A particularly talented field of 11 runners have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s featured Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
The clear standout of the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, Boban has so-far received a huge share of wagers to win the 2014 Memsie Stakes, cutting in drastically to currently feature as clear $3.80 favourite ahead of Messene ($4.40), Sweet Idea ($5.50) and Moment Of Change ($6) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Boban justify his huge support from punters and win the 2014 Memsie Stakes, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Moment Of Change ($6)
Securing two impressive Group 1 victories over course and distance through the 2014 Autumn Carnival, Moment Of Change appears to have returned to racing in exceptional form this season and is more than worth consideration for a bet to win the Memsie Stakes at current odds. Performing well over the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, Moment Of Change was unlucky not to break through for a win at the highest level of Australian racing; finishing just off the pace of Buffering in both the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) and Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) most notably. Pipped on the line by Richie’s Vibe in the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) on January 24th, the Barely A Moment gelding responded in exceptional fashion in winning both the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) in succession. Allocated the slightly wide barrier 8, Moment Of Change has been confirmed to be partnered by renowned jockey Luke Nolen.
Securing an impressive total of nine wins and two minor places from 24 competitive starts so far, Boban will be aiming to secure a fourth Group 1 victory in the 2014 Memsie Stakes, having added the Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) to his list of achievements through the 2014 Autumn Carnival. Securing a perfect record of five wins from as many starts through the 2013 Spring Carnival, the Bernardini gelding has returned to racing in great condition this time in; arguably producing the run of the race in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 9th, despite finishing fourth. While forced to overcome the reasonably wide and awkward barrier 9, Boban has been confirmed to be partnered by veteran jockey Glyn Schofield, who was in the saddle for each of the three Group 1 races claimed by the five-year-old so-far.
Sweet Idea ($5.50)
Charging home to win the Missile Stakes first-up, Sweet Idea is yet to break through for a maiden race win at the highest level, but appears primed for her best chance so far in the 2014 Memsie Stakes. A strong and consistent performer for trainer Gai Waterhouse through autumn, the Snitzel mare won each of her first three starts, including both the Magic Millions Guineas (1400m) and Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m), before overcoming a luckless run in the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) with a close performance for second in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 22nd. Charged with overcoming barrier 10, Sweet Idea is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds, particularly with in-form hoop Craig Newitt on board.
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