Peter Moody’s interstate raider Inauguration is tipped to win the inaugural AD Hollindale Stakes Day race on the Gold Coast card this weekend with victory in Saturday’s 2015 Gunsynd Classic.
A final field of 10 three-year-olds faces off in the $125,000 Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1800m), a number of which could be seen again at Doomben Racecourse in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2200m) later during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Favourite in the latest Gunsynd Classic betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $3 for the win is the consistent Moody-trained Authorized gelding Inauguration who comes off a nice third to Hi World in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
Winner of that race Hi World went on to claim another Group 3 to frank the form, form the bookies are also tipping Inauguration to continue with a black type win in his Queensland debut.
It’s a pretty open Gunsynd Classic betting market this year with five of the favourite’s rivals also at single figures including the fellow Moody-trained Ulmann ($4.80) with the rails-run and Worthy Cause ($5) coming off a win.
Luke Nolen rides Sebring colt Ulmann from barrier one this weekend following the duo’s win over the mile at Sandown-Lakeside on April 6.
Worthy Cause meanwhile is drawn in seven for the Choisir colt’s ninth career win, the Sunshine Coast galloper having won over 1350m at Doomben only last Saturday.
He is on the short turnaround then but Justin Stanley stays on and he deserves the step up in class at a track where he ran third to Mywayorthehighway at in the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) last December.
Also under double figures are Rob Heathcote’s last start Doomben mile winner Gid Up Strop ($6), the Sam Kavanagh-trained Invinzabeel from Sydney who won at Warwick Farm earlier this month and the third of Moody’s trio in the race Upham ($9.50) to be ridden by Kerrin McEvoy from gate four.
For value at $13 the Gerald Ryan-trained Fastnet Rock gelding Brewery in gate three could be the surprise horse to back based on his current one-two-one-two lead-up that suggests a win is next.
“He has improved since we gelded him,” Ryan told Sky Racing HQ.
“He went up there (to Queensland) dodging wet tracks and that is why he went a month between runs before we found that race there (at Doomben on April 11 won by Gid Up Strop).
“He ran well and he was pipped right on the line (beaten a nose).
“I went up on Monday night and watched them work yesterday morning and to my eye he has improved and is going well.
“This is probably a bit harder on Saturday, but the way that the horse is going I think he earned a crack of it.”
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