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Malaguerra is poised to collect his third win at the highest level of racing, when he takes to the stalls for the 2016 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Perth’s Ascot Racecourse on Saturday afternoon.
That is the tale of the tape in 2016 Winterbottom Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au, where the five-year-old remains an outright $3.40 favourite for success, despite drifting from a quote as short as $3.20.
Malaguerra debuted to racing under the guidance of Wez Hunter in 2014, but has since passed through the stables of Lee & Anthony Freedman, on his way to the Moe base of trainer Peter Gelagotis.
Breaking through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) during the Brisbane Winter Carnival this year, the Magnus gelding resumed this time for a close second in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) before returning to winning form in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) last time out on November 5th.
Allocated the rails draw for his run in the Winterbottom Stakes, Malaguerra is a leading contender in the Winterbottom Stakes and his class dictates that he should be right in the finish of the race.
Terravista has received a sprinkling of bets to win the Winterbottom Stakes and remains sole occupant pf the second line at a $3.50 quote.
A Group 1 winner having taken out the 2014 edition of the Darley Classic, Terravista was unlucky not to return to racing for a win this year, when finishing an agonizingly-close second to Chautauqua in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m).
Failing to fire and ninth in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) before ending his short autumn campaign sixth in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m), the Captain Rio gelding resumed this time for second in the Listed Mumm Stakes (1000m) on November 3rd.
With regular and leading hoop Hugh Bowman in the saddle, Terravista will be right in the finish of the Winterbottom Stakes, particularly after drawing the ideal barrier 5.
The most highly-rated runner of the local contingent, Rock Magic will jump from barrier 3 and is currently available at lucrative Winterbottom Stakes odds of $8.
Posting a career total of twelve wins and ten minors through thirty-four starts, the Redoute’s Choice gelding finished in the minors in each of the Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m), Listed Bolton Sprint (1200m) and Listed Belmont Newmarket (1200m) before returning to winning form in the Listed Idyllic Prince Stakes (1300m).
Repeating the dose in the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1000m), Rock Magic was last seen finishing second in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) on November 12th.
First Among Equals currently figures as the Winterbottom Stakes betting market mover; firming from $21 odds into an $18, while Lindsay Park stable mates Sheidel ($11) and Keen Array ($20) represent terrific value at double-figure quotes.
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