Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse will be lit up by some of Australia’s classiest mares come Saturday afternoon when the $125,000 Group Three Cockram Stakes (1200m) takes to the track.
The 2010 Cockram Stakes has attracted a huge influx of females and will jump at 4pm with a full field of 16, so to see where the best place to put your wager is head to Ladbrokes.com.au.
When it gets to the nitty gritty one of the favourites at Ladbrokes.com.au is sure to be the David Hayes-trained Irish Lights.
The four-year-old may have drawn a wide start, but the Fastnet Rock mare has proved herself over the 1,200 metre mark and should be well rested after a long stint off the track.
Perhaps an underdog punters should take advantage of is the Matron Stakes winner Response which drew perfectly with barrier one.
The Charge Forward mare only has five starts to her name although has claimed two wins and already notched up $190,275 in prizemoney. Sure to be an outsider in the odds, the promising female could be a strong wager.
Valentine Miss is another potential winner. The Mark Kavanagh-trained Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes winner is another female who will be well rested.
The five-year-olds last jump was back in March and since then she has been steadily improving under the watchful eye of her trainer in anticipation of a strong spring campaign.
Other notable names forming the 2010 Cockram Stakes final field are the Moonee Valley Classic winner My Emotion in barrier eight, the Glen Boss-ridden Ocean Challenger and the Schweppes Oaks runner up No Evidence Needed.
2010 Cockram Stakes Final Field
My Emotion (NZ)
|Michael Kent||Brad Rawiller||8||57.5|
|David Hayes||Steven Arnold||18||56.5|
|Robert Smerdon||Nicholas Hall||17||56.5|
|Matthew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Craig Williams||1||56.5|
|Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd||16||55.5|
|Mark Kavanagh||Damien Oliver||2||54|
|Darren Magro||Glen Boss||11||54|
No Evidence Needed
|John P Thompson||Stathi Katsidis||7||54|
|Rick Hore-Lacy||Craig Newitt||3||54|
|Robbie Griffiths||Peter Mertens||12||54|
|Mick Price||Dale Smith||14||54|
|Lee & Shannon Hope||Dean Yendall||19||53|
My Girl Helen
|Pat Hyland||Jake Noonan||5||53|
Take All Of Me
|Bruce & Jean Purcell||Steven King||13||53|
|John Sadler||Brent Stanely||10||53|
Save A Penny
Rhythm In Paris
|Jason Warren||Ben Melham||9||53|