Ten talented fillies will line up to contest the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Speak Fondly stamped herself as a serious Golden Rose Stakes competitors with a resounding first-up success and remains outright $2.90 favourite in 2015 Furious Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au as a result, ahead of English ($3.80) and Serene Majesty ($7).
Will Speak Fondly justify favouritism and win the 2015 Furious Stakes or will one of her many talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Speak Fondly ($2.90)
Finishing outside the first three only once in five starts, Speak Fondly jogged home to win the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) first-up on August 22nd and will be tough to beat from barrier 5 in the Furious Stakes. Running second in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) first-up this year, the Northern Meteor filly charged home to win the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) on March 14th but failed to fire in the Golden Slipper.
Look To The Stars ($21)
Look To The Stars has stamped herself as a particularly exciting prospects for veteran trainer Clarry Conners and undoubtedly offers punters the best value for money in 2015 Furious Stakes betting markets at current $21 odds for success or $5.20 to finish in the first three. Running fourth in the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial (1200m) upon resuming in winter, the I Am Invincible filly failed to fire when tenth in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) but responded well in winning the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) and finishing third in the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) on June 6th.
Lake Geneva ($12)
Third-place specialist Lake Geneva was unable to handle the late pace of Speak Fondly in the Silver Shadow Stakes, but should have taken plenty of benefit from the run ahead of Saturday’s Furious Stakes. Debuting for second in the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) on January 31st, the Fastnet Rock filly ran third in each of the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m); returning to the paddock after again finishing third in the Group 3 Percy Sykes Stakes (1200m).
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