John O’Shea’s well-drawn young colt Thar has opened the narrow favourite in a wide open betting market for the first at Melbourne’s Caulfield Guineas Day on Saturday, the Inglis Debutant Stakes 2015.
Kicking off the action at 1:00pm (AEST), this year’s $120,000 Listed Inglis Debutant Stakes (1000m) features a final field of a dozen two-year-olds all having their maiden career start.
Five of the juveniles are currently under double figures in the Inglis Debutant Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, where you’ll get an extra 50% on your very first Fixed Odds winner on Races 1 – 5 at the meeting, including Thar ($3.20) jumping from barrier three with Hugh Bowman in the saddle.
The Godolphin youngster has had one official trial over 838m at Randwick on September 21 when crossing a half-length away second, who is tipped to run well for his in-form stable who has had so much luck this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Hot on his heels in the current Inglis Debutant Stakes betting markets at $3.60 is then Flying Jess drawn wider in gate 10 for apprentice hoop Patrick Moloney to overcome.
Prepared locally by John Moloney, the Hinchinbrook filly takes on the boys first-up on the back of an impressive four length winning 800m trial at Cranbourne on October 5 and should boast a fitness edge after that strong hit-out.
The next best in betting at $6 is Pearl Congenial drawn better in gate five with ace hoop Craig Williams riding the Robert Smerdon-trained daughter of Gio Ponti.
She has had two trials for a September 21 win at Cranbourne and a second at the same track and distance on October 5, Williams aboard both times getting a feel for the filly.
Rounding out the hopes under $10 for the win in a hard-to-pick Caulfield opener are Highland Beat ($7) and Magical Milly ($9).
David Hayes & Tom Dabernig prepare the nicely-bred Exceed And Excel colt Highland Beat who goes into the black-type without an official trial, but who looked sharp in a nice recent jump out.
Magical Milly meanwhile benefits from the inside draw set to get all the favours from barrier one with Glen Boss riding the promising Brent Stanley-trained Stryker filly who ran second in her September 21 trial behind Rylea Lass.
Also in the mix at more generous prices is Pakenham-based Onemorenomore filly Thomasina ($15) in barrier four on the back of her narrow trial win over Pearl Congenial from Monday and there is money coming in for Preemptive ($26 into $21) despite the wide barrier 11 draw for the Stryker colt.
Check out the full Inglis Debutant Stakes 2015 field, odds, barriers and Fixed Win odds open online now through Ladbrokes.com.au who are also offering Best Tote or SP + 20% on every Caulfield Guineas Day race this weekend!