Twelve talented sprinters have been confirmed to contest Saturday’s Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) on the Gold Coast; offering exceptional value from a betting aspect and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Ball Of Muscle ($4.80) has returned to racing in typically slick form this time and has maintained status as favourite in 2015 Victory Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Srikandi and Knoydart; currently sharing the second line at generous $5 odds for success.
Will Ball Of Muscle post arguably his most impressive win to date in the 2015 Victory Stakes, or will one of his talented rivals hit the line in the clear?
Ball Of Muscle ($4.80)
A close relation of both Tiger Tees and Terravista, Ball Of Muscle is yet to finish outside the places through his eleven start career and will take valuable condition from a first-up run for second on April 11th. Undoubtedly stamping his claims as one to watch over an impressive summer preparation, the Dubawi gelding won consecutive minor sprints at Randwick before running second in the Listed Canterbury Classic (1200m) and taking out the Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) on January 9th. Allocated the ideal barrier 3 and confirmed to be partnered by Blake Shinn, Ball Of Muscle will be very hard to beat in the Victory Stakes.
Speediness is a noted first-up performer and arguably offers punters the best value for money of any runner confirmed in 2015 Victory Stakes betting markets at current $10 odds for success. Amazingly yet to break through for a win at the highest level, the Testa Rossa gelding posted several typically commendable results over the Spring Carnival, peaking with an agonizingly-close second to Trust In A Gust in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m). Sure to find a good running position from barrier 7, Speediness has been confirmed to be partnered by the calm and collected Steven Arnold on Saturday.
Temple Of Boom ($6)
Talented veteran Temple Of Boom returned to the winner’s circle after nearly two years in the 2014 edition of the Victory Stakes and is sure to receive a gem of a ride from barrier 6 with regular jockey Tegan Harrison aboard. A Group 1 winner having taken out the 2012 edition of The Galaxy, the Piccolo gelding is a proven performer in his native Queensland; following up his 2014 Victory Stakes triumph with close second place finishes in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).
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