An exciting field of 11 two-year-olds have been confirmed to line up for the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) at Royal Randwick this weekend, offering punters several key opportunities to place a winning bet on day 1 of the inaugural The Championships.
Yet to appear competitive on track, Team Hawkes-trained Kaepernick is and interesting favourite in betting markets for success in the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes on Saturday.
Team Hawkes have experienced something of a golden run of late, particularly in two year old events; peaking with talented filly Mossfun claiming the major Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens last weekend.
Contesting two barrier trials to date and claiming his most recent in strong fashion, the Hawkes’ are confident Kaepernick can debut in the best possible way this weekend, particularly with in-form jockey Corey Brown on board.
One of two Gai Waterhouse-trained fillies included in the final field for the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes along with stable mate Echo Gal, Donelle is currently featured as sole occupant of the second line of betting for this weekend’s Group 3.
Donelle debuted with a strong performance to finish second in the Inglis Banner (1000m) in October, beating several classy two-year-olds to the line including both Cornrow and Boomwaa.
Slightly disappointing when sixth in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) first-up this season, the Not A Single Doubt filly was unlucky when blocked for a run in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) most recently, however still managed to finish a competitive fourth.
Allocated the ideal barrier 4 for the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes, Donelle offers punters sensational value at current $5.50 odds, particularly when considering the lack of race experience of some of her competitors.
Sharing the third line of betting for success in the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes at $7.50 odds, Redoutable Heart and I Am Snippety are offered varied chances of success this weekend; allocated gates 2 and 11 respectively.
Yet to appear on track competitively, Redoutable Heart has contested three strong barrier trials to date; comfortably winning a tough 900m jump-out at Rosehill Gardens most recently on March 21st.
Almost entirely opposite to Redoutable Heart, I Am Snippety will line up for the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes as the most experienced runner in the entire final field; contesting five starts for two wins since debuting on track on December 11th.
Debuting with a strong run for second behind Echo Gal in the TAB Rewards Plate F (1000m), I Am Snippety has contested a relatively consistent racing career so far, and will carry winning form into the 2014 Kindergarten Stakes after claiming the State Wide Sheds Boot Handicap (1100m) abroad in New Zealand last time out.
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