Tomorrow at the esteemed Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland, the second major race meeting of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival will take place headlined by the $300,000 Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m).
The 2010 A.D. Hollindale Stakes features 14 top-class runners, but the clear pre-race favourite is the Anthony Cummings-trained Road To Rock.
Currently paying $2.30 through Ladbrokes.com.au, Road To Rock took out the Queen Elizabeth Stakes last start and has drawn ideally in barrier three, making him well positioned to make it back-to-back Group 1 success.
Two horses are currently sharing equal second favouritism at $6 through Ladbrokes.com.au for the 2010 Hollindale Stakes, Metal Bender and Gold Water.
The Chris Waller-trained Metal Bender is coming off a ninth place to Hot Danish in the All Aged Stakes and will be ridden by Hugh Bowman from barrier six on Saturday.
Gold Water is one of only three females lining up in the race, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Choisir mare starting out wide in barrier nine.
Other horses with claims and gaining popularity in the betting markets include Snapy Halo at $7.50 and the Grahame Begg-trained Pagan Princess paying $9 for a win through Ladbrokes.com.au.
The top five horses heading the betting markets are all interstate raiders from Sydney looking to snare the win from the locals.
The best chances the Sunshine State have of winning the Hollindale Stakes lie in four-year-old Rockdale from the Gold Coast and Rothera trained at Oakey coming off a last start win, both paying $21, the shortest odds of any of the Queensland contenders.
The other featured highlight at the Gold Coast meeting on Saturday will be the $125,000 Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) where Stryker and Temple Of Boom are currently batting for favouritism.
To view the final field for the 2010 Hollindale Stakes click here, and you can catch the horses in action tomorrow at 3:50pm as race seven.
2010 Hollindale Stakes Betting Odds:
|1||SIR SLICK (12)||31.00|
|2||ROAD TO ROCK (3)||2.30|
|3||METAL BENDER (6)||6.00|
|6||GALLIONS REACH (11)||101.00|
|8||COURT RULER (2)||26.00|
|9||YIELD CURVE (4)||67.00|
|10||SNAPY HALO (13)||7.50|
|12||RIVA SAN (7)||34.00|
|13||GOLD WATER (9)||6.00|
|14||PAGAN PRINCESS (10)||9.00|
*Odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and correct at time of publication though are subject to change.