Big Bets For Vancouver In San Domenico Stakes

By: Thomas Hackett
August 14th, 2015

Vancouver remains at 2015 San Domenico Stakes odds of $2.50, but bookmakers have taken a number of big bets for the Golden Slipper winner to return to racing with a win in the Group 3 event at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.

Vancouver will be making his first appearance at the races since he recorded an impressive win in the 2015 edition of the Golden Slipper. Photo by: Steve Hart

Vancouver will be making his first appearance at the races since he recorded an impressive win in the 2015 edition of the Golden Slipper. Photo by: Steve Hart

Vancouver opened at a quote of $2.30 when the San Domenico Stakes field was released earlier in the week, but the Gai Waterhouse-trained colt has been a consistent drifter and is now out to $2.50.

This price proved too good to pass up for punters and leading online bookmaker Ladbrokes received two separate bets of $6000 and $4000 for Vancouver to become the first Golden Slipper winner to win first-up the next preparation since Pierro.

Vancouver started his racing career with a win in the Listed New South Wales Thoroughbred Breeders Plate (1000m) at Royal Randwick on October 4 and he bounced back from a poor trial to win the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on January 31 before he stamped himself as the best two-year-old colt in Australia with impressive wins in both the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on March 7 and the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 21.

The early market mover in 2015 San Domenico Stakes betting market was Team Snowden-trained Redzel, who was quickly trimmed from $6 into $4.40 before drifting back to $4.60.

Redzel will be having just the third start of his racing career after he won the Tab.Com.Au Handicap (1100m) at Warwick Farm on March 19 and finished third in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) at Royal Randwick on April 6, but he trialed extremely well over 735 metres at Royal Randwick on July 31.

Chris Waller-trained Japonisme ($5.50) and the talented King’s Troop ($7) have remained steady at their opening quotes in San Domenico Stakes betting markets, but the recent market mover has been Haptic, who has been backed from $8.50 into $7.50.

Haptic will be returning to the races for the first time since he finished 12th in the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m), but he is another galloper that has performed well in a recent barrier trial and is set to take up the running in the early stages of the race.

Headwater opened at single figure San Domenico Stakes odds, but he has now drifted out to $10, while Salerno ($41 out to $101) and Alart ($101) are the extreme outsiders of the field for the Group 3 event.

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