The 2015 Fred Best Classic closes the Doomben race card in Brisbane this weekend and below are our insider tips on the set weights race for three-year-olds.
Nine events are scheduled for Doomben 10,000 Day on Saturday, the last of which at 4:32pm (AEST) is the $125,000 Group 3 Suez Enviornnement Fred Best Classic (1350m) featuring a line-up of 16 three-year-olds.
Current favourite in the Fred Best Classic betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au is the Gai Waterhouse-trained filly Najoom, drawn wide in barrier 15 but still at $3 for the win firming in from $4.50.
Tommy Berry rides the daughter of Northern Meteor who has won four of her six start to date including the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas (1400m) last start at Rosehill on May 9 ahead of her Brisbane debut this weekend.
Other notable hopes in the Fred Best Classic odds are the likes are the Paul Messara-trained Rekindled Power ($6.50) who comes off a fast finishing fourth in the Mick Dittman, John O’Shea’s runner-up in the same race Sarajevo ($7) and the Tony Gollan-trained filly Traveston Girl ($7.50) who is a Group 1 runner-up in Melbourne.
So will the top fancies in the markets salute for the punters or will the value be found in an upset Fred Best Classic result this year?
#13 Traveston Girl ($7.50)
Plenty to like about this consistent and classy local daughter of Flying Spur who looks great value here. She went to Melbourne during the spring last year and was brave in defeat behind Amicus when under a length away second in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). Back in Queensland this prep her form has been excellent with a third in the Gold Coast Guineas over 1200m in late April and then third again this time behind I’ve Got The Looks in the Junamo Stakes over 1200m at Doomben on May 9. She’s improving each run, has Zac Purton on, likes the track and will be up front early.
#4 Sarajevo ($7)
A big field full of class with a host of livewire chances including this John O’Shea-trained Lonhro gelding drawn out wide (14) but with time to overcome the gate. James McDonald rides second-up and the duo were good first-up at the track last time out in the Listed Mick Dittman when second to Kuro over 1200m. Yet to win over the distance but with a bit of luck should be right in the top three this time.
#14 Najoom ($3)
Best fancied of the lot and the firming price is deserving looking at the nice record to date of four wins and two seconds from six starts. All of those have been in Sydney however, including the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas last start. Drops back 50m for her Brisbane debut, has the consistency and Soft track form but the barrier (15 of 16) could present its issues depending how the track is playing.
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