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Neville Parnham’s flying filly Kay Cee is odds-on favourite to continue her undefeated campaign third-up in the Belmont Oaks 2020 in W.A. this weekend.
The nicely-bred daughter of Parnham’s former stable ace Playing God, Kay Cee has won six of her 10 career starts including four from five at the Belmont track ahead of Saturday’s Listed $100,000 Belmont Oaks (2000m).
Best known for her Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) win over the older horses last December, the star three-year-old returned a month ago and has won both her Listed lead-ups at Belmont this season.
Her last start on June 20 saw her secure a narrow victory as the odds-on favourite in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m) and the bookies are taking no chances with her again as she goes up to the 2000m for the first time.
Drawn well in barrier four (of 11) for Saturday’s feature race at Belmont, Kay Cee sits top of the Belmont Oaks field and betting markets a $1.70 through Ladbrokes.com.au to beat her fellow fillies.
Three of her rivals are also under $10 for the win in the latest Belmont Oaks odds online including early market mover, the $4 second elect Chantrea in barrier eight.
Perth’s premier hoop William Pike partners the unbeaten Lindsey Smith-trained Puissance De Lune filly who is four-from-four for her career to date and two-from-two at Belmont.
She saluted at the track on June 24 over 1700m carrying 59.5kg to victory and will relish the drop-in weight to 55.5kg this weekend as she lines-up in stakes company for the first time.
The punters are coming for her in a big way with Chantrea backed in from $4.60 to $4 to win the Oaks.
The other single-figure hopes in Belmont Oaks betting are the rails-drawn Cambist ($8) and the Summer Dickson-trained Karijini Aurora ($8.50).
Cambist is prepared by local trainer Miss Robyn Lockwood and was one of the autumn’s most consistent youngsters in W.A. running second in the Listed Thousand Guineas (1800m), fourth in the Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m) and fourth to Tuscan Queen in the Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot.
She enjoyed a win over 2200m, also at Ascot, on ANZAC Day before returning on June 20 for her second as a 30/1 outsider behind Kay Cee in the Belmont Guineas.
The step-up in distance suits Cambist to a tee this weekend and, fitter for her last start, looks a genuine danger at a nice price.
Karijini Aurora also comes off a number of eye-catching runs, the Trade Fair filly from Port Kennedy having run third to Kay Cee in the Racounteur Stakes two back before her fourth in the Belmont Guineas.
2020 Belmont Oaks Field & Barriers
|Ms Kyra Yuill
|Simon A Miller
|Ms Chloe Azzopardi (a)
|IS A BOMBSHELL
|Ms Jade McNaught
*Table Credit: Racing Australia.
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