A talented field of 13 has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Contributer has returned to racing in perfect condition this season and as a result has maintained clear favouritism in 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting market with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au at a quote of $3.70.
Posting a commendable race record of eight wins and a further three minor place finishes over 14 competitive starts to date, Contributer began his racing career under the guidance of Ed Dunlop before transferring to the care of John O’Shea prior to the Spring Carnival.
Debuting in Australia for success in the Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) before a luckless run for eighth in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m), the High Chaparral entire won the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) with ease first-up this time; progressing to win in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) most recently.
A proven performer over track and distance, Contributer will be difficult to beat with James McDonald aboard in the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Japanese raider To The World is yet to experience much more than a sprinkling of wagers for success in 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting markets but has maintained status as sole occupant of the second line at a quote of $4.
Securing four race wins and five minors through his eleven start career to date, To The World booked his ticket to The Championships when finishing second in the Group 1 Arima Kinen (2500m) on December 28th; finishing within one length of Gentildonna and beating home Gold Ship and Just A Way.
Having placed second in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) upon arriving in Australia, the King Kamehameha entire will be partnered by Zac Purton and will leave from the ideal barrier 5.
Criterion has received some attention from punters in 2015 Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting markets, who have seen the son of Sebring in from an opening quote of $8 to current $7.50 odds for success.
A two-time Group 1 winner having taken out both the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and Australian Derby (2400m) last autumn, Criterion posted several commendable results over the Spring Carnival before placing an impressive third when contesting the Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin in December.
Having quickly found form over two starts this time in, Criterion will relish a step-up to his pet distance on Saturday and arguably offers the best value for money at current Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds.
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