Only eight runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured 2016 Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Our Boy Malachi was forced into the paddock after bleeding during the running of the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) in May last year but is currently rated outright $2.25 favourite in Expressway Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Posting an impressive seventeen wins and two minors through only 21 career starts so far, the Rockhampton Rocket immediately responded when transferred to the Sydney stables of Team Hawkes prior to last summer; winning a minor over 1100m before taking out each of the Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) and Listed Razor Sharp Handicap (1200m).
Resuming last autumn for success in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m), the Top Echelon gelding placed third in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) in his only other start prior to the Doomben 10,000.
Tommy Berry will take the ride on the seven-year-old, who will leave from the ideal barrier 4 on Saturday.
Generalife will also return to racing in the 2016 Expressway Stakes and figures as sole occupant of the second line of betting at $3.50 odds.
Generalife has won an impressive nine of his 33 race starts so far; finishing in the first three a further ten times.
Capping an impressive winter campaign third in each of the Doomben 10,000 and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m), the Lonhro gelding resumed in spring for sixth in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m); progressing to fifth in the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) before placing second in the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) on November 14th.
James McDonald takes the ride on Generalife on Saturday, who should find a good position within the small field from barrier 6.
Interestingly figuring as the only other runner currently available at 2016 Expressway Stakes odds of less than $10, Solicit ($6) will carry a very manageable 56.5kgs and will leave from barrier 5 on Saturday.
Resuming in spring for second in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m), the daughter of Street Cry ran eighth in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) before ending her campaign with success in the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m).
Group 1 winner Tiger Tees represents terrific value for money at Expressway Stakes odds of $13 while the Rod Northam-trained Big Money is worth consideration at a $12 quote.
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