A particularly talented field of 10 runners have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s featured Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
A standout performer over the 2014 Autumn Carnival, classy kiwi raider Silent Achiever has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in Underwood Stakes betting markets, currently available at odds of $3.20.
Securing an impressive total of ten wins and five minor places from just 27 competitive starts, the O’reilly mare stamped her claims as a serious contender from her maiden racing preparation; highlighted by an impressive victory in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) in 2012.
Returning to racing in undoubtable career-best form this year, Silent Achiever won a minor over 1500m before claiming three exceptional victories at the highest level of racing back-to-back; taking out each of the Group 1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m), Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 The BMW (2400m) before placing fourth in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).
Running on for fourth in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) first-up on August 30th, Silent Achiever is a great chance of returning to the winner’s circle in this weekend from the ideal barrier 3, and is more than worth consideration for an Underwood Stakes bet.
Yet to receive much more than a sprinkling of wagers for success in Underwood Stakes betting markets, Foreteller has maintained status as sole occupant of the second line of betting and is currently available at $4.60 odds to secure a second Group 1 victory this weekend.
A standout through the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, Foreteller won the Makybe Diva Stakes before continuing to build in form and class on his way to second in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) and fourth in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) most notably.
Unlucky not to break through for a black type win over five consistent autumn starts, the Dansili gelding finished fourth in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) first-up and third behind Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) most notably.
Steadily building to the task over two starts this time in, Foreteller is worth consideration for a bet from the ideal barrier 2 this weekend, particularly with veteran jockey Glen Boss confirmed to take the ride.
Early favourite for this year’s Melbourne Cup off the back of an impressive autumn campaign, trainer Gai Waterhouse was thrilled with The Offer’s first-up run for fifth in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) on September 6th and is confident of a polished performance in the 2014 Underwood Stakes.
Experiencing good support from punters in the early hours of Underwood Stakes betting markets, The Offer cut in from opening odds of close to $8 to current $6 odds, but has since cooled off in interest at Stipulate has taken the mantle as clear market mover.
Running home hard to finish third in the Listed Randwick City Stakes (2400m) on March 15th, the Montjeu gelding finished off his memorable autumn preparation with three consecutive black type victories, highlighted by the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on Day 2 of The Championships.
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