A talented field has been confirmed to line up for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several opportunities to place a winning wager.
Brook Road has continued to receive plenty of support in 2016 Birthday Card Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au and has firmed in outright favouritism at a quote of $5.50 for success, ahead of Sultry Feeling and Perignon on the second line at a quote of $6.50 each.
Will Brook Road justify her resounding support and win the 2016 Birthday Card Stakes or will one of her talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Talented mare Griante has been charged with carrying 57.5kgs but is a proven performer at the course and distance and will be tough to beat in the Birthday Card Stakes with Hugh Bowman in the saddle. Posting a commendable career total of six wins and eight minors through 26 starts, the Good Journey mare trialled well in the lead-up to her competitive return this time and is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from a strong, albeit luckless hit-out in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield three weeks ago.
Bring Me The Maid ($12)
Bring Me The Maid has been a strong and consistent performer for Peter Moody through her racing career so far and arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2016 Birthday Card Stakes betting markets at $12 to win or $3.90 to finish in the first three. Posting three wins and four minors through sixteen competitive starts, the Sebring mare has displayed an affinity with Rosehill racing from the beginning of her career having won the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) and finished third in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) as a two-year-old. Having trialled well, Bring Me The Maid will contest the Birthday Card Stakes first-up.
Vezalay was a strong and consistent performer for Team Corstens in 2015 and is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from a first-up run in the Oakleigh Plate. Resuming in spring for success in a Caulfield minor over 1100m, Vezalay progressed to third in the Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) before a luckless run for sixth in the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m). Placing fourth in the Group 3 How Now Stakes (1200m) and returning to the paddock after winning the Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m), the Shamardal mare will be partnered by Damien Oliver this weekend.
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