2020 Eye Liner Stakes Field & Odds Update: Boomsara Narrow Favourite

July 17, 2020

2020 Eye Liner Stakes Field & Odds Update: Boomsara Narrow Favourite

It is a tight top half of the markets for Saturday’s Eye Liner Stakes 2020 at Ipswich with a number of hopefuls battling for favouritism including the current narrow top elect Boomsara.

Boomsara. Photo: Steve Hart.

Boomsara is the easing favourite in 2020 Eye Liner Stakes betting at Ipswich for Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Prepared by former champion Queensland hoop Chris Munce, Spirit Of Boom four-year-old Boomsara is one of 14 hopefuls engaged in this year’s Listed $85,000 Eye Liner Stakes (1200m).

Drawn ideally in barrier five second-up, Brad Stewart comes aboard last year’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner at the Gold Coast.

Munce won the Eye Liner Stakes as a jockey on Belltone in 2012 and this weekend chases his first victory in the event as a trainer with Boomsara who hasn’t won a race since his Magic Millions success in 2019.

First-up at Grafton on July 8 the horse ran an eye-catching fourth behind Signore Fox when only 1.6 lengths beaten in the Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) with 57kg and he should be fitter for the run coming back a half-kilo in weight.

The latest Eye Liner Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au list Boomsara at $4.20 and he is followed very closely in the markets by the flying Mr Bellagio ($8.50) chasing a fourth win on the trot.

Prepared by this winter’s Stradbroke Handicap winning trainers Toby & Trent Edmonds, six-year-old O’Lonhro gelding Mr Bellagio was last seen saluting over 1400m in the wet at the Gold Coast on May 22 with a commanding five length success.

That followed two early wins on Good (4) tracks at the Gold Coast and Doomben respectively and he has been brought on fitness wise since with a Gold Coast trial on June 30.

Well weighted on the 54kg minimum this weekend, Mr Bellagio jumps from gate 12 with Robbie Fradd to ride the definite danger in the race.

Occupying the third line of Eye Liner Stakes betting at an equal $5.50 are then the Robert Heathcote-trained topweight Deep Image ($5.50) drawn the outside gate (14) and Pennino for the Sunshine Coast’s Darryl Hansen.

Testa Rossa six-year-old Deep Image is being well respected by the bookies despite his top weight and wide gate, the gelding back notably in grade off his 16th in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

True he goes up seven and a half kilos on his Stradbroke light weight, but this is a far easier assignment for the multiple Group placegetter and proven Black-Type winner who will also appreciate coming back to the 1200m sprint distance.

Heavy weights also have been a non-issue in the Eye Liner Stakes in recent years with five of the past seven champions carrying at least 59kg to victory including Man Booker (59kg) last year.

Pennino meanwhile was withdrawn from the Listed $125,000 Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) for the fillies and mares on the same card in favour of a run against the boys in the Eye Liner Stakes.

The four-year-old Easy Rocking mare ran third to Saturday’s Gai Waterhouse Classic favourite Jami Lady in Eagle Farm’s Listed Bright Shadow Quality (1200m) last start and comes back from 57.5kg to 55kg for her assignment this weekend.

Rounding out the single-figure fancies at $9.50 is then Bandipur carrying 58.5kg.

Kelly Purdy’s Gold Coast-trained son of Commands races at Ipswich for the first time on the weekend looking to atone for his 10th in the Ramornie Handicap when only 2.3 lengths off the winner carrying 59kg.

Click here for the latest Eye Liner Stakes 2020 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Eye Liner Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13115×8230 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Ms Stephanie Thornton 14 59kg 102
2 66×6126020 BANDIPUR Kelly Purdy Jag Guthmann-Chester 10 58.5kg 101
3 x13109x950 TARZAN Stuart Kendrick Baylee Nothdurft (a) 1 57.5kg 99
4 1x70x340x4 BOOMSARA Chris Munce Brad Stewart 5 56.5kg 97
5 45310×1063 PENNINO Darryl Hansen Jim Byrne 8 55kg 98
6 330×168024 MISHANI HUSTLER Les Ross Mark Du Plessis 11 55kg 94
7 x66039x075 FIERY HEIGHTS Barry Lockwood Boris Thornton 13 54.5kg 55kg 93
8 82x709066x MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Dale Smith 7 54.5kg 93
9 7×25022111 MR BELLAGIO Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 12 54kg 90
10 22x26x7601 HARD STRIDE Jason Judge Taylor Marshall (late alt) 6 54kg 85
11 37802×4388 SHARPE HUSSLER Darryl Ward Ron Stewart 3 54kg 84
12 011158×159 WINTER PASSAGE Stuart Kendrick Tegan Harrison 4 54kg 84
13 827901590x ATOUCHMORE Mitchell Fry Micheal Hellyer 9 54kg 77
14 05138×2661 I DREAM OF GREEN Stuart Kendrick Jake Bayliss 2 54kg 76

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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