2014 Rough Habit Plate Betting Update

May 8th, 2014

A talented field of 14 has been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) at Brisbane’s Doomben Racecourse, offering punters several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Pheidon is outright favourite for success in 2014 Rough Habit Plate betting markets

Pheidon is outright favourite for success in 2014 Rough Habit Plate betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Having arguably hit peak condition over his current preparation, Gai Waterhouse-trained Pheidon has opened as and maintained favouritism in betting markets to claim the 2014 Rough Habit Plate.

Securing three wins and three places from just seven competitive starts to date, Pheidon has fast shot to the forefront of Australia’s up-and-coming stayers’ community.

Debuting with two impressive back-to-back victories over late December/early January, the Al Maher gelding has steadily built to the task; finishing second amongst classy company in the Inglis Bonus 3.y.o. (1600m) before breaking through for a maiden victory at rated level in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) on March 14th.

Unlucky when blocked for a run and sixth in the Group 2 Nathan Berry Tulloch Stakes (2000m), Pheidon returned to competitive form when second behind in-form stayer Arabian Gold in the Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) last time out.

Allocated the ideal barrier 1, Pheidon represents a strong chance of success in the 2014 Rough Habit Plate and is more than worth at wager at current $3.40 odds.

Confirmed to make her debut appearance in Australia this weekend, Telepathic represents particularly good value for success at a current quote of $4 in betting markets for the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate.

Scoring three wins and two seconds from just six appearances on track to date, Telepathic will be aiming for a third-consecutive victory at Doomben on Saturday, having returned to racing for impressive victories in the Lindauer 3.y.o. Open (1200m) and Governor General’s Cup (1600m) most recently.

Trainer Donna Logan has already experienced great success in major events throughout the 2014 Australian racing calendar, having saddled Rising Romance to victory in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m), and is confident of added success with Telepathic throughout major events in the 2014 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, starting with the Rough Habit Plate.

Having opened at odds of $4.60, the Mossman filly has already received a huge response from punters; who have since registered the talented three-year-old as clear market mover.

Finishing outside the places just once in nine race starts to date, fellow kiwi raider Glorious Lad has been confirmed for this weekend’s Rough Habit Plate, and is currently available at generous odd of $6.

A mainstay in major New Zealand events since debuting on track in October, Glorious Lad was unlucky to finish second in the Group 3 Wellington Stakes (1600m) on November 29th, and has continued to build in form and class in placing fourth in the well-contested Group 2 Waikato Guineas (2000m) and third in the Group 2 Avondale Guineas (21000m) before arguably hitting peak condition when third behind Puccini and Rising Romance in the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) on March 28th.

Confirmed to be partnered by in-form jockey James McDonald, the Falkirk gelding will leave from the ideal barrier 6 and arguably offers punters the best value for money in betting markets for success at Doomben this weekend.

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