Leading trainer Peter Moody has three of the top chances in this Saturday’s Group 3 2012 Grand Prix Stakes which will take place as a key leadup race heading into next month’s Queensland Derby.
Current bookmaker.com.au favourite is last-start winner Brambles ($4.00) who backed up a third-place effort in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic when taking top honours in the Rough Habit Plate.
He is joined by his highly-rated stablemate Soros ($4.60) who has an impressive early career record of two wins and two placings from seven starts.
The Lohnro colt is fresh off a last-start win in the Secondbite Food Rescue Handicap (2000m) at Flemington and it will be interesting to see how he handles his first step up to 2200 metres.
One horse who will not have any trouble handling the distance is fellow Moody-trained horse Vatuvei ($6.50) who is coming off a dominant win in the Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) at Flemington last start.
The son of Reset won that race on a heavy track so will not be hampered if the predicted heavy rain falls in the Queensland capital on Friday.
Also at the top end of the betting market is John Thompson-trained Isopach ($5.50) who has shown promise in his last three starts without being able to secure a winning result.
The son of Magic Albert shot into Queensland Derby contention when third in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes and since then has run solidly for consecutive fourth-place finishes in the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate and the Rough Habit Plate.
Only one other horse features under $10.00 in the Grand Prix Stakes market with last-start winning Lohnro filly Euryale being offered at $7.00.
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Grand Prix Stakes 2012 – Odds
|8||CAPTAIN FASTBUCK (15)||101.00|
|9||LARGO DA BARRA (17)||51.00|
|10||COLOUR ME GRAND (3)||201.00|
|11||RED SHIFT (2)||17.00|
|13||ST SULLY (12)||61.00|
|15||PRECIOUS MANDY (9)||41.00|
|16||HULA LUA (14)||17.00|
|17||MOMENT TO REMEMBER (13)||201.00|