Just eleven runners have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
A standout over the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, Godolphin runner Sessions has opened as and maintained status as favourite for the 2014 Concorde Stakes, currently available at generous odds of $4.20 for success with Ladbrokes.com.au.
A proven performer over both track and distance, Sessions finished second in the 2013 edition of the Concorde Stakes before charging home to win the Group 2 The Shorts (1000m) two weeks later on September 21st.
Continuing to build in form and class on his way to an impressive third in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) most notably on October 15th, the Lonhro entire was unable to hit peak condition over four starts in autumn, but finished second in a strong Warwick Farm barrier trial on August 15th, stamping his claims as one to watch early in the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.
Likely to receive the run of the race from the ideal barrier 4, Sessions is well and truly worth consideration in 2014 Concorde Stakes betting markets.
Securing an impressive record of four wins from just five competitive starts to date, David Pfieffer-trained Atmospherical has been confirmed to line up for her first tilt in Group 3 company and currently features as sole occupant of the second line of betting at $4.30 odds.
Securing two impressive victories in minor events upon debuting to racing at the end of 2013 and returning to the paddock after finishing fourth amongst classy competition in the 2014 ATC Membership On Sale 3.y.o (1200m) on January 18th, the Northern Meteor mare returned at the conclusion of autumn to take out both the TAB Rewards FM (1100m) and Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes (1100m) most recently on May 17th.
Confirmed to be partnered by regular jockey Tim Clark, Atmospherical undoubtedly faces her biggest test to date in the Concorde Stakes and will have to overcome the somewhat wide and awkward barrier 10.
Stamping his claims as one to watch through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival with a comfortably victory at Randwick first-up on August 9th, Joe Pride-trained Target In Sight is yet to experience much more than a sprinkling of bets for success in the 2014 Concorde Stakes however has managed to maintain status as outright third favourite in betting markets.
Yet to contest an event in black type company, the Nadeem gelding began his racing career under the care of now Godolphin trainer John O’Shea before transferring to the care of Pride in winter.
Finishing outside the places just once in six starts over his most recent preparation which included three race wins, Target In Sight was arguably most impressive when third in the Magic Millions Plate (1200m) on the Gold Coast on January 11th.
Allocated the slightly wide barrier 8, Target In Sight offers great value for success in the Concorde Stakes at current odds.
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