Nigel Blackiston’s visiting Melbourne mare Let’s Make Adeal is clear favourite to win the last on Stradbroke Handicap Day in Brisbane this weekend topping the 2015 Brisbane Cup odds at Doomben.
A nine-race program runs for the richest day of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, things coming to a close at 4:17pm (AEST) with the $300,000 Group 2 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup (2200m).
Thirteen staying types make up the Brisbane Cup field this year with the early favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au being the in-form Red Ransom five-year-old Let’s Make Adeal.
She comes off two nice Adelaide runs this time in when second in the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) and then winning the Listed Centaurea Stakes (2000m) last time out at Morphettville on May 16.
On Saturday Craig Williams retains the ride from a nice gate five draw, Let’s Make Adeal carrying the 53kg minimum and paying $3.80 after getting smashed by the punters in from her opening quote of $7.
Four of her rivals are also under $10 in the latest Brisbane Cup betting markets including a trio occupying the second line of the odds at an equal $5 each with the Chris Waller-trained stablemates and top weights Moriarty and Index Linked, as well as Sense Of Occasion.
Moriarty leads the Brisbane Cup weights with 59kg and Blake Shinn aboard in gate three, the Clodovil seven-year-old having run a brave fourth to Pornichet in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) two back before a second when unsuccessfully defending his Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) title last Saturday.
The fellow Waller-trained veteran Index Linked meanwhile was scratched from the Eagle Farm Cup but runs on Saturday from barrier two with Damian Browne riding on 56.5kg, the Dansili seven-year-old last seen winning the Caloundra Cup over the mile and a half with Browne aboard for that run as well on May 16.
As for Sense Of Occasion, the Joe Pride-trained Street Sense four-year-old is also a last start winner having won over 2400m in the Listed WJ McKell Cup at Randwick a fortnight ago.
On Saturday the progressive galloper is drawn in gate six and Tim Clark has the mount.
Rounding out the top hopes at $9 is then the rails-drawn Epingle, Michael Kent’s seven-year-old Pins mare a Hugh Bowman mount who improved on a Doomben Cup ninth to finish third to the young Kiwi Werther in the Eagle Farm Cup last Saturday.
At better value but still a livewire chance of a Brisbane Cup win to round out the card on Saturday in Brisbane is $11 hope Escado drawn out in barrier 12 for the Casino Prince five-year-old’s first run since crossing second to Index Linked in the Caloundra Cup over 200m further last month.
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