Addeybb & Verry Elleegant Head Updated Nine Horse Ranvet Stakes 2021 Field

March 25, 2021

Addeybb & Verry Elleegant Head Updated Nine Horse Ranvet Stakes 2021 Field

Last year’s quinella of UK raider Addeybb and Chris Waller’s brilliant mare Verry Elleegant are dominating the updated Ranvet Stakes 2021 field and odds for the postponed Slipper Day meeting this weekend in Sydney.

Addeybb. Photo: Steve Hart. Races.com.au

Last year’s champion Addeybb is back as the short-priced favourite for the 2021 Ranvet Stakes on Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Golden Slipper Stakes Day card was called off last Saturday due to heavy rainfall and an unsafe racing surface at Rosehill Gardens and postponed seven days.

With the rain now cleared, the track is currently rated a Heavy (9) and it looks all systems go for the meeting this weekend.

One of the key support acts on the card is the Group 1 $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) featuring the highly anticipated renewal of the Addeybb and Verry Elleegant rivalry.

The duo ran one-two respectively in last year’s Ranvet Stakes results as well as in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) during ‘The Championships’, with Verry Elleegant also winning the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) in between.

After originally only drawing five final acceptors, the Ranvet Stakes field is up to nine runners on Saturday and markets at Ladbrokes.com.au have the William Haggas-trained international Addeybb on top at $2.10.

He is out to go back-to-back in the weight-for-age classic for the first time since Theseo (2009-10) and is drawn a treat in barrier five with the in-form Tom Marquand, the hoop racing well down under this autumn, in the saddle.

Addeybb is undoubtedly one of the best horses racing anywhere in the world and his first-up record is commanding.

He looks well rated here fresh with five months between his Group 1 Champion Stakes win over this distance at Ascot last October and his Ranvet Stakes title defence here.

The son of Pivotal gets his pet distance with conditions to suit and will take the power of beating back in Australia.

The danger again is obviously Verry Elleegant who has only improved since she last autumn when she was twice defeated by the English champion.

A now five-year-old daughter of Zed, she is a Rosehill specialist with three wins and the Ranvet second from four starts at the track and is also gets up over a more suitable distance third-up here.

During the spring she was dominant completing the Turnbull Stakes – Caulfield Cup double and was last seen winning Randwick’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes over a mile in late February.

She will relish the wet track and 2000m here with fitness on her side, but jockey James McDonald will need a touch of luck from the inside alley in these conditions aboard the $2.80 second elect.

There is one other contender under $10 in the latest Ranvet Stakes odds for Saturday with early money coming for the Godolphin-raced Colette into $6.

Hugh Bowman comes aboard the flying four-year-old daughter of Hallowed Crown who relished a Heavy (9) Rosehill track in the spring to win the $7.5 million Golden Eagle.

The James Cummings-trained mare has come back in the same rich vein of form winning first the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m), where Verry Elleegant ran third, before a Chipping Norton second and last start fourth only a length off Toffee Tongue in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) on March 13.

Click here for the latest Ranvet Stakes 2021 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2021 Ranvet Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2x11x2x11x ADDEYBB (IRE) William Haggas Tom Marquand 5 59kg 122
2 x222x16x79 SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 3 59kg 114
3 14x04508x6 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 8 59kg 106
4 6x2593x665 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 2 59kg 101
5 81×5310 CLIFFS OF MOHER Paul Cave Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 59kg 61
6 2x14117x31 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 1 57kg 120
7 1x0561x124 COLETTE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 6 57kg 114
8 4066107×87 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 7 57kg 105
9 0x002900x8 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ms Rachel King 4 57kg 105

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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