Only six three-year-old fillies have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Lake Geneva was one of the most consistent performers of her age group through the recent Sydney Autumn Carnival and has maintained status as outright $3.30 favourite in 2015 Silver Shadow Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Debuting to racing for a close second in the Group 2 Widden Stakes (1100m) on January 31st this year, Lake Geneva more than stamped herself as a filly to follow when boxing on for third in both the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) and major Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m).
Having returned to the paddock after again finishing third in the Group 3 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m) on April 11th, Team Hawkes set the daughter of Fastnet Rock for a return in the 3.y.o Maiden Plate (1000m) at Hawkesbury on August 6th and were rewarded for their efforts when she jogged home for an easy win.
Allocated the ideal barrier 3, Lake Geneva has been confirmed to be partnered by in-form hoop Tommy Berry this weekend.
Kimberley Star is yet to experience much more than a sprinkling of bets for success in 2015 Silver Shadow Stakes markets, but remains sole occupant of the second line at current $3.60 odds.
Performing well in a pair of minor sprints through November and December on debut, Kimberley Star returned this year for fourth in the Liquidators Plate (1100m) at Randwick on June 6th.
Boxing on for third in the McGrath Estate Agents Maiden (1100m) on June 24th, the Star Witness filly undoubtedly faces her biggest task to date in the 2015 Silver Shadow Stakes but has more than earned her position in the field having won each of her three most recent starts with complete ease.
A stable mate to Kimberley Star, Speak Fondly has continued to cut into outright third-favouritism in 2015 Silver Shadow Stakes betting markets; registering as clear $4.60 market mover after opening at a quote of $5.
Debuting for third behind Calaverite and Igraine in the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) on October 4th, Speak Fondly returned to racing for second in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) and success in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m), but failed to make an impact when eleventh in the Golden Slipper.
Having trialled well in the lead-up to her racing return, Speak Fondly will leave from the rails draw in the Silver Shadow Stakes.
Having handed Lake Geneva defeat in the Widden Stakes earlier this year, the Gerald Ryan-trained Fireworks arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2015 Silver Shadow Stakes betting markets at a quote of $7 for success.
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