An exciting field of 13 has been confirmed to line up for the Group 3 BRC Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse, offering punters sensational value and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.
Having returned to racing in great form this season, Danchai is currently clear favourite in betting markets for success in the 2014 BRC Chairman’s Handicap at a quote of $2.50, ahead of Zennista ($8), Carmora ($8.50) and Lauren Tate ($9).
Will Danchai justify his resounding favouritism and win the 2014 BRC Chairman’s Handicap, or will one of his talented opponents find the line in the clear?
Claiming two wins and five places from just 13 competitive starts to date, Danchai has steadily built to the task over three appearances on track this season; producing a strong turn of foot to finish third amongst classy company in the AJ Bert Lillye Memorial Handicap (1300m) first-up on March 23rd, the Authorized gelding was unlucky when blocked for a run and eighth in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) on April 5th, before returning to competitive form when second in the Group 3 Japan Racing Association Plate (2000m) last time out. Allocated the ideal barrier 2, Danchai will be particularly tough to beat with leading jockey Nash Rawiller on board this weekend.
A mainstay in highly-rated races in her native New Zealand, Zennista has been confirmed to make her debut appearance across the ditch this season in this weekend’s Chairman’s Handicap, and offers punters exceptional value for money at current $8 odds. A standout performer in winter events over the 2013 season, the Zenno Rob Roy mare finished third in both the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) and Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) before strolling home to win the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) by nearly three lengths. Unlucky not to claim a Group 1 victory over her 42 career starts to date, trainer Lisa Latta has confirmed several major events are on the cards for Zennista while in Australia, and is confident of kicking off her campaign in the best way possible from the inside barrier this weekend.
Pretty Pins ($26)
While yet to hit peak condition over five race starts this preparation, well-trialled five-year-old Pretty Pins arguably offers punters the best value for money in betting markets for the 2014 BRC Chairman’s Handicap at current $26 odds, or $6.50 for a place. Claiming five wins and four places from 26 competitive starts so far, the Pins mare is a proven performer on Brisbane tracks, and is more than a chance of causing an upset of jockey Ryan Wiggins can find a clear running path rounding onto the final straight.
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