2015 Festival Stakes Betting Tips

November 27, 2015

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2015 Festival Stakes Betting Tips

Sydney’s feature race on the Rosehill Gardens race card this Saturday is the Festival Stakes 2015, betting tips for the black-type handicap found below.

Heart Testa

Heart Testa is the Races.com.au team’s for an upset win in the 2015 Festival Stakes at Rosehill Gardens this weekend in Sydney for Chris Waller. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running as Rosehill Race 8 at 5:05pm (AEST) on the nine-race program, there are 14 hopefuls left in the mix after the early withdrawal of Slate On Edge (11) from the $150,000 Listed Sky Thoroughbred Central Festival Stakes (1500m) line-up this summer.

Leading the current Festival Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au at $4.60 is Gai Waterhouse’s in-form Choisir gelding Frespanol, the five-year-old coming off three top two runs.

Two back he beat home Rock Sturdy over the mile at Randwick before a last start second to Zanbagh when beaten only a half-length in the November Handicap (1350m) at Rosehill on November 14.

That was his seventh run at the track he returns to on Saturday, his sole win at the course being back in November of last year.

Hot on the favourites heels in the Festival Stakes odds at $5 is the John O’Shea-trained Dynaformer five-year-old It’s Somewhat drawn nicely in barrier four for his first run since a seventh to Hooked in Randwick’s Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) back in early September.

The other best fancied in the markets include early mover Ninth Legion ($7) with the inside running from barrier one and Tinto ($9) in the outside alley but the Magic Millions Stayers Cup winner from January still ticking plenty of boxes.

So will the single figure fancies take it out or is there value further down Saturday’s Festival Stakes markets from the likes of Chris Waller’s defending champion and Group 3 winner I’m Imposing ($21) or the Gerald Ryan-trained six-year-old Red Excitement ($12)?

1st

#7 Heart Testa ($21)

Tipping a big upset in the Festival Stakes this year and rate Waller’s over-the-odds runner Heart Testa a genuine hope to win. The six-year-old comes off back-to-back Sydney fourths over 1400m and 1350m respectively including in the November Handicap last start carting a hefty 60.5kg. He is well down in the weights with 57kg this weekend, Blake Shinn aboard, and has four wins from a dozen starts at the track. Also drawn for a good run midfield from nine and comes of the form trainer of the season.

2nd

#9 Frespanol ($4.60)

In-form favourite will take some beating who also drops in weight from last time out down from 58.56kg to 56.5kg. Barrier seven will suit, won with merit at Randwick over the mile two back and was close second here last start. A fortnight between runs and a firmer track both aid his chances and will be in the money for sure.

3rd

#6 Centre Pivot ($12)

John Sargent-trained More Than Ready five-year-old can add more value to the Trifecta with an improved run after his November Handicap sixth in the wet, his first assignment on Heavy going. His Rosehill record, that run aside, is impressive with four wins and a second from seven runs. Had 58kg on his back last time out and is down a kilo here with Glyn Schofield taking over in the saddle.

Now is the time to discover the benefits of betting online by signing-up with our preferred online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au where your first deposit will be matched by the house dollar for dollar up to $500 in bonus bets this summer!

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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

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