Just nine three-year-old fillies have been confirmed for this weekend’s Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
While unable to match the late pace in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) last time out, Lumosty has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in the 2014 Fillies Classic betting markets and is currently available at odds of $1.80 for success ahead of Tahni Dancer ($4.20) and Little Hottie ($6) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Lumosty justify favouritism and win the 2014 Fillies Classic, or will one of her classy rivals find the line in the clear?
Finishing outside the places just once in her five start career so far, Lumosty will leave from the ideal barrier 2 in the 2014 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic and is more than worth consideration for a bet this weekend. Finishing second to brave filly Eloping in the Listed Blue Diamond Preview (1000m) on debut and returning to the paddock after running third in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) in early February, the Fastnet Rock filly finished second in the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) first-up this time before entering the winner’s circle when finding the line in the Oxford Landing Maiden (1423m) nine lengths in the clear of her closest rival on October 1st.
Tahni Dancer ($4.20)
Running on for a credible fifth in the Thousand Guineas last time out, Tahni Dancer is likely to receive the run of the race from the ideal barrier 4 this weekend and offers punters exceptional value for money in Moonee Valley Fillies Classic betting markets at current odds. returning to racing in slick form this time in, the Sebring filly ran third in a minor over 1200m first-up on August 23rd before securing a maiden race win in the TAB.com.au Plate (1200m) on September 14th; finishing second to Eloping in the Group 3 Champagne Stakes (1200m) in her only other start prior to the Thousand Guineas.
While yet to find peak condition over three starts this time in, Berimbeu is likely to respond well to the step-up to a mile in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic and arguably offers punters the best value for money in betting markets at current $15 odds for success or $3.20 to finish in the places. Without doubt facing her biggest test to date in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, leading jockey James McDonald has been confirmed to take the ride on Berimbau this weekend.
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