2010 Tramway Handicap Final Field & Betting Preview

September 3rd, 2010

This Saturday as part of the action of Chelmsford Stakes Day at the Royal Randwick, a capacity field of 14 gallopers will take to the track in the $125,000 Group 3 Tramway Handicap (1400m).

An impressive list of horses will start in the 2010 Tramway Handicap including three runners dominating the pre-race betting markets Neeson, Centennial Park and Stryker.

Leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au have Joseph Pride’s Mossman gelding Neeson as the current $4.60 favourite despite the four-year-old drawing wide with barrier 11.

Neeson resumed racing in the Show Country Stakes at Warwick Farm a fortnight ago finishing fifth to Kenny’s World and should improve second-up.

The David Payne-trained Centennial Park and Chris Waller’s Stryker fill the next line of betting through Ladbrokes.com.au at $4.80.

Five-year-old Kiwi-bred gelding Centennial Park is coming off an eye-catching second in the Starlight Stakes and advantages from a good barrier two draw while four-year-old Stryker is also at short-odds after drawing the inside running with gate one.

Sacred Choice is the only other Tramway Handicap starter at single figure odds through Ladbrokes.com.au, the Choisir mare finishing third in the Show County last start.

Quality horses that could cause an upset and win at generous odds from Ladbrokes.com.au include Group 1 winner Sniper’s Bullet ($13) and Gai Waterhouse’s Herculian Prince ($16).

There will be lots of attention on the horse jumping from barrier four, as John O’Shea’s Jessicabeel resumes racing in the Tramway Handicap on way to a run in the 2010 Melbourne Cup.

Five-year-old Zabeel mare Jessicabeel took out the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) last start back in April and is currently the third-favourite to win this year’s Melbourne Cup at $17 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

O’Shea isn’t expecting a winning performance from Jessicabeel on Saturday, preparing her to peak later in the spring as reflected in her generous $41 odds for the Tramway.

The feature Randwick Races this Saturday are the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes and the Group 2 Furious Stakes, and as well as offering the best odds for the Tramway Quality, Ladbrokes.com.au also have some hot racing offers on these other events too!

2010 Tramway Handicap Final Field, Barriers & Odds

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight Odds*
1 SNIPER’S BULLET Tracey Bartley Grant Buckley 8 61 13.00
2 JESSICABEEL (NZ) John O’Shea Corey Brown 4 56 41.00
3 RABBUKA Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 13 56 26.00
4 CANNONBALL (USA) Gai Waterhouse Blake Spriggs 6 55 34.00
5 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne Hugh Bowman 2 55 4.80
6 EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) Bart Cummings Brenton Avdulla 16 55 101.11
7 DRUMBEATS Peter Snowden Tye Angland 15 54.5 10.00
8 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Glyn Schofield 17 54 16.00
9 SACRED CHOICE Joseph Pride Tommy Berry 5 53 6.50
10 NEESON Joseph Pride Peter Robl 11 53 4.60
11 SNAPY HALO (ARG) John O’Shea Timothy Bell 12 53 15.00
12 STRYKER Chris Waller Blake Shinn 1 53 4.80
13 SAINTHOOD Rick Worthington Rod Quinn 14 53 17.00
14 KEEPIN’ THE DREAM (NZ) Jim & Greg Lee Tim Clark 9 53 51.00
15e RECOUP DE FORTUNE Anthony Cummings 18 53 21.00
16e SPINNEY Peter Snowden 3 54 51.00
17e INNINGS Ron Leemon Nathan Berry 10 53 51.00
18e GATHERING John P Thompson 7 53 26.00

*Odds subject to change – visit Ladbrokes.com.au for updates