2014 Dane Ripper Stakes Betting Update

June 5th, 2014

A particularly talented field of 14 fillies and mares have been confirmed to line up for a tilt at this weekend’s Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Catkins is outright favourite for success in the 2014 Dane Ripper Stakes

Catkins is outright favourite for success in the 2014 Dane Ripper Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

A standout performer over the 2014 Autumn Carnival, Catkins has opened as and maintained favouritism in betting markets for success in the 2014 Dane Ripper Stakes, currently offered at generous $3.30 odds.

Arguably the most talented Australian racehorse yet to break through for a maiden Group 1 victory, Catkins has returned to racing in typically great touch this season; claiming impressive victories in the Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) and Group 3 Wiggle Stakes (1400m) first-up before placing a spirited third in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 22nd.

Returning to the winner’s circle when strolling home to claim the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) on April 5th, the Dubawi mare was unable to handle the late pace of the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) on April 19th, and has since spent time in the spelling paddock.

A noted performer first-up, Catkins offers punters great value for money at her current odds; particularly with talented jockey Hugh Bowman on board.

Allocated the ideal barrier four and confirmed to be partnered by in-form jockey Tommy Berry, Cosmic Endeavour is currently sole occupant of the second line of betting for success in the 2014 Dane Ripper Stakes; offered at even $6 odds.

Returning to racing in fine form this time in, the Northern Meteor filly has received the ideal lead in to the Dane Ripper Stakes; finishing second in the Group 2 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) on April 12th and winning the particularly well-contested Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) just one week later.

Having since finished third in the Group 3 Darley Crown (1300m), Cosmic Endeavour will carry winning form into the Dane Ripper Stake after strolling home to win the Inglis 3.y.o Guineas (1400m) last time out.

Interestingly featuring as the only other runner currently offered at a quote of less-than $10 in betting markets for the 2014 Dane Ripper Stakes, Driefontein arguably offers punters the best value for money of any runner confirmed in the final field at generous $7.50 odds.

Currently amidst a long and busy racing preparation that spans back to an impressive victory in the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) on September 14th, Driefontein has continued to build in form and class and is a great chance of causing an upset this weekend.

Sprinting clear to win the Group 3 Irwin Stakes (1100m) on April 12th, the Fastnet Rock mare broke through for a maiden victory at the highest level of Australian racing just two weeks later when easily taking care of a talented field in the Group 1 Robert Sangster (1200m) at South Australia’s Morphettville Racecourse.

Allocated the ideal barrier 5, Driefontein will again be partnered by leading jockey Nash Rawiller and is more than worth at wager at $7.50 for a win, or $2.70 odds to run a place.

Offering punters insane value at a quote of $26 for success in the Dane Ripper Stakes, Plucky Belle has returned to racing in exceptional form this season, unlucky to finish second in two Group 3 sprint events over just four competitive appearances on course.

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