Just nine runners have been confirmed to contest this weekend’s Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
While yet to hit peak condition this time in, classy filly Earthquake has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in Thoroughbred Club Stakes betting markets, currently available at odds of $1.95 at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Without doubt the standout two-year-old of the 2014 Autumn Carnival, Earthquake jogged home to win the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude F (1100m) first-up before overcoming a wide and awkward barrier to secure a maiden victory at the highest level of racing in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) on February 22nd.
Continuing her perfect run of form through the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m), the Exceed And Excel filly was unable to completely handle the rain-soaked conditions during the running of the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m), but still managed a hard-fought second.
Disappointing when third in both the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) first-up this year, trainer John O’Shea is confident a step back in class is precisely what is needed for Earthquake to return to the winner’s circle this weekend, who is a real chance of success from the ideal barrier 4.
Backed in from opening odds of $5.50 to currently sit tied on the second line of Thoroughbred Club Stakes betting with Tawteen at a quote of $5, More Radiant is likely to receive the run of the race from barrier 5 this weekend and is well and truly worth consideration for a bet.
Finishing a fighting third behind classy filly Bring Me The Maid in the Listed Sports 1000 (1000m) on debut in March, the More Than Ready filly returned to the paddock after running a credible fourth in the Reisling Stakes.
Unlucky to be blocked for a run when sixth in the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) first-up this time, trainer Mick Price is confident renowned jockey Craig Newitt will get the best from his runner in the 2014 Thoroughbred Club Stakes.
Yet to receive much more than a sprinkling of wagers in Thoroughbred Club Stakes betting markets, Tawteen has returned to racing in exceptional condition this time in and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds.
Finishing fifth in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview F (1000m) on debut before breaking through for a maiden race win in the Equiano King Of Speed Fillies (900m) event on March 5th, the Stratum filly has returned to the track in smart form this time in; winning both the Carlton Amber Jubilee FM (1100m) first-up and Telstra Phonewords Plate (1200m) before running on for third in the Group 3 Champagne Stakes (1200m) last time out on September 26th.
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