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Chris Waller’s former Australian Oaks winner Royal Descent is the early market mover in Warwick Stakes 2015 betting for the feature race at Royal Randwick in Sydney this Saturday.
A bumper line-up full of spring stars make up a 14 starter field for this year’s $250,000 Group 2 Pro-Ride Warwick Stakes (1400m), including six for Sydney’s top trainer Waller.
One of Waller’s contingent is six-year-old Redoute’s Choice mare Royal Descent who hasn’t won a race since she saluted on a bottomless Heavy (10) Randwick track in April of 2013 to win the Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) as a three-year-old.
While it has been a long time between drinks for her, Royal Descent remains one of the most consistent elite level performers for her champion trainer including her back-to-back Group 1 thirds in April behind stablemate Kermadec in the Doncaster Mile and Criterion in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
She opened at $8 in the Warwick Stakes markets for her first-up assignment this weekend, Hugh Bowman booked for the ride from barrier three, and she has since caught the eye of the punters firming into $7.
The Warwick Stakes odds are still firmly led by another market mover however with money also coming in for the favourite First Seal who has been wound in from $3 to $2.90.
John Thompson’s returning Fastnet Rock mare jumps from barrier six with Tommy Berry to ride her in her four-year-old debut on the back of a nice trial at the track from August 10.
Runner-up in both the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill back in March, First Seal has a gun Randwick record too (5-2-2-0) and races for the first time since her only unplaced run at the track when sixth to Amanpour in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) from April 11.
Waller also prepares the firm $6.50 second favourite Kermadec, his last start Doncaster Mile winning Teofilo four-year-old to be ridden by Glen Boss form barrier seven with all the Group 1 mile features in both Sydney and Melbourne being considered for the stallion.
Also firming in Warwick Stakes betting in from $8 to $7.50 is It’s Somewhat drawn wide in gate 11 for hoop James McDonald.
The John O’Shea-trained imported Dynaformer gelding debuted down under in late February with a Warwick Farm win in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) defeating Rudy by over a length before things went amiss when ninth to Japan’s Real Impact in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) last time out.
The other single figure chances are both on the drift then with Bjorn Baker’s last start Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) winner at the track Burbero ($7.50 out to $8.50) and Gai Waterhouse’s returning Doomben Cup champ Pornichet ($8 out to $9).
The biggest market drifter though is Messene who was as short as $7 but is now out to $12 with Jay Ford to ride the Hawkes Racing-trained son of Lonhro from barrier one.
Check out the latest Warwick Stakes 2015 betting markets below, prices available online at Ladbrokes.com.au who are offering a Bonus Bet on the race if your first Fixed Win odds selections comes second or third on Saturday!
2015 Warwick Stakes Odds
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