Egg Tart Primed for Theo Marks Stakes

September 9, 2017

Egg Tart Primed for Theo Marks Stakes

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller is poised to claim another win in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon.

Egg Tart has drawn several comparisons to her champion stable mate Winx. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Egg Tart has drawn several comparisons to her champion stable mate Winx. Photo: Jenny Barnes

That is the tale of the tape in 2017 Theo Marks Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, where multiple Group 1 winner Egg Tart remains a clear $2.90 favourite to win the race first-up.

Famously won by equine superstar Winx at her third point of call in a winning run of form which now spans nineteen-consecutive starts, the Theo Marks Stakes has drawn only seven horses in 2017, but the depth of talent confirmed suggests that it is going to be one of the races of the afternoon.

Egg Tart has experienced something of a meteoric rise to prominence since making her debut for Waller in November last year and resumed in March for a smart win in the Total Fabrication Services Class 1 Plate (1300m).

Repeating that effort in her two next starts in Sydney and Melbourne respectively, the Sebring filly experienced a good run in transit in the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) on May 6th and flew home to post a maiden win at the highest level.

Having repeated that effort and result in the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) most recently on June 3rd, Egg Tart has attracted many comparisons between herself and Winx and will be seeking her seventh-consecutive win when she takes her place in the Theo Marks Stakes field.

In-form sprinter Cannyescent undoubtedly faces the biggest test of his campaign in the Theo Marks Stakes, but he has continued to firm in betting markets and is now available at $4.80 odds, having opened at a $6 quote.

Cannyescent began his racing career under the guidance of Gabrielle Englebrecht, but has undoubtedly stepped up in form and class since transferring to the care of the Lindsay Park team earlier this year.

Winner of three-consecutive sprints through May and June, the Canny Lad gelding was last seen finishing a close second in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) on August 12th.

Deploy has so-far received the greatest market share of attention in 2017 Theo Marks Stakes betting markets and has firmed onto the second line of betting at a $3.10 quote, having opened at odds of $6.

Deploy was a strong and consistent performer for Gerald Ryan through summer this year and resumed in winter for a close second in the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) at Scone on May 13th.

Returning to winning form in the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m) in Brisbane on June 3rd, the Fastnet Rock gelding was sent for a freshen-up after finishing fourth in the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m), but resumed for a smart win in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) three weeks ago.

The 2017 Theo Marks Stakes is set to jump Race 5 at 2:35pm this afternoon.

Open an account and bet with Ladbrokes.com.au to take advantage of the best Theo Marks Stakes odds available online!

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