2014 Warwick Stakes Betting Preview and Tips

August 22nd, 2014

Just nine runners remain in the final field for this weekend’s featured Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick following the removal of Group 1 winners Boban and Laser Hawk, offering punters exceptional value and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Weary is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Warwick Stakes

Weary is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Warwick Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Having returned to racing in typically scintillating form this time in, Team Hawkes-trained runner Messene has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite for success in the 2014 Warwick Stakes, currently available at generous odds of $4.40 for success with Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Weary and Sacred Falls; currently sharing the second line of betting at even $5 odds.

Will Messene handle what is likely to be a rain-soaked track and win the 2014 Warwick Stakes, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Weary ($5)

A standout performer for Chris Waller since arriving from his native France in late 2015, Weary has displayed an ability to perform on tracks on all conditions and is therefore a great chance of success in the 2014 Warwick Stakes. Performing well over the 2014 Autumn Carnival, the Astronomer Royal gelding finished third in a minor event over 1400m first-up on February 15th before stamping his claims as a serious black type contender via second in the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) and a win in the Group 3 Doncaster Prelude (1500m) on April 5th before securing an impressive third in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) just one week later. Finishing a close second in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) before returning to the paddock, The Hawkes’ are confident Weary will be far better for a first-up fifth in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) two weeks ago.

2nd

Tiger Tees ($7.50)

A proven wet-track specialist, Tiger Tees arguably offers punters the best value for money for success in the 2014 Warwick Stakes at current $7.50 odds or $2.30 to run a place. Securing an impressive total of 12 wins and five minor places from 25 competitive starts so far, the Dubawi gelding hit career-best form through the 2014 Autumn Carnival; winning the Listed Falvelon (1200m) first-up on February 12th, and while disappointing when beating just a single runner home in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) on March 15th, responded in the best way possible in winning the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) on March 29th. Finishing third in the All Aged Stakes and fourth in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) most notably after, Tiger Tees won the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) first-up on August 9th and appears primed for another polished performance this weekend.

3rd

Criterion ($10)

One of the autumn’s standout performers, Criterion has been confirmed to target the featured Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, kicking off with the Warwick Stakes. Unlucky not to break through for a maiden victory at the highest level of Australian racing through the 2013 spring, the Sebring entire steadily built in form on his way to back-to-back victories in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) through the 2014 autumn. Also known for performing well in the wet, Criterion is more than a chance from the ideal barrier 4 this weekend.

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