2011 Apollo Stakes – Betting Tips

February 18th, 2011

Apollo Stakes Day will take place this Saturday February 19, 2011, and will be headlined by the 2011 Apollo Stakes.

Running as Race 6 at Rosehill Gardens, the Group 2 Apollo Stakes is worth $250,000 and is run over a distance of 1,400 metres.

Due to jump at 4.30pm (AEDST), the 2011 Apollo Stakes is a weight-for-age race for horses aged three-years-old and upwards.

Our pick to win the 2011 Apollo Stakes is last year’s winner, and reigning Apollo Stakes champion, Danleigh.

Danleigh is currently paying $9 for the win at Luxbet.

The seven-year-old Chris Waller-trained gelding may be another year older; however, he won last year’s Apollo Stakes under very similar conditions, with a very similar barrier draw, with the same jockey and after a very similar Expressway Stakes run to the one he ran on February 5, 2011.

Danleigh was also second-up for last year’s race, just as he is for the 2011 Apollo Stakes.

It is for that reason that we believe he has the experience needed to win back to back Apollo Stakes titles.

For second place we are backing the Les Bridge’s-trained Hot Danish, who is currently favourite at Luxbet paying $3.20 for the win.

Hot Danish has won twice second-up over the 1,400 metre distance and we believe she will be up near the front of the field at the finish.

Melito is back from a spell in the 2011 Apollo Stakes after winning her trial run convincingly on February 15, 2011.

Currently second favourite at Luxbet paying $4.40 for a win, Melito has certainly got the talent to run well and appears to be back to some of her best form.

Melito will jump from barrier nine and will be ridden by jockey Brendon Avdulla.

Also a chance is David Payne’s Centennial Park, who won the Expressway Stakes a fortnight ago.

Centennial Park is paying $7.50 for the win at Luxbet and is not to be forgotten, winning two out of four times at this track over this same distance.

Centennial Park has been allocated barrier six for the 2011 Apollo Stakes.

2011 Apollo Stakes – Rosehill Race 6 Tips

Our Favourite: #1 Danleigh

Best Place Picks: #7 Hot Danish from #8 Melito and #3 Centennial Park

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