A field of nine will line up for the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
Gailo Chop is the odds-on favourite with most bookmakers following a good campaign, but there are some serious challengers waiting in the wings.
The soft track could play its part and finding the value in this field is key for punters this Saturday.
We have our best bet, best each way and best roughie runners for the 2018 Ranvet Stakes.
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2018 Ranvet Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Ranvet Stakes 2018
Single Gaze @ $5.50 – BET NOW
($6.50 Boosted at Sportsbet)
Best Each Way Bet:
The Taj Mahal @ $10 – BET NOW
Prized Icon @ $10 – BET NOW
($12 Boosted at Sportsbet)
2018 Ranvet Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Gailo Chop ($1.85) – BET NOW
We have tipped Gailo Chop in all three runs this campaign but we can’t take the odds on offer from bookmakers.
Despite owning a superior soft track record of six wins from eight starts, the imported stayer was beaten on its merits behind Harlem last start.
$1.90 for a runner having its first start at Rosehill isn’t a recipe to making money betting on horse racing and although he’s a big chance of winning, we’ll pass on those odds.
Classic Uniform ($14) – BET NOW
Classic Uniform will enjoy not having to see the back of Winx this time around after finishing third behind the champion mare last start.
The Gary Moore-trained runner has won only once from 13 attempts at Rosehill and his best form comes at Randwick.
He likes to sit on the pace and kick strongly, but they might reel him in down the straight.
Harlem ($9.50) – BET NOW
Harlem comes into this having turned his form around to score over Gailo Chop at Flemington last start.
The inside track bias played a big part into that performance and although it was a terrific win, we’re doubting his ability to produce the goods again.
He has always been a confidence horse so we wouldn’t completely overlook his chances at the double-figure odds.
Prized Icon (Best Roughie – $10) – BET NOW
Former Derby winner Prized Icon was best of the rest behind Winx in the Apollo Stakes.
The Kris Lees-trained stayer dropped back in distance last start behind Comin’ Through and that was never going to suit the son of More Than Ready.
Back up in trip here suits and he represents value at the odds.
Ventura Storm ($11) – BET NOW
The Lindsay Park-trained five-year-old has returned this preparation with two nice efforts.
He finished fourth fresh up to Gailo Chop before running third behind Harlem last start and that should be a good form guide for this.
The blinkers have seemingly switched him on and he could start showing the form which he showed overseas before coming to Australia.
Sarrasin ($23) – BET NOW
An interesting runner which finished well down the track behind Winx last start.
The former French runner doesn’t look up to this level, but the confidence from trainer Richard Freeman is strong and he knows how to line up a stayer.
Watch the market with interest.
The Taj Mahal (Best Each Way – $10) – BET NOW
The Taj Mahal finished eighth behind Harlem when fresh-up last start and although that might seem disappointing, he improves with fitness under the belt.
A four-year-old for Macedon Lodge, The Taj Mahal scored a brilliant 3.5-length win at Sandown to close his last campaign and anything close to that form should see him going well here.
Punters should expect good improvement and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him winning this.
Single Gaze (Best Bet – $5.50) – BET NOW
Punters have climbed into the $7 which was on offer for this talented mare.
The Nick Olive-trained mare finished second in the Caulfield Cup last year before running 17th in the Melbourne Cup.
Most punters thought she would need time to get over that run but she has returned this campaign with two placings and an unlucky fifth in the Australian Cup.
She was caught in the worst part of the track and still made ground late behind Harlem. Punters should take plenty of confidence from that run and she’s a runner which always tries her best.
The $6.50 is much better than the $1.90 for Gailo Chop and there’s not that much difference between them.
Consensus ($15) – BET NOW
Consensus is a tough Kiwi runner for Stephen McKee, which comes over with steady form.
The six-year-old hasn’t been able to win this preparation but her form has come behind legitimate Group 1 horses.
Connections didn’t want a wet track and that has severely dented her chances.
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