2017 Sapphire Stakes Field & Betting: Ravi Favourite

April 5, 2017

2017 Sapphire Stakes Field & Betting: Ravi Favourite

The widely-drawn Peter & Paul Snowden-trained mare Ravi is tipped as the one to beat first-up in the Sapphire Stakes 2017 field and betting odds for the last at Randwick on Saturday.

Ravi

Ravi is first-up for Team Snowden and early favourite in 2017 Sapphire Stakes betting this weekend at Randwick. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Closing Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ as Race 10 at 5:15pm (AEDT), this season’s $300,000 Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) field is down to fifteen after the early scratching of Serene Majesty (13).

Heading the latest Sapphire Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au on the set weights plus penalties sprint for fillies and mares is Redoute’s Choice four-year-old Ravi ($4).

She has plenty of work to do from out wide in barrier 15 (into 14) and she hasn’t raced since winning the Listed Just Now Quality (1300m) at Eagle Farm back in December.

Ravi has trialled twice in Sydney since including a 1000m Wyong winning hit-out on a Heavy (10) in late March and her first-up performance last time out saw her run a close second to subsequent Coolmore Classic winner Heavens Above in the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m).

She may be drawn wide, but Ravi is well-weighted on 54kg and has Kerrin McEvoy aboard for her resuming run.

Also running first-up for Team Snowden in the Sapphire Stakes field is the $7 second favourite Tycoon Tara.

The consistent Written Tycoon six-year-old has he first Sydney run since the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) win over Dixie Blossoms in September last year.

Her last trip to the races was on Caulfield Cup Day in Melbourne nearly six months ago when narrowly defeated by First Seal for second in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m).

This mare has form around some very nice types and is undefeated at Royal Randwick having won both her starts at the track leading into Saturday.

Last August she beat home Rebel Dane in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) on a Heavy (10) and then Le Romain in the Group 3 Show County (1200m) on a Good (4) showing her versatility.

That form has been franked by both Rebel Dane who won the Group 1 Manikato Stakes in October and Le Romain who won the Canterbury Stakes this autumn.

The Snowdens, who withdrew Serene Majesty, also have Artistry still in the mix with Hugh Bowman booked to ride the $9.50 shot from gate seven.

A five-year-old daughter of Shamardal, Artistry chases a third consecutive win after success on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington in the spring with Bowman aboard and a first-up victory at Rosehill this time in.

She beat home Dothraki in the Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes (1100m) on March 11 and has trialled well since behind dual Group 1 winning filly Global Glamour.

The other key contender according to the bookies at $8 to win from gate two is the David Pfieffer-trained four-year-old Denmagic.

Third to I Am A Star in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) last Derby Day in Melbourne, Denmagic is out to atone for her unplaced run in the Coolmore Classic earlier this campaign.

She has won a subsequent trial, drops in class and distance for this as the daughter of Denman chases her first win since January of 2016.

See below for the full Sapphire Stakes 2017 field, barriers and odds with markets now open at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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