2016 Sunline Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

March 24th, 2016

Twelve runners have been confirmed in the final field for tonight’s 2016 Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Fenway is our tip to win Thursday night's Group 2 Sunline Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Fenway is our tip to win Thursday night’s Group 2 Sunline Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Fenway has returned to racing in typically slick form this time and remains outright $3 favourite in 2016 Sunline Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of Miss Rose De Lago and Noble Protector; currently sharing the second line at $6 quotes.

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

1st

Fenway ($3)

Consistent mare Fenway is arguably the class horse of the 2016 Sunline Stakes field and still represents terrific value for money as $3 favourite. A Group 1 winner having taken out last year’s edition of the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m), the High Chaparral mare continued to impress through a spring campaign highlighted by success in the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) and a close second in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m). Finishing mid-pack in the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) first-up this time, Fenway has since placed second in the Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) and fourth in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

2nd

Noble Protector ($6)

British import Noble Protector stormed home to win the 2015 edition of the Sunline Stakes and will leave from barrier 7 with Craig Williams aboard this evening. Immediately stamping herself as one to follow upon debuting to Australian racing in late 2014, the Haafhd mare won the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1400m) leading into her Sunline Stakes triumph before running on for a credible third in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) on Day 2 of The Championships. While throwing the jockey at the start of her first-up run this time, Noble Protector will reportedly line up for her Sunline Stakes defence a picture of health.

3rd

Wawail ($7.50)

Consistent mare Wawail is a proven Moonee Valley performer, carries winning form into the race and represents terrific value at current 2016 Sunline Stakes odds of $7.50 for success or $2.45 to finish in the first 3. Ending a typically competitive spring campaign second in each of the Group 3 Northwood Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Maybe Mahal Stakes (1400m), the Lonhro mare resumed this time for fourth in the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m) and sixth in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) before taking out the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) on March 5th.

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