The improving but widely-drawn Ben Currie-trained Love Spy has opened early favourite in the Dalrello Stakes 2016 betting odds for this Saturday’s two-years-old feature at Toowoomba in Queensland.
Two black-type races headline the card and the $100,000 Listed Moore Trailers Dalrello Stakes QTIS Two-Years-Old Plate (1200m) is due to run as Toowoomba Race 4 at 2:00pm (AEDT).
Four of the 14 youngsters in the mix are currently under $10 for the win in the Dalrello Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au including Love Spy sitting top of the markets at $3.90 for the win.
The lightly-raced Love Conquers All filly has had three starts to date for two wins during the summer and her last start third when beaten only a quarter-length by Spot The Diff over 1100m at Doomben on April 2.
She overcame a wide barrier 10 of 10 draw that day and is back a fortnight later at her home track, where she won on debut in December by over five lengths, stepping up to black-type company for the first time.
Love Spy has veteran Queensland hoop Jim Byrne retaining the ride and she drops from 58kg to 55kg, but has a wide barrier 12 of 14 draw again going up to the 1200m.
Following Love Spy in the markets at $4.60 for the win is her last start conqueror, Spot The Diff ($4.60) looking for a fourth win on the trot.
Prepared on the Sunshine Coast by John Zielke, the nicely-bred Snitzel filly has won four of her seven career starts to date, but is yet to race at the Toowoomba track.
She’s proven over the distance however having saluted at the Gold Coast on March 12 over 1200m and should get a good run from barrier eight with apprentice Luke Dittman aboard.
Close third favourite paying $5 and drawn one wider in gate nine is the stablemate Happy Event, Zielke’s Dream Ahead filly last seen running third to Nicconi Leggera at Doomben when defeated by under a half-length on March 26.
This is her first look at further than 1050m however and how she handles the extra metres will be key to her success.
Rounding out the single figure fancies is the early Dalrello Stakes market mover Crack Me Up backed in from $7 to $6.
Brisbane’s Liam Birchley trains the Mossman gelding who has jockey Jeff Lloyd retaining the ride after the galloper’s close second to Spot The Diff at Doomben at the start of the month.
That was the New Zealand-bred Crack Me Up’s second career start and a big improvement on the debut ninth from December 5 over 1200m, also at Doomben.
At more generous odds to take out the juvenile’s feature are the likes of Sugarparma ($13) and With A Promise ($14) drawn in gates two and three respectively.
Former champion hoop turned trainer Peter Robl prepares Snitzel filly Sugarparma in Sydney, the Group 2 performed interstate raider coming off a third to Alliterate in the Wellington Boot (1100m) from mid-March.
She races in Queensland for the first time since Boxing Day when a brave fourth to Zelady’s Night Out in the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at the Gold Coast.
She was also far from disgraced as a $51 roughie two back when beaten under five lengths crossing fifth to Scarlet Rain in Randwick’s Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) from a wide barrier 11 of 12 draw.
With A Promise is a Queensland-trained youngster from the Eagle Farm stables of Les Ross, the daughter of I Am Invincible having won two of her three starts to date.
Two back she broke her maiden status with a Toowoomba win over 1000m before saluting over 1200m at the Gold Coast by a tidy two and a half lengths on March 26.
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