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John Zielke’s flying young stayer Dreams Aplenty will continue his build-up towards the Queensland Derby jumping the odds-on favourite in Gunsynd Classic 2017 betting at Eagle Farm this Saturday.
Set to run as Eagle Farm Race 7 at 3:47pm (AEST) on Victory Stakes Day, this year’s $125,000 Group 3 Ascot Green Gunsynd Classic (1600m) attracted a quality line-up of 10 three-year-olds.
The majority are eyeing a return to the track on Stradbroke Handicap Day (June 10) for a step up to a mile and a half in the $600,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m).
Currently rated around $34 in pre-nomination Queensland Derby betting is Saturday’s Gunsynd Classic top fancy Dreams Aplenty, the gelding chasing a fourth win on the trot.
He won back-to-back races at Eagle Farm and Doomben in March before taking out the Toowoomba Guineas (1625m) on April 8.
Apprentice Tiffani Brooker continues her association with the up-and-comer who dominates Gunsynd Classic betting at $1.95 on the weekend after drawing a gun gate with barrier two.
Occupying the second line of the markets at $4 and drawn one wider in barrier three is another in-form galloper, Spring Tycoon coming off back-to-back seconds.
Sunshine Coast horseman Stuart Kendrick saddles-up the well-bred Written Tycoon colt who is out to turn the tables on Dreams Aplenty after crossing just a neck back second in the Toowoomba Guineas at the start of the month.
He has winning form over the mile at Eagle Farm and will appreciate getting back to the roomier course after the narrow loss last time out with Damian Browne retaining the ride.
The next best in the Gunsynd Classic odds rounding out the single-figure fancies are early market mover Kubis ($7.50) and Violate ($9.50).
Robert Heathcote prepares Love Conquers All gelding Kubis who has had two Eagle Farm runs to date for two seconds.
From a dozen career starts the galloper has posted just the one win however and will be out to get a black-type on the record from gate four with Jeff Lloyd riding this weekend.
Violate is out wider in gate nine with Victorian hoop Mark Zahra up for the ride on the Brent Stanley-trained Sebring colt.
The horse races in Brisbane for the first time on the back of a sixth to current Queensland Derby favourite Mongolian Khan in Randwick’s Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) in the wet from April 15.
Check out the full Gunsynd Classic 2017 betting odds below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au to enjoy access to the weekend’s best markets and early access to the upcoming Group 1 racing offers.
2017 Gunsynd Classic Odds
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