Just eight three-year-olds have been confirmed to contest this weekend’s Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting point of view and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Having returned to racing in exceptional form this time in, classy colt Scissor Kick has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in the Stan Fox Stakes betting markets, currently available at odds of $1.90 at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Beating just a single runner home in the Australian Turf Club Maiden (1200m) on March 5th before immediately returning to the spelling paddock, trainer Paul Messara’s decision to bypass the 2014 Autumn Carnival with Scissor Kick immediately paid dividends as the classy three-year-old took out the More Than Ready Maiden (1250m) by three lengths first-up on July 23rd.
Not expected to figure in contention in his maiden black type appearance in the Listed Rosebud (1200m) on August 9th, the Redoute’s Choice colt charged home to win by a comfortable length before repeating the dose in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) a fortnight later.
Displaying an exceptional turn of foot to finish a close second in the featured Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) last time out on September 13th, Scissor Kick looks to be a great chance of continuing his scintillating run of form through the Stan Fox Stakes.
Running on for third in the Golden Rose, Shooting To Win offers punters great value for success in Stan Fox Stakes betting markets at current $3.10 odds.
Finishing outside the places just once in five competitive starts so far, the Northern Meteor colt won each of his first two starts over winter before returning to the paddock for a brief spell.
Disappointing when beating a solitary runner home in the Up And Coming Stakes first-up, Shooting To Win stamped his claims as a serious contender when finishing second in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) on September 6th in his final racing appearance before the Golden Rose.
Allocated the ideal barrier 3, Shooting To Win is more than worth consideration for a Stan Fox Stakes bet this weekend.
Interestingly figuring as the only other runner currently offered at odds of less than $10 in Stan Fox Stakes betting markets, Valentia has secured two wins and as many places from just six competitive starts to date and may be worth consideration for a bet this weekend, particularly as a selection in a Trifecta or Quinella.
Taking out The Ritz Cineman Handicap (1200m) and Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) most notably over autumn, the Fastnet Rock colt returned to racing for third in the Up And Coming Stakes on August 23rd, but was unlucky to be blocked for a run when fifth in the Ming Dynasty last time out.
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