Dixie Blossoms Leads Open 2018 Coolmore Classic Field & Odds

March 14, 2018

Dixie Blossoms Leads Open 2018 Coolmore Classic Field & Odds

Last year’s hard luck story Dixie Blossoms is tipped to atone with a win this weekend with the Ron Quinton-trained mare leading the Coolmore Classic 2018 field and wide open betting market for Saturday’s Rosehill feature.

Dixie Blossoms

Dixie Blossoms heads the 2018 Coolmore Classic field and odds for Sydney’s Group 1 at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

It is a star-studded field of fillies and mares engaged for this weekend’s edition of the Group 1 $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) that features a near capacity line-up of 19 hopefuls.

After coming up trumps with barrier four, which produced last year’s winner Heavens Above (2017), it is Street Sense five-year-old Dixie Blossoms sitting top of the Coolmore Classic odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

She is at a current quote of $7 to become just the third Coolmore Classic favourite since 2009 to salute for the punters and comes off a first-up win in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) at Randwick a fortnight back.

Last Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival Dixie Blossoms won the Guy Walter before things went amiss with her 13th in the Coolmore Classic from a wide barrier.

Having won the same lead-up she now looks to make amends in this year’s Coolmore Classic having drawn far better for dual Melbourne Cup winning hoop Corey Brown who comes aboard for the ride.

Brown replaces Christian Reith in the saddle and rides Dixie Blossoms for the first time since her very close third to Shoals in Flemington’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) last November.

Randwick horseman Ron Quinton is dually represented in the Coolmore Classic field again this year also accepting for Daysee Doom.

Fourth in the Coolmore Classic results in 2017, the ultra-consistent daughter of Domesday did not fare as well in the barriers coming up with a wide gate 14 draw.

No Coolmore Classic winner has jumped from a double-digit barrier since Typhoon Tracy (2990) and Alverta (2010) went back-to-back from barrier 14.

Like her stablemate, Daysee Doom comes off a lead-up win having saluted at the Rosehill track on February 24 in the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) and she is at $11 in Coolmore Classic betting to salute again.

Following Dixie Blossoms in the markets meanwhile are four other single-figure fancies including the $7.50 second elect Egg Tart for Sydney’s best Chris Waller.

Draw barrier three and last seen running a length back fourth to Crack Me Up in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m), Sebring four-year-old Egg Tart is looking to return to her previous Group 1 winning form.

As a three-year-old she won the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2010m) – Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) double but hasn’t saluted since her victory in the latter last June.

Last year’s Coolmore Classic winner Heavens Above is out to go back-to-back in the race for the first time in history, the Tim Martin-trained Street Cry six-year-old scoring a big upset at 25/1 in 2017.

She is at a similar blowout price again this weekend paying $21 after her last start sixth to Daysee Doom in the Millie Fox Stakes.

The two placegetters in the Coolmore Classic trifecta last autumn, Silent Sedition (2nd) and Danish Twist (3rd) are also back again this Saturday.

Silent Sedition is an $8 fancy, while Danish Twist is a $51 roughie.

Prepared by Andrew Noblet in Victoria, War Chant five-year-old Silent Sedition is racing in Sydney for the first time since her fourth in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick last April and comes off a lead-up Caulfield win in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m).

Check out the full Coolmore Classic 2018 field and betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au below.

2018 Coolmore Classic Field & Odds

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © 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

Magic Millions Classic Favouri...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiw...

Ballarat Cup 2019 Results: Kiwia Goes Back-to-Back

Trainer Archie Alexander was over the moon with the surprise 2019 Ballarat Cup...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister ...

The Gong 2019 Results: Mister Sea Wolf Wins for Waller

Master Sydney-based horseman Chris Waller continued his brilliant spring...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luv...

2019 The Gong Odds Update: Luvaluva Firming Favourite

After battling for top spot in The Gong 2019 betting earlier in the week, the...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Upda...

2019 Ballarat Cup Betting Update: Dr Drill Firming Favourite

The rails-drawn Dr Drill remains the punters’ pick in Ballarat Cup 2019...

Horse Racing Today

2020 Tancred Stakes Day: Roseh...

2020 The Galaxy Winner I Am Ex...

2020 The Galaxy Winner I Am Excited Targets Robert Sangster Stakes

There was a massive upset in the final Group 1 on Golden Slipper Day with...

Mornington Cup 2020 Winner Akt...

Mornington Cup 2020 Winner Aktau Earns Caulfield Cup Ballot Exemption

Michael Moroney’s progressive import Aktau earned his ticket into the spring’s...

2020 Rosehill Guineas Results:...

2020 Rosehill Guineas Results: Castelvecchio Claims Second Group 1 Win

The $600,000 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) went to Castelvecchio on Saturday as...

Dreamforce First George Ryder ...

Dreamforce First George Ryder Stakes Winner Since Winx: Leads All The Way

The John Thompson-trained Dreamforce led all the way in the 2020 George Ryder...

Race Results

Cascadian the Doncaster Mile Market Mover After Gallant Prelude Win

2020 Emancipation Stakes Results: Positive Peace Makes it Five in a Row

2020 Vinery Stud Stakes Results: Shout The Bar Wins in a Boilover

2020 Tancred Stakes Results: Verry Elleegant Earns Third Group 1 Win

Vegadaze Wins the Kingdom Stakes, But Kementari Firms in TJ Smith Market

Race Previews

Mamaragan Tops 2020 Inglis Sires’ Field & Betting

Castelvecchio Tops 2020 Australian Derby Field & Betting

Rails-Drawn Nature Strip Heads 2020 TJ Smith Stakes Field & Odds

2020 Doncaster Mile Field & Odds: Brandenburg New Favourite

2020 Tancred Stakes Day: Rosehill Scratchings & Track Report

Fields & Form

Mamaragan Tops 2020 Inglis Sires’ Field & Betting

Castelvecchio Tops 2020 Australian Derby Field & Betting

Rails-Drawn Nature Strip Heads 2020 TJ Smith Stakes Field & Odds

2020 Doncaster Mile Field & Odds: Brandenburg New Favourite

2020 Tancred Stakes Day: Rosehill Scratchings & Track Report