Chris Waller’s fillies dominate the nominations...
Updated betting markets for the four Group 1 races highlighting the Sydney racing action at Randwick Racecourse this Saturday are now out at the bookies around the country including those for the day’s two-year-olds’ classic, the 2015 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
The $1 million Group 1 Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) kicks off the elite level racing on Day 1 of The Championships with 11 juveniles set to face off in Randwick Race 6 at 3:10pm (AEDT).
Heading this year’s Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes field and the latest odds at Ladbrokes.com.au at a current quote of $3.80 is the Team Snowden-trained Blue Diamond Stakes winner Pride Of Dubai.
One half of that recently formed training team, Peter Snowden, has won two of the past four editions of the race thanks to his wins with the Godolphin / Darley-owned Helmet (2011) and Guelph (2013).
He has since broken away from the Godolphin operation and trains in partnership with his son Paul, the duo after a win this weekend with the lightly-raced Street Cry colt Pride Of Dubai.
The favourite has just his fourth career start here and is after back-to-back Group 1 wins after taking out Melbourne’s Blue Diamond Stakes on February 28.
Favourites have a poor record in the Sires’ Produce however with just the two saluting in the past 10 years with Sebring (2008) and Camarilla (2007).
No ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner has ever won the race on the back of a Blue Diamond run either giving Pride Of Dubai a number of historical hurdles to overcome on Saturday.
Three other up-and-comers are also at single figures to win the Inglis Sires’ Produce this Doncaster Mile Day, including English ($4.60) and Ready For Victory ($4.80).
Smart Encosta De Lago filly English is prepared by the race’s most successful trainer Gai Waterhouse who has won the event seven times before, most recently with champion colt Pierro (2012).
English has won two of her three starts to date, including the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in early March, and comes off a brave second to the fellow Waterhouse-trained Vancouver in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).
All seven of Waterhouse’s previous Sires’ Produce winners in Sydney came off a run in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds giving English the form line to follow into Saturday’s race as she looks to become the third filly to take out the classic in as many years.
Ready For Victory meanwhile jumps from barrier eight, the most recent winner from that gate being Waterhouse’s 2008 champion Sebring.
Nicholas Hall rides the Mick Price-trained Victorian visitor, More Than Ready colt More Than Ready coming off a Golden Slipper fourth after a Flemington win on debut in black-type company.
The final hope under $10 in the markets is then market mover Pasadena Girl ($7).
Peter Moody prepares the undefeated daughter of Savabeel who won the Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on debut before her Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (1200m) triumph back at the track on March 14.
She has her first official Sydney run this weekend then and is drawn well in barrier two for jockey Vlad Duric.
The other best chances at more generous odds after an ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes upset are then Inglis Nursery winner at the track last December Odyssey Moon ($12), the Chris Waller-trained Group 2 winning filly Always Allison ($12) with the outside barrier 11 and unbeaten Godolphin-owned colt Tarquin ($13) after his third win from as many starts following a Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) success three weeks back.
Below are the latest ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2015 odds, betting open online now at Ladbrokes.com.au where all four Group 1 races are being offered at Best Tote or SP + 20% in Sydney to give you the chance to win 20% more on the events that matter!
2015 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes Odds
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