Japanese import Tosen Stardom’s 2016 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds have continued to steadily drift in the hours leading up to jump at Moonee Valley Racecourse this afternoon.
That is the tale of the tape in betting markets for the feature race, where punters have all but forgotten Tosen Stardom; seeing the five-year-old drift to $6.50 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds from an opening quote of $5.
Tosen Stardom has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career since debut in Japan in 2013; posting five wins and a minor through only sixteen competitive appearances.
Announcing himself to the Australian racing community during a 2015 autumn preparation, the Deep Impact entire ran on for second in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) before finishing a credible fifth in the featured Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) during The Championships.
Having returned to Japan for a number of typically smart performances and results, Tosen Stardom has not been seen at the races since a luckless run for ninth in the Group 3 Tokyo Shimbun Hai (1600m) on February 7th.
Tosen Stardom was confirmed as a Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes starter after galloping for stewards on Thursday morning, and while allocated the ideal barrier 5 for his first run for Darren Weir, has been left alone in betting markets.
First-up winner Miss Rose De Lago has so-far heralded the greatest share of interest from punters; cutting in from Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds of $7.50 to currently rest on the top line at a $6 quote.
A former Perth galloper, Miss Rose De Lago has undoubtedly stepped up in class and quality since transferring to the care of Danny O’Brien at the end of 2014.
Resuming this year for third in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m), the Encosta De Lago mare progressed to fourth in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) before taking out the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on March 24th.
While failing to fire in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) and subsequently returning to the paddock, Miss Rose De Lago returned to racing this time for success in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) three weeks ago and will only relish a step-up to a mile this afternoon.
Macedon Lodge runner The United States is currently tied on the top line with Miss Rose De Lago at Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds of $6, but may require a run to return to peak racing condition.
Undoubtedly returning to racing in autumn this year in career-best form to date, The United States ran fifth in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) before running on for second in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m).
Breaking through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Ranvet Stakes, the Galileo entire returned to the paddock after finishing second to Lucia Valentina in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Warhorse The Cleaner ($13) has won the last two editions of the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes but is yet to attract much attention, while Australian Derby winner Tavago has firmed from odds of $26 to currently feature at a $15 quote with Ladbrokes Australia.