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A field of potential The Goodwood-bound three-year-old sprinters face off at Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday in the 2017 Euclase Stakes, betting tips and the updated odds on the Adelaide feature detailed below.
Closing the Robert Sangster Stakes Day program as Race 8, this weekend’s $500,000 Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) features a gun line-up of smart youngsters including the $4.50 favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au Ken’s Dream.
Darren Weir is the king of Victorian racing and has enjoyed plenty of success in South Australia over the years, which he is out to continue on Saturday.
In the Euclase Stakes he saddles-up Dream Ahead colt Ken’s Dream from barrier five and Group 1 winning hoop Dean Yendall has the mount.
The horse has a consistent record to date that includes a recent Caulfield win over 1200m with Yendall aboard and a last start VOBIS Gold Sprint second on April 22.
There’s also support in the Euclase Stakes odds for Peter & Paul Snowden’s Group 3 winning Sydney visitor Defcon ($5) despite a wide barrier 13 of 17 draw.
So will the two highest-rated runners be the ones to run down or is there value to be found further down the Euclase Stakes betting markets in the likes of Denman filly Merriest ($11) who gets the rails run from barrier one or the in-form local So You Think gelding So You Too ($16)?
#9 So You Too ($16)
Tipping the upset in the half-a-million-dollar sprint with this well-bred Morphettville local who’s been very consistent in the traditional lead-ups in Adelaide. Was narrowly beaten over 1300m at the start of the month before the third to Desert Lashes in the Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m) on April 22. Clare Lindop retains the ride and without the last start conqueror in the mix, could be this colt’s time to shine in an open race from the good gate (six) at big odds.
#12 Fuhryk ($6.50)
Class Lindsay Park-trained Star Witness filly racing for the first time since the 12th in the Australian Guineas over the Flemington mile. Down in grade and distance for this and won the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) two back over these metres by two lengths. She’s only been defeated once from five 1200m runs to date and after the freshen-up, from barrier 4 with Craig Williams back on could be the one to stop.
#2 Ken’s Dream ($4.50)
Hard to knock the Weir stable right now and this favourite will get things his way from the barrier (5). Has finished top two in all four starts this time in and has only finished out of the top two once in eight career starts when fourth in the Group 3 Blue Sapphire behind Flying Artie. Has form around some nice types and is more than capable of saluting for the punters.
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