Chris Waller will saddle another black type winner when Japonisme lines up for the 2016 Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick first-up on Saturday.
That is the tale of the tape in 2016 Concorde Stakes betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, where the three-year-old has been installed as a clear $3.20 favourite for success.
Japonisme stamped himself as a colt to follow through the early stages of the 2015 Spring Carnival, but undoubtedly reached peak condition in his final appearance; storming home to win the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Derby Day.
Resuming this year for third in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m), the Choisir gelding progressed to fifth in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) before finishing a commendable third in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m).
Returning to winning form in the Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint (1200m) on Day 2 of The Championships, Japonisme has not been seen at the races since finishing third in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on May 14th.
Kinglike is yet to herald much interest in 2016 Concorde Stakes betting markets, but remains sole occupant of the second line at generous $6 odds.
Winner of the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) early last spring, Kinglike failed to make anything of an impression amongst open company when sixth in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) and was returned to the paddock.
Resuming this year for a close second in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), the Exceed And Excel entire failed to figure in the William Reid Stakes but returned to the paddock after finishing fourth in the Arrowfield Sprint.
Federal and Hidden Pearl remain locked on the third line of Concorde Stakes betting at $6.50 quotes.
A strong and consistent performer for Godolphin through his entire racing career, Federal resumed this year for success in the E-Group Security BM85 (1400m) before running fourth in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m).
Placing fourth in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1400m) on May 14th, the Medaglia D’Oro gelding has not been seen at the races since finishing a close second behind Spill The Beans ibn the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m).
Hidden Pearl is yet to taste anything but success this time in; taking out each of the Tim Bell Memorial BM85 (1000m) and Trent Halliday Memorial Handicap (1000m) in Brisbane, leading into what will be her first appearance in Sydney on Saturday.
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