2016 RA Lee Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

May 20th, 2016

Twelve runners have been confirmed in the final field for the 2016 Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Tonopah is our pick to win Saturday's 2016 RA Lee Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Tonopah is our pick to win Saturday’s 2016 RA Lee Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Alpine Eagle ($3.10) remains outright favourite in 2016 RA Lee Stakes betting markets with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Atlantis Dream ($4.80) and Tonopah ($5).

Will Alpine Eagle justify favouritism and win the 2016 RA Lee Sates first-up, or will one of his talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Tonopah ($5)

Tonopah has found good form leading into Saturday’s Group 3 and represents terrific value for money at 2016 RA Lee Stakes odds of $5 for success. Capping a strong 2015 campaign with success in the Donald Cup (1620m), the Rock Hard Ten gelding ran a credible sixth in the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) first-up this time. Progressing to a luckless sixth in the Wellington Racing Club BM84 (1440m), Tonopah will carry winning condition into the RA Lee Stakes after taking out the Drink Driving? Grow Up Handicap (1600m) a fortnight ago. Allocated the rails draw, Tonopah will carry only 55kgs in the RA Lee Stakes and will be partnered by veteran hoop Dean Yendall.

2nd

Tall Ship ($15)

Tall Ship will relish a mile in the 2016 RA Lee Stakes first-up and is undoubtedly over the odds at his current $15 quote for success, or $4.20 to finish in the first three. Capping a standout debut Australian preparation with success in the Listed Warrnambool Cup (2350m) last year, Tall Ship returned to racing in spring for a few typically smart results and capped his year for another impressive win in the Listed Werribee Cup (2600m). The Sea The Stars gelding is undoubtedly at his best over longer trips but is capable of a good run fresh.

3rd

Atlantis Dream ($4.80)

Atlantis Dream carries excellent condition into the RA Lee Stakes and will enjoy a noticeable drop in weight from her last start for second in the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m). Posting six wins and a further nine minors through twenty-two career starts so far, the Elusive City mare ran second in the Gold Bracelet (1400m) at Bendigo first-up; progressing to third in the Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (1600m) and second in the Flight Lieutenant Peter Armytage Handicap (1700m) leading into the Queen Of The South Stakes.

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