Just nine runners have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s featured Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Having returned to racing in exceptional form this time in, classy filly First Seal has firmed in favouritism in Spring Champion Stakes betting markets and is currently available at odds of $1.85 ahead of Sweynesse ($3.70) and Panzer Division ($6.50) at leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will First Seal justify her resounding favouritism and win the 2014 Spring Champion Stakes, or will one of her classy rivals find the line in the clear?
Allocated the ideal barrier 3 and confirmed to be partnered by renowned jockey Blake Shinn, Sweynesse currently offers punters exceptional value for money and is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Spring Champion Stakes. Yet to be defeated over his four race career, the Lonhro colt won the Blue Gum Forest Plate (1400m) on debut in May and has returned in racing in scintillating form this time in; beating First Seal in the TAB Early Quaddie Plate (1400m) first-up before making a successful transition to black type racing in winning both the Group 3 Newcastle Spring Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) most recently. Yet to experience much more than a sprinkling of interest in Spring Champion Stakes betting markets, Sweynesse is more than worth consideration for a wager at current odds
Panzer Division ($6.50)
Laying a great account for himself over four competitive starts so far, Panzer Division finishing an impressive fifth amongst open company in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) last time out and appears primed for a successful run in the 2014 Spring Champion Stakes. Debuting with a near four length victory in the Gold Label Thoroughbreds Maiden (1200m) on July 19th, the Redoute’s Choice colt placed a close second to stable mate Scissor Kick in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) on August 23rd before returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) on September 6th in what was his only other start prior to the George Main Stakes. Confirmed to be partnered by in-form hoop Tye Angland, trainer Paul Messara is confident Panzer Division will excel over the trip and arguably offers punters the best value for money at current odds.
First Seal ($4)
Charging home to win the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) last weekend, First Seal’s class is likely to count for a lot in the 2014 Spring Champion Stakes however may find it hard to back-up her blistering run just one week later, over a greater distance. Finishing fourth in the Drummond Golf Plate (1250m) on debut on May, the Fastnet Rock filly has returned to racing in exceptional form this season in winning a minor over 1100m and the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) most notably prior to her Flight Stakes triumph.
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