2015 Eskimo Prince Stakes Tips & Selections

February 6, 2015

2015 Eskimo Prince Stakes Tips & Selections

The Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) will see the return of top spring sprinters Scissor Kick, Kermadec, and Delectation this Saturday at Rosehill.

Scissor Kick will resume his quest for a Group One victory in the autumn with the Eskimo Prince Stakes at Rosehill.

Scissor Kick will resume his quest for a Group One victory in the autumn with the Eskimo Prince Stakes at Rosehill. Photo by Steve Hart.

A classy yet small field of seven will contest the $150,000 race following the scratching of John O’Shea’s Meursault.

All but one of the runners are offering single figure odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, which means it’s an open field for punters. Delectation is the $4 favourite after delivering a career best performance in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at the end of spring, finishing runner-up to Brazen Beau.

One of three runners saddled by Chris Waller in the 2015 Eskimo Prince Stakes, will Delectation justify his favouritism and win his first-up run? Check out our betting tips below to see who we’re backing.

1st

#1 Scissor Kick ($4.40)

Paul Messara’s three-year-old colt should arguably be a Group One winner at this stage but luck has worked against him in the highest level of racing. Still, he has found his share of success, managing to finish in the first two in five of his career starts. Scissor Kick has won two starts over the distance of the Eskimo Prince and finished second twice at Rosehill. He could net his first win on Saturday as he jumps from barrier three with Tye Angland to ride. The only thing working against Scissor Kick is his weight of 58.5kg, which is up to two kilograms heavier than he run with in the spring.

2nd

#3 Delectation ($4)

The three-year-old gelding is favourite to win the Eskimo Prince after delivering the best race of his career in the Coolmore Stud Stakes on November 1, netting himself a cool $90,000 for finishing runner-up. Delectation has a good track and distance record, nabbing a first and second from his three starts at Rosehill and placing in five of his six starts over 1200 metres. Hugh Bowman will partner the Chris Waller-trained gelding as they jump from the second widest gate.

3rd

#4 Harrier Jet ($5)

Waller could have two runners in the first three if our betting tips are anything to go by. Harrier Jet is one of three horses on the field not resuming in the Eskimo Prince, which means the gelding will have a fitness advantage over his classier rivals. Harrier Jet is in great form as he steps up to black-type racing for the first time, finishing first three in all four of his starts since November. The gelding has only finished outside the placings twice, and has a competitive record at both the track (5:1-1-2) and distance (3:2-0-1) of the race. He will also enjoy the inside run from barrier one with champion hoop Tommy Berry in the saddle so could easily finish first three.

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