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Peter & Paul Snowden’s class mare Artistry is narrow favourite in Godolphin Crown 2017 betting to take out the Group 3 at Hawkesbury Racecourse this weekend.
One of the three features on the Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day card on Saturday, this season’s $175,000 Group 3 2017 Godolphin Crown (1300m) has attracted a capacity field of fillies and mares.
Representing last year’s winning stable who took out the race with Nancy (2016), Shamardal five-year-old Artistry currently sits top of the Godolphin Crown odds at $4 through Ladbrokes.com.au.
She has been backed in early from an opening quote of $5.50, Hugh Bowman to ride the favourite from a favourable gate four draw that will become two if the emergencies Modha (2) and Prompt Response (3) fail to gain a start.
Artistry enjoyed a Group 3 Flemington win last Melbourne Cup Carnival and also won first-up at Rosehill in March.
Her latest run produced a third behind Secret Agenda at Randwick on April 8 in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m), the form of which has stacked up a number of times in the Hawkesbury Crown race.
The other best in Godolphin Crown betting following closely at $4.40 is the wider-drawn Daysee Doom in barrier 12 (into 10).
Ron Quinton prepares the four-year-old daughter of Domesday who has had the one Hawkesbury run to date for a winning debut by three and a half lengths in March last year.
Since then Daysee Doom has enjoyed a further four wins over her 10-start career to date and her autumn form in Sydney has been consistent.
She was just over a length beaten for a brave fourth two back behind Heavens Above in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill and comes off a devastatingly close second to Zanbagh from March 25 in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m).
Dropping back to 1300m on Saturday should suit and she will also likely appreciate a firmer track after a tough run on Heavy going last time out.
Despite the bumper size of the field, just two other final acceptors are also at single-figures for the win including Sweet Redemption ($6) who races fresh.
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott prepare the Snitzel mare whose last run was a third over the Doomben mile in December.
The four-year-old won the Group 3 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill prior to that and has been brought on with two Sydney trials this month including a nearly four length winning hit-out on April 18 over 1200m at Randwick.
Stablemate and second emergency Prompt Response is also being kept safe in betting at $9 despite the Beneteau filly being far from confirmed for a run.
Check out the full Godolphin Hawkesbury Crown 2017 field, barriers, jockeys and latest Fixed Win odds on the Saturday Group 3 below provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.
2017 Godolphin Crown Field, Barriers & Odds
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