Eight three-year-olds have been confirmed to contest Saturday’s Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters great value from a betting perspective and several opportunities to place a winning wager.
Sebring Sun is yet to taste anything but success through his current campaign and figures as clear $2.50 favourite in 2015 Up And Coming Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au as a result.
Debuting for second in a talent-rich Randwick minor over 1000m in October, Sebring Sun returned to racing this year for third in the TAB Place Multi Plate (1000m) on January 24th; returning to the paddock after finishing fifth in each of the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) and Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m).
Posting a maiden race win in a Handicap race over 1200m on July 29th, the Sebring colt made a successful transition to black type racing in taking out the Listed Rosebud (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight ago.
Godolphin runner Shards is yet to herald much interest from punters in Up And Coming Stakes betting markets but remains outright second favourite at a quote of $4.80 for success.
Yet to finish outside the first three through a short but impressive career start, Shards debuted to racing for a credible third in a Canterbury minor over 1250m on May 13th.
Running on for second in the TAB Place Multi Plate (1350m) a fortnight later, the Medaglia D’oro colt will carrying winning form into the 2015 Up And Coming Stakes, albeit off a freshen-up, having taken out the TAB.com.au Handicap (1350m) on June 13th.
Set to leave from the rails draw, Shards has been confirmed to be partnered by Godolphin number one jockey James McDonald this weekend.
Voilier is also yet to draw much interest in 2015 Up And Coming Stakes betting markets but remains outright third favourite and arguably offers punters the best value for money at a quote of $6.50 for success.
Taking out the Sire Custodians Plate (1100m) on debut in December, Voilier returned this year for second in the Group 2 Silver Slipper (1100m) on February 21st; progressing to fifth in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later.
Having run on for second in The Rosebud first-up, trainer Gary Nickson is confident the colt is ready for a return to the winner’s circle, and at good odds on Saturday.
Interestingly, Cannyescent ($7.50) and Inner Circle ($8.50) figure as the only other runners available at a quote of less-than $10 in 2015 Up And Coming Stakes betting markets.
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