The Melbourne Autumn carnival is set to climax this weekend with no less than 5 group races over the 9-race card. The apex of which will be the running of the iconic Group 1 Newmarket Handicap over the straight 1200m. The market is wide open with the 3-year-old Colt Merchant Navy installed as favourite. However we believe the second-elect Redkirk Warrior at $6.50* presents an excellent betting opportunity and here’s why.
The race looks devoid of speed by group 1 standards and could potentially turn into a 400m sprint home and having reeled off a 10.56s final 200m last start this’ll suit Redkirk to the ground. Further, drawing out in 15 will not only give the gelding access to the best ground with the rail out 4m, but also allow him to cross in behind Thronum or take to the outside himself.
The 7YO’s statistics give him an ideal profile for this race. Won this race last year and has since claimed 2 more group races down the Flemington straight, including an emphatic Group 1 win in the Lightning last time out running over Redzel. 3 from 5 second-up, 3 from 4 at the track including 2 from 3 at the track/distance. Only possible knock is meeting a few worse at the weights but he still drops 1kg.
How can you cash in? UBet are offering new customers who sign up via Oddschecker $150 in Bonus Bets when they deposit just $50** So, by placing your $150 bonus bet on Redkirk Warrior to win @ $6.50* you stand to collect $825 should the gelding continue his dominance down the Flemington straight.
* Prices correct at time of publishing
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