2014 BRC Sprint Betting Update – Solzhenitsyn Offered at Great Odds

May 15th, 2014

A capacity field of 16 has been confirmed to line up for the 2014 Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse this weekend, offering punters exceptional value from a betting point of view and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Emblems is outright favourite in betting markets for success in the 2014 BRC Sprint

Emblems is outright favourite in betting markets for success in the 2014 BRC Sprint. Photo: Steve Hart

While unable to justify resounding support from punters when finishing fifth in the Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) first-up on April 26th, Emblems has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in betting markets to claim the 2014 BRC Sprint; currently offered at even $5 odds.

A standout performer over the 2013/14 summer, the Shamardal entire finished fifth in the Darley Bush Fire Support Maiden (1200m) first-up before completing an impressive run of three back-to-back victories including the Listed Takeover Target Stakes (12000m) on January 10th.

While allocated the slightly awkward barrier 12, trainer John O’Shea is confident veteran jockey Glen Boss will get the most from his entrant this weekend, in what will be their first competitive tilt.

Currently tied on the second line of betting for success in the 2014 BRC Sprint, Dances On Stars and Someday each offers punters great value for money at $7.50 odds for success, or $2.90 to claim a place.

Carrying winning form into the BRC Sprint after strolling home to win the Listed P.M’S Cup (1300m) on the Gold Coast last time out, Dances On Stars is offered a great chance of success this weekend with leading local jockey Michael Cahill confirmed to retain the ride.

Claiming four wins and seven places from his 23 competitive starts so far, the Snitzel gelding has arguably returned to racing in career best form this season; winning the Listed Tatts Club Carrington Stakes (1100m) first-up and finishing second to Emblems in the Takeover Target Stakes on January 10th.

Running on to finish fifth in the particularly well-contested Group 2 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) on February 22nd, Dances On Stars has continued to build in class and condition in finishing fourth in both the Listed National Sprint (1400m) and Group 3 Sebring Stakes (1200m) prior to the P.M’s Cup.

A consistent performer on Brisbane tracks, trainer Kelso Wood is optimistic of success for in-form gelding Someday in the BRC Sprint this weekend after the son of Falvelon displayed a keen turn of foot to finish fourth amongst classy company in the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) first-up on April 26th.

Claiming seven wins and as many places from 22 competitive starts, Someday was a standout performer over the winter of 2013; finishing second in the Listed Strawberry Road Handicap (1600m) and third in the Listed Centenary Mercedes-Benz Mile (1600m) before strolling home to win the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) by nearly four lengths most notably.

Confirmed to be partnered by renowned jockey Chris Munce, Someday was arguably the biggest winner of all leading contenders at Wednesday’s BRC Sprint barrier draw, having been allocated the ideal inside barrier.

Offering punters sensational value for money at $14 odds for success, two-time Group 1 winner Solzhenitsyn is more than a chance of breaking through for a maiden race win this season at Doomben on Saturday.

A standout performer over the 2013 spring, the St Petersburg gelding successfully defended his 2012 Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) crown as well as placing a competitive third in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) most notably.

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