A talented and capacity field of milers has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2016 Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Perfect Reflection was allocated the ideal barrier 2 on Wednesday and has firmed into outright favouritism in 2016 Railway Stakes betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au; currently available at a quote of $5.
Posting six wins and two minors through only nine career starts, Perfect Reflection ended a smart 2015 summer campaign with a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m).
Running third in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) before failing to fire or beat a runner home in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) during a brief east coast preparation, the More Than Ready mare resumed this time for third in the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m).
Having returned to winning form in the Group 2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) on November 5th, Perfect Reflection will be partnered by leading hoop William Pike in the Railway Stakes.
Mackintosh’s chances of success took a blow when he was allocated barrier 16 on Wednesday, but the classy interstate raider remains the sole occupant of the second line of Railway Stakes betting at $6.50 odds.
Mackintosh was a standout for trainer Chris Waller through the Brisbane Winter Carnival this year; posting wins in each of the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) and Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) most notably.
Resuming this time for a smart win in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m), the Pins gelding has since run third in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and fifth in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m).
Damien Oliver will take the ride on Mackintosh in the Railway Stakes, who has been charged with carrying only 54kgs.
Rageese is yet to herald much interest in 2016 Railway Stakes betting markets, but remains firm on the third line at a $7.50 quote.
Rageese returned to the track for a credible fifth in the Mypunter.com Handicap (1100m) on September 24th before placing fourth behind the likes of Chetwood in the Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m).
Progressing to second in the Mitchelton Wines BM90 (1500m) on October 21st, the Street Cry entire will carry winning form into the Railway Stakes after saluting in the Group 3 L’oreal Paris Stakes (1400m) last time out on November 3rd.
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