Zaaki Dominates 2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Field & Odds

May 6, 2022

Zaaki Dominates 2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Field & Odds

Annabel Neasham’s star import Zaaki returns as the deserving short-priced favourite to successfully defend his title in the 2022 A.D. Hollindale Stakes at the Gold Coast this weekend.

Zaaki | Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos | Races.com.au

Last year’s champ Zaaki is odds-on favourite to take out Saturday’s 2022 A.D. Hollindale Stakes on the Gold Coast. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Last Queensland Winter Racing Carnival the ace British-bred galloper was brilliant winning the Group 2 $500,000 A.D. Hollindale Stakes (1800m) by over two lengths.

He would go on to enjoy a stellar season in the sunshine state recording a seven-length romp home in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) before victory in the lucrative $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 over 2200m.

A subsequent dual Group 1 champion in Melbourne over the spring, the evergreen seven-year-old has been equally impressive this campaign.

Two back Zaaki won the $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) in style at HQ before his close second on a Heavy (10) Randwick track when only a half-length second to Think It Over in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).

He’s been freshened-up since and looks ready to fire with a month between runs.

Drawn a treat in barrier four with James McDonald aboard, Zaaki is the class horse and looks a huge chance to go back-to-back in the race for the first time since Leebaz (2015-16).

The AD Hollindale Stakes betting markets suggest the same with Zaaki at an odds-on quote of $1.60 and firming at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The only other runner under double-figures at current AD Hollindale Stakes odds of $6 is Ayrton for Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr.

Jumping from out wide in barrier 14 with Hugh Bowman in the saddle, the ultra-consistent Kiwi-bred son of Iffraaj is starting to put together a very nice record with six wins and two minor placings from his eight career starts to date.

A progressive four-year-old, he has won two of his past three assignments in easier grade including a last start Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) win at Caulfield over Streets Of Avalon.

Outside the top two in betting the only other runners under $20 for an upset are the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained French import Huetor ($11), the Chris Waller-trained mare Polly Grey ($13) coming off a Group 3 JRA Plate win (2000m) at Randwick and the airborne daughter of Shamexpress from New Zealand Coventina Bay ($19).

The 2022 A.D. Hollindale Stakes is set to run as the Gold Coast Race 8 at 3:33pm (AEST) with the latest markets, courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au, available in full here.

2022 AD Hollindale Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x1131x212 ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham James McDonald 4 59kg 119
2 1x599x0480 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 13 59kg 110
3 1x121x13x1 AYRTON (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 14 59kg 104
4 515510×438 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller Ben Thompson 6 59kg 103
5 1x28057x61 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller James Orman 12 59kg 103
6 x1682x5266 YONKERS (USA) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 9 59kg 102
7 1400x900x7 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Sam Kavanagh Noel Callow 1 59kg 100
8 x2242x6x00 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Ryan Maloney 2 59kg 95
9 0019x111x3 HUETOR (FR) Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 59kg 93
10 215×804223 HAIL MANHATTAN Peter & Will Hulbert Brad Stewart 11 59kg 93
11 709×122112 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) Robbie Patterson Ms Samantha Collett 3 57kg 109
12 5x013x2021 POLLY GREY (NZ) Chris Waller Opie Bosson 10 57kg 108
13 x84837x4x0 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller William Pike 8 57kg 107
14 1x03411x69 ZAYYDANI (NZ) Ben & JD Hayes Andrew Mallyon 5 57kg 105

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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