A talented and capacity field of sixteen plus emergencies has been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Leading contender Fawkner was removed from the 2015 Memsie Stakes final field on Wednesday after drawing the wide and awkward barrier 18, but the Chris Waller-trained Boban has maintained clear $5 favouritism in betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
A four-time Group 1 winner, Boban undoubtedly found career-best form through the 2014 Spring Carnival; posting five wins from as many starts including both the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m).
Unable to make anything of an impact through his first three starts this year, the Bernardini gelding returned to exceptional condition through the recent Brisbane Winter Carnival; taking out the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) before running a close second in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).
Allocated the ideal barrier 5, Boban has been confirmed to be partnered by regular hoop Glyn Schofield and arguably offers punters the best value for money as a selection in a 2015 Memsie Stakes quinella or trifecta bet.
Kiwi raider Volkstok’n’Barrell is yet to herald much interest in 2015 Memsie Stakes betting markets, and while drifting from odds of $7.50, remains sole occupant of the second line at a generous quote of $8.
A standout in his native New Zealand upon resuming this year, Volkstok’n’Barrell won each of the Group 2 Great Northern Guineas (1600m) and Listed Karaka Mile (1600m) before placing third in the Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m).
Booking a ticket across the Tasman when second in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m), the Lord Tavistock gelding made an immediate impact on the Australian racing community when charging home to win the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m); returning to the paddock after finishing third in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m).
Confirmed to be partnered by leading hoop Blake Shinn, Volkstok’n’Barrell will need some luck in running after drawing the somewhat awkward barrier 12.
Weary and Hi World have both received sprinklings of interest in 2015 Memsie Stakes betting markets but remain tied on the third line at $9 quotes each.
Yet to break through for a win at the highest level, Weary returned for a brief spell after finishing second in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) on May 9th; running an agonizingly-close second in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 8th.
Hi World will contest his first start as a four-year-old in the 2015 Memsie Stakes, and will be aiming for a fourth-consecutive win and third at black type, having taken out each of the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) most recently.
Entirely Platinum has cut into odds of $10 to figure as clear Memsie Stakes market mover, while Temple Of Boom ($15), Smokin’ Joey ($16) and Stratum Star ($11) are all worth consideration at double-figure odds.
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