Just nine classy sprinters have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value in betting markets and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Having each secured exceptional results over the 2014 Autumn Carnival, Not Listenin’tome and Rubick have opened as and maintained status as equal favourites in Schillaci Stakes betting markets, currently available at odds of $3.40 with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Yet to finish worse than second in six competitive starts, lightly-raced four-year-old Not Listenin’tome more than stamped his claims as a serious racing contender over his maiden prep through the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival; winning two minor sprint events before placing second in both the Group 3 Telstra Phonewords Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m).
Returning to the track in similarly slick form this year, the Dylan Thomas gelding won the Group 3 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) first-up before displaying a keen turn of foot to finish second in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) most recently on March 15th.
Arguably offering punters the best value for money in Schillaci Stakes betting markets, Not Listenin’tome has been confirmed to be partnered by champion jockey Damien Oliver on Saturday.
A standout performer in early two-year-old events in autumn, Rubick has reportedly displayed exceptional form in the lead-up to his racing return and is more than worth consideration for a Schillaci Stakes bet.
Winning the TAB Iphone App Plate (1000m) ahead of a classy field on debut on January 5th, the Encosta De Lago colt jogged home to claim the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude C&G (1100m) on February 8th, but faded late to finish fourth in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) last time out.
Confirmed to be partnered by leading jockey Kerrin McEvoy, punters may find value in adding Rubick as a selection in a Schillaci Stakes quinella or trifecta bet.
Yet to experience much more than a sprinkling of wagers in Schillaci Stakes betting markets, Overreach has been confirmed for her first competitive start in more than a year this weekend and is more than a chance of kicking off her campaign in the best way possible.
Finishing second in the Listed Debutant Stakes (1000m) on debut on 2012, Overreach was a standout performer over the 2013 Autumn Carnival; winning each of the Listed Widden Stakes (1100m) and Group 2 Moet & Chandon Stakes (1200m) on her way to victory in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).
Having performed well in several barrier trials, Waterhouse is confident the Exceed And Excel mare is in the right form to have an immediate impact in the 2014 Schillaci Stakes.
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