2010 Spring Champion Stakes Preview

September 30th, 2010

The 2010 Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes is set for this Saturday on Epsom Handicap Day, with 12 runners set to start the 2000 metre run.

Retrieve is a strong favourite at $2.10 to win in the early odds over at Ladbrokes.com.au, starting in barrier 5. The colt is coming off of a Group 3 Gloaming Stakes win that saw him firmly beat many other top 3-year-olds over 1800 metres. While the Spring Champion Stakes will only be his second Group race, Retrieve is well placed to extend his win streak to 3 in a row.

Second in the odds is Giresun at $5.00 and starting from barrier 4. Giresun is badly overdue for a win this season, having had 3 finishes in second behind such great horses as Ilovethiscity and Squamosa. Considering his record, Giresun may be best as part of a box bet – though it could be worth putting him as second in an exacta if it ends up raining on the day.

At $7.50 are both Erewhon and Praecido. Erewhon is starting from barrier 2 and has had a number of wins and placings this season, including a second place finish behind Retrieve and ahead of Praecido. The fortunes of Praecido have not been as good, but his barrier 1 draw could make all the difference.

If you would like to bet on the 2010 Spring Champion Stakes, then join Ladbrokes.com.au today and check out the early odds.