The Team Hawkes-trained Divine Prophet has been all but forgotten by punters in the hours leading up to the 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) this afternoon.
That is the tale of the tape in Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas betting markets, where the three-year-old has continued to drift from opening odds of $3.70 to current rest tied on the second line with Sacred Elixir, at a $6 quote.
Divine Prophet has been a standout performer through his entire racing career so far, but has undoubtedly stepped up in quality since returning this time for a classy win in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at Randwick on August 20th.
Progressing to fourth in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) on September 10th, the Choisir colt ran on for second in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) and will leave from the rails draw this afternoon, with Dwayne Dunn in the saddle.
Godolphin colt Impending has so-far received the greatest market share of wagers for success in Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas betting markets; firming from $6 odds into $3.70 favouritism.
Resuming this time for third amongst classy company in the Group 2 The Run To The Rose (1200m), Impending savaged the line for third in the Golden Rose, before returning to winning form with a blistering performance in the Stan Fox Stakes a fortnight ago.
Impending has the notable advantage of James McDonald in the saddle this afternoon and he should have no issue finding a good position in transit from an outside draw.
With kiwi gelding Sacred Elixir holding firm at his $6 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas odds, the James Cummings-trained Good Standing and classy colt Evacuation (both $8.50) currently figure as the only other horses available at single-figure quote.
Good Standing stamped himself as a colt to watch when resuming this year for a smart win in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m), and while failing to fire when tenth in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m), returned to the paddock after finishing a credible fifth in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) during The Championships.
Clearly requiring a run when ninth in The Run To The Rose first-up this time, the son of Artie Schiller placed fifth in the Golden Rose and third in the Stan Fox Stakes most recently.
Evacuation returned this racing this time for a dominant win in the St Mary’s RSL BM70 (1400m), and placed seventh in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) a fortnight ago.
Hey Doc ($11) and Saracino ($13) both carry strong form into this afternoon’s feature, and remain at double-figure Caulfield Guineas odds with Ladbrokes Australia.