Last start Keith Noud Quality winner Too Good To Refuse is clear favourite in an 11-starter 2016 George Moore Stakes field and betting market for the feature race in Brisbane on the weekend.
Due to jump as Eagle Farm Race 8 at 4:48pm (local) as the penultimate event on the summer racing card, this season’s $200,000 Group 3 IPG Connect George Moore Stakes (1200m) features a small but class line-up of sprinters.
Heading the latest George Moore Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au at $3.10 is the rails-drawn Too Good To Refuse, a four-year-old Rothesay stallion trained locally by Desleigh Forster.
The improver chases back-to-back wins at the track and distance after his nearly two length success a fortnight back in the Listed Keith Noud Quality (1200m).
He carried 54kg to victory that day with Jim Byrne aboard, the veteran hoop retaining the ride on Saturday on the same minimum weight with the inside alley another advantage.
Occupying the second line of George Moore Stakes betting this Brisbane Summer Racing Carnival at $5 is Most Important drawn the opposite end of the field to the favourite out in barrier 11.
Jockey Robbie Fradd continues his association on the Tony Gollan-trained I Am Invincible four-year-old who is out to improve on his third in the Keith Noud last time out.
Group 3 placed at the Gold Coast in Boxing Day’s Vo Rouge Plate (1300m) last December, Most Important is a super-consistent gelding who has plenty of place form at Eagle Farm (6-0-2-2).
It is an open affair after the top two with a further four chances also under double-figures for the win including Miss Cover Girl ($8) in gate two with Damian Browne aboard.
Kelly Schweida’s Monashee Mountain mare is yet to finish out of the money first-up (6-3-1-2) and is fresh flyer resuming here after a few good trials.
She oozes class having won the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at the track last start in the winter and after a recent Deagon trial win by 2.3 lengths over Steel Zip looks set to perform in her campaign kick-off this weekend.
Giving the kilos away as the 59.5kg top weight and also running first-up in the George Moore Stakes field is Big Money ($8.50) who won this race back in 2014.
Rodney Northam’s Scone-based seven-year-old has plenty of form when fresh and trialled well at Gosford recently so can surprise even under the big weight.
Rounding out the best fancied runners under $10 for the win are Michael Lakey’s Show A Heart stallion Trubia ($9.50) who is well performed over the distance (8-3-0-4) and the Brian Smith-trained Sony Legend ($9.50) who looks overs to frank that form.
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