Phillip Stokes’ in-form Denman gelding Caro Kann is the juvenile to beat in Saturday’s SA Sires’ Produce Stakes 2015, the lucrative set weights race headlining the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival action at Morphettville Racecourse this weekend.
Due to jump as Race 2 at 1:17pm (local) there are just eight juveniles lining-up in this year’s $115,000 Group 3 SA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) including the $2.75 favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au Caro Kann.
The consistent youngster has won two of his past three starts, most recently winning a two-year-old handicap over 1100m at Caulfield on April 4.
Before that on March 9 he was a close fourth when only a neck away from the winner Atalanta Miss in the Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at Morphettville where he returns for his first look at the 1400m this Saturday.
He jumps from a nice barrier three draw in his distance test with jockey Matthew Neilson replacing apprentice Patrick Moloney in the saddle.
It is a wide open SA Sires’ Produce Stakes betting market this year with four other single figure hopes to win including co-$4.40 second favourites Petracca and Battle Brewing drawn in barriers five and seven respectively.
Lightly-raced Starcraft gelding Petracca travels to Adelaide from his Ballarat base, the Darren Weir-trained galloper having run second over 1200m at Pakenham last time out on March 26.
Local Medaglia D’Oro colt Battle Brewing from the stables of Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas meanwhile remains a maiden after three career starts, the most recent of which was a brave third when just a quarter length off Last Bullet in the Group 3 Breeders Stakes (1200m) at the track late last month.
Close third favourite is then the market mover The Grey Flash backed in early by the punters from $4.80 to $4.60 to post her first win at start number four.
Robbie Laing’s visiting Cranbourne-trained filly is the only female taking on the boys here, the daughter of Not A Single Doubt having run in Adelaide at her two most recent starts.
The first was a fifth when one length off the Magic Millions Classic winner and then she finished second a long neck off the Breeders Stakes winner when up in Group 3 company for the second time following an unsuccessful debut at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Rounding out the hopes under $10 for the SA Sires’ Produce win this autumn at $8.50 is then San Sierra drawn the outside barrier for jockey Paul Gatt.
The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Encosta De Lago colt is yet to finish in the money from his three runs in Melbourne, including a sixth behind Ready For Victory in the Listed Festival Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on March 7 and his last start fifth to Calaverite in the Listed St Albans Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley a fortnight later.
Rounding out the field and odds are then the Nigel Blackiston-trained son of Danzero Zero Red ($15), the rails-drawn Winning Accord ($21) representing local horseman Ken Sweeney and $51 roughie of the pack Manchester.
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