Twelve talented three-year-olds have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 WATC Derby (2400m) at Ascot Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Kia Ora Koutou has quickly built to the task through three starts this time and remains outright $2.10 favourite in 2016 WATC Derby betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Stamping himself as one to watch through four undefeated starts upon debuting in racing in spring, Kia Ora Koutou ended his impressive 2015 campaign third in the featured Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) on October 31st.
Resuming this time for fifth in the Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m), the Blackfriars gelding progressed to third in the Listed JC Roberts Stakes (1800m) before placing second in the Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) a fortnight ago.
Sure to relish a step-up to 2400m, Kia Ora Koutou will be partnered by regular hoop Joe Azzopardi in the 2016 WATC Derby and will leave from the rails draw.
Who Dat Singa is yet to herald much in interest in 2016 WATC Derby betting markets but remains sole occupant of the second line at a quote of $4 for success.
Who Dat Singa has arguably been the most consistent three-year-old on the Perth racing scene this time and has posted a commendable career total of five wins and three minors through only ten competitive starts.
Failing to fire when twelfth in the Listed Challenge Stakes (1500m) on February 20th, Who Dat Singa progressed to second in each of the Lex Piper Stakes and JC Roberts Stakes before taking out the Melvista Stakes last time out.
Patrick Carberry retains the ride on Who Dat Singa in the WATC Derby, who made require luck in transit from the wide and somewhat awkward barrier 11.
Arcadia Dream has returned to racing in typically slick form this time and arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2016 WATC Derby betting markets at a quote of $6 for success or $1.80 to finish in the first three.
Capping a standout 2015 campaign with success in the Listed Aquanita Stakes (1800m), the Domesday filly resumed for fourth in the Challenge Stakes before finishing second in the Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas (1800m) on March 5th.
Having since won the Listed Natasha Stakes (2200m) and finished second in the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m), Arcadia Dream will relish a second attempt at a mile and a half in the 2016 WATC Derby and will carry only 54.5kgs.
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