A talented and capacity field has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Lumosty is by no means assured a start in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap but has already experienced the greatest share of attention from punters in betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, who have seen the three-year-old into outright $5 favouritism after opening at a quote of $7 for success.
Finishing outside the first three only twice in nine career starts, Lumosty announced her racing arrival over a strong spring preparation, highlighted by wins in the Oxford Landing Estates Maiden (1423m) and Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m).
Having returned this time for resounding successes amongst open company in the All Victoria Sprint Series Heat (1100m) and Listed Straight Six (1200m), the daughter of Fastnet Rock will carry just 50.5kgs if she is accepted into the Stradbroke Handicap field and will be very hard to beat.
Charlie Boy has proven he is more than up to the task over two impressive Brisbane performances and offers great value for money as outright $6 second-favourite in 2015 Stradbroke Handicap betting markets.
Posting three wins and a further four minors over his 17 career starts so far, Charlie Boy began his racing career under the guidance of Gerald Ryan before transferring to the care of Peter and Paul Snowden prior to the Winter Carnival.
Running fifth in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) first-up on April 18th, the son of Myboycharlie returned to the winner’s circle in the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) before running a close second to fellow Stradbroke Handicap acceptor Boban ($10) in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) a fortnight ago.
Perth raider Black Heart Bart is yet to herald much more than a sprinkling of bets for success in the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap but has maintained position on the third line of Stradbroke Handicap betting at a current quote of $7.50.
Black Heart Bart has undoubtedly found career-best condition to date this year and returned to racing for consecutive wins in each of the Listed Summer Scorcher (1000m), Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m), Listed Pinjarra Classic (1300m) and Listed Bunbury Stakes (1400m).
Proving he was up to the class when overcoming a luckless run for a credible fourth in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) last time out on May 16th, the son of Blackfriars will need luck from barrier 17 but is sure to respond favourably to just 53.5kgs.
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