The race all the Sydney punters are after the tips on for this weekend is the All Aged Stakes 2015, where we have Terravista as the one to beat in an upset for the Royal Randwick feature.
Race 6 at 3:45pm (AEST) is set to steal the show at Randwick on Saturday with a final field of 13 stars facing off in the $400,000 Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m), one of two elite levels on the program.
Leading the All Aged Stakes betting markets at $3 is the Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Chautauqua ($3) who has come up trumps with barrier one.
He’s a gun four-year-old on the improve after his gutsy win in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at the track last time out.
That race is a top form line to follow into the weight-for-age All Aged Stakes, and while Chautauqua has genuine claims to complete the double for the first time since Bentley Biscuit (2008), we have him as an Each Way chance only.
So who do you tip instead to be this year’s All Aged Stakes winner?
Joe Pride’s Darley Classic winner has beaten Chautauqua home in Group 1 company before, and while Saturday’s favourite has got the better of him in their two run-ins this season, over the 1400m we think Terravista will have the upper hand. He’s set to get a gun run from barrier two and shouldn’t get caught in the traffic that could take care of the Hawkes’ galloper from one if he doesn’t have the early speed. Gets an extra 200m to make up the distance he was off them in when third in the TJ Smith Stakes last time out and his four-from-five record at Randwick shows this is his pet track.
Peter Moody’s four-time Group 1 winner is off to the breeding barn after this so he better make it a beauty for the swansong. Barrier six will help him do that, as it did last year’s All Aged winner Hana’s Goal, and last weekend’s Sydney Cup winning hoop Jim Cassidy is along for the ride. Lead-up form at home in Melbourne is super and includes the Group 1 win over the distance for the CF Orr Stakes. Was beaten into third in the Futurity Stakes last time out but that race produced All Too Hard for his All Aged win just two years back and Dissident is over his pet distance (6-3-2-1) here in a field that would be harder to beat over 1200m.l
Can’t rule out the favourite completely, not after the gutsy effort he put in to score the TJ Smith in the final stride. Barrier one could work either way for him here and a lot will come down to race tactics from Tommy Berry. The horse looks like he’ll appreciate the 1400m but won’t know how much the last run in the mud took out of him until they line-up here.
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*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change