The countdown to the Sydney Spring Racing...
This weekend, aside from the exciting racing action taking place at Randwick on Doncaster Mile Day, Perth?s Ascot racecourse are also hosting a brilliant day?s racing.
The headline event on Ascot?s eight-race card for Saturday will be the $500,000 Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m), featuring a capacity field of promising two-year-olds.
Peter Moody?s up-and-coming filly Miss Gai Flyer is the clear pre-race favourite for the 2010 Go for 2&5 Karrakatta Plate, currently at $4.20 for a win with Ladbrokes.com.au.
A winner of two from her three starts, the Flying Spur filly also ran a solid fifth in the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes two starts back and will jump from barrier 11 on Saturday with Luke Currie aboard.
With a 16 horse field, there a plenty of other top chances in the race as well that will be putting up a challenge for the win.
Other promising youngsters include unbeaten gelding Riosand (barrier 14) coming off an impressive victory in the Listed Perth Stakes (1100m), the Jim Taylor-trained Miss Condition (barrier 16), and improving Trade Fair filly Absolute Pleasure (barrier 3) all sitting as equal second favourites at $6.
Following closely in the betting markets are Perth Stakes runner-up Big Josh (barrier 4), and the David Casey-trained Motion Pictures drawn ideally in barrier two at $6.50.
The 2010 Karrakatta Plate is scheduled as race 7 on Saturday and the other big event at the meeting will be the $250,000 Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) featuring eight quality three-year-old fillies.
Hot favourite at $1.90 in the 2010 WA Oaks is Impressive Jeuney coming off a last start victory in the Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m) at the same track.
You can place a bet on this great Jeune filly or check out the odds for her seven rivals at Ladbrokes.com.au.
More thrilling thoroughbred races are also set to take place at Adelaide?s Morphettville track over the weekend, with the two major drawcards being the $150,000 Group 2 Queen of the South Stakes (1600m) and the $100,000 Group 3 DC Mckay Stakes (1100m).
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