Hopes Eternal heads BJ McLachlan Stakes Field

Posted by Sports News First on 30/12/2017
Filled in: Racing

Crockett has clearly been the best backed runner to take out the BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at Doomben this Saturday.

The Tony McEvoy trained colt resumed in the Phelan Ready a fortnight back and ran okay but was clearly no match for the dominant all the way winner Ef Troop. Has the run under the belt and there is no Ef Troop here, so no surprise to see him crunched into $4.80 after opening $7.50.

Favourite for the race is Orcein at $3.60. He opened that price and did touch $3.40 but is back out with the support coming for Crockett. Witherspoon is hovering around the $5.50-$6 mark, while Fullazaboot has had admirers ($7.50-$6.50-$7).

At longer odds, there has been an each way move for Meryl, into $16 after opening $23.