Peter Moody’s undefeated youngster Hell Of An Effort is early favourite to keep the winning streak going this Saturday in Melbourne with a victory in the Inglis Premier 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse.
A final field of 13 two-year-old Inglis graduates are in the mix for this season’s $250,000 Inglis Premier (1200m), which is set to run as Caulfield Race 5 at 3:30pm (AEST) this weekend.
Of the hopefuls the favourite in the latest Inglis Premier odds at Ladbrokes.com.au at $4.60 for the win is nicely-bred colt Hell Of An Effort.
The son of 2009 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Reward For Effort has won his opening two career starts to date with wins at Geelong and Caulfield in December.
The latest over 1100m on Boxing Day was by a breezy two and a half-length margin he will be out to repeat from a nice barrier three draw with Linda Meech retaining the ride.
Sneaking into co-favouritism with the drift on Hell Of An Effort also now paying $4.60 is Sydney trainer Chris Waller’s unraced Snitzel filly Gretina.
She has had two trials at Rosehill this summer and debuts in the Inglis Premier jumping from barrier nine with Nicholas Hall in the saddle where she will be out to build on her solid trial form.
Three other two-year-olds are at single figures for the lucrative restricted race victory including early market mover Dalradian ($9 into $7).
Out in barrier 10 this Darren Weir-trained colt is also a Reward For Effort progeny and has won two of his four runs so far.
He was successful at Bendigo on debut last October before his Inglis Banner win at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.
His last run of the spring was a dead last when seventh to Power Trip in the Group 3 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) during November’s Melbourne Cup Carnival.
First-up Dalradian was somewhat disappointing when seventh to Cohesion at Caulfield in the Listed Blue Diamond (C&G) Preview (1000m), form he is out to improve on and be forgiven for here.
The other best fancied at $7.50 each are Valliano and Nasdex drawn in barriers four and five respectively.
Lindsay Park’s David Hayes & Tom Dabernig prepare improving Equiano gelding Valliano who has form around Dalradian.
Third in the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) and second in the Inglis Banner after that, Valliano was last seen racing on Emirates Stakes Day in the Maribyrnong Plate crossing fifth.
Not A Single Doubt gelding Nasdex meanwhile is drawn ideally in barrier five with champion hoop Glen Boss riding the Peter Moody-trained juvenile who showed up in a recent jump out with more to give.
A little longer in betting but with claims are the likes of the Tony McEvoy-trained Duport colt Hey Doc ($11) with a wide gate 11 draw to overcome chasing his second win from three starts and stablemate Lessyd ($12) who won over 1100m at Flemington over his stablemate on January 16.
Check out the full Inglis Premier 2016 field, barriers, jockeys and latest Fixed Win odds below provided by Ladbrokes.com.au where your first deposit will be matched 100% up to $500 when you open a new account and quote the code BETBONUS!