Two widely-drawn female gallopers are sitting as equal favourites in the early betting markets for the Proud Miss Stakes 2015, one of the key support races on The Goodwood Day line-up in Adelaide on the weekend.
This Saturday sees a host of Group features light up Morphettville Racecourse for the latest Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival meeting including Race 5 at 2:28pm (AEST) – the $115,000 Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m).
Originally 14 fillies and mares were accepted to face off in the set weights plus penalties clash but the early scratching of the Nikki Burke-trained Nautical leaves 13 in the mix.
Currently in the Proud Miss Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au the co-favourites are I Love It and Miss Steele both at $4.20 and drawn in barriers 14 and 11 respectively.
Vlad Duric rides the John Salanitri-trained I Love It who has run top three in all three of her runs this campaign including her brave last start third when just a length off the winner Miracles Of Life in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on May 2.
Her biggest danger this weekend of improving two on that for a win in easier company is the Michael Kent-trained Statue Of Liberty four-year-old Miss Steele who has Mark Zahra in the saddle after he rode her to a fourth in the Robert Sangster.
Outside the top two fancies there are another three Proud Miss hopefuls under double figures for the win including Hazard ($5.50) drawn ideally in barrier two and after her third win from her past four starts.
Lee & Anthony Freedman’s Flying Spur five-year-old Hazard has had one previous run at Morphettville when runner-up in a black type back in May of 2013.
She was last seen winning over 1100m at Caulfield on May 2 when beating home Miss Promiscuity by a neck carrying 56kg, half a kilo more than her 55.5kg allocation this weekend back in SA.
Rounding out the single figure hopes are then the market mover Miss Promiscuity ($7 into $6.50) and Danestroem ($9) out in barrier 13 for ace interstate hoop Craig Williams.
The David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Magnus four-year-old Miss Promiscuity beat home a number of these same rivals over 1100m at Caulfield on April 18 before her second to Hazard, also in Melbourne, last time out she’ll be looking to improve on this weekend.
Danestroem meanwhile has a wide barrier but good form over Saturday’s distance (12-3-3-2) and should be improving on what she did first-up when fourth to fellow Proud Miss hopeful Hazard.
At more generous odds but still with genuine claims are then the likes of the other Freedman-trained runner Minaj ($12) who was brave in defeat when third to Thermal Current in the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) at the track on May 2 and Robbie Griffiths’ Group 3 placed Nadeem Lass ($12).
See below for the full Proud Miss Stakes 2015 field, barriers, jockeys and latest odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au whose free bonus bet offer has been upped to $500 for a limited time only!