Gai Waterhouse’s nicely-bred filly Adrift is the genuine Vinery Stud Stakes 2015 betting market mover to score an upset win over the easing favourite First Seal in today’s Rosehill Gardens clash in Sydney.
Fourteen three-year-old fillies are engaged in this year’s $400,000 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m), which runs as Race 6 at 3:50pm (AEDT) on The BMW Day this afternoon.
Red hot favourite in the Vinery Stud Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au is the John Thompson-trained First Seal who was at an odds-on price of $1.95 before easing out to $2 this morning.
The ultra-consistent daughter of Fastnet Rock won the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) during the spring and handled the 2000m without issue when second to Hampton Court in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes last time out as well.
This campaign she’s had three runs for two seconds and a Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m), her last start being a brave nose away second to Plucky Belle in the open-age Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) here at Rosehill on March 14.
While the firm price of First Seal, looking to continue the ace record of favourites in the Vinery Stud Stakes, is deserved, the punters are also starting to look for the value in the markets.
The big market mover is Waterhouse’s Zabeel filly Adrift who opened at $10 but is not into $7.50.
She beat First Seal home first-up when the duo ran the quinella in the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 14.
Next start she could only manage to finish seventh in the Surround Stakes however and was ninth in the Coolmore last time out.
Still she’s got a great barrier five draw today and gets the blinkers on here to sharpen her up.
The second pick in the markets is also at a firming price with Chris Waller’s last start winner Winx in from $7 to $6 to become just the third last-start winner to take out the Vinery Stud Stakes since 2005.
Jumping from barrier six today, which last produced a Vinery Stud Stakes winner in 2012 with Mosheen taking it out, Tommy Berry rides Waller’s smart Street Cry filly who shoots for her fifth win at start number nine.
She thrived at the track to post her second Rosehill win from as many starts on March 14 in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) where she beat home the boys.
The big drifters in the Vinery Stud Stakes betting markets meanwhile include Crown Oaks winner Set Square ($6 out to $9) drawn wide in barrier 12, Waller’s Coolmore Classic fourth past the post Amicus ($11 out to $16), her stablemate Ballet Suite ($17 out to $26) after her third win on the trot and last start Group 3 Keith Nolan Stakes (1600m) winner Slightly Sweet ($17 out to $31).
Check out the latest Vinery Stud Stakes 2015 odds below, prices provided by our preferred online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au who are offering Best Tote or SP + 20% on today’s The BMW in Sydney!