2015 RA Lee Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

May 15th, 2015

12 runners remain in contention for Saturday’s Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Dylanson is a leading chance for success in the 2015 RA Lee Stakes. Photo: Jenny Barnes

Dylanson is a leading chance for success in the 2015 RA Lee Stakes. Photo: Jenny Barnes

German import Our Ivanhowe ($2.60) will contest his first Australian start in the 2015 RA Lee Stakes and is clear favourite in betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au ahead of The Bowler ($5), Dylanson ($6) and Metaphorical ($7.50).

Will Our Ivanhowe debut to Australian racing in the best way possible and win the 2015 RA Lee Stakes or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Dylanson ($6)

Dylanson has finished outside the first three only twice in nine starts this time, carries winning form into the 2015 RA Lee Stakes and is treated well in the weights. Posting a career total of seven wins and as many minors through 23 career starts, the Dylan Thomas gelding finished third in the Listed Birthday Cup (2032m) on February 14th; returning to the winner’s circle in the Listed CS Hayes Memorial Cup (1600m) at Morphettville on March 9th. Having since finished third in the Listed Golden Mile (1600m) and won the Listed City Of Adelaide Stakes (1400m), Dylanson will need some luck from barrier 11 but is more than capable of success on Saturday.

2nd

Our Ivanhowe ($2.60)

Having won four of his eight competitive starts so far, Our Ivanhowe was purchased and flown to Australia with a long view towards contesting the 2015 Melbourne Cup, and has reportedly worked very well for trainers Lee and Anthony Freedman in the lead-up to the 2015 RA Lee Stakes. A two-time Group 1 winner over 2400m, the Solider Hollow gelding may need a little more distance to reach his full potential and has been charged with carrying a race-high 60kgs on Saturday.

3rd

The Bowler ($5)

The Bowler has failed to finish outside the first three in his seven most recent starts, will leave from the ideal barrier 4 and will carry just 55kgs in the 2015 RA Lee Stakes and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current odds as a result. Posting consecutive wins in two minor Victorian sprints in February and March, the Testa Rossa gelding ran on for a credible third amongst classy competition in the Ross Stevenson Trophy (1600m) on April 11th and returned to the winner’s circle in the Peter Armytage Handicap (1700m) on April 25th.

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