The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained colt Mount Panorama is the shortest priced two-year-old in the Pago Pago Stakes 2016 odds at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this Saturday in Sydney.
Offering a ballot free wide for the winner into Saturday week’s $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), this autumn’s $175,000 Group 2 Café Culture + Insitu Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) features a 13-starter field.
The latest Pago Pago Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by a nicely-bred son of Sebring, Mount Panorama at $3.60 to break his maiden status at his fourth career start.
He comes off back-to-back thirds at the Rosehill track, the latest behind Astern on February 20 in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) when beaten just over a length.
One Saturday Hong Kong-based jockey Brett Prebble has the ride from a gun gate two and the markets say his improving mount looks set to fire and post his first turf triumph.
Two runners are equal second favourites in Pago Pago Stakes betting with Souchez and Lionhearted both at $4, but drawn opposite ends of the field with barriers one and 12 respectively.
Godolphin’s head trainer John O’Shea prepares Lonhro colt Souchez who gets the inside run with James McDonald aboard shooting for his second win from three runs.
His debut produced a victory over 1100m at the track before his last start third in the Group 3 Skyline Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on February 27 from a wider barrier.
Lionhearted is a Christian Reith mount for Saturday, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Fastnet Rock colt also coming out of the Skyline Stakes having run second in his first Sydney run.
Outside of the first three in the markets is one other chance under $10 for the win, Mediterranean ($6.50) jumping from barrier 10 with Brisbane’s Damian Browne in Sydney for the ride.
Prepared by Peter & Paul Snowden the Smart Missile colt has had just the one run when fifth in the Skyline Stakes, which could prove the form line to follow into the Pago Pago Stakes on Coolmore Classic Day.
At more generous odds but still with genuine claims of winning include the unraced Potent Force ($13), Aviator ($16) in the outside alley with Kerrin McEvoy riding and Attention ($16) also wide in barrier 11.
James Cummings trains Potent Force, a son of Fastnet Rock who debuts here after two solid trials including a second over 1050m at Randwick on March 4.
Aviator won his debut last start on February 24, the Gerald Ryan-trained Snitzel colt out to keep his unbeaten record in track after the half-length success over 1100m at Rosehill.
Attention meanwhile is first-up this Saturday after the other Snowden-trained runner finished second at the track late in November during the spring.
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