With the withdrawal of odds-on fancy Yankee Rose from the 2016 Champagne Stakes this weekend in Sydney, the field has opened right up making our exclusive two-word form guide more important than ever.
The connections of the remaining 10 two-year-olds in the $500,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Champagne Stakes (1600m) field breathed a collective sigh of relief when David Vandyke’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ winning filly Yankee Rose failed to pass fit to run in the All Aged Stakes Day feature on Saturday.
Now there’s more than just second to run for and the updated Champagne Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au have last weekend’s Fernhill Handicap winner Prized Icon as the equal $4 co-favourite with the up-and-coming Obsucra from the Godolphin stables.
With an open market and all remaining runners having genuine claims at the Group 1 title, earlier in the week we provided our readers with a comprehensive 2016 Champagne Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview.
But with the race just around the corner, below we’ve got our famous two-word form guide on the two-years-old showdown summing up the chances of all the youngsters in just two words!
2016 Champagne Stakes Two Word Form Guide
- PRIZED ICON ($26) – Can Bite!
- CHIMBORAA ($8) – Bowman Aboard
- EL SICARIO ($7) – Kiwi Form
- CROWN HIM ($21) – Fernhill Second
- DIVINE PROPHET ($7) – We’re Sceptics
- OBSCURA ($4) – Rails Run
- NORTH SKY ($61) – Compass Off
- YANKEE ROSE – Scratched Favourite
- FARAWAY TOWN ($5.50) – Can Close
- POP ($26) – Over Odds
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