Unforgotten is favourite in 2018 Chelmsford Stakes betting. Photo: Steve Hart

Vinery Stud Stakes Betting Wide Open

The Vinery Stud Stakes is generally one of the most open Group 1 races of the Autumn Carnival and Saturday’s edition at Rosehill Gardens is no exception to the rule.

Unforgotten will carry winning form into the Vinery Stud Stakes and at the time of publish, remains the $6 favourite in our Fat Odds market, despite drifting.

The Fastnet Rock filly has only made seven appearances at the races to date, but has been a strong and consistent performer since debuting in July and most importantly, has made a successful transition to black type company this time.

Unforgotten was luckless in running and was found to be harbouring cardiac arrhythmia when she finished at the tail of the field in the Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) first-up this time, but responded with a classy win in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) a fortnight ago.

She has the notable advantage of Hugh Bowman in the saddle for her run in the Vinery Stud Stakes and should find a good position in transit from a central draw.

There’s been plenty of interest for Group 1 winner Aloisia throughout the early stages of Vinery Stud Stakes betting and she has firmed into $7.50 second-favouritism.

The daughter of Azamour stamped herself as a filly to follow as soon as she arrived in Ciaron Maher’s care as a two-year-old and ended her first campaign second in the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m).

Having returned to racing in outstanding form in spring, highlighted by consecutive wins in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), Aloisia is yet to show her best through two starts this time, but will be rock-hard fit for her third-up assignment and returns to arguably her pet trip.

Kiwi raider DanzDanzDance will make her Australian debut in the Vinery Stud Stakes and looks-to-be over the odds at her current $11 quote.

The daughter of Mastercraftsman is bred to relish the conditions of this race and the New Zealand three-year-old form has held up extremely well in Australia recently.

Resuming in January for a tough win over 1400m, DanzDanzDance steadily built to the task amongst black type company and finished second in the Group 2 Avondale Guineas (2100m) before finishing third in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) last time out on March 3rd.

Derby winner Vin De Dance was second past the post in last weekend’s Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and a similar performance from DanzDanzDance will see her right in the finish of this race.

Group 1 winner Alizee ($8) will be tested over the 2000m for the first time and is a live chance on class alone, while consistent filly Luvaluva ($8) was last seen comfortably winning the Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) and will enjoy the step up in trip.

Bring Me Roses ($10) has been racing in terrific form this time and will enjoy stepping back into fillies’ company after her most-recent run in the Coolmore Classic (1500m), while there is a case to be made for Melbourne filly Hiyaam ($21) and classy galloper Torvill ($21).