Peter & Paul Snowden’s in-form four-year-old Charlie Boy is early favourite in an open market to take out the BRC Sprint 2015 at Doomben Racecourse this weekend.
The Myboycharlie gelding races second-up on Saturday in the $125,000 Group 3 Darley BRC Sprint (1250m), one of 13 sprinters engaged in the Doomben Cup Day support race that is due to jump as Race 6 at 2:47pm (AEST).
First-up on April 18 at Randwick the galloper finished fifth behind Saturday’s BTC Cup favourite Our Boy Malachi in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m), form the bookies are tipping to hold up in the BRC Sprint also with Charlie Boy at a firming $3.70 through Ladbrokes.com.au for the win.
Blake Shinn takes over for Tye Angland in the saddle and the two are drawn a treat in barrier two.
Four other hopes are under $10 in the BRC Sprint betting markets this winter including Fast ‘N’ Rocking and Estonian Princess both paying $5 to beat home the favourite.
Craig Williams is due to ride the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Fastnet Rock four-year-old Fast ‘N’ Rocking from barrier seven, the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate placegetter having run fourth in the Hall Mark last time out.
Estonian Princess is drawn better in barrier four and gets in on the 54kg minimum, Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle of the Gerald Ryan-trained Snitzel mare who is second-up after finishing runner-up in the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m) at the Gold Coast on April 25.
She too is a Group 1 performer having finished fifth to Bonaria in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) over the Flemington mile last November, and she shoots for her third win from eight starts over 1350m this weekend.
Also at single figures are then Rock Sturdy ($6) with the outside barrier 13 draw to overcome and Speediness ($9) who tops the weights with 59kg.
Rock Sturdy out wide represents trainer Joe Pride, the four-year-old stallion having just his second run since winning the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill last September.
His resuming run on April 18 was an eighth in the Hall Mark Stakes, an effort he has a chance to atone for here.
Speediness meanwhile is a James McDonald mount in barrier 10, a Group 1 runner-up from last October who was eighth last time out to Srikandi in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) on Anzac Day on the Gold Coast.
At more generous odds but not without claims for an upset BRC Sprint result this Saturday are then the likes of Gundy Spirit ($10) and Nite Rocker ($12).
Group 1 winning Brisbane horseman Tony Gollan saddles-up Jet Spur four-year-old Gundy Spirit on Saturday on the back of the gelding’s close third to Neo in the Listed Prime Minister’s Cup (1400m).
Nite Rocker meanwhile jumps from barrier nine with Ric McMahon aboard the Lloyd Kennewell-trained Adelaide raider who is racing interstate for the first time here on the back of a black-type fifth back home on April 25.
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