Ten three-year-olds have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’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 wager.
Vanbrugh has returned to racing in exceptional form this time and remains clear favourite in 2015 Spring Champion Stakes betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au at a quote of $2 as a result.
Posting three wins and two minors through eight career starts so far, Vanbrugh returned this time for second amongst notable company in the McGrath Estate Agents 2.y.o Handicap (1200m) on July 4th; progressing to fourth in a Canterbury minor over 1250m before finishing a luckless sixth in a close finish in the Listed The Rosebud (1200m).
Having clearly relished the continued step-up in distance, the Encosta De Lago colt ran second in a Canterbury minor over 1580m before taking out each of the All Too Hard @ Vinery BM70 (1600m) and Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) most recently.
Allocated barrier 6, Vanbrugh appears as though he will be very hard to beat with veteran hoop Glyn Schofield aboard.
Desleigh Forster has been thrilled with the condition of Too Good To Refuse through his short but impressive racing career so far, and it seems punters agree with the Eagle Farm-based trainer; instilling the colt as outright $4.60 second-favourite and clear Spring Champion Stakes market mover.
Beating only one runner home in the Sequalo Legacy Plate (900m) on debut at the Gold Coast last year, Too Good To Refuse returned in autumn for a solitary start and was far more convincing when second in a talent-rich Caloundra maiden race over 1200m.
Returning this time for a maiden win in the XXXX Maiden Plate (1200m) on July 5th, the Rothesay colt progressed to third in the Brandons Handicap (1640m) on August 15th before taking out each of his two most recent starts including the Brisbane Marriott Hotel Handicap (1640m) on September 19th.
Too Good To Refuse could very well receive the run of the race in the Spring Champion Stakes from barrier 3 and will be partnered by regular hoop Robbie Fradd.
Both Tatoosh and Man Of Choice are yet to herald much interest from punters in 2015 Spring Champion Stakes betting markets but remain tied on the third line of betting at $9.50 quotes each.
Tatoosh has fast become the stable star for Broadmeadow horseman Paul Perry and offers exceptional value for money at current Spring Champion Stakes odds for success.
Posting two wins and five minors from ten career starts, the Beneteau gelding ran fifth in The Rosebud on August 8th; progressing to fourth in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) and second in each of the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m), Group 3 Spring Stakes (1600m) and Gloaming Stakes most recently.
Man Of Choice carries a similar form line into the Spring Champion Stakes as a number of the race’s leading contenders, and ran a credible third in the Gloaming Stakes last time out.
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