Eleven runners remain in contention for Saturday’s featured Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
A standout performer in his homeland, talented Japanese raider To The World ($2.25) has opened as and maintained status as clear favourite in 2015 The BMW betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Hartnell ($3.40), Protectionist and Lucia Valentina; currently sharing the third line at a quote of $9 each.
Will To The World debut in Australia in the best way possible, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Talented import Hartnell has impressed over his short Australian debut preparation this season and offers punters great value for success at current odds to win the 2015 The BMW. Securing a career total of six wins and a further five minor place finishes over 15 competitive starts, Hartnell was given little chance of success in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) first-up but finished a close second to stable mate Contributer. Having comfortably taken out the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) a fortnight ago, Hartnell gets into The BMW well at weights and will leave from the ideal barrier 3.
Lucia Valentina ($9)
Lucia Valentina is yet to register peak condition over three competitive starts this season, but is likely to figure in the 2015 BMW firs three on class alone, and is therefore more than worth consideration for a bet this weekend at current odds. posting five wins and as many minor place finishes through 17 career starts, Lucia Valentina was a standout over the 2014 edition of the Autumn Carnival; winning the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) and placing third in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) most notably. Returning in spring for success in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and third in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) most notably, the Savabeel is sure to take improvement from a last start third in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) a fortnight ago.
A Group 1 winner over the distance, Opinion undoubtedly offers punters the best value for money in 2015 The BMW betting markets at long $31 odds and is well worth consideration for a wager. Securing six wins and a further five minor place finishes through 28 competitive starts to date, Opinion is a proven autumn performer having won the Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m) and finished second in each of the Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2000m) and Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) most notably through last year’s carnival. Allocated the ideal barrier 4, Opinion will be partnered by Tye Angland this weekend.
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