A talented field of just ten mares have been confirmed in the 2015 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) final field, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
A standout performer over the 2014 Australian racing calendar, Catkins ($1.90) has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2015 Breeders’ Classic betting markets ahead of Mihiri ($7), Neena Rock ($8.50) and Marianne ($9.50) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Catkins justify favouritism and win the 2015 Breeders’ Classic, or will one of her classy rivals find the line in the clear?
Finishing outside the places only a handful of times through her 27 start career to date, Catkins is without doubt the class runner of the 2015 Breeders’ Classic field of ten and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds. Progressing to several impressive results through autumn following her 2014 Breeders’ Classic triumph, Catkins won the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) upon resuming in spring and ended her four start campaign third in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m). A noted performer first-up, punters may find value in adding Catkins as a selection in a Breeders’ Classic quinella or trifecta.
Having experienced notable attention from punters in 2015 Breeders’ Classic betting markets, Marianne’s value for success on Saturday has fluctuated several times, but arguably offers punters the best value for money at current $9.50 odds to win or $2.65 to finish in the top three. Beginning her racing tenure under the guidance of Michael Kent, Marianne has joined the stables of Peter and Paul Snowden for her Autumn Carnival campaign, and appears to have returned in typically competitive form, having finished third amongst classy competition in a minor over 1200m on January 17th. Allocated barrier 7, Marianne has been confirmed to be partnered by in-form jockey Larry Cassidy in the 2015 Breeders’ Classic.
Securing four wins and as many minor places from her 19 competitive starts so far, Lilliburlero is a proven performer in mares’ races and is more than worth consideration for a 2015 Breeders’ Classic bet at current odds as a result. Taking out the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) at the beginning of her 2014 autumn campaign which also included minor place finishes in each of the Group 3 Roy Higgins Tribute (1200m) and Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic (1400m), the Redoute’s Choice mare ran third in the Group 3 Mumm Stakes (1100m) most notably over a short spring preparation and has reportedly worked well in the lead-up to her racing return on Saturday.
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