The 2011 Ajax Stakes is set to take place at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday March 26 as part of the action of Rosehill Guineas Day and below we have the final field, barrier draw and winning betting tips for the autumn feature.
Running as Rosehill Race 5 on Saturday at 2:50pm (AEDST), the $175,000 Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) has attracted a final field of 11 gallopers including horse racing star Brazilian Pulse.
Winner of the Group 1 Crown Oaks during the spring, the Michael Moroney-trained filly Brazilian Pulse is the classiest contender in this year’s Ajax Stakes but has suffered a blow drawing the far outside barrier 11.
Also accepted for the Group 3 Keith F Nolan Classic (1800m) against her own kind on Saturday, if Brazilian Pulse runs in the Ajax Stakes she is our tip to win.
Rosehill Race 5 Betting Tips & Predicted Ajax Stakes Result
1st: #2 Brazilian Pulse ($5.50 Luxbet)
2nd: #9 Pureness ($3 Luxbet)
3rd: #8 Altered Boy ($15 Luxbet)
4th: #1 Snow Alert ($14 Luxbet)
Luxbet currently have Brazilian Pulse at a quote of $5.50 in their Ajax Stakes odds making her an excellent value bet for the win in Rosehill Race 5.
If Brazilian Pulse is withdrawn from the Ajax Stakes on Saturday then it is $3 favourite at Luxbet, Pureness that we will be backing.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Tale Of The Cat four-year-old has drawn ideally in barrier four and will advantage from being one of the 52kg lightweights in the field.
Glen Boss, dual Group 1 winning jockey at Rosehill last weekend, has the mount on the punters’ favourite further fuelling Pureness’ claims here as does the gelding’s last start third in the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m).
Other horses in the market for this year’s Ajax Stakes include equal $5.50 second elect Under The Eiffel, Tony Vasil’s Mossman three-year-old coming off a fifth place finish in the Group 1 Australian Guineas, and Anthony Cumming’s five-year-old Trader at a longer quote of $13 for an upset.
However it is the Chris Waller-trained duo of Altered Boy ($15) and Snow Alert ($14) we fancy for the Ajax Stakes Box Trifecta and First Four bets on Saturday.
See below for the 2011 Hyland Race Colours Ajax Stakes Field, Barriers & Weights and then to get in on the elite Rosehill betting action this weekend head over to leading online bookie Luxbet.
2011 Ajax Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw
|1||SNOW ALERT||Chris Waller||Damien Oliver||5||57||101|
|2||BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Craig Williams||11||56.5||105|
|3||BRILLIANT LIGHT||Kerry Parker||Nash Rawiller||2||56.5||100|
|4||MR CLANGTASTIC||Les Bridge||Tim Clark||8||56||99|
|5||MENTALITY||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Corey Brown||10||55||97|
|6||ALTERED BOY||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||3||54.5||96|
|7||INFORMALITY||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||9||53.5||94|
|8||TRADER||Anthony Cummings||Kathy O’Hara||1||53||93|
|9||PURENESS||Gai Waterhouse||Glen Boss||4||52||91|
|10||LEBRECHAUN||Matthew Dale||Jim Cassidy||7||52||88|
|11||UNDER THE EIFFEL||Tony Vasil||Kerrin McEvoy||6||52||86|