The updated post-field Robert Sangster Stakes 2015 betting odds are now out and Vain Queen has retained top spot in the markets despite her wide draw for Saturday’s Morphettville feature.
John Sadler’s Artie Schiller five-year-old Vain Queen backs up in the $400,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) in Adelaide this weekend following her brave second to Lucky Hussler in Melbourne’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) in late March.
Nicholas Hall has the ride, but after drawing barrier 13 he will have to take Vain Queen back early and hope she’s got enough acceleration over the long home run to beat them home.
The bookies still rate her, and she pays $4.60 through Ladbrokes.com.au to join Bel Mer (2009) and Juste Momente (2008) as recent Robert Sangster Stakes winners from barrier 13.
Closing in on Vain Queen in the latest markets at $5.50 is then Miracles Of Life, the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Not A Single Doubt mare coming off a third in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill from March 21.
Winner of the 2013 Blue Diamond Stakes when prepared by SA’s Daniel Clarken, the now four-year-old returns to Morphettville for the first time since June last year after a string of good Melbourne runs.
She is third-up, in top form, a triple Group 2 winner since her Group 1 triumph as a juvenile, has a great record at the track (5-2-2-0) and is drawn ideally in barrier seven giving punters plenty of reasons to get behind Miracles Of Life.
There are three other single figure hopes outside the top two in Robert Sangster Stakes betting currently with Avoid Lightning ($8), Platelet ($9) and Sabatini ($9).
If successful, six-year-old Avoid Lightning will be the oldest Robert Sangster Stakes winner in over 30 years.
She has work to do from barrier 16 however, Tim Clark riding the last start Group 2 Sapphire Stakes winner.
Avoid Lightning is a dual winner at Morphettville, but barrier 16 has never produced a winner going back to 1986.
Platelet meanwhile is looking to become the first multiple Robert Sangster Stakes winner since the race’s inauguration in 1983.
Darren Weir’s now six-year-old Strategic mare won the race two years back before her second 12 months ago behind Gai Waterhouse’s upset winner Driefontein.
This time in Platelet’s form has been hit and miss including a disappointing second last when sixth to Daytona Grey in the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) on April 18, but that was the first time she has finished out of the money at Morphettville where she has a top record (7-2-4-0).
The other $9 chance, Sabatini is one of just two three-year-old fillies taking on the older mares in this year’s Robert Sangster.
The last three-year-old winner was Rostova in 2010, Lee & Shannon Hope’s daughter of Street Cry Sabatini coming off a fifth to Politeness in the Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) in Melbourne.
She’s a Group 2 winner however over 1400m when defeating Fontein Ruby in the Angus Armanasco Stakes back in February, and was a brave third to Amicus in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne during last spring.
There’s a logjam of double-figure hopes with genuine claims for an upset including the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Commands four-year-old Gregers (410), February’s Mannerism Stakes winner Tycoon Tara ($11), Bel Esprit Stakes winner Politeness ($12) and WA’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes winner Magnifisio ($13) set for her interstate debut.
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