Following the announcement of the top 10 vote-getters for the All-Star Mile to be run at Flemington on March 16, TAB has re-opened Alizee as $3.50 ‘All In’ favourite.
Alizee has returned this campaign with impressive victories in the Christmas Classic at Randwick on December 29 and Expressway Stakes at Rosehill on February 2 and is currently the $2.40 favourite with TAB to win Saturday’s Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.
“Alizee was deservedly voted into the All-Star Mile considering her record of seven wins and three minor placings from 16 starts including two wins over the mile at Group 1 level; the 2017 Flight Stakes and 2018 Queen of the Turf along with a third placing in the 2017 Thousand Guineas,” TAB’s Trent Langskaill said.
Happy Clapper was granted the first wildcard for the All-Star Mile based on his outstanding resume in Group 1s over 1600m (winner of the 2015 Villiers Stakes, 2017 Epsom and 2018 Doncaster Mile and three runner-up finishes; two of them behind Winx) and is the $6 second elect with TAB.
Amphitrite resumed last Saturday with a win in the TAB Vanity and is rated an $8 chance with victories at the mile in the Edward Manifold Stakes and Thousand Guineas from last year’s Spring Carnival on her resume.
Land Of Plenty – $6.50 for Saturday’s Futurity Stakes at Caulfield – is also an $8 hope with TAB for the All-Star Mile but the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained horse will have to snare a wildcard berth to enter the inaugural running of the world’s richest mile race.
Of the other All-Star Mile runners voted into the field, Grunt – dual Group 1 winner over the Flemington mile – is currently $11 with TAB while Material Man ($15) and Moss ‘n’ Dale ($26) are also in the reckoning.
Mr Money Bags ($51), Balf’s Choice, Foundry, Man Of His Word and Urban Ruler (all $101) round out the other gallopers who received entry into the All-Star Mile field via public voting.
The three wildcards that are still up for grabs will be announced by Racing Victoria before Monday, March 4.
TAB’s MARKET FOR THE 2019 ALL-STAR MILE
$3.50 Alizee (V)
$6 Happy Clapper (WC)
$8 Amphitrite (V) and Land Of Plenty
$11 Grunt (V) and Mystic Journey
$15 Material Man (V) and Ringerdingding
$26+ Others quoted including Moss ‘n’ Dale (V)
$51 Mr Money Bags (V)
$101 Balf’s Choice (V), Foundry (V), Man Of His Word (V) and Urban Ruler (V)