The 2010 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw has been released with the favourites in the field all drawing well for the sprint showdown taking place this Saturday, November 27, at Ascot Racecourse.
Western Australia’s richest 1200m race, the $750,000 Group 2 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) final field features 16 sprinters.
Marasco suits the distance, is tipped to improve second up and is proven at the weight making them a top chance to win at good odds so back them now at Luxbet!
Just one runner trained outside of WA will take to the Ascot track for the Winterbottom Stakes this year after the Mick Price-trained True Persuasion failed to gain a flight from Victoria to Perth.
New South Wales galloper Whitefriars is now the sole interstate raider, Rick Worthington’s consistent five-year-old drawn ideally in barrier three and coming off some impressive form in Sydney and Melbourne including a last start win in the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.
Other early favourites in the Winterbottom Stakes odds are Waratah’s Secret and Marasco.
David Harrison’s four-year-old Oratorio gelding Waratah’s Secret has come up trumps in the Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw with gate one, the Prince of Wales Stakes winner a top chance with an ideal preparation for this.
Eight-year-old warhorse Marasco is another top pick despite drawing a little wider with barrier nine.
The Fred Kersley-trained Marasco enjoyed back-to-back stakes wins at Ascot earlier in the year and resumed for the season after a lengthy spell with an eighth place in the Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m), beaten by just over three lengths.
Expected to improve second up, better suited to the 1200m distance and meeting many of the runners that finished ahead of him in the Colonel Reeves better in the weights on Saturday, Marasco comes right into contention looking for his second Winterbottom Stakes win after taking out the feature back in 2006.
Horses that suffered a blow with wide barrier draws include local eight-year-olds Tarzi (barrier 17) and Idyllic Prince (barrier 14).
The 2010 Burswood Winterbottom Stakes odds will re-open at Luxbet shortly and we will follow with a comprehensive form and betting preview.
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2010 Burswood Winterbottom Stakes Field & Barrier Draw
|1||MARASCO||Daniel Staeck||Fred Kersley||9||58.5|
|2||TARZI||Steven Parnham||Neville Parnham||17||58.5|
|3||IDYLLIC PRINCE||Jason Brown||Jim Taylor||14||58.5|
|4||ELLIOTTO||Patrick Carbery||Neville Parnham||10||58.5|
|5||REVOLITION||Brad Parnham||Paul Jordan||2||58.5|
|6||MA MA MACHINE||Alan Kennedy||Adam Durrant||6||58.5|
|7||WHITEFRIARS||Damien Oliver||Rick Worthington||3||58.5|
|8||KING KOOL KAT||Duncan Miller||Ian Glading||4||58.5|
|9||HADABECLORKA||William Pike||Brent Larsson||5||58.5|
|10||WARATAH’S SECRET||Paul Harvey||David Harrison||1||58.5|
|11||TRUE PERSUASION||Brad Rawiller||Mick Price||15||58.5|
|12||DANTE’S VOLONTE||Michael Walker||Simon Barrass||16||58.5|
|13||WERD||Craig Staples||Chris Gangemi||13||58.5|
|14||KASABIAN||Shaun O’Donnell||Darren McAuliffe||4||58.5|
|15||MOONLIGHT DRIVE||Clint Harvey||Trevor Andrews||12||58.5|
|16||FOR YOUR EYES ONLY||Troy Turner||Paul Jordan||8||56.5|
|17e||GRAND JARDIN||Jarrad Noske||Bruce Watkins||11||58.5|