A talented field of fourteen runners has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2016 Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) on the Gold Coast; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Godolphin runner Hauraki remains clear $2.80 favourite and market mover to win the Hollindale Stakes with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of stable mate Old North ($5.50) and Sir Moments ($8.50).
Will Hauraki justify favouritism and win the 2016 Hollindale Stakes or will one of his many talented rivals post an upset?
It’s Somewhat ($12)
It’s Somewhat has returned to racing in slick form this time and undoubtedly offers punters the best value for money at current Hollindale Stakes odds of $12 for success. Posting a career total of five wins and seven minors through twenty-three competitive starts, the Dynaformer gelding ran on well for sixth in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) first-up before taking out each of the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m). Having performed well for a credible sixth in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) last time, It’s Somewhat will leave from barrier 8 and will receive a great ride by leading local hoop Damian Browne.
Hauraki is arguably the class horse of the 2016 Hollindale Stakes field, but failed at his last start and may need the run on Saturday to return to peak condition. Resuming for third in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) on February 13th, the Reset gelding savaged the line for third in the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) before finishing a close second behind The United States in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), leading into a lacklustre run in the Queen Elizabeth. Leading Godolphin hoop James McDonald takes the ride on Hauraki on Saturday, from the ideal barrier 2.
Volkstok’n’Barrell is another horse that is simply over the odds Hollindale Stakes betting markets, and is more than worth consideration for a bet at his current quote. Posting a commendable career total of eight wins and four minors through nineteen competitive starts, the Tavistock gelding failed to make anything of an impact through the Spring Carnival, but returned this time for sixth in the Group 1 NRM Sprint (1400m) before taking out each of the Group 1 Haunui Farm Classic (1600m) and Group 1 New Zealand Stakes (2000m).
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