A talented field of 12 has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2015 Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield Racecourse; offering punters excellent value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Fawkner returned to racing for an impressive win in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) a fortnight ago and has maintained status as outright $3.40 favourite in 2015 Underwood Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au as a result.
Winner of the 2013 edition of the Caulfield Cup, Fawkner returned last spring for a close second in the Makybe Diva Stakes before posting a third win at the highest level in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m).
Having progressed to a close second in the Cox Plate (2040m), the Reset gelding will relish a step-up to 1800m this weekend, has been confirmed to be partnered by last start hoop Damien Oliver and will leave from the ideal barrier 2.
Contributer has interestingly drifted in betting markets for success in the 2015 Underwood Stakes and arguably offers the best value for money at a quote of $4.50.
A standout for Godolphin through autumn, Contributer won the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) with complete ease first-up before repeating the dose in each of the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m).
Having clearly needed the run when fifth in the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) first-up this time, James McDonald is sure to deliver a gem of a ride aboard the High Chaparral gelding in the Underwood Stakes but may need a little luck in transit from barrier 8.
Interestingly figuring as the only other runner currently available at 2015 Underwood Stakes odds of less than $10, The Cleaner ($6.50) is sure to inject extreme early pace into the race and will be tough to beat.
Returning this time for a close second in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) before winning the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes for a second-consecutive year and securing ballot-free entry into the Cox Plate, the Savoire Vivre gelding has been confirmed to be partnered by Noel Callow once more and is arguably faced with his best chance to date of maiden Group 1 glory on Saturday.
Hong Kong import Dibayani is worth consideration for an Underwood Stakes bet at current $11 odds, while Weary ($12) and Volkstok’n’Barrell ($14) all figure as excellent value.
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