Rosehill Gardens Racecourse will be action-packed this Saturday with five Group One races running across the day, the last of which is the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at 5:10pm (AEDT).
A total of 14 horses are set to run the $1 million race, including six from Chris Waller’s stable and two promising Japanese runners.
Four of the 14 confirmed runners are offering single figure odds in the betting market at Ladbrokes.com.au, led by Peter & Paul Snowden’s Shooting To Win at $4.80.
The three-year-old colt will get an ideal start from barrier three as he takes on older rivals in the George Ryder Stakes.
Shooting To Win confidently won the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) by three lengths over the trip last September before winning the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 11. He was last seen running third in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) on March 7.
The 2015 George Ryder Stakes betting remains fairly open with three other single figure hopefuls:
- #11 Cosmic Endeavour ($5) – Gai Waterhouse’s four-year-old mare is one of six last-start winners in the field after emerging victorious in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) on March 7, beating home classy grey mare Catkins. The mare has placed in 10 of her 16 career starts and is set to get a good start from barrier four with Tommy Berry.
- #14 Kermadec ($6.50) – the only single figure hopeful in Chris Waller’s six-horse charge, and the only other three-year-old runner. Kermadec will carry the minimum weight of 56kg as he jumps from barrier 11 with champion UK jockey Ryan Moore. Won the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) on November 1 but has failed to win any of his three starts this campaign.
- #3 World Ace ($7) – is one of two Japanese horses in the George Ryder field, set to jump from barrier seven with Nicholas Hall. World Ace has the mystery advantage on his side as no rival has gone up against him in Australia yet. The six-year-old has placed in half of his 12 career starts but has failed to place in any of his past four starts.
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