Alligator Blood Dominates Betting on All-Star Mile 2020 Final Field

March 10, 2020

Alligator Blood Dominates Betting on All-Star Mile 2020 Final Field

David Vandyke’s gun Queenslander Alligator Blood is firm favourite in betting on the 2020 The All-Star Mile field following the release of the final line-up and barriers for Saturday’s $5 million feature.

Alligator Blood. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Alligator Blood is the one to beat in Saturday’s $5 million The All-Star Mile at Caulfield. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The second edition of the Special Condition $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) takes place at Caulfield Racecourse this weekend and sees Alligator Blood look to emulate the race’s inaugural champion Mystic Journey from last autumn.

The star Tasmanian-trained filly Mystic Journey made history as the first Group 1 winner from the Apple Isle in a century taking out last year’s Australian Guineas (1600m) before backing-up at Flemington to salute in the All-Star Mile results.

This year The All-Star Mile moves tracks, but it still looks the Australian Guineas champion’s race to lose following the impressive lead-up success at HQ by All Too Hard gelding Alligator Blood.

Alligator Blood has now won 10 of his 11 starts with his only loss being the devastatingly close second to Super Set in last October’s Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

He comes into the All-Star Mile field on the back of six straight turf triumphs and has drawn barrier 10 with Ryan Maloney continuing associations.

With all the momentum and still on the rise, Alligator Blood dominates The All-Star Mile betting markets at $2.70 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Early money is already rolling in for the favourite and the latest The All-Star Mile odds have just one other hope under $10 for the win with 10-time Group 1 winning Kiwi mare Melody Belle at $5.

Drawn better than midfield in barrier five, the Jamie Richards-trained Commands five-year-old is second-up in Melbourne this season following her third at the track on Blue Diamond Stakes Day in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).

Sure to be fitter for the run and appreciate the rise in distance, Melody Belle chases her first victory since claiming her maiden elite level win down under in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington last spring.

With the Lindsay Park stable opting not to run their Blamey Stakes winner Fifty Stars after his Group 1 Australian Cup success on Super Saturday, just one of the ‘win and you’re in’ auto-race entry winners will line-up in the All-Star Mile field.

Streets Of Avalon caused an upset in the Futurity Stakes winning the race third-up at double-figures, the Shane Nichols-trained Magnus gelding the only other last start winner in the mix on Saturday along with Alligator Blood.

Listed as a $34 roughie in All-Star Mile betting, Streets Of Avalon is drawn one on the outside of the favourite in barrier 11 with Ben Melham in the saddle.

On the drift but still being kept safe at $10 is the Matthew Smith-trained Fierce Impact, one of the three Wildcard entries in the race.

Drawn barrier 12 with Craig Williams to ride, the Deep Impact entire took out the Group 1 Toorak Handicap – Cantala Stakes double over the mile in Melbourne during the spring and is third-up this weekend.

Fresh he was second to Alabama Express in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield before running third behind outstanding New Zealand galloper Te Akau Shark in Sydney’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) on February 29 at Randwick.

Grant & Alana Williams’ Railway Stakes winning Perth raider Regal Power ($10) is the early market mover drawn gate three for jockey William Pike, the in-form Pierro four-year-old on the quick back-up after running second in the Australian Cup last Saturday.

The stable and prolific WA owner-breeder Bob Peters are also represented by Sebring three-year-old Superstorm ($13) out wide in gate 14, the chestnut last seen running second to Alligator Blood in the Australian Guineas.

Click here for the latest All-Star Mile 2020 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 The All-Star Mile Field & Barriers

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11x5111x45 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 59kg 114
2 70x80129x6 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 6 59kg 113
3 720x211x23 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith Craig Williams 12 59kg 113
4 11x2161x42 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 59kg 111
5 040189×321 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Ben Melham 11 59kg 110
6 x125040x84 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 9 59kg 103
7 2131x3002x MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Damien Oliver 4 59kg 107
8 3287x11x88 STAR MISSILE Greg Eurell Craig Newitt 2 59kg 84
9 1x411112x3 MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 5 57kg 115
10 06x75720x5 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 8 57kg 104
11 1112×11111 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 10 56kg 114
12 x11251x355 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jamie Kah 13 56kg 96
13 32154×12 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams Mark Zahra 14 56kg 100
14 113×4 HEART OF PUISSANCE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 1 56kg 72
15 12x2914x16 FLIT James Cummings Damian Lane 15 54kg 108
16e 004130×536 SPANISH REEF Ken Keys TBA 0 57kg 103
17e 1x1112x553 ADMIRAL’S JOKER Kylie Vella Steven Vella 0 59kg 101
18e 42131183×4 GOLD FIELDS Logan McGill TBA 0 59kg 101

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