Eleven runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Old North has returned to racing in career-best form to date this time and remains outright $2.10 favourite in 2016 Frank Packer Plate betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Old North has made only six competitive appearances at the races since debuting for Godolphin in 2015, but has more than stamped himself as a staying star of the future in post three impressive wins.
Capping a strong summer preparation with a maiden win in the All Too Hard @ Vinery Plate (1400m), the Lonhro colt returned this time for a similarly-impressive performance to win the Café Culture + Insitu BM67 (1400m) on March 2nd.
Making a commendable transition to black type company when fourth in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) on March 12th, Old North will carry winning form into the Frank Packer Plate after taking out the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) on March 26th.
James McDonald takes the ride on the three-year-old from barrier 8 in the Frank Packer Plate.
Stable mate Asinara is yet to herald much attention in 2016 Frank Packer Plate betting markets but remains sole occupant of the second line at a quote of $4.60.
Returning form a brief freshen-up for fourth in the Di Parker BM77 (1400m) on February 24th, Asinara also made a good transition to black type racing when third in the Group 3 Arrowfield Classic (1600m) on March 11th.
Having run a credible seventh in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) last time out on March 26th, the Teofilo filly will appreciate a step back in class and second run over the distance in the 2016 Frank Packer Plate.
He’s Our Rokkii has returned to racing in slick form this time and arguably offers punters the best value for money in 2016 Frank Packer Plate betting markets at a quote of $6.50 for success or $2.10 to finish in the first three.
Plenty of hype followed He’s Our Rokkii through his debut Australian season but the gelding failed to completed live up to the word, between a few competitive performances.
Resuming for fourth in the Premier Signs BM70 (1300m) on February 10th, the son of Roc De Cambes returned to winning form in the Browns Sawdust & Shavings BM70 (1600m) before running second in the Premier Signs BM 70 (1600m) on March 16th.
Having charged home to win the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) on Day 1 of The Championships, He’s Our Rokkii appears as though he will relish a step-up to 2000m on Saturday.
The Chris Waller-trained Torgersen ($9) interestingly figures as the only other runner currently available at 2016 Frank Packer Plate odds of less-than $10.
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