With fine weather and a dry track, as well as a rise in trip, Viridine has clearly been best backed with Sportsbet.com.au to take out the Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) this Saturday at Caulfield.
The James Cummings trained gelding came back to 1100m last start from 1200m the start prior when successful and had to settle for a second to the best wet tracker in Australia, Jungle Edge ($6-$6.50), who won’t get conditions to suit like he did two weeks ago. That plays into the hands of Viridine, who is into $2.00 from $3.00.
Despite having bigger fish to fry in a few weeks time, Streets Of Avalon has been best backed to beat Viridine, with punters taking the odds that he’ll lead and dry track, rail out, on speed will be no disadvantage. Opened $10 and has tightened into $7.00.