2017 Victory Stakes Odds & Betting Update

April 27th, 2017

Seven runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2017 Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm; offering punters exceptional value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Music Magnate currently leads 2017 Victory Stakes betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Music Magnate currently leads 2017 Victory Stakes betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Music Magnate is a proven performer in Brisbane and the talented gelding remains a clear $2.45 favourite in 2017 Victory Stakes betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Music Magnate has been a strong and consistent performer for Bjorn Baker throughout his entire racing career so far, but returned to racing in 2016 in his most devastating form to date.

Taking out the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) first-up with ease, the son of Written Tycoon ran second behind Clearly Innocent in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) before arriving in Brisbane for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m).

While failing to figure in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), Music Magnate resumed this year for a smart win in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m), but has failed to fire at his two most recent starts.

Drawn in the outside barrier, Music Magnate will be partnered by leading Queensland hoop Jeff Lloyd and should prove extremely hard to beat in the Victory Stakes.

Takedown is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from his first-up run a fortnight ago and is the sole occupant of the second line of Victory Stakes betting at $3.30 odds.

Takedown returned to racing in spring for consecutive wins in the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) and Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m), before placing second behind Voodoo Lad in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes (1400m).

While enduring a tough run in transit in the Group 3 L’Oreal Paris Stakes (1400m) before finishing fifth, the son of Stratum responded in the best way possible with a tough win in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on November 26th.

Having returned to the paddock after finishing a credible sixth in the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on December 11th, Takedown clearly required a run when eighth in the Hall Mark Stakes first-up and will be far better for the run when he lines up on Saturday.

Talented local Tumbler has returned to racing in typically smart form this time and arguably offers punters the best value for money at current $6.50 Victory Stakes odds.

Posting an outstanding career total of six wins and a second place finish through only seven starts, the Time Thief mare resumed for a comfortable win in the Ascot Green Carnival Handicap (1050m) on April 15th.

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