The final race of tomorrow April 9, 2011’s AJC Australian Derby Day will be the Group 3 Adrian Knox Stakes (2000m) and betting markets for the final field is now open.
The $150,000 Adrian Knox Stakes has attracted 17 final acceptances for the 16 horse starting field, and currently Gary Portelli’s Rose Of Peace is the $5.50 the favourite for the race at Luxbet.
Rose Of Peace has won just one of her previous nine starts, but has placed in her past two races, including the Group 2 Surround Stakes at Warwick Farm on March 5, 2011.
The three-year-old filly will be looking to claim her first Stakes level win in the 2011 Adrian Knox Stakes on Saturday.
Raspberries is currently second in the market order, paying odds of $7.50 for a win in the 2011 Adrian Knox Stakes.
The three-year-old Lonhro filly has finished no worse than second in her last five runs and has only fallen out of the first four on one occasion during her eight-run preparation.
Raspberries has won three of her eight starts and will be taking her first step up to group level in tomorrow’s 2011 Adrian Knox Stakes.
Currently, both Booklet and Dreamworker are tied for third favouritism, each paying odds of $9 at Luxbet.
- Career: 10-2-2-3
- 5th race this prep
- Booklet won the Listed Adelaide Guineas last start and appears in fine form. She had her blinkers off last start and it seemed to her the world of good so they stay off here.
- Career: 8-3-3-0
- 9th race this prep
- Raspberries has drawn very wide here and is making her Stakes debut in this race. However, she has demonstrated that she has no lack of talent and it wouldn’t be surprising if she was in the finish.
#6 Rose Of Peace
- Career: 9-1-1-2
- 4th race this prep
- Rose Of Peace ran on well at this same level in the Surround Stakes two starts back. She has a very wide gate but is the deserved favourite.
- Career: 4-0-1-0
- 4th race this prep
- Dreamworker’s camp are obviously confident that she can perform here, after scratching her from a 2100m Maiden at Wyong on Thursday where she looked the obvious winner. Performed well in her first attempt at Group level last start.