A talented and capacity field of 16 has been confirmed for Saturday’s Group 1 Queensland Derby (2200m) at Doomben Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Kiwi raider Werther ($2.30) has dominated 2015 Queensland Derby betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au all week, remaining clear favourite ahead of Upham ($8) and Sadler’s Lake ($9).
Will Werther justify his resounding favouritism and win the 2015 Queensland Derby, or will one of his many talented rivals find the line in the clear?
Werther has stamped his claims as one to watch over two standout performances in Australia already, will receive a dream run from barrier 1 and will be very hard to beat in the 2015 Queensland Derby. Booking a ticket across the Tasman when finishing second in the Group 3 Manawatu Classic (2000m) and taking out the Group 2 Championship Stakes (2100m), the son of Lord Tavistock ran a close second to Delicacy in the Group1 SA Derby (2500m) first-up before returning to the winner’s circle amongst open company in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) last weekend.
High Midnight ($21)
High Midnight has found exceptional form leading into the 2015 Queensland Derby and undoubtedly offers punters the best value for money in betting markets at current $21 for success or $5 to finish in the first three. Trained by Bart and James Cummings, High Midnight ran a credible fourth in the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) on April 18th and will be seeking a third-consecutive win in the 2015 Queensland Derby after taking out each of the Power Access BM75 (1900m) and Ardrossan Batlow Apples BM73 (2000m) most recently.
Upham also represents great value in 2015 Queensland Derby betting markets at current odds and has arguably been the standout three-year-old of the Brisbane Winter Carnival so-far. Posting three wins and a further four minor places through eight career starts so far, the son of Mastercraftsman returned for a credible third in a Warwick Farm minor over 1400m on March 25th and has found exceptional form since arriving in Queensland; running second in each of the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1800m), Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) and winning the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (2020m).
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