turn me loose on top of Futurity Stakes betting

By: Mark Mazzaglia
February 27th, 2016

The Murray Baker trained Kiwi galloper Turn Me Loose remains on the top of the betting for the Group 1 $500,000 italktravel Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield today.

Turn Me Loose remains the favourite for the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Turn Me Loose remains the favourite for the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The weight for age Futurity Stakes is scratching free with a field of eleven to go around.

While Turn Me Loose has drifted slightly in the betting at Ladbrokes.com au, he remains the $3.20 favourite after opening at $3 when the final field was released on Wednesday.

Turn Me Loose will strip fitter following is first up run when fourth to Suavito in the Group 1 $500,000 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield a fortnight ago.

Baker said that Turn Me Loose raced a bit on the fresh side when he led them up in the C.F. Orr Stakes and is hoping for a more moderate tempo today with Opie Bosson in the saddle again.

“He was a bit slow out of the gate. He probably ran hard up the hill, just took a bit out of him, and ran very fast sectionals from about the 1200m to the 200m,” Baker said on Racing HQ Saturday this morning.

“Just hoping today he could be a bit more conservative and just save himself a bit.”

On the second line of betting is the Phillip Stokes trained Adelaide galloper Hucklebuck who has had some early support, firming from $6 to $5.50.

Hucklebuck also has had one run back from a spell and made up plenty of ground in the straight when third in the C.F Orr Stakes.

C.F. Orr Stakes winner Suavito in next in the market order at $6, easing from $5.50 and has an excellent chance to make it back to back Group 1 wins.

Futurity Stakes market order at Ladbrokes.com.au: $3.20 Turn Me Loose, $5.50 Hucklebuck, $6 Suavito, $8 Boban, $8.50 Politeness, $14 Stratum Star, $15 Trust In A Gust, $17 Rebel Dane, $21 Scissor Kick, $41 The United States, $61 Entirely Platinum.

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