The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Speed Street is a significant market mover for the Group 3 $150,000 TPG Telecom San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill today.
Ladbrokes.com.au opened up the betting with Speed Street quoted at $26 but on race morning the Al Maher colt is at the single figure odds of $9.
Speed Street was a Bendigo two year old winner on April 1 and was spelled after running third to Merchant Navy in the Listed $120,000 ANZAC Day Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on April 25.
Waterhouse and Bott have given Speed Street one barrier trial for a second over 740m at Randwick on August 8 in preparation for his return to the race track and ‘The Lady Trainer’ is expecting a bold first up showing.
“It’s a strong field on Saturday but he is well and truly up to the challenge and he will run well first up fresh with the one trial under his belt,” Waterhouse said on her website.
“There is improvement to come once he gets over a further and with the added fitness under his belt, but we couldn’t be happier with him heading into Saturday. Solid each way chance.”
Apprentice Rachel King takes the ride on Speed Street who will jump from barrier five in the nine horse San Domenico Stakes field.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Pariah remains the short priced favourite for the San Domenico Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au at $2.90 ahead of Gerald Ryan’s Condor Heroes and Godolphin’s Jorda who are both marked at $5.50.
The Lindsay Park trained Madeenaty has also been well supported in the betting and has firmed in from $10 to $7.50.