Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

November 28, 2018

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the barrier draw for the 2018 Group 1 $1m Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Viddora, above, drew barrier 5 in the 2018 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot in Perth. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Viddora, above, drew barrier 5 in the 2018 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot in Perth. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Bookies at Ladbrokes.com.au rolled Viddora’s price into $2.80 from $3.20 after the Lloyd Kennewell trained mare drew perfectly at barrier five in the fifteen horse Winterbottom Stakes field.

Kennewell had said earlier in the week that he would be happy for Viddora to draw anywhere in the fifteen horse field except barrier one and barrier five saw Kennewell tweet out the ‘she’s apples’ symbol on twitter.

“I am not really worried about the draw to be honest. You can’t change it, you can’t make it,” Kennewell said earlier in the week before the barrier draw was held on Tuesday.

“She will lob in the field where she jumps, but probably don’t want to draw one. Because she gets back a bit, you really don’t want to draw one.”

“I’ll be happy if we drew somewhere in the middle and then Joe can take care of business after that.”

Second favourite Enticing Star ($7) was not as lucky at the barrier draw and the ‘Wiz Of The West’, William Pike, will have to produce his magic again after the mare draw awkwardly at thirteen.

Pike was at his magical best last Saturday, taking out the two feature races at Ascot with Arcadia Queen winning the Group 2 $500,000 Sky Racing W.A. Guineas (1600m) and Galaxy Star coming from well back in the field to win the Group 1 $1m Kirin Railway Stakes (1600m).

The Peter Gelagotis trained Malaguerra is on the third line of betting at $8 after drawing in the middle of the pack at gate seven.

$51 outsider Belter drew the rails while the Leon and Troy Corstens trained Runson ($12) will jump from the outside gate.

Betting for the 2018 Winterbottom Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.80 Viddora, $7 Enticing Star, $8 Malaguerra, $9 Voodoo Lad, $12 Runson, I’ll Have A Bit, $14 Malibu Style, $16 Dainty Tess, $18 Ashlor, $26 Durendal, $34 Profit Street, $51 Belter, Valour Road, Seannie, $81 Rebel King.

Final field and barrier draw for the 2018 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m)

# Horse Br Wgt Rtg Rider Trainer
1 MALAGUERRA 7 58.5 m111 BEN MELHAM PETER GELAGOTIS
2 VOODOO LAD 14 58.5 m109 DAMIEN OLIVER DARREN WEIR
3 DURENDAL 12 58.5 m105 SHAUN MC GRUDDY CHRIS GANGEMI
4 REBEL KING 4 58.5 m100 JARRAD NOSKE DARREN MC AULIFFE
5 MALIBU STYLE 6 58.5 m101 STEVEN PARNHAM NEVILLE PARNHAM
6 PROFIT STREET 2 58.5 m96 MITCHELL PATEMAN PETER & MATT GIADRESCO
7 ASHLOR 8 58.5 m97 DANIEL STACKHOUSE DAN MCCARTHY
8 RUNSON 15 58.5 m97 STEPHEN BASTER LEON & TROY CORSTENS
9 BELTER 1 58.5 m92 PATRICK CARBERY SEAN CASEY
10 VIDDORA 5 56.5 m109 JOE BOWDITCH LLOYD KENNEWELL
11 DAINTY TESS 11 56.5 m105 PAUL HARVEY DANIEL MORTON
12 I’LL HAVE A BIT 10 56.5 m96 CHRIS PARNHAM JOHN MCARDLE
13 ENTICING STAR 13 56.5 m96 WILLIAM PIKE ADAM DURRANT
14 SEANNIE 9 56.5 m77 LUCY WARWICK LINDSEY SMITH
15 VALOUR ROAD 3 54.5 m84 BEN ALLEN SIMON A. MILLER

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