Veteran sprinter Steel Zip has continued to firm in 2016 Ramornie Handicap betting markets, ahead of the feature event at Grafton Racecourse this afternoon.
Steel Zip has been the stable star for Deagon-based trainer Pat Duff through his entire racing career to date; posting eleven wins and a further nineteen minors through a total of seventy-two competitive appearances.
Returning to the paddock after a typically spirited spring and summer campaign that peaked with a win in the Listed Keith Noud Classic (1200m), the Canadian Silver gelding trialled well in the lead-up to his return this time and finished a credible third in the Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) first-up on June 18th.
Having since placed fourth in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) on July 2nd, Steel Zip is drawn ideally in barrier 2 and will have no issue performing to a typically high standard with only 55.5kgs in tow.
The Tony Gollan-trained Tina Melina is another Queensland-based sprinter that has continued to firm drastically in 2016 Ramornie Handicap betting markets; cutting in from an opening quote of $15 to current rest on the fourth line at an $8.50 quote.
Tina Melina has claimed an impressive six race wins and two minors through only seventeen career starts so far, and has steadily built to the task on her way to the Ramornie Handicap third-up.
Running third in the Magic Millions Fillies & Mares Quality (1300m) on January 9th, Tina Melina ended her summer preparation with a maiden black type win in the Listed Nudgee Handicap (1200m) a fortnight later.
Clearly requiring a run when ninth in the Listed Silk Stocking (1200m) first-up this time, the Jet Spur mare placed fourth in the Listed Bright Shadow Quality (1200m) last time out on May 21st and has since trialled well.
Rock Royalty’s incredibly large firm in Ramornie Handicap betting markets has continued, while race favourite Mogador has also continued to herald plenty of interest and now available at $4.80 odds.
A strong and consistent performer for Godolphin this time in, Mogador placed seventh in the Group 3 Zeditave Stakes (1200m) in autumn and was immediately put away for the winter; returning for fifth in the TAB.com.au BM85 (1100m) on April 23rd.
Placing fourth in a Scone minor over 1100m on May 14th, the Lonhro colt has finished second in the Listed Queensland Day Stakes (1200m) and third in the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes (1200m) in his two most recent starts.
2014 champion Big Money represents particularly good value at Ramornie Handicap odds of $8.50 with Ladbrokes Australia.