2010 Bletchingly Stakes Preview & Odds – Velocitea the Favourite

July 30th, 2010

This Saturday Caulfield will host the final Group race of the 2009-10 racing season with the $125,000 Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) set to light up the Victorian track.

With the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival kicking off next month, the 2010 Bletchingly Stakes presents some promising spring runners a great chance to have their first-up starts and set the tone for the season.

Two horses are dominating the betting markets with 2010 Melbourne Cup hopeful Shootout and classy mare Velocitea set to create a scintillating showdown on Saturday.

Leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au has Mick Price’s four-year-old Velocitea installed as the favourite currently paying $3.50 for a win.

Winner of the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) back in May, Velocitea has an impressive record over this distance and is a genuine sprinter with a top chance here.

Drawn in barrier six, Velocitea’s biggest threat will come from her inside as the John Wallace-trained Shoot Out jumps from barrier one.

Due to be ridden by star hoop Stathi Katsidis, High Chaparral gelding Shoot Out is another Group 1 winner having taken out the AJC Derby (2400m) last season.

Gold Coast-based trainer Wallace is hoping to kick off an ambitious spring campaign that has the $3 million Cox Plate (2040m) and $6 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) on the agenda for the versatile Shoot Out, with a win in the Bletchingly Stakes.

The $4.20 second elect at Ladbrokes.com.au, Shoot Out can win this at good odds.

In a quality field of 11 runners, the best chances for Place bets at Ladbrokes.com.au are Victorian Sprint Series winning mare Elumino, veteran nine-year-old Royal Ida and improving J Monash Stakes runner-up Keano.

To further aid with your betting selections check out our detailed Bletchingly Stakes Form Guide.

Programmed as the sixth Caulfield race for Saturday, the 2010 Bletchingly Stakes will jump at 3:07pm.

Avoid the inferior odds and time-wasting lines at the TAB and check out the full betting markets online at Ladbrokes.com.au today!

2010 Bletchingly Stakes Final Field, Barrier Draw & Odds

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Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight (kg)

Odds*

1
MR BARITONE (NZ)
Michael Moroney Mark Zahra 8 58.5 10.00
2
DOURO VALLEY
Peter Morgan James Winks 9 58.5 101.00
3
ROYAL IDA
Luke Oliver Brad Rawiller 10 58.5 12.00
4
STANZOUT
Colin Davies Craig Williams 7 58.5 12.00
5
SECRET FLYER
Mark Young Logan McGill 5 58.5 16.00
6
APPREHEND
Tony Vasil Kelvin Sanderson 11 58.5 151.00
7
KEANO (NZ)
Danny O’Brien Nicholas Hall 4 58.5 8.00
8
SHOOT OUT
John Wallace Stathi Katsidis 1 58 4.20
9
TOLLESPRIT
Shane Flidner Steven Arnold 3 58 6.00
10
VELOCITEA (NZ)
Mick Price Craig Newitt 6 56.5 3.50
11
ELUMINO
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 56.5 10.00

*Odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and are subject to change