Popular gelding The Cleaner has continued to receive steady support in 2015 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes betting markets in the hours leading up to jump at Moonee Valley Racecourse this afternoon, and appears likely to start the Group 2 feature race as outright second-favourite.
Having opened at Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds of $6 on Wednesday, The Cleaner interestingly drifted out to a quote of $7 as punters rallied around clear race favourite Contributer early, but has since cut into $5.
Posting an impressive eighteen wins and fifteen minors through 50 career starts so far, The Cleaner arguably found career-best form to date through the 2014 edition of the Spring Carnival; following-up and impressive win in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes with success in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m).
Placing a credible ninth in the Cox Plate (2040m); the Savoire Vivre ended his Melbourne campaign third in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) on November 1st.
Having continued to impress through a short autumn preparation highlighted by a close run for fourth in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) on March 14th, The Cleaner returned this time for an agonizingly-close second in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) three weeks ago and will have taken plenty of benefit from the first-up hit-out.
Godolphin entrant Contributer opened at conservative 2015 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds of $1.90 but has continued to firm into clear favouritism to win this afternoon’s feature race; currently available at a quote of $1.70.
While yet to appear on course competitively this season, the High Chaparral entire is yet to taste anything but success this year having won each of the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m), Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in autumn.
First-up winner Mourinho is seeking the ballot-free entry into the 2015 Cox Plate offered to the winner of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes, but is yet to spur much interest in betting markets; remaining firmly perched at $6 odds.
Hong Kong import Dibayani impressed with a solid first-up effort for third in the PB Lawrence Stakes and leads the charge of double-figure odds chances in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes, while rank outsiders Ethiopia and No Tricks have both firmed from opening Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes of $201 into current $101 quotes with Ladbrokes Australia.