Odds & Preview Of The 2010 Mullins Lawyers Grand Prix Stakes

May 28th, 2010

The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival’s thrilling action will continue this Saturday at the Doomben Racecourse, as the Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 jumps, with a fantastic array of races scheduled for spectators.

While the $650,000 Group 1 Carlton Mid Doomben 10,000 (1350m) headlines the day’s proceedings with its classy line up, the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) is another favourite, featuring a full line up of three-year-olds fighting for a share in the $150,000 purse.

The Hombre is just claiming the pre-race favourite title as he comes into the weekend at $5.

The Hombre is just claiming the pre-race favourite title as he comes into the weekend at $5.

In the Lucky Owners gelding’s last three starts he has finished in the top two, most recently of which was the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2020m), when he saw off many three-year-olds starting on Saturday.

The odds for the 2010 Grand Prix Stakes are incredibly close at the top of the field – with punters backing a close race at the front.

Close behind The Hombre in the odds are Kutchinsky and Summer Dash, who drew barrier four and 18 respectively, and are both at $5.50.

Trained by Chris Waller, Summer Dash has claimed the top spot in all of her last three starts, albeit they were over a shorter distance – less than 1,800 metres, so if he can hold out over the longer distance will certainly be one to watch.

Just a dollar out are Sir Time Keeper and Tee Emar, from barriers 16 and 19 respectively, at $6.50 each.

The Stravinsky colt Sir Time Keeper, despite a disappointing run recently in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2020m) has been strong over the staying distance – and if he can overcome the wider barrier will do well in the 2010 Grand Prix Stakes.

The Peter Moody-trained Tee Emar will be looking for revenge over favourite The Hombre on Saturday – and will surely provide a thrilling battle on the track between the duo.

The Mossman colt officially finished second to The Hombre in the Rough Habit Plate, although crossed the line first – however was penalised due to bumping the winning gelding around the 250 metre mark and lost him the winning spot.

While Tee Emar is starting wide, the passion the colt will have along with rider Luke Nolen also feeling hard done by with the result, could come out with all guns blazing and payout a substantial sum to the willing punter.

The Randwick-based Landlord could be an outsider worth backing at $9.

The One Cool Cat colt has finished in the top two of his last three starts, and with the inside advantage of barrier three, over the rest of the favourites wider draws, could overcome the odds in the 2010 Grand Prix Stakes.

Also taking place this Saturday at Doomben will be the Group 3 Premiers Cup (2200m) and five other fantastic races. So to place a bet on the 2010 Grand Prix Stakes, or just to check out the latest odds and markets, head to Ladbrokes.com.au now!

2010 Grand Prix Stakes Final Field

No.

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

Barrier

Weight

1
Sanderson
Kelly Doughty Jason Holder 21 56
2
Sir Time Keeper (NZ)
Graeme Nicholson David Walsh 16 56
3
The Hombre
John Bary Jonathen Riddell 10 56
4
Keyora (NZ)
John Wheeler Hugh Bowman 2 56
5
Tee Emar
Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 19 56
6
Summer Dash
Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 18 56
7
Definite Choice
Gregory Hickman Larry Cassidy 1 56
8
Break The Ice
Peter Balzen Scott Seamer 17 56
9
Kutchinsky
Tony Noonan Craig Newitt 4 56
10
Arvan
Peter G Moody Jim Byrne 5 56
11
Landlord
Bart Cummings Damien Oliver 3 56
12
Dark Knight
Mark F Webb Jason Taylor 8 56
13
Rocket To Rio (NZ)
Alan Bailey Glen Colless 12 56
14
Viking Hero
Michael Moroney Stathi Katsidis 13 56
15
Argenteum
Neville O’Saunders Phillip Wolfgram 14 56
16
Cassini Contest
John P Thompson Blake Shinn 15 54
EMERGENCIES
17
Caiseal
Paul Perry Chris Munce 9 54
18
Mother’s Milk (NZ)
John P Thompson 7 54
19
Santo De Lago
Les Kelly Michael Walker 11 56
20
Tom’s Rocket
Reg Rowley 6 56
21
Face The Front
Bevan & Richard Laming Chris Munce 20 56