Mick Price’s promising young filly Irada is the early market mover in Taj Rossi Series Final 2015 betting for the Flemington opener on Finals Day in Melbourne this weekend.
Set to run as Flemington Race 1 at 11:50am (AEST), this year’s $120,000 Listed Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) kicks off the nine-race program and features a field of 13 two-year-olds.
Heading the latest Taj Rossi Series Final odds at Ladbrokes.com.au at an easing $3.60 is the 59kg top weight in the handicap clash, the Peter Moody-trained El Greco (59kg).
Damien Oliver rides the super-consistent Artie Schiller who from four starts boasts two wins and two seconds including behind fellow Taj Rossi hopeful this weekend, 2015 Crown Oaks-bound Bengal Cat in one of the series’ heats – the Murray Cox Handicap (1400m) from June 27.
Hot on his heels though at a firming $3.70 is the nicely-drawn Irada in gate three with Craig Newitt aboard the young daughter of Iffraaj who gets in on the 54kg minimum.
A winner on debut at Moe from late May, Irada ran third in the Murray Cox but is tipped to appreciate the step up to a mile and a better barrier after doing it tough from gate 12 of 14 to still only be beaten a quarter-length last time out.
Two of the other juveniles are at single figures for the Taj Rossi win this year with the aforementioned Bengal Cat ($5.50) with work to do from the outside barrier 13 draw and Royal Rumble ($6) in gate 11 shooting for a third win on the trot.
John Sadler’s Bernardini filly Bengal Cat could target the $1 million Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington in November this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival if all goes to plan for the Murray Cox winner who Craig Williams rides again on Saturday.
Royal Rumble meanwhile will have Clare Lindop aboard as the visiting Adelaide raider from the Morphettville stables of Leon MacDonald & Andrew Gluyas looks to win his maiden start outside of South Australia.
At more generous odds for an upset are then the likes of improving filly Ayda ($14), Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison’s nicely-bred daughter of Snitzel Parmalove ($17) drawn a treat in gate two and the local Nigel Blackiston-trained Ma Raison ($17) having just his second career start after a fourth on debut behind Bengal Cat at the track late last month.
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