Tony McEvoy’s smart filly Don’t Doubt Mamma is early favourite to beat home the older mares at Morphettville Racecourse in Saturday’s Robert Sangster Stakes 2016.
Two elite levels headline this weekend’s Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival action including the $400,000 Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) that is set to run as Morphettville Race 7 at 4:00pm (local).
Of the capacity field of fillies and mares accepted to face off in the weight-for-age classic, the top fancy in the latest Robert Sangster Stakes odds paying $7 for the win through Ladbrokes.com.au is Don’t Doubt Mamma.
The three-year-old daughter of Not A Single Doubt has been backed in early from $8 despite her wide barrier 15 draw, which could become 13 if the three emergencies fail to gain a start in the capacity 20-starter field.
That gate doesn’t look bad historically-speaking however as six of the past nine Robert Sangster Stakes winners jumped from a double-digit barrier.
Two of the past four came off a win, and that’s the form of Don’t Doubt Mamma this season as she won her Adelaide debut on April 23 taking out the Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m).
Hot on her heels in the Robert Sangster Stakes betting markets at $7.50 is fellow filly Petits Filous, also out to become the first three-year-old to win the race since Rostova (2010) six years ago.
Caulfield’s Ciaron Maher prepares Street Boss filly Petits Filous, a winner of five of her seven starts to date.
She is a Group 3 winner and Group 1 performer, but failed to make an impression against a field full of young stars when last home crossing 13th to Japonisme in Randwick’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) on April 9.
Despite the size of the Robert Sangster Stakes field the only other hope under $10 for the win is $8 third favourite Griante jumping from a nice barrier three draw with Craig Williams booked for the ride.
Williams has ridden the David Brideoake-trained Good Journey five-year-old at her two most recent starts including the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) win at Rosehill on March 19.
Her last start was a sixth to Two Blue in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) in early April, which she’s out to go one better than on Saturday.
At more generous odds but still with genuine claims include the likes of the Mick Price-trained Group 2 winning Al Maher filly Badawiya ($12) who ran third in the Thousand Guineas last October, Darren Weir’s last start Caulfield winner Scarlet Billows ($12) and the James Cummings-trained Tempt Me Not ($14).
Yet another well-supported three-year-old, Tempt Me Not won the Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) at Randwick last time out and has trialled well since, but has a wide barrier 18 (into 16) draw to overcome in Saturday’s Group 1.
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