2017 Rubiton Stakes Odds & Betting Update

February 9th, 2017

Eight sprinters will line up for Saturday’s 2017 Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield Racecourse, but it is multiple Group 1 winner Chautauqua who understandably leads betting markets for the featured sprint.

Chautauqua currently leads 2017 Rubiton Stakes betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Chautauqua currently leads 2017 Rubiton Stakes betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Chautauqua has been a standout performer throughout his entire racing career so far and while failing to come up during the spring season, has reportedly taken great benefit from his time away from racing.

Resuming in 2016 for a smart win in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m), Chautauqua was unable to make up the distance late when third in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) but responded with a successfully defence of his Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) crown during The Championships.

Having won the Group 1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) in Hong Kong on May 1st, the Encosta De Lago gelding will jump from the ideal barrier 5 in the Rubiton Stakes, with Dwayne Dunn in the saddle.

Hellbent is yet to herald much interest in 2017 Rubiton Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au, but remains an outright $4.80 second-favourite, despite drifting from an opening quote of $4.20.

Hellbent produced a number of smart performances during his first preparation for Darren Weir in spring and was returned to the paddock after finishing third behind Redzel and Terravista in the Listed Mumm Stakes (1000m).

Having resumed for third in the Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m) on January 28th, the son of I Am Invincible will have to overcome the outside barrier in the Rubiton Stakes but should relish a step up in distance.

Arguably offering punters the best value for money in 2017 Rubiton Stakes betting markets, Wild Rain has continued to firm into a quote of $6 to register as sole occupant of the third line; having opened at a $7 quote.

Wild Rain has been the stable star for Flemington trainer Mark Kavanagh in recent seasons and is drawn to find a good position off pace in barrier 6; particularly with only 55.5kgs tow.

Posting consecutive wins in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) and Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) upon resuming in spring, the Manhattan Rain was arguably at her best when she boxed on for third in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) on September 30th.

Failing to fire when fifth in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m), Wild Rain was last seen running a close second in the Group 3 Sensis Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on Derby Day.

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