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Trainer Ron Quinton will saddle-up the two top fancies in Emancipation Stakes 2017 betting on Saturday with stablemates Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom current co-favourites for the Rosehill Gardens clash.
Due to run as Rosehill Race 8 at 4:50pm (AEDT) as the penultimate event on The BMW Day in Sydney on Saturday, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) field features thirteen fillies and mares.
After firming in from $5.50 to $4.80 in Emancipation Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au, Quinton’s Street Sense four-year-old Dixie Blossoms is now sharing top spot in betting with stablemate Daysee Doom.
Two back Dixie Blossoms handled a Heavy (10) Randwick track to win the Group 3 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m).
Things went amiss for her at Rosehill a fortnight ago in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) where she could only manage to run thirteenth to Heavens Above.
She is tipped to atone third-up and with another likely rain-affected track, is one of the best backed to handle the conditions and return to winning form.
Domesday four-year-old Daysee Doom is yet to see Heavy going, but from five runs on Soft tracks she boasts three wins, a third and a fourth.
The fourth came with her eye-catching run in the Coolmore Classic crossing just over a length off the winner and she’s got great Rosehill form with a 50% winning strike rate at the track so far.
Drawn out in barrier twelve, the other top fancy in Emancipation Stakes markets this autumn at $8 for the win is Extensible second-up for the season.
Peter & Paul Snowden’s Exceed And Excel mare returned at Rosehill on March 11 in a Benchmark 89 crossing a length away second over 1350m.
She strips fitter for this run and will relish the drop back from 60kg to the 54kg under set weights plus penalties this weekend.
Following closely at $8.50 each are the John Thompson-trained Zanbagh and the Les Bridge-trained Zenalicious drawn in barriers six and one respectively.
Bernardini six-year-old Zanbagh is a known mudlark with two wins and a third from her five previous Heavy track starts to date.
Her lead-up form is strong too as she ran second in the Guy Walter to Dixie Blossoms before being far from disgraced as a roughie in betting running sixth in the Coolmore Classic two weeks ago.
Zenalicious carries just 53kg in the Emancipation Stakes field on Saturday with Tim Clark riding the Choisir filly.
The three-year-old takes on the older mares at her pet track and comes off the nice second to Foxplay in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m).
The bookies are tipping that form to hold in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) on Saturday with Foxplay favourite to win, which bodes well for Zenalicious in the Emancipation Stakes later on the card.
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2017 Emancipation Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds
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