A particularly talented field of eleven runners have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s feature Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting point of view and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
The standout performer of the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, Boban has so-far received the greatest market share of attention in betting markets for success in the 2014 Memsie Stakes, cutting in from opening odds of $6.50 to currently register as outright $4 favourite and clear market mover with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Completing a perfect record of five wins from five starts through the 2013 autumn, including both the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m), Boban was unable to return to complete peak condition through the 2014 Autumn, but did manage to add the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) to his list of achievements.
Arguably producing the run of the race despite finishing fourth in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 8th, the Bernardini gelding appears primed for another standout season, and is more than worth consideration for a wager at current odds.
One of the 2014 carnival’s most consistent runners, Team Hawkes-trained Messene opened as favourite for the 2014 Memsie Stakes, but is yet to receive much more than a sprinkling of bets for success, cutting in from opening odds of $4.50 to currently register as outright $4.40 second-favourite.
Claiming both the Listed National Sprint (1400m) and Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) in his first two starts over autumn, Messene returned to the paddock after finishing a credible seventh in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m), in what was his maiden appearance in a Group 1 race.
Returning for a close second in the Missile Stakes on August ninth, the Hawkes’ are confident the Lonhro gelding is more than capable of maiden success at the highest level of Australian racing this time in, and are delighted with the allocation of the ideal barrier 4 for the 2014 Memsie Stakes.
Opening at particularly generous odds of $9.50 for success, Sweet Idea has also received huge attention from punters to win the 2014 Memsie Stakes, who have seen the exciting four-year-old cut in to a current quote of $5.50.
Winning each of her first three starts through the 2014 Autumn Carnival, which included both the Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) and Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), the Snitzel mare appeared out of sorts when seventh in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m), but nearly responded in the best way possible when finishing second in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 22nd.
Returning to the paddock after running ninth in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m), Sweet Idea returned to racing to win the Missile Stakes, and appears primed for another impressive performance in the 2014 Memsie.
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