Just six runners remain in the final field for Saturday’s Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse following the removal of the Gai Waterhouse-trained Valentia, offering punters exceptional value form a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Having stamped his claims as a serious spring three-year-old contender when securing a maiden black type victory last time out, classy Godolphin runner Sweynesse has opened as and maintained status as clear favourite in Gloaming Stakes betting markets, currently available at even $2 odds ahead of Diamond Valores ($3.10) and Pounamu ($3.50) at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Sweynesse continued his exceptional career start at Rosehill and win the 2014 Gloaming Stakes, or will one of his talented rivals cause an early upset?
Yet to be defeated in his racing career so-far, Sweynesse delivered Godolphin Australia their first black type win in the Group 3 Newcastle Spring Stakes (1600m) last time out and is a great chance of success in the 2014 Gloaming Stakes. Debuting with a two length victory in the Blue Gum Forest Plate (1400m) on May 10th, the Lonhro colt immediately returned to the paddock and has returned in similarly scintillating form this time in; taking out the TAB Early Quaddie 3.y.o (1400m) ahead of a classy field first-up on August 30th. While allocated the wide barrier, the small field confirmed for the Gloaming Stakes means Sweynesse will not be hindered at all by the draw and is a leading hope for the Sheikh’s stables this weekend.
Finishing a close second to Sweynesse in the Newcastle Spring Stakes last time out, Pounamu has been confirmed to be partnered by renowned jockey Hugh Bowman and offers punters excellent value at $3.10 odds in Gloaming Stakes betting markets. Unable to figure in two starts early in autumn, trainer Allan Denham’s decision to return the Authorized gelding to the spelling paddock appears to be already paying dividends, having saddled Pounamu to fourth in the James Hardie Handicap (1200m) and second in the Carlton House @ Darley Handicap (1400m) prior to the Spring Stakes. Punters may find value in including Pounamu as a selection in a Gloaming Stakes trifecta or quinella bet.
Diamond Valores ($3.10)
Yet to finish worse than second in three career starts so far, Diamond Valores without doubt faces his biggest racing test to date in the 2014 Gloaming Stakes but is offered a great chance of success amongst the small field confirmed. Winning both the TAB Early Quaddie Handicap (1250m) and Hyland Race Colours 3.y.o (1550m) in his first two starts, the Tavistock gelding finished a close second to Hollywood Bound in the TAB Quaddie 3.y.o+ (1600m) last time out and will be partnered by jockey Blake Shinn this weekend.
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