racehorse syndication, futurity stakes

The Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 1400 metres at Caulfield. Total prizemoney is $750,000. The Futurity Stakes in run in on Blue Diamond Stakes Day, one of the premier days of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Other Group 1 races on the day are the Blue Diamond Stakes and the Oakleigh Plate.

Futurity Stakes 2022: Trevor Lawson’s Preview

Speed Not a bad quality field, if a bit small. I think Turaath will lead from Streets Of Avalon and Tofane. I’m Thunderstruck will possibly sit last.

Prices courtesy of TopSport at time of publication.

I’M THUNDERSTRUCK [$3.90] ran on okay late when first-up in a slowly-run CF Orr Stakes. He looks to get a similar setup here, albeit in a smaller field. He’ll either be last, or midfield and 3-4 wide. I’m happy to bet around him based on that.

STREETS OF AVALON [$21] has been given a short break and hasn’t really fired this prep. I’d prefer to wait and see him return to some form before backing him.

MO’UNGA [$5] is good fresh. He maps to settle a couple of pairs back on the outside and will be strong late.

TOFANE [$2.60] dictated the CF Orr Stakes from the front. I think she’ll take a trail here, but she’s still the horse to beat.

SIERRA SUE [$10] ran honestly first-up in the CF Orr. She gets a similar setup here. I’m not sure if she can improve again.

TURAATH [$10] has underperformed at her last two starts, but she gets to right trip now. She looks the leader and should be fully fit. Can run to her best.

EXTREME FLIGHT [$15] ran really well first-up in the Rubiton over 1100 metres. He goes up in trip which is a bonus… but this is a different class.

MR MOZART [$51] wasn’t suited first-up in the Rubiton and is better suited here. But he really lacks the class for this.

Verdict: Tofane is certainly on top for me, I can’t disagree with the market – though I would like a slightly longer price to back her. I have Mo’unga second pick and then I’m Thunderstruck, who I think is well under the odds. He’ll have a lot of work to do and looks the obvious candidate for lay punters.

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