Reldas Leads 2015 Christmas Stakes Field & Betting Odds

December 23, 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

Reldas Leads 2015 Christmas Stakes Field & Betting Odds

Robert Smerdon’s in-form five-year-old Reldas is top fancy to return to the winners’ stall in Melbourne this Boxing Day with a Caulfield victory in Saturday’s Christmas Stakes 2015.

Reldas

Reldas is favourite to win the sprint feature at Caulfield on Boxing Day – the 2015 Christmas Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

One of two black-type races on the card, this year’s $120,000 Listed The Cup Club Christmas Stakes (1200m) features a final field of 15 sprinters.

The current Christmas Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, at $4.80 is Testa Rossa gelding Reldas coming off a fifth to Wind Rain in Sandown’s Listed Doveton Stakes (1000m) from three weeks back.

He ran top three in his other three runs this time in and goes up to a more suitable distance this weekend that he has a good record of three wins, a second and three thirds over from nine runs.

Nicholas Hall is booked for the stakes ride on the weekend and while the bookies are taking no chances, Reldas needs to be at his best to overcome a wide gate 13 draw.

Second favourite in Christmas Stakes betting at Caulfield paying $6 is the Peter Moody-trained Office Bearer drawn better in gate five for jockey Linda Meech.

The Officer stallion is third-up after a first-up third at Flemington during the Cup Carnival behind The Quarterback in black-type company and his second in the Doveton Stakes from December 5.

He drops two kilograms to 56.5kg off his last run, but is yet to finish in the money from three previous runs at the track.

The other two single figure fancies for the win are Tuscan Sling ($6.50) out wide in barrier 14 and Written Up ($8.50) jumping from nine with Craig Newitt in the saddle.

Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir prepares Danehill Dancer mare Tuscan Sling, the five-year-old coming off a close third in a blanket finish at Moonee Valley over 955m from December 11.

She is racing over 1200m for the first time, the short-distanced specialist’s longest distanced win to date being just 1000m.

Written Up meanwhile comes off winning form, George Osborne’s Kyneton-trained gelding having saluted over the distance in a Benchmark 90 at Moonee Valley in late November.

Other notable hopes at more generous odds include the rails-drawn General Groove ($13), Nicoscene ($13) and Taddei Tondo ($13).

The Leon & Troy Corstens-trained General Nediym six-year-old General Groove is second-up on the weekend after a fourth to fellow Christmas Stakes hope Written Cup at the Valley last month, while Nicconi four-year-old Nicoscene is out to atone for a Flemington ninth from December 12.

Lee & Anthony Freedman’s stallion Nicoscene has won four of his 11 runs over the distance and is after his first victory since taking out Adelaide’s Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville back in May.

See below for the full Christmas Stakes 2015 field, barriers, jockeys, weights and current fixed win odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au who are matching the first deposits of new customers 100% up to $500 for a short time only!

2015 Christmas Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

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