2016 Emancipation Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

March 24th, 2016

Thirteen fillies and mares have been confirmed to line up for the 2016 Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Zanbagh is our tip to win Saturday's 2016 Emancipation Stakes at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Steve Hart

Zanbagh is our tip to win Saturday’s 2016 Emancipation Stakes at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Steve Hart

In-form mare Solicit produced a gutsy performance for third in the Coolmore Classic last time and remains outright $2.60 favourite in 2016 Emancipation Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Badawiya ($4.80) and Zanbagh ($7.50).

Will Solicit justify favouritism and win the 2016 Emancipation Stakes or will one of her many talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Zanbagh ($7.50)

Zanbagh has returned to racing in slick form this time and appears as though she is primed for a return to winning form in the 2016 Emancipation Stakes. Producing a number of commendable results in her first season for John Thompson in 2015, the daughter of Bernardini resumed this time for second in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) before running a credible fifth in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) a fortnight ago. Drawn well in barrier 5, Zanbagh has been confirmed to be partnered by in-form hoop Blake Shinn in the Emancipation Stakes.

2nd

Badawiya ($4.80)

Badawiya has experienced something of a meteoric rise to prominence and has returned to racing in typically slick form this time. Requiring a couple of runs to find condition at the beginning of her spring campaign, the Al Maher filly charged home to win the Group 3 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) on October 4th before running third in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) only one week later. Having savaged the line for a comfortable win in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) first-up this time, Badawiya could very well receive the run of the race from barrier 4 on Saturday and will be partnered by regular hoop Craig Newitt.

3rd

Casino Dancer ($71)

Stakes winner Casino Dancer is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from her first-up run this time and is undoubtedly at massive overs at current $71 Emancipation Stakes odds. The only horse currently in work for trainer Mike van Gestel, Casino Dancer finished third in each of the Filante Handicap (1600m) and Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) before winning the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) at the conclusion of her spring campaign. Tim Clark takes the ride on the Casino Prince mare who should receive a dream run in transit from barrier 5 with only 55.5kgs in tow.

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