Thirteen three-year-olds have been confirmed in the 2015 Autumn Classic (1800m) final field, offering punters exceptional value from a betting point of view and several opportunities to place a winning wager.
Allocated the ideal barrier 6 and confirmed to be partnered by champion jockey Damien Oliver, Alpine Eagle has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in 2015 Autumn Classic betting markets and is currently offered at odds of $2.30 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Securing three wins and a minor from his four start career, Alpine Eagle debuted for victory in the Wolf Blass Wines Maiden (1117m) in May before immediately returning to the paddock.
Placing a credible third in the Albert O’Cass OAM Memorial Plate (1300m) in what was his only spring start on August 30th, the High Chaparral colt is yet to taste anything but success this time in after taking out a pair of minor events over 1400m and 1600m at Morphettville.
Moonovermanhattan has surprisingly drifted in 2015 Autumn Classic betting markets, but remains sole occupant of the second line at generous $7 for success.
Posting several commendable results for trainer Mick Price over spring, Moonovermanhattan beat only one runner home in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) first-up, but quickly found his feet in placing fourth in the Listed Living Legends Stakes (1400m) and a close second in the Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) behind Group 1 winner Almalad.
Running on for a credible seventh in the featured Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), the Manhattan Rain colt secured a career-best win to date in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) on October 25th, but was unable to get the distance when 12th in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m).
Quickly building to the task in finishing eleventh in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1300m) first-up and fourth in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) last time out, Moonovermanhattan will relish the step-up to 1800m this weekend and arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2015 Autumn Classic betting markets.
Firehouse Rock and Hong Kong Captain have each returned to competitive in good form this year and as a result currently share the third line of 2015 Autumn Classic betting at $7.50 quotes.
Debuting for victory in a minor over 1200m in December, Hong Kong Captain has continued to impress in finishing third in the Heading Out Hair And Beauty Handicap (1400m), winning the Vobis Gold Star (1500m) and placing fifth in the Autumn Stakes last time out.
Confirmed to target the Australian Derby this time in, Firehouse Rock received an ideal tune-up for success this weekend when running on from the tail of the field for third in the Autumn Stakes.
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