Nine runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
The United States is drawn ideally in barrier 2 for his second-up and run and remains an outright $3.30 favourite in 2016 Crystal Mile betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
The United States has undoubtedly found career-best form to date in 2016 and should prove extremely tough to beat under the conditions of the Crystal Mile.
Resuming in autumn for fifth in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m), the Galileo entire progressed to second in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) before breaking through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) on March 19th.
Returning to the paddock after running second in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m), The United States ran on for sixth in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) first-up on September 3rd and will be partnered by Kerrin McEvoy on Saturday.
He Or She has interestingly drifted in 2016 Crystal Mile betting markets, but remains sole occupant of the second line at a $4.60 quote.
A former Perth galloper, He Or She returned to racing this year for a number of impressive results through the Autumn Carnival; highlighted by a strong win in the Blamey Stakes.
Resuming this time for seventh in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m), the Kendal Star gelding ran third in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1400m) and second in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m), but placing third to Winx and Black Heart Bart in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) a fortnight ago.
The Kendal Star gelding should find a good position off the early pace from the outside gate on Saturday, and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current Crystal Mile odds.
Godolphin runner Federal has returned to racing in typically competitive form this season and arguably offers punters the best value for money at current Crystal Mile odds of $5.50.
Federal has posted an impressive four wins and eight minors through his sixteen start career so far and is positioned well to return to winning form in the Crystal Mile in barrier 5, with James McDonald aboard.
Returning to the races for second in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes (1000m) on September 3rd, the Medaglia D’Oro gelding has since finished third in each of the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) and Listed Paris Lane Handicap (1400m).
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