The Sires’ Produce kicks off the Group 1 action for The Championships this Saturday and it’s going to be a great betting race.
Some of Australia’s best sprinting two-year-old thoroughbreds will be on show for the 1400m feature and with Golden Slipper form running throughout, there’s an added level of interest.
2019 Sires’ Produce Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Sires’ Produce Stakes 2019
Loving Gaby @ $4.80 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Kiamichi @ $10 Bet Now
Strasbourg @ $19 Bet Now
Sires’ Produce Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Castelvecchio ($8.50) Bet Now
Has looked like a Sires’ type since winning on debut and his win second-up confirmed that.
The son of Dundeel got too far back last time out behind Microphone but made good ground in the straight, suggesting the rise from 1200m to 1400m was going to be ideal.
Must be considered a winning chance in this.
Microphone ($5.50) Bet Now
Lost no admirers finishing second behind stablemate Kiamichi in the Golden Slipper and he’s a bomb-proof thoroughbred.
The James Cummings-trained son of Exceed And Excel has yet to finish worse than second from five career starts and if the track isn’t too wet, his chances soar.
Looks tough to beat and his odds have firmed from $7 to $5.50.
Dubious ($23) Bet Now
Didn’t handle the wet conditions in the Slipper but his form prior included a placing behind Yes Yes Yes.
Would need to improve a few lengths to win this.
Strasbourg (Best Roughie – $19) Bet Now
Wasn’t disgraced last Saturday when running second behind Bellevue Hill last Saturday and having had that run will help his chances.
He was beaten on his merits but the extra distance should help and any easing of the track is also a bonus.
Nice run from barrier four so consider.
Bellevue Hill ($7) Bet Now
Led all the way last Saturday when defying a significant betting drift. The Waterhouse/Bott-trained colt was the $1.70 favourite but drifted out to $3.40 come start time.
That mattered not, as the son of Pierro went forward and they couldn’t get close. That form should stack up nicely in this.
Rome ($46) Bet Now
Failed last time out when running last of 10 runners behind Bellevue Hill and a big turnaround in form would be needed.
Yet to win from four starts.
Dresden Green ($20) Bet Now
Good win at Hawkesbury last start but that’s provincial form and rising to Group 1 level is a massive step for the colt by Snitzel.
Has specking in the betting but we can’t have him based on his exposed form to date.
Spring Loaded ($67) Bet Now
10.6 behinds behind Yes Yes Yes last start and he shouldn’t be in the mix. Son of Redoute’s Choice who might be looking for longer.
Bullet Fly ($67) Bet Now
Placed at his first two starts before winning at Newcastle last start. It’s unlikely form out of Newcastle will stack up at Group 1 level.
Kiamichi (Best Each Way – $10) Bet Now
Deserves attention after winning the Golden Slipper and she could still be underrated despite that form.
The Cummings-trained filly is searching for three consecutive wins and although two of those have come on a heavy track, conditions shouldn’t be too different this Saturday.
Nice odds on offer for a quality filly.
Probabeel ($10) Bet Now
Kiwi filly which got too far back at Rosehill last start but was seen hitting the line with some purpose.
She’s a quality New Zealand type which won the Karaka Million 2YO and although juvenile form doesn’t typically bode well across the Tasman, she could buck the trend.
$10 is a fair price but punters might be best to wait for a better price.
Loving Gaby (Best Bet – $4.80) Bet Now
Sat three-wide in the Golden Slipper and still kicked on nicely to run a close-up fourth. It was arguably the best run in the race and she looms as a top chance here.
A daughter by I Am Invincible, Loving Gaby was a stylish winner on debut and although she hasn’t won since, a Group 1 win is within her reach.
Tenley ($9) Bet Now
Unbeaten at its first three starts before running 15th in the Slipper. That was a poor run and she clearly didn’t handle the conditions.
James McDonald has opted for Loving Gaby instead and that’s not a good sign for this runner.
Crystal Falls ($19) Bet Now
Handy efforts to date and she finished second behind Kiamichi last start. Not the worst in this at double-figure odds.