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Tony Gollan’s undefeated filly Tiyatrolani is the short-priced favourite to keep her record in check with a Black-Type win at Doomben Racecourse in this Saturday’s Champagne Classic 2016.
The two-year-old daughter of Captain Sonador is one of 10 remaining juveniles in the $175,000 Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) field on BTC Cup Day following the early scratching of Redouble (9).
She sits top of the latest Champagne Classic odds at Ladbrokes.com.au for Doomben Race 5 at 2:46pm (AEST) paying $2.40 for the win after coming up trumps with the inside run from barrier one.
On debut in mid-April she won over 1100m by a runaway 7.5 lengths at Ipswich before backing up a fortnight later to salute over the same distance by a similarly impressive 4.3 lengths at Doomben.
Now she returns to the Brisbane track stepping up to 1200m for the first time in stakes’ company, Tegan Harrison retaining her association with the promising youngster.
The next best fancied in the Champagne Stakes betting markets this season at $5 is Souchez who is on way to the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 11.
John O’Shea’s talented Lonhro colt has won two of his three starts to date all in Sydney including the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) on March 12.
Proven over Saturday’s distance against tougher company, he should get the ideal run from barrier two with Jason Collett booked for the ride on the Godolphin galloper who is also the $7 co-favourite in futures JJ Atkins betting.
Drawn the opposite end of the field in barrier 10 of 10 is then the $5.50 third favourite Winning Rupert coming off a successful debut over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast.
The Written Tycoon colt is prepared by Bjorn Baker in Sydney and faces a tough test against better rivals this weekend over the extra metres.
Rounding out the single-figure fancies are then Nikitas ($6) and Candika ($9.50) paying $9 and $8 respectively in the all-in JJ Atkins odds for next month’s clash on Stradbroke Handicap Day.
Brisbane’s Kelso Wood prepares Snitzel colt Nikitas who looks a juicy price for Saturday based on his three runs during the summer that produced three top three runs.
Two back after a winning Doomben debut he finished third in the Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Plate (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Boxing Day and was last seen finishing runner-up to Capitalist back at the track in the lucrative $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) in early January.
Candika is also a Magic Millions Classic graduate, Steven O’Dea’s Sebring filly having finished third in the feature after taking out her two opening career starts at Doomben.
She raced at Doomben again first-up on April 30 over 1100m and ran third from a wide barrier (11 of 14) behind Saturday’s Champagne Classic top fancy Tiyatrolani.
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