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Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat again heading the Emancipation Stakes 2018 field and odds for Saturday after back-to-back Rosehill wins this autumn.
The daughter of Domesday is one of eight remaining hopefuls in the Group 2 $200,000 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) on Tancred Stakes Day after the early scratching of the James Cummings-trained Alizee (7) who instead races in the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) over further.
Updated Emancipation Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au have Daysee Doom as the $3.50 favourite to make it three straight wins at the track.
Two back she won the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) before her upset at $19 in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m).
She gets the same track and distance here and is out to go one better than her second in the Emancipation Stakes results from last autumn.
In 2017 she ran fourth in the Coolmore Classic, so she brings the better form into the race on Saturday 12 months on and still looks okay in the weights with 58kg.
Further boosting her claims is the inside draw, Daysee Doom and young hoop Andrew Adkins continuing their association.
It is a wide open edition of the race and all but three of the runners are at single-figure Emancipation Stakes odds.
After Daysee Doom the next best in betting are the stablemate Dixie Blossoms ($4) and the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Prompt Response ($4.80).
Quinton’s Street Sense five-year-old Dixie Blossoms also resumed with a win this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the bay taking out Randwick’s Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m).
Rosehill proved her undoing again however when in a blanket finish she crossed under a length away sixth to Daysee Doom in the Coolmore Classic results, her eighth go at the track.
Yet to win at Rosehill, Dixie Blossoms does boast three seconds and a third including rounding out the Emancipation Stakes trifecta last year off an unplaced Coolmore Classic (13th) run.
She is drawn the outside alley on Saturday with dual Melbourne Cup winning hoop Corey Brown to ride and could be the improver out of the Coolmore Classic here.
Prompt Response is also a Coolmore Classic graduate, the Beneteau four-year-old fifth in the close affair after winning Warwick Farm’s Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) first-up and running a quarter-length back for fourth in the Millie Fox.
She has class and has been thereabouts over the past year, but the 1500m distance could be an issue again here for Damien Oliver’s mount in gate four.
Rounding out the hopes under $10 for the win are the Mick Price’s market mover Oregon’s Day ($6.40) coming off a Coolmore Classic second but worse in the weights for the rematch and the Chris Waller-trained grey Foxplay ($8) chasing her first win since last April’s Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).
2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Odds
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