Only eight runners have been confirmed in the 2015 Golden Pendant final field; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Catkins returned to racing in typically exceptional form a fortnight ago and has opened as and maintained status as clear favourite in 2015 Golden Pendant betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au as a result; cutting in from a quote of $1.60 to currently rest at $1.55.
Undoubtedly the country’s finest current race horse yet to break through for a maiden win at the highest level, Catkins has posted an impressive sixteen wins and thirteen minors through her 35 career starts so far.
Returning this year for consecutive wins in the Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) and Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) before finishing second in the Group 1 Canterbury Classic (1300m), Catkins returned to the winner’s circle in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) before again placing second in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).
Delivering a talented field a comfortable defeat in the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) first-up, the Dubawi mare is primed for another success and will be hard to beat with Hugh Bowman aboard.
Interestingly figuring as the only other runner current offered at 2015 Golden Pendant odds of less than $10, Arabian Gold won this event last year and is worth consideration at a quote of $4.80.
A strong and consistent performer for David Vandyke, Arabian Gold posted several impressive results through the recent Sydney Autumn Carnival, highlighted by a close sixth in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) on Day 1 of The Championships.
Having transferred to the care of Gai Waterhouse for her 2015 Spring Carnival campaign, the daughter of Dubawi will have taken plenty of benefit from her first-up run for fourth in the Group 2 Tramway Handicap (1400m) on September 5th and should receive a dream run for the rails draw.
Slightly Sweet is yet to herald much interest from punters in 2015 Golden Pendant betting markets but remains sole occupant of the third line at a generous $11 quote.
Posting several impressive results through autumn, Slightly Sweet ran third in each of the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m); progressing to success in the Group 3 Keith F Nolan Classic (1600m) before running a credible seventh in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m).
Having returned to the paddock after taking out the Group 3 JB Carr Stakes (1400m) on April 18th, the Charge Forward mare savaged the line for fourth in the Sheraco Stakes first-up and will carry a very manageable 56.5kgs in the Golden Pendant.
The Ron Quinton-trained Peeping failed to fire in her last start but is worth consideration for an each way bet at current Golden Pendant odds of $15 for success or $3 for a first three finish.
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