Saturday.

Warren is confident everything is working in Danger Close’s favour for the 2014 Doveton Stakes, including training on well since finishing third in the Jeep Handicap (955m) at Moonee Valley on November 14.

“I thought he went enormous first-up,” Warren told Sky Racing.

“His first-up form overall is only fair so to run like he did was pleasing and the form out of the race is good with Kaiser Sun winning last week and we didn’t have any clear running.

“His record at the 1000 metres is excellent.

“In 1000-metre races you get that really good solid tempo. He settles well and reels off really good late sectionals.”

Lord Of The Sky remains firm favourite in the Doveton Stakes betting market at Ladbrokes.com.au, at odds of $2.30, but market mover Danger Close has seen a lot of support over the past 24 hours.

The five-year-old gelding opened the market at $11 but has seen his price shorten to $8, making him co-third favourite alongside Go The Knuckle.

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