Strykum Heads 2015 National Stakes Field & Betting

May 14, 2015

Strykum Heads 2015 National Stakes Field & Betting

Lee & Anthony Freedman are gearing up for a big weekend in Adelaide for The Goodwood Day on Saturday starting with the first race on the Morphettville card where they saddle-up Strykum in the National Stakes 2015.


Strykum is the early favourite to win back-to-back black types in the 2015 National Stakes this weekend after drawing barrier one in the Adelaide opener on Saturday. Photo: Jenny Barnes.

Set to kick things off at 11:55am (local), this year’s $115,000 Group 3 Seven News National Stakes (1200m) features a final field of 10 two-year-olds facing off in the day’s opening black-type.

Of those the best drawn on the rails for jockey Ben Melham, who has a nice strike rate at the track, is the Team Freedman-trained Strykum having just her third career start.

The young Stryker filly debuted at Seymour back in December before returning on May 2 for her Adelaide debut where she won the Listed Queen Adelaide Stakes (1050m) by three quarters of a length over Thurlow with Melham in the saddle.

That’s form the bookmakers at are tipping her to repeat when taking on the boys again in the National Stakes this weekend, Strykum paying $2.50 in the latest markets.

She is joined on single figures by four of her rivals with the next best in National Stakes betting being Badajoz ($3.40) drawn one her outside in barrier two with Glen Boss riding.

Godolphin’s head trainer John O’Shea saddles-up Commands col Badajoz who is also having start number three after a win on debut at Hawkesbury on April 16 and a last start fourth when under two lengths off the winner Black Vanquish in the Listed Thoroughbred Club Cup (1200m) at Caulfield at the start of this month.

The three remaining hopes under $10 for the win all pay $8 with Mick Price’s unraced Magnus colt Prince Of Brooklyn, Counter Pulse and Atlanta Miss.

The locally-based Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained Hard Spun gelding Counter Pulse has had four starts for two wins to date, his latest effort being a fifth to Strykum in the Queen Adelaide, with Clare Lindop riding this weekend from gate four.

Atlanta Miss meanwhile has drawn barrier six for another female hoop, Michelle Payne, the Not A Single Doubt filly last seen winning Adelaide’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic narrowly over 1200m on March 9.

The next best in betting at $11 for an upset in the National Stakes is then Shining Brooke, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained daughter of Hinchinbrook coming off a 1300m win at Geelong from late April.

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2015 National Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

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