Eleven three-year-old fillies have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2015 Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Speak Fondly has returned to racing in particularly slick form this time and remains outright $2.50 favourite for success in 2015 Flight Stakes betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Finishing outside the first three only once in seven career starts so far, Speak Fondly stamped her claims as a filly to follow through the recent Autumn Carnival, highlighted by success in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m).
Returning this time for consecutive wins in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m), the Northern Meteor filly charged home to finish a close second in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) last time out.
Allocated the ideal barrier 5, Speak Fondly has been confirmed to be partnered by Tommy Berry in the 2015 Flight Stakes.
Godolphin runner Pearls is yet to herald much interest in 2015 Flight Stakes betting markets but remains outright $6.50 second favourite for success.
Debuting for success in a Gosford minor over 1200m on August 13th, Pearls progressed to second in the TAB Place Multi BM70 (1200m) before making a successful transition to black type racing in taking out the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) on September 19th.
Allocated barrier 7, lead Godolphin hoop James McDonald has been confirmed to take the ride on the Exceed And Excel filly in the Flight Stakes.
Sempre Libera appears as though she will relish a mile and has continued to receive a sprinkling of support in 2015 Flight Stakes betting markets; occupying the third line at generous $8.50 odds for success.
Running second and winning in a pair of minor Sydney sprints upon debuting to racing in autumn, Sempre Libera ran on for fourth in the Group 3 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) before placing fifth in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) on May 9th.
Resuming this time for fourth in the Tea Rose Stakes, the daughter of Medaglia D’Oro is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from the run and is position for success in the Flight Stakes in barrier 3, with Blake Shinn aboard.
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