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Boban is currently available at 2015 Memsie Stakes odds of $5 and is an early favourite in betting markets for the Group 1 event that will be held at Caulfield on Saturday.

Boban is currently on top of 2015 Memsie Stakes betting markets. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Boban is currently on top of 2015 Memsie Stakes betting markets. Photo by: Daniel Costello

Boban failed to fire during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival and he was sent to the spelling paddock after he missed the placings in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on August 9, the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 30, the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 13 and the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick on October 4  and he looked like he had lost the will to race at the start of his autumn campaign.

Trainer Chris Waller opted to freshen Boban up for the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) in Brisbane on May 23 and the decision paid dividends when the Bernardini gelding stormed home late to record his fourth Group 1 win before he finished a tough second in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) with 58 kilograms on his back at Doomben a fortnight later.

Boban has not been seen at the races since the Stradbroke Handicap, but he trialed well at Rosehill Gardens on August 4 and August 17 and looks set to start the Memsie Stakes as a clear favourite.

Volkstok’n’barrell is also set to return to the races in the Memsie Stakes and he is currently on the second line of betting at a quote of $7.50.

The Lord Tavistock gelding has previously won over 1400 metres in New Zealand, but he has not been seen at the races since he finished a credible third in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Royal Randwick on April 6.

The only other horses that are available at single figure Memsie Stakes odds with Ladbrokes are Chris Waller-trained Weary ($9) and the resuming Hi World ($9).

Weary will be having the second race start of his 2015 Spring Racing Carnival campaign after he finished a very close second behind Burbero in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on August 8, while Hi World will be return to the races for the first time since he took out the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Royal Randwick on April 18.

The early market mover in Memsie Stakes betting markets has been Team Hawkes-trained Entirely Platinum, who was quickly backed from $13 into $11.

Entirely Platinum has not been seen at the races since he failed to fire in the Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) on March 28, but he started his autumn campaign with a second place finish behind Dissident in the Group 1 Orr Stakes (1400m) and he is more than capable of sprinting well fresh.

There has been a sprinkling of early support for Temple Of Boom ($16 into $15), Magicool ($31 into $26), Setinum ($51 into $41) and Rising Romance ($12 into $11), while Stratum Star has remained steady at $12 since he secured a start in the race following the scratching of Fawkner.

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Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.

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