Amangiri Heads 2020 Dark Jewel Classic Field & Odds

May 14, 2020

Amangiri Heads 2020 Dark Jewel Classic Field & Odds

The Hawkes Racing-trained Amangiri fresh off her Hawkesbury Cup win is tipped to salute again back at Rosehill Gardens on the weekend as the favourite in Dark Jewel Classic 2020 betting.

Amangiri. Photo: Steve Hart.

Hawkesbury Cup winner Amangiri is tipped to win the 2020 Dark Jewel Classic at Rosehill on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

A consistent daughter of All Too Hard, four-year-old Amangiri is one of a capacity field of fillies and mares facing off in Sydney on Saturday in the Group 3 $160,000 Emirates Park Dark Jewel Classic (1400m).

Traditionally part of the Scone Cup Carnival, the 2020 event has been moved from Scone Racecourse to Rosehill as part of the COVID-19 measures.

Drawn well in barrier eight with Tommy Berry to ride, Amangiri is the firming $4.60 top elect in the latest Dark Jewel Classic odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Improving on her ninth behind Con Te Partiro in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) run in the wet at Randwick on April 11, she was impressive at Rosehill on ANZAC Day winning the Group 3 Hawkesbury Cup (1500m) with Berry aboard on 55kg.

She is back against her own kind returning to the track this weekend, but will need to be at her best again going up in weight to the equal 59kg topweight in the quality handicap clash.

Occupying the second line of Dark Jewel Classic betting at $6.50 is the Kris Lees-trained Delectation Girl to be ridden by Hugh Bowman of Winx fame.

Newcastle horseman Lees has won two editions of the race in the past 20 years with Romare (2004) and Danish Twist (2016), and looks to have a genuine winning hope again in 2020 with his imported six-year-old.

Delectation Girl may be a maiden down under with her last victory being way back in September of 2017 in Germany, but she has some credible recent form including her fourth in the Queen Of The Turf in tougher company last start.

There are three other runners under double-figures for the win with the Chris Waller-trained Sweet Scandal ($8.50), Irithea ($8.50) who suffered an early blow drawing the far outside barrier and Dyslexic ($9.50).

Sepoy five-year-old Sweet Scandal is another last start Rosehill winner from the Hawkesbury Cup Day meeting on April 25 when she overcame gate 14 of 14 to score an upset win in the Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown (1300m).

Glen Boss retains the ride this weekend with the mare drawn better with gate six for Saturday, ace horseman Waller after his first Dark Jewel Classic win.

Snitzel six-year-old Irithea may have the horror barrier, but the Bjorn Baker-trained mare is being kept safe in betting after a host of consistent past performances at the track including the fourth in the Hawkesbury Crown only three-quarters of a length beaten.

Dyslexic is another Hawkesbury Crown graduate looking to frank the form out of that race, the Foxwedge mare having run an eye-catching third second-up with improvement to come.

Click here for the latest Dark Jewel Classic 2020 odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Dark Jewel Classic Field & Barriers

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0x4316x391 AMANGIRI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 8 59kg 104
2 80x6011x30 TELEPLAY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Nash Rawiller 18 59kg 104
3 8×77182624 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 19 58kg 102
4 1332×64501 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Glen Boss 6 57.5kg 101
5 90×6274284 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker James McDonald (late alt) 20 57kg 100
6 11267×5338 BANGKOK Allan Denham Ms Rachel King 4 56kg 98
7 0527×52064 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 10 56kg 98
8 09x0420x97 MOSS TRIP Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5 56kg 98
9 0x44307x83 DYSLEXIC Brent Stanley James Innes Jnr 9 55.5kg 97
10 231x8380x0 READY TO PROPHET Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 14 54kg 92
11 2x4813561x SURE KNEE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 11 54kg 91
12 9x1210431x ROMANI GIRL (NZ) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 16 54kg 90
13 4x22982x25 IMPROVEMENT (NZ) Gary Portelli TBA 13 54kg 88
14 439x59x008 NICCI’S GOLD Gary Portelli Jason Collett 17 54kg 87
15 3x941277x6 STROME Gary Portelli Jean Van Overmeire (a) 12 54kg 87
16 57813518×4 INTO THE ABYSS John Thompson Robbie Dolan (a) 2 53kg 90
17e 28×5122107 ASHARANI Kris Lees TBA 15 54kg 84
18e x00059x141 OAKFIELD MISSILE Damien Lane Sam Clipperton 7 54kg 82
19e 112112×16 TRICKY GAL Matthew Smith TBA 1 54kg 80
20e 35693×4062 SO TAKEN Chris Waller TBA 3 54kg 79

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