Just eight three-year-old fillies have been confirmed for this weekend’s Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Yet to be defeated in the impressive race starts, Chris Waller-trained Winx has been backed in favouritism in Tea Rose Stakes betting markets, currently offered at odds of $2.25 ahead of Earthquake ($2.70) and Sultry Feeling ($10).
Will Winx justify favouritism and win the 2014 Tea Rose Stakes, or will one of her classy rivals find the line in the clear?
Without doubt the standout two-year-old over the 2014 Autumn Carnival, Earthquake was unable to handle the less-than ideal racing surface when third in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) first-up and as a result offers punters great value for success at current odds in Tea Rose Stakes betting markets. Winning her debut by close to three lengths in November, the Exceed And Excel filly returned to the track in exceptional form this year; winning each of the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m), Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) before finishing second in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) on April 5th. Allocated the ideal barrier 3, Earthquake will relish a far-better racing surface this weekend and is more than worth consideration for a bet this weekend.
Peggy Jean ($13)
A proven performer over both track and distance at the highest level of racing, Peggy Jean arguably offers punters the best value for money in Tea Rose Stakes betting markets at $13 odds for success or $2.85 to run a place. Securing two wins and three minor places from her seven starts to date, the Myboycharlie filly quickly built to the task over autumn; placing in contention in three minors before running on for second to Bring Me The Maid in the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) and winning the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) on April 12th. While unable to figure when fifth in the Furious Stakes first-up, trainer Gerald Ryan is confident Peggy Jean will be far better for the competitive run and is expecting a polished performance this weekend.
Alpha Miss ($15)
One of the current crop of three-year-old’s most consistent black type performers, Alpha Miss offers punters exceptional value for money at current odds and is more than worth consideration for a Tea Rose Stakes bet. Securing three wins and two minors from eight starts so far, the Lucky Owners filly stamped her claims as one to watch when taking out the Listed Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) on debut in October; returning this year for an impressive win in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1000m) and third in the Reisling Stakes most notably. Running on for fourth in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) and second in the Furious Stakes this time in, all signs seem to point towards another competitive performance from Alpha Miss in the Tea Rose Stakes.
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