Nine two-year-olds remain in contention for Saturday’s 2016 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) on Day 1 of The Championships (1100m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several opportunities to place a winning wager.
Astern failed to fire in the Golden Slipper last start but remains favourite in 2016 Kindergarten Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au at a quote of $2.70 for success.
Trialling well in the lead-up to his competitive debut, Astern immediately stamped himself as one to watch when delivering a handy field a near-three length defeat in the Surf Meets Turf Plate (1000m) on December 5th.
Resuming this time for another commanding win in the Group 2 Silver Slipper (1200m), the son of Medaglia D’oro jumped well in the Golden Slipper but was unable to maintain from a position on pace and finished eleventh.
James McDonald retains the ride on Astern this weekend but will again need luck in transit from barrier 10 in the Kindergarten Stakes.
A half-brother to champion mare Winx, El Divino will make his black type debut in the Kindergarten Stakes and is expected to perform; currently available as tied $2.70 favourite with Astern.
Trialling well in the lead-up to his first competitive appearance, El Divino justified his resounding favouritism when taking out the More Than Just Winning Maiden (1000m) at Gosford by five lengths on March 17th.
Blake Shinn will take the ride on the Snitzel colt from barrier 5 in the Kindergarten Stakes.
Lionhearted is yet to herald much interest in 2016 Kindergarten Stakes betting markets but remains third favourite for success at generous $6.50 odds.
Clearly needing a run when debuting to racing for seventh in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) on February 13th, Lionhearted ran on for second in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later before finishing fourth in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) most recently.
Lionhearted’s chances of success in the Kindergarten Stakes took a big boost mid-week when he was confirmed to be partnered by leading hoop Hugh Bowman.
Mooshakissa ($8.50) interestingly figures as the only other runner currently available at 2016 Kindergarten Stakes odds of less-than $10.
Open an account and bet with Ladbrokes.com.au to take advantage of the best 2016 Kindergarten Stakes odds!