The Mick Price-trained 3 year old colt Stratcombe is being aimed at a Caulfield Guineas run, and punters will get to see his current form in the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
With odds of $31 in the Caulfield Guineas futures available at SportsBet, Stratcombe is far from being a favourite, but also isn’t considered out of contention.
In the McNeil Stakes on Saturday, Stratcombe is $6 at SportsBet, starting from barrier 2. This puts him behind Willow Creek, Breitling and Liveandletdie in the odds, but the difference in prices is not all that pronounced.
A good run in the McNeil Stakes could see Stratcombe’s Caulfield Guineas odds shorten dramatically, especially if he goes well against other Caulfield Guineas hopefuls like Liveandletdie.
Punters have had few opportunities to study Stratcombe’s form until now, with only a third place in a barrier trial and a second place in the Jack Elliot Handicap to go on. This McNeil Stakes run will better define where Stratcombe stands and how much of a contender he is likely to be in the Caulfield Guineas.
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