2020 Gunsynd Classic Field & Betting Update: Kinane $2 Favourite

May 21, 2020

2020 Gunsynd Classic Field & Betting Update: Kinane $2 Favourite

Chris Waller’s in-form galloper Kinane is nearing odds-on territory in Gunsynd Classic 2020 betting in Brisbane this weekend at a current $2 quote to win the Eagle Farm showdown for a third straight victory.

Kinane (photo: Steve Hart). Races.com.au

Group 3 winner Kinane is tipped to extend his winning streak in Brisbane’s Gunsynd Classic 2020 this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

The consistent Reliable Man gelding is one of a capacity field of three-year-olds set to contest Saturday’s Group 3 $115,000 Lexus Gunsynd Classic (1800m), which runs as one of three Group status races on a reshuffled Victory Stakes Day program.

Traditionally a lead-up to the Group 1 Queensland Derby, the COVID-19 crisis sees a reduced Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival taking place without a Derby this season.

Still, the quality of the Gunsynd Classic field remains high with plenty of money coming for the Kiwi-bred favourite to win his Queensland debut.

Two back Kinane broke his maiden status with a mile win at Wyong before stepping-up in grade at Randwick on April 18 for a strong win in the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m).

The class horse in Saturday’s race, the Sydney visitor is back down in distance and despite drawing the far outside barrier (17 into 14) remains the clear favourite to extend his winning streak.

Three other runners are also under $10 in the latest Gunsynd Classic odds at Ladbrokes.com.au including the $5.50 second elect Profit drawn barrier two with James Orman in the saddle.

The local Chris Anderson-trained Dundeel gelding has already won over the 1800m and has a strong Eagle Farm record (6:2-3-1) that he is looking to add to on the weekend.

Profit presents rock-hard fit fifth up on the weekend and should appreciate getting out over the distance on the back of a fourth in the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes (1615m) at Doomben last start.

Eagle Farm horseman Anderson has also accepted for his consistent Smart Missile gelding Ballistic Boy drawn out wider with regular rider Brad Stewart continuing his association on the $8.50 shot in betting.

A winner over the Sunshine Coast mile two back on ANZAC Day, Ballistic Boy is also a Daybreak Lover Stakes graduate having run a close third ahead of his first shot at a win over further than 1600m.

The other single-figure fancy at $8 is Sky Horse for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, co-trainer Maher having won the Gunsynd Classic two years ago with Villermont (2018).

Jumping from the second widest barrier on the weekend, well-bred Tavistock filly Sky Horse is out to beat home the boys on the back of two wins over a mile at Pakenham and Sandown-Hillside respectively.

Her latest victory on April 20 was on a Heavy (10) track, with the Pakenham win prior to that on a Good (4), so she is versatile and drops back from 59kg to 55kg here so should be flying for hoop Matthew McGillivray.

Click here for the full Gunsynd Classic 2020 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Gunsynd Classic Field & Barriers

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21×2723214 PROFIT Chris Anderson James Orman 2 57kg 84
2 224×414313 BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 14 57kg 80
3 6x6114x525 SMART METEOR Chris Munce Justin Huxtable (a) 9 57kg 68
4 2133327×38 DON’T WAIVER Stuart Kendrick Michael Cahill 1 57kg 68
5 2×211 KINANE (NZ) Chris Waller Ryan Maloney 17 57kg 84
6 x2212x8711 COULDN’T REFUSE Desleigh Forster Mark Du Plessis 15 57kg 70
7 0811155×69 SWING SHIFT Matt Boland Adin Thompson (a) 3 57kg 60
8 1×612 SUPERGIANT (NZ) Michael Costa Allan Chau 5 57kg 69
9 x135x52143 MONTEZ Maryann Brosnan Jake Bayliss 7 57kg 61
10 x1220x3233 REBEL ROCK Peter & Will Hulbert Taylor Marshall 13 57kg 64
11 412060 IMPACTFUL Chris Waller Andrew Mallyon 6 57kg 66
12 13×1272 INDIAN DREAMER Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 12 57kg 65
13 9613×4311 MISHANI SECRET Mark Currie Baylee Nothdurft (a) 10 55kg 70
14 2411 SKY HORSE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Matthew McGillivray 16 55kg 68
15e 6x446x116 POWERING (NZ) Toby & Trent Edmonds Luke Dittman 8 57kg 63
16e 621343 MULETA Kacy Fogden Jag Guthmann-Chester 11 57kg 60
17e 7301×08903 BOLD DELAGO Gordon Hay  TBA 4 57kg 56

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