Just nine runners will line up for the 2014 Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick this weekend, after leading chances Bring Me The Maid and Tawteen were removed from the final field of the race for fillies to pursue other events.
Having claimed outright favouritism for the Sweet Embrace Stakes prior to being scratched, the removal of Bring Me The Maid in particular has blown betting markets wide open, offering punters several key chances to place a winning bet this weekend.
After impressing in her two race starts to date, talented filly Twirl now features as the clear $2.40 favourite for the 2014 Sweet Embrace Stakes, ahead of Tetsuko and Press Report on the second line of betting at $5.50 and Occitan ($8.50).
Can Twirl continue her good run of form in the 2014 Sweet Embrace Stakes, or will one of her talented rivals cause an upset?
Exciting Clarry Conners-trained Puzzle offers punters incredible value at current odds of $9 for victory in the Sweet Embrace Stakes this weekend. Having finished fourth in the ATC Membership On Sale Plate (1000m) on debut behind talented two-year-old Nayeli, Puzzle has since contested two impressive barrier trials and was perhaps the biggest winner at Wednesday’s barrier draw, having received the ideal gate 2. Conners has underlined the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) as the major target for the Shamardal filly this preparation, and is expecting a successful run second-up this weekend.
In only two professional race starts so far, Twirl has quickly registered as a two-year-old to watch, finishing second behind boom colt Rubick on debut in the TAB Iphone App Plate (1000m) before producing a strong turn of foot in the final straight to place third behind Mossfun and Ygritte in the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) last time out. Having drawn the wide barrier 10 for the Sweet Embrace Stakes, Twirl will need to find a clear racing line early if she is a chance of winning.
Press Report ($5.50)
Press Report has finished runner up in both her race starts to date, including the Group 2 Silver Slipper (1100m) to Mossfun most recently. Punters have responded to the Written Tycoon drawing the central barrier 6 for the Sweet Embrace Stakes, and have registered her as the undoubted market mover at her current price of $5.50, having opened on Wednesday at $6.70.
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