Two runners that are dually accepted across two states for this weekend’s racing sit top of the markets for Adelaide’s Spring Stakes 2016 at Morphettville Racecourse.
Both the Henry Dwyer-trained mare Beirut and the Darren Weir-trained Sooboog are accepted for both Flemington’s Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) in Melbourne as well as Adelaide’s $120,000 David R Coles AM Spring Stakes (1200m) on Saturday.
For the run down the Flemington straight Beirut, who chases a fifth straight win before heading to the breeding barn post-Saturday, pays $7 while four-year-old Sooboog is a $6 chance for the handicap sprint.
The same duo meanwhile head the latest Spring Stakes odds for South Australia’s premier race on the weekend paying an equal $4.80 through Ladbrokes.com.au to win the weight-for-age showdown.
Dwyer’s six-year-old daughter of Lonhro is more likely to head to Morphettville from her Caulfield base for her final career start on the back of her winning streak at home.
She is drawn in barrier five of 12 for the Spring Stakes with Jacob Rule booked for the ride with Beirut chasing her maiden stakes success.
“She’s doing a good job,” Dwyer told The Advertiser.
“I don’t think she’s improved every start. It’s just the penny dropped one day and she’s managed to maintain that form right through
“It’s probably her last run and she’ll likely go to stud after Saturday.
“We thought we’d try to find a black-type option for her. Flemington was one and Adelaide was the other and Adelaide looks a more suitable option for her.
“We thought we’d bring her over and if she can run top three, that’d be terrific.”
A decision on where Sooboog lines up is still pending, but John Allen is down to ride the son of Snitzel from gate four if he heads to SA on the back of a fourth in the Listed Creswick Series Final (1200m) at Flemington early last month.
He does have good form in Morphettville from this winter too however when defeated a quarter-length by Faatinah for a Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) second before his 10th when outclassed behind Black Heart Bart in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m).
Following the two top fancies in Spring Stakes betting this season are then two sprinter at an equal $6, Daytona Grey and Riziz drawn in gates 10 and three respectively.
Top local jockey Clare Lindop is booked to ride the Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-trained Artie Schiller seven-year-old Daytona Grey who comes off a fifth at Gawler as the beaten favourite on July 16.
Prior to that he won over 1050m at the Morphettville track where he returns for the 27th time on Saturday chasing his fifth win at South Australia’s premier racecourse.
Riziz is also locally trained by Ken Sweeney and Todd Pannell has the ride on the veteran eight-year-old this weekend who hasn’t won since August last year.
The other best in betting are the in-form Will Clarken-trained Testa Rossa mare Cavaloce ($8) chasing her third win on the trot and early market mover Karlovasi ($10) coming off a win at the track and distance from July 2.
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