14 runners have been confirmed to contest Saturday’s Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Having secured a second Group 1 victory in her most recent appearance on course a fortnight ago, Cosmic Endeavour has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2015 George Ryder Stakes betting markets; currently available at a quote of $4.80 for success with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Posting seven wins and a further three minor place finishes from her 16 competitive starts so far, Cosmic Endeavour found exceptional form over the 2014 autumn and winter; winning each of the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) on her way to success in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m).
Steadily building to the task this time in finishing fourth in the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) and second in the Group 3 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) before taking out the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) a fortnight ago, the Northern Meteor mare is likely to receive an ideal run in transit from barrier 4.
Classy three-year-old Shooting To Win has finished in competitive position in two talent-filled field this time in, and currently occupies the second line of George Ryder Stakes betting at a quote of $5.50.
Beating just one runner home in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) upon resuming in spring, Shooting To Win quickly found form in finishing a close second in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) and third in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m); returning to the paddock after posting consecutive wins in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) and Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).
Placing fourth in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and third in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) this time, Shooting To Win will carry just 56kgs this weekend and is more than worth consideration for a George Ryder Stakes bet at current odds.
Fellow three-year-old Kermadec was unlucky to be blocked for a run when fourth in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) last time out, and is a great chance of delivering on $6 odds in the George Ryder Stakes after being confirmed to be partnered by leading Irish jockey Ryan Moore.
Posting two wins and as many minor places over his six start career so far, the Teofilo colt will have to overcome the wide barrier 11, but is sure to make up ground with a light weight in the final straight.
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