Under The Louvre Tops Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2015 Odds

November 12, 2015

Under The Louvre Tops Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2015 Odds

Robert Smerdon’s Group 1 placed Under The Louvre is the market mover and narrow favourite to improve on a last start mid-field finish and get back to winning form at Sandown on Saturday in the 2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes.

Under The Louvre

Under The Louvre is narrow favourite to get the job done at Sandown on Saturday in the 2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

A field of 11 weight-for-age hopefuls face off in Race 3 at 2:10pm (AEST) on Zipping Classic Day at Sandown Hillside for this year’s edition of the $150,000 Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m).

Two are battling for top spot in the latest Kevin Heffernan Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au with current top fancy being Excellent Art stallion Under The Louvre ($3.60 into $3.10).

The five-year-old is yet to race at the track or over 1300m but does have winning form over 1400m.

He hasn’t won since late March but is twice Group 1 placed since then most recently running a narrow third only a neck off the winner in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) on September 26.

Last time out Under The Louvre ran sixth in the Group 2 tab.com.au Stakes (1200m) on Derby Day beaten two lengths as the $4.60 favourite, but is out to atone over more distance with his strong late sectionals the deciding factor.

Hot on his heels in Kevin Heffernan Stakes betting at $3.50 is another galloper firming in the markets, Generalife (in from $3.90).

Drawn one on the inside of Under The Louvre with the two drawn in barriers six and seven respectively, the John O’Shea-trained visiting Sydney galloper has a very nice 1300m record to date with four wins, a second and two thirds from seven runs over the distance.

A six-year-old son of Lonhro, Generalife also hasn’t won a race since the end of March and in matching stats with his biggest danger on the weekend has also run two Group 1 places since then.

They were back-to-back in Brisbane during the winter however in the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap, his only run since being a fifth in the tab.com.au Stakes on October 31.

Two other Kevin Heffernan Stakes hopes are under double figures for the win this weekend with returning veteran Smokin’ Joey ($6) and the Noel Mayfield-Smith-trained Famous Seamus ($8).

A Group 1 winner in Adelaide last year, Wez Hunter’s Encosta De Lago eight-year-old Smokin’ Joey returns from injury this weekend shooting for just his second first-up win at his 12th attempt not having raced since a last when ninth in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in mid-August.

Famous Seamus, drawn a treat for Saturday in barrier three with Kerrin McEvoy booked for the ride on the Elusive City seven-year-old, is also a Group 1 winner from last year (BTC Cup) and comes to the end of his prep here after his first top three finish since his third in the2014 Manikato Stakes in October last year.

The next best in betting at more generous odds but still boasting genuine claims of an upset include Peter Moody’s four-year-old Sebring mare Bring Me The Maid ($13) and the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained fellow four-year-old Java ($14) who is undefeated at the track with two previous wins including the Group 3 Manfred Stakes over this distance back in January.

Check out the full Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2015 odds below then head to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your selections at the hottest odds and enjoy up to $500 in bonus bets when you deposit and quote the code BETBONUS!

2015 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Betting

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field