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Bjorn Baker’s blue-blood colt Addictive Nature has opened clear favourite in 2017 Ming Dynasty Quality betting for his black-type debut at Rosehill Racecourse on the weekend.
An expensive $750,000 purchase from the NZB Premier Yearling Sales in 2016, Addictive Nature is out to win back some of that outlay for connections having his third career run in the Group 3 $150,000 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m).
The early spring handicap for three-year-olds runs as Rosehill Race 6 on San Domenico Stakes Day this Saturday and features 10 runners.
Drawn in gate seven with Tim Clark to ride, Addictive Nature leads the latest Ming Dynasty Quality odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au paying $3.90 for the win.
The son of Savabeel won at Warwick Farm on debut on July 19 before a second over 1200m at Randwick earlier this month.
He’s had a subsequent Kembla Grange trial win from August 16 and is up in grade on the weekend out to prove his spring potential.
Another four hopefuls sit under $10 in the Ming Dynasty Quality betting markets including last start winner Animalia ($5).
Drawn in gate four with Glyn Schofield to ride, the James Cummings-trained Godolphin representative broke his maiden status at career start number for on July 20 saluting over the mile at Gosford.
He’s down in distance first-up on Saturday, but the bookies are taking no chances.
Equal $6 third favourites are the undefeated Assimilate with Hugh Bowman to ride and early market mover Runaway drawn the outside barrier (10 of 10).
Peter & Paul Snowden saddle-up to undefeated Ming Dynasty Quality runners including Assimilate who chases his third win from as many starts.
The progressive young son of Sebring sees Rosehill for the first time after winter wins at Kembla Grange and Randwick over 1200m.
He caught the eye in an 1050m Randwick trial earlier in the month so has been brought on fitness wise, and the form around his past preparation wins has been solid.
Runaway is also a last start winner, the Manhattan Rain colt prepared by Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott.
He broke his maiden status four starts in on August 9 over 1550m at Canterbury so will need to get the right run from in-form apprentice Rachael King if he is to handle the tougher grade here dropping down in distance.
At $7 is the lightest raced of the Ming Dynasty Quality field, Mahalangur for Team Hawkes having just his second start.
The O’Reilly colt debuted at Newcastle a fortnight ago for a soft 1200m victory that he’s out to emulate here stepping up to black-type company.
The other best in betting representing the value at double-figures include the other Snowden runner in the race Hypnotist ($10) who has won all three starts to date and Group 1 performer Astoria ($11) drawn in barriers two and three respectively.
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