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Manaal Favoured in Large-Open Champagne Stakes 2024

The curtain closes on the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival this Saturday with two closing Group 1s together with the Champagne Stakes (Race 7) at Royal Randwick.

Inglis Sires' winner Manaal

Michael Freedman’s Inglis Sires’ profitable filly Manaal takes on the boys once more within the 2024 Champagne Stakes area on Saturday. Photograph: Steve Hart.

This $1 million showdown for two-year-olds represents the ultimate leg of the juvenile Triple Crown.

A small however high-quality area of eight horses has been assembled, with the unbeaten filly Manaal put in because the early favorite at $2.35 by Ladbrokes.

Drawn in gate 4 with Jamie Kah taking the reins, Manaal boasts an unblemished file at Randwick, having gained all three of her begins right here, together with an exhilarating victory within the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ final fortnight.

Though the margin was slim that day, her potential to carry out on a Heavy (8) monitor suggests the firmer occurring Saturday ought to have her operating out a mile no worries.

John O’Shea‘s colt Linebacker is the closest challenger within the markets at $3.

This son of Tremendous Seth is undefeated in his two profession begins, however faces a big step up in school after a slim win within the Group 3 T.L. Baillieu.

Tommy Berry can be within the saddle for Linebacker as he tackles the mile distance for the primary time.

Two different runners are attracting consideration at single-figure odds: Godolphin‘s Broadsiding ($5.50) and Anode ($8) educated by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

Too Darn Scorching colt Broadsiding has expertise over the 1600m distance, having damaged his maiden standing at Randwick final Saturday within the Fernhill Handicap.

He’ll be aiming to turn into the primary horse since Prized Icon (2016) to finish the Fernhill Handicap – Champagne Stakes double.

Anode, in the meantime, comes into the race with a file of two seconds and a seventh in his 4 begins.

He’ll be hoping for a return to drier monitor circumstances after struggling on the Heavy monitor within the Sires’.

The Champagne Stakes is shaping as much as be an enchanting contest, with Manaal going through a problem from a number of gifted colts.

The climate might additionally play a task, with rain forecast probably impacting the monitor circumstances.

The race is scheduled for 3:00 pm (AEST) on Saturday.

2024 Champagne Stakes Area

No Final 10 Horse Coach Jockey Barrier Weight Possible Weight Penalty Hcp Score
1 13227 ANODE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 3 56.5kg
2 11 LINEBACKER (NZ) John O’Shea Tommy Berry 5 56.5kg
3 4331 BROADSIDING James Cummings James McDonald 7 56.5kg
4 4×2616 FEARLESS Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Dee 2 56.5kg
5 32 EL CASTELLO Anthony Cummings Tyler Schiller 8 56.5kg
6 489 TENBURY WELLS Brad Widdup Zac Lloyd (a) 6 56.5kg
7 1×2151 MANAAL Michael Freedman Ms Jamie Kah 4 54.5kg
8 2701 IN HER EYES Leon & Troy Corstens Dylan Gibbons (a) 1 54.5kg

Desk Credit score: Racing Australia.

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