|What||2022 Ranvet Stakes|
|Where||Rosehill Gardens Racecourse – James Ruse Dr, Rosehill NSW 2142|
|When||Saturday, March 19, 2022 | 2:40pm AEDT | Race 5|
|Conditions||Weight For Age | 3YO & Up|
|2021 Winner||Verry Elleegant (1) | T: Chris Waller | J: James McDonald (57kg)|
Just a field of six is set to go around in the $700,000 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday, partly due to the fact that five of them have to be up against Verry Elleegant. The wonder-mare is a very short $1.35 favourite with online bookmakers, and rightly so.
Looking to make it back-to-back wins in the race, Verry Elleegant will jump from barrier four under James McDonald, giving her plenty of options. Angel Of Truth – who ran third in this race 12 months ago – will look to spoil the party, while Montefilia looks the obvious and potentially only danger to the darling of the turf.
This race speaks for itself really. Quite simply, put a line through any horse’s name that isn’t ‘Verry Elleegant’, and that will leave you with the winner. The Melbourne Cup champion is looking to make it 12 Group 1 victories on Saturday, and we can’t see any horse capable of denying her. Duais ran sixth behind Verry Elleegant in the Chipping Norton Stakes and romped in to win the Australian Cup last Saturday, while Think It Over ran second after coming out of the same race. Chris Waller’s six-year-old superstar loves it at Rosehill Gardens, with four wins and a second from five starts, while the 2000m is right up her alley, especially on a rain-affected track. James McDonald stays in the saddle, while barrier four gives her every conceivable opportunity to win. Under weight-for-age conditions, she will be almost impossible to beat.
Sit back and enjoy this absolute superstar while you can, as this could very well be her last preparation on Australian soil.
Ranvet Stakes 2022 selections & top bets
ANGEL OF TRUTH
|$100 betting strategy|
|$100 win:||Verry Elleegant|