Burning Front Tops 2017 RA Lee Stakes Field & Betting

May 18, 2017

Burning Front Tops 2017 RA Lee Stakes Field & Betting

Darren Weir’s ultra-consistent Victorian visitor Burning Front is clear favourite in RA Lee Stakes 2017 betting to dominate a diminutive field of milers at Morphettville Racecourse on The Goodwood Day this weekend.

Burning Front

Burning Front is the miler to beat at Morphettville in Saturday’s 2017 RA Lee Stakes field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Set to run as Morphettville Race 6 at 3:45pm (ACST), this Saturday’s $250,000 Group 3 Hughes Limousines RA Lee Stakes (1600m) has attracted just the 10 starters.

Sitting top of the field and having won six of his past seven starts is Weir’s Primus six-year-old Burning Front who sits top of the RA Lee Stakes odds paying $2.40 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Brad Rawiller rides the galloper on the weekend with the horse returning to Adelaide for the first time since his Listed CS Hayes (1600m) win at the same track and distance as the odds-on favourite in mid-March.

After a Golden Mile fourth at Bendigo after that when carting 60.5kg and only being beaten 1.35 lengths by the winner Observational, Burning Front returned to winning form last time out in the VOBIS Gold Mile at Caulfield on April 22.

He has killer form over the distance (13-6-2-2) and gets in well in the weights with 57.5kg making him a tough favourite to knock.

Early market mover in RA Lee Stakes betting for Saturday is Hooked ($3.70 into $3.30) jumping from barrier three with Luke Nolen to ride the Robert Smerdon-trained stallion.

A six-year-old son of Casino Prince, Hooked has his first Morphettville run on the weekend after a last start Group 3 win over 1400m at Caulfield in mid-April.

He has since enjoyed a runaway eight length trial victory at Cranbourne on May 8, but has won just one of his 10 previous starts over the 1600m.

Also under $10 for the win are Rhythm To Spare ($6.50) and Royal Rumble ($8.50), both also coming off a lead-up win.

Mark Zahra rides the Michael Moroney-trained Pins seven-year-old Rhythm To Spare whose lead-up run produced a smart three and a quarter-length victory over the 1600m at Caulfield on April 29.

That was his seventh win over the distance he is back over on Saturday and coming down from 58.5kg to 55.5kg is another big plus for the Victorian raider.

Royal Rumble meanwhile is out to extend a winning streak to four straight on Saturday from gate seven with Clare Lindop in the saddle of the local galloper.

Prepared by Leon MacDonald & Andrew Gluyas, in-form New Approach four-year-old Royal Rumble was last seen saluting at the track and distance on May 6.

He has posted three wins and a third from four previous runs over the Morphettville Mile and is deserving at a shot against tougher company on the weekend.

Check out the full RA Lee Stakes 2017 field, barriers, jockeys and latest Adelaide odds online below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 RA Lee Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The ...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stake...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Trainer Annabel Neasham made it four straight wins in the A.D. Hollindale...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun ...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks is a likely winter target for the talented Tony...

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikel...

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Connections of the high-flying Kintyre are unlikely to press onto the...

Victory Stakes Winner Antino R...

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism

Antino finally lived up to the hype of trainer Tony Gollan who had been...

Race Results

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism

Race Previews

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

2024 JJ Atkins Field & Betting Update: Broadsiding Odds-On Favourite

Fields & Form

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

2024 JJ Atkins Field & Betting Update: Broadsiding Odds-On Favourite