2017 The BMW Tips & Betting Preview

March 24th, 2017

Eight runners remain in contention for Saturday’s 2017 Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens; offering punters excellent value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Jameka is our tip to win Saturday's 2017 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Jameka is our tip to win Saturday’s 2017 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Jameka remains an outright $3.80 favourite in 2017 The BMW betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Tavago ($4.40) and Australian Cup winner Humidor ($4.60).

Will Jameka justify favouritism and win the 2016 The BMW, or will one of her rivals post an upset?

1st

Jameka ($3.80)

With wet track specialist Our Ivanhowe scratched from The BMW field, it is tough to see anything beating Jameka under the conditions of the race. Breaking through for a maiden win at the highest level in a rain-soaked 2015 edition of the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m), Jameka was a standout for Ciaron Maher through the entire 2016 racing calendar and capped her year with a smart win in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m). Having placed fourth in each of the Group 1 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m), before running second in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) last time out, Jameka appears to be peaking in condition in perfect time for The BMW.

2nd

Tavago ($4.40)

Tavago appears to have returned to racing in career-best condition this time and will relish the conditions of The BMW. Winner of the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) upon debuting in Australia last autumn, the Tavistock gelding failed to come up in spring, but resumed this time for a smart fifth in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), before savaging the line to win the Group 3 Sky High Stakes (2000m) a fortnight ago. Drawn ideally and with Blake Shinn in the saddle, Tavago appears on his way to a top three finish in The BMW.

3rd

Exospheric ($9.50)

Classy import Exospheric carries terrific form into The BMW and will arguably be at his best when he reaches a mile and a half on Saturday. Debuting in Australia for third in the Caulfield Cup before running a credible eighth in the Melbourne Cup, the Beat Hollow entire ran on for sixth in the Peter Young Stakes first-up before storming home on the rail to finish third in the Australian Cup, in what was arguably the most eye-catching run of the race. Drawn on the rails with Damien Oliver aboard, Exospheric should also perform well on a wet track.

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