Two smart juveniles are battling for top spot in the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes 2016 betting markets ahead of this weekend’s Royal Randwick major on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ with the filly Yankee Rose narrow favourite over Telperion.
Running as Randwick Race 6 at 3:10pm (AEDT), this year’s race is known as the $1 million Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) and features a final field of 12 two-year-olds.
Sitting top of the current ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au backed in early from $4.20 to $3.80 is the David Vandyke-trained daughter of All American Yankee Rose.
She won her first two starts at Rosehill last spring before running the race of her life first-up at the same track on March 19 crossing just a half-length off the winner Capitalist in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).
The Inglis Sires’ over 200m further has always been on the cards for the improving filly this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and she gets the chance to prove her staying potential on Saturday.
After a gun run from barrier three as a $21 shot in the Slipper, she’s at a much shorter price for her next Group 1 test with Zac Purton retaining the ride from barrier eight in the Sires’.
Yankee Rose is looking to continue the nice recent form of fillies in the race joining Guelph (2013) and Peggy Jean (2014) in the winner’s stall, while the last favourite to win was Sebring back in 2008.
Hot on her heels in the Inglis Sires’ odds paying $4 is the John O’Shea-trained Telperion drawn a treat in barrier four for jockey James McDonald.
Peggy Jean (2014) won from the same barrier two years ago and Street Cry colt Telperion comes off a fourth in the Golden Slipper, which last produced an ATC Sires’ winner in Guleph (4th) three years ago.
Telperion also has winning form at Randwick from mid-February when winning the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) at just his second career start.
Also at single figures for the win are Omei Sword ($5.50) drawn in barrier two for the Hong Kong-based hoop Brett Prebble and Seaburge ($8) out wider in barrier 11 for his hoop Mark Zahra.
High Chaparral filly Omei Sword is only lightly-raced, the Chris Waller-trained youngster having won on debut over 1100m at Rosehill in February before her last start second in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) on March 12.
Waller is yet to prepare a winner in the race, but Peggy Jean (2014) was runner-up in the Magic Night before her Sires’ Produce win so the form around Omei Sword is solid.
Seaburge is looking to win from barrier 11 for the first time since Victory Vein (2002), the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained colt a son of the aforementioned 2008 winner Sebring.
He has had three starts for two wins and a second so far, the latest of which was a three-quarter length victory over Detective in Flemington’s Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on March 12.
At more generous odds but still with genuine claims for an upset include the James Cummings-trained Group 2 winning Artie Schiller colt Good Standing ($10) in the outside alley and Peter & Paul Snowden’s perennial second placegetter Detective ($11).
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