2015 Apollo Stakes Betting Update

February 12th, 2015

Just 14 runners remains in contention for Saturday’s featured Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Contributer currently leads markets with Lucia Valentina and Weary for the 2015 Apollo Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Contributer currently leads markets with Lucia Valentina and Weary for the 2015 Apollo Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Offered a great chance of success from the ideal barrier 6, Contributer has received huge support from punters in the early hours of 2015 Apollo Stakes betting; cutting in to share favouritism with first-up winner Weary and Lucia Valentina at a quote of $6 with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Finishing outside the top three only a handful of times through his eleven start career so far, Contributer began his racing career under the guidance of British trainer Ed Dunlop before transferring to John O’Shea for a short spring campaign in 2014.

Having won the Listed Magnolia Stakes (2012m) and beaten a talented field to the line including the likes of Bold Sniper and Café Society in the Listed Wolferton Handicap (2012m) early in 2014, the High Chaparral entire charged home to win the Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) on debut in Australia on October 18th.

While unable to match the late pace when eighth in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) on November 8th, O’Shea is thrilled with Contributer’s current condition and is confident of first-up success in the 2015 Apollo Stakes.

Securing four wins and a further six minor places from his 17 competitive starts so far, Weary has been charged with overcoming the somewhat wide and awkward barrier 13 in the 2015 Apollo Stakes but is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds.

Running third in a minor over 1400m upon debuting to the Australian way of going early in 2014, the son of Astronomer Royal ran second in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) before winning the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) on April 5th.

Returning to the paddock following a credible third in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) and second in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m), Weary was unable to make an impact over three spring starts, but returned for an impressive victory in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) on January 31st.

A proven performer in events over a large range of distances, Lucia Valentina is a noted first-up competitor and offers punters exceptional value at current odds as a result.

A two-time Group 1 winner, Lucia Valentina charged home to win the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) first-up on September 6th, progressing to victory in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and third in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) most notably.

Charged with carrying just 57kgs, the Savabeel mare arguably offers punters the best value for success in 2015 Apollo Stakes betting markets.

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