Exosphere and Press Statement fancied for winning returns

February 16, 2016

racing-exophereClassy 3yo Exosphere has opened favourite for the 2016 Lightning Stakes against the older horses on Saturday at Flemington.

Online bookmaker Sportsbet has installed the Godolphin star as $2.25 favourite for the Lightning Stakes.

The Team Hawkes trained five-year-old Chautauqua is second favourite at $3.20 for the Flemington Group 1 feature.

“Exosphere has had a couple of barrier trials leading into this race, so he should be primed for a big first-up effort, ” said Sportsbet’s Christian Jantzen.

“He’ll have to be because Chautauqua and some other smart sprinters will make him know he’s in a race.”

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The 2016 Lightning Stakes final field will be announced on Wednesday and the race will take place on Saturday 20th February 2016 at Flemington in Melbourne.

2016 Lightning Stakes Odds

$2.25 Exosphere
$3.20 Chautauqua
$7.00 Delectation
$8.00 Terravista
$9.00 Japonisme
$12.00 Keen Array
$18.00 Counterattack
$21.00 Ball Of Muscle
$26.00 Headwater
$26.00 Kinglike
$34.00 Éclair Choice
$35+ the rest

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The 2016 Hobartville Stakes will take place at Randwick on Saturday and smart colt Press Statement is also a short priced favourite to return a winner.

The Chris Waller trained three-year-old is $2.50, with Counterattack and Spill The Beans next in betting on $7.00.

2016 Hobartville Stakes Odds

$2.50 Press Statement
$7.00 Counterattack
$7.00 Spill The Beans
$8.00 Vanbrugh
$8.00 Wolf Cry
$11.00 Dal Cielo
$11.00 Montaigne
$15.00 Le Romain
$17.00 Shards
$17.00 Too Good To Refuse
$17.00 Etymology
$21.00 Man Of Choice
$26.00 Tivaci
$34.00 Dubaiinstyle
$41.00 Tulsa
$41.00 Tarquin
$41.00 Torgersen
$51.00 Data Point
$67.00 Balmain Boy

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The 2016 C.S Hayes Stakes & 2016 Vanity Stakes will also take place at Flemington on Saturday and odds will be available at Sportsbet once the fields are announced on Wednesday afternoon.

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