Just eight runners have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Having returned to racing in slick form this time in, Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Cluster has claimed outright favouritism for success in the 2014 Theo Marks Stakes, currently available at odds of $3.10 for success, ahead of Bull Point ($3.20), Kirramosa ($5) and Ninth Legion ($9) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Cluster justify his already resounding support from punters and win the 2014 Theo Marks Stakes, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Bull Point ($3.20)
A standout performer over the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival, Bull Point was unable to hit peak condition over the 2014 Autumn, but has appeared to have experienced a resurgence of form since transferring to the care of Chris Waller and is more than worth consideration for a Theo Marks Stakes bet. Finishing third in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) most notably on this day one year ago, the Fastnet Rock entire appeared to have returned to racing in good form this season in winning the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) first-up and finishing fourth in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) on February 22nd, but returned to the paddock after two disappointing starts in the weeks following. Running on for a credible third in the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) on August 23rd, Bull Point will have to overcome the wide barrier this weekend, but is a great chance of delivering on current odds.
Beginning his racing tenure under the guidance of Anthony Cummings before transferring to the Snowdens at the beginning of this season, Cluster has without doubt hit career best form over three starts at his new home; winning each of his first two starts before placing second in the Hyland Race Colours 3.y.o+ (1200m) on August 30th. Allocated the ideal barrier 4 and confirmed to be partnered by in-form jockey Tim Clark, the Fastnet Rock entire has already experienced the greatest market share of wagers for success in the 2014 Theo Marks Stakes; cutting in from opening odds of nearly $5 to register as clear market mover.
Laying a great account for herself when finishing a credible sixth amongst particularly classy competition in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 9th, Kirramosa is sure to benefit from the step-up in distance for the 2014 Theo Marks Stakes and arguably offers punters the best value for success in Theo Mark Stakes betting markets. Securing an impressive total of four wins and one place from just nine competitive starts, the Alamosa filly stamped her claims as one to watch over the back-end of a memorable 2013 spring campaign; finishing second in a minor over a mile before securing back-to-back victories in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) and Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) on November 7th.
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