A talented field of thirteen fillies and mares has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2016 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse; offering punters excellent value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Ghisoni remains clear $4.60 favourite in 2016 Coolmore Classic betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Solicit and Azkadellia; currently sharing the second line at generous $5.50 quotes.
Will Ghisoni justify favouritism and win the 2016 Coolmore Classic or will one of her talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Azkadellia has returned to racing in slick form and will leave from the ideal barrier 4 in the Coolmore Classic with only 53kgs in tow. Posting five wins and as many minors through eleven career starts so far, the Shinko King mare capped a strong spring preparation third in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) and resumed this time for second in the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) on February 13th. Having savaged the line for success in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) last time out, Azkadellia will relish a step-up to 1500m and has been confirmed to be partnered by notable hoop Brett Prebble.
Lucia Valentina ($16)
Two-time Group 1 winner Lucia Valentina is a noted first-up performer and undoubtedly offers punters the best value for money at a quote of $16 for success. Posting a number of commendable performances through her spring carnival campaign, Lucia Valentina charged home to win the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) on November 7th before a trip abroad heralded a credible fifth in the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) in December. Having trialled particularly well in the lead-up to her return, the Savabeel mare is sure to be given a gem of a ride by leading hoop James McDonald.
Peeping is a strong and consistent performer and should relish the 1500m of the 2016 Coolmore Classic with regular hoop Sam Clipperton in the saddle and only 53.5kgs. Winning the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) most notably in spring, the Redoute’s Choice mare resumed this time for second in the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) before running on for third in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) a fortnight ago. Perhaps requiring some luck in transit from barrier 10, Peeping is undoubtedly up to the class of this race.
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