2020 Let’s Elope Stakes Betting Update: Savatiano Takes On The Queen

September 11, 2020

2020 Let’s Elope Stakes Betting Update: Savatiano Takes On The Queen

It is a tight betting battle between Group 1 winner Arcadia Queen and the emerging favourite Savatiano for Saturday’s 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes at Flemington.

Savatiano Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Savatiano is set to race second-up as the favourite in Saturday’s 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes at Flemington. Photo: Steve Hart.

Part of a bumper Makybe Diva Stakes Day card at HQ, this season’s Group 2 $200,000 Furphy Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) features a quality line-up of 13 mares.

An early feature on the program running as race three, the Let’s Elope Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au have the Godolphin-raced Savatiano ($2.50) as the narrow top elect over the Grant & Alana Williams-trained Arcadia Queen ($3.20).

Savatiano for James Cummings was last seen winning Caulfield’s Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) before being scratched from her original second-up run in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m).

The Street Cry six-year-old fell over in a tie-up area moments before the Memsie, but the punters and Cummings remain confident she can bounce back and make it successive spring wins on Saturday.

“She’ll be fighting fit and dangerously hard to beat,” Cummings told Racenet this week.

“This might be Plan B after missing the Memsie Stakes, but she carries winning form against the males over this distance into a race that suits a mare who has won 10 races and close to $2 million.

“Her win in the Lawrence maintained her great first-up record, and there’s not a lot wrong with her second-up form either.”

From seven second-up runs the mares has enjoyed two wins and five seconds, and while yet to win from four starts at Flemington, the inaugural The Hunter winner is a dual minor placegetter at the track.

On this day 12 months ago Arcadia Queen won the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes in Sydney during a stint with Chris Waller.

The Bob Peters-raced daughter of Pierro is back with the Williams’ team in Perth now and chases her first win since that Rosehill success.

First-up this prep she ran fifth to Savatiano in the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes before developing a foot abscess that saw her also scratched from the Memsie.

Whether the injury-plagued five-year-old, best known for winning the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic as a filly by four and a half lengths in 2018, is back to her best is questionable but the bookies are keeping her safe in the markets.

Such is the dominance of the top two mares in the field, no other runners are currently under double-figures to win.

The best of the rest at longer odds in the Let’s Elope Stakes betting markets include progressive Pins four-year-old My Gold Bracelet ($10), the rails-drawn She Shao Fly ($14) coming off a third to Perfect Jewel in the Group 3 Cockram Stakes and Group 1 Australasian Oaks third placegetter Affair To Remember ($17) in the outside alley.

Click here for the latest 2020 Let’s Elope Stakes market odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Let’s Elope Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3111x105x5 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 12 58kg 110
2 01x12766x1 SAVATIANO James Cummings Mark Zahra 4 58kg 111
3 81151x22x7 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 9 58kg 90
4 228x10016x SHROUDED IN MIST Tony & Calvin McEvoy John Allen 8 58kg 93
5 41x11x3 MY GOLD BRACELET (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 6 58kg 84
6 130x53640x SPANISH REEF Ken & Kasey Keys Craig Newitt 11 57kg 101
7 17104x180x BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 3 57kg 84
8 x8333835x0 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Dean Yendall 10 55kg 91
9 00×3091533 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Ben Melham 1 55kg 86
10 7421283×45 STREET ICON Kevin Corstens Craig Williams 2 55kg 83
11 x1223x670x SOUTHBANK Anthony & Sam Freedman Billy Egan 5 55kg 82
12 1x8398x532 LADY LOFT Julius Sandhu Beau Mertens 7 55kg 71
13 736x3133x5 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Dee 13 55kg 76

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