Having finished no worse than second in five race starts to date, exciting Team Hawkes-trained runner Not Listenin’tome has registered as undoubted market mover in betting markets for the 2014 Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick this weekend.
Not Listenin’tome debuted with a near-six length win in the Taste Of Spring Raceday Maiden (1100m) on September 8th and has quickly built a reputation as one of the country’s leading three-year-olds, closing his memorable maiden season second behind fellow Canterbury Stakes acceptor Zoustar in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on November 2nd.
Having claimed the Group 3 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) by four lengths first-up on February 22nd, punters have responded to an opening price of $4.80 for the talented Dylan Thomas gelding, who now registers at a quote of $4.20 from the ideal gate 6 this weekend.
While yet to appear on track in 2014, classy colt Zoustar opened and has maintained status as outright $2.60 favourite for the 2014 Canterbury Stakes after a stand-out 2013.
Claiming six wins and one place from only eight starts, the exciting Northern Meteor colt had an immediate impact on the racing community, finishing in the clear in his first three races before running an unlucky second the Romantic Touch in the Group 1 J.J Atkins (1600m).
Returning in spring in impeccable form, Zoustar overcame the awkward barrier 16 to comfortably claim the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) before continuing on to success in the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) and Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Having been allocated the ideal barrier 3 for the Canterbury Stakes, regular jockey Jim Cassidy is confident of first-up success for the talented three-year-old after trialling well at Randwick earlier this week.
Only two other runners currently feature at odds of less-than $10 for 2014 Canterbury Stakes success; Appearance and Red Tracer, each available at $5.50.
While registering as an early frontrunner, Appearance’s chances of continuing her so-far perfect start to 2014 took a huge hit on Wednesday, when allocated the wide barrier 10.
Red Tracer (barrier 7) was particularly impressive in claiming the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) first-up two weeks ago, and represents excellent value to punters at her current odds.
Fellow Chris Waller-trained mare Streama arguably offers punters the best odds for victory in the 2014 Canterbury Stakes, currently featuring at a particularly generous quote of $18.
While yet to reach peak condition in 2014, the talented daughter of Stratum contested a memorable 2013 campaign, undoubtedly peaking with victory in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).Ladbrokes is home to the best odds for the 2014 Canterbury Stakes!
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