Star Japanese stayers To The World and Tosen Stardom are poised to carry the Queen Elizabeth Stakes trophy back to the land of the rising sun.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has To The World at $4.00 second favourite and Tosen Stardom $8.00 to win Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes. One of a suite of novelty bets, released by the online bookie, the Japanese runners are $2.50 with the rest of the field $1.50.
Champion trainer Chris Waller holds a strong hand in the four Group 1’s to be decided. Waller is $2.00 to win at least one and $101 to claim all four.
“It will be a great day of racing and having a bit of fun is what it’s all about. Winners may be hard to come by so these markets give punters a lot more options to play around with,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
While The Championships have been a huge success the Victorians have struggled. They will be out in force and are nice odds of $2.20 for a Victorian based trainer to land a Group 1 win.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au:
Queen Elizabeth Stakes
(prices in brackets from Thursday, 9 April)
$3.80 Contributer (out from $3.70)
$4.00 To The World (steady)
$7.00 Criterion (steady)
$8.00 Tosen Stardom (steady)
$7.50 Adelaide (in from $8.00)
$15 Royal Descent (steady)
$15 Lucia Valentina (steady)
$17 Spillway (steady)
$34 Beaten Up (out from $26)
$41 Happy Trails (steady)
$41 Red Cadeaux (steady)
$67 Fiveandahalfstar (steady)
$301 Aomen (steady)
Japan to take away the Queen
$2.50 A Japanese horse to win the Queen Elizabeth
$1.50 Any other horse to win the Queen Elizabeth
Where will the winner of the Queen Elizabeth have been bred?
$3.00 Australia/New Zealand
How many Group One winners will the “International Fly In” jockeys win on Day 2 of The Championships?
How many Group 1s will Chris Waller win on Day 2 of The Championships?
Waller and the ladies
$2.00 Chris Waller to win a Group One with a filly or a mare on Day 2 of The Championships
$2.20 A Victorian based trainer to win a Group One on Day 2 of The Championships
How many winners will the Magic Man Moreira ride on Day 2 of The Championships?