Eleven three-year-old have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 2 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield; a race that appears likely to figure as a key form indicator leading into major Group 1 races this season.
Prince Of Brooklyn opened at 2015 McNeil Stakes odds of $5.50 with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au but has already experienced huge support from punters who have seen the Mick Price-trained colt into a current quote of $3.80 to share the top line of betting with stable mate Ready For Victory.
Stamping himself as a horse to follow when debuting for a near-three length win in the Group 3 National Stakes (1200m) on May 16th, Prince Of Brooklyn has not been seen at the races since jogging home to take out the Elvstroem Classic (1300m) on June 5th.
Allocated the ideal barrier 4, Price has confirmed regular hoop Dale Smith will take the ride on Prince Of Brooklyn on Saturday.
Ready For Victory is yet to herald much interest in 2015 McNeil Stakes betting markets and offers great value at current odds as a result.
Debuting for success in the Listed Festival Of Racing 1000 (1000m) on March 7th, Ready For Victory was given little chance for success in the major Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) but produced a huge turn of foot to run on for an impressive fourth.
Having returned to the paddock after placing seventh in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on Day 1 of The Championships, the More Than Ready colt could very well receive the run of the race on Saturday from barrier 3.
Stream Ahead and Demonstrate have each received steady support in 2015 McNeil Stakes betting markets over the last 24 hours and remain tied on the second line at generous $7 odds each.
Undoubtedly facing his biggest task to date in the 2015 McNeil Stakes, Stream Ahead returned to racing for second behind the undefeated Petits Filous in the United Refrigeration BM78 (1000m) on August 1st.
One of many talented three-year-olds currently in work for Godolphin Australia, Demonstrate boxed on for a credible fourth in the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) a fortnight ago and should take valuable condition from the run.
Gold Symphony ($8) interestingly figures as the only other runner current available at 2015 McNeil Stakes odds of less-than $10, while the Tony McEvoy-trained Stoker ($12) is more than worth consideration at a quote of $12.
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