13 mares have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2015 Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Popular mare Catkins was unable to produce much of a competitive impact in her last start, but has been confirmed to be partnered by champion jockey Damien Oliver this time around and remains outright favourite for success at $3.30 Tristarc Stakes odds.
Undoubtedly the country’s best current racehorse yet to post a win at the highest level, Catkins has claimed an impressive sixteen wins and thirteen minors through a glittering 36 start career so far.
Returning this year for consecutive wins in the Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) and Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m), Catkins ran second to Cosmic Endeavour in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) before returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m).
Again running second in each of the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) and Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1350m), the Dubawi mare returned this time for success in the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) on September 12th and will relish a second attempt at 1400m on Saturday.
Interestingly figuring as the only other runner currently available at a quote of less-than $10 in 2015 Tristarc Stakes betting markets, Sabatini savaged the line for success in the Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1200m) first-up and represents great value at $6 odds for success.
Capping a strong 2014 campaign third in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), Sabatini returned this time for consecutive wins in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) before running second in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) on March 14th.
Returning to the paddock having clearly had enough when thirteenth in the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) on May 2nd, the Street Cry mare will need some luck in running from barrier 9 this weekend but has been confirmed to be partnered by last start hoop Kerrin McEvoy.
Amicus is yet to herald much interest for success in the Group 2 for mares on Saturday, but remains sole occupant of the third line despite drifting from Tristarc Stakes odds of $8.50 to currently rest at a quote of $10.
Performing well through autumn without being able to return to winning form, Amicus charged home to win the Group 3 Toy Show Quality (1300m) first-up this time before repeating the dose in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) on September 12th.
While unable to figure late in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) last time out, Amicus will relish a return to Group 2 mares’ company and will be partnered by last start hoop Craig Newitt.
Scarlett Billows current rates as clear Tristarc Stakes market mover at $15 odds (in from $19), while Tycoon Tara offers exceptional value for money at current $21 odds for success or $5.40 to finish in the first three.
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