2014 Lee Steere Classic Betting Preview and Tips

December 5th, 2014

A talented field of just ten runners has been confirmed for Saturday’s Group 3 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) at Ascot Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Jockey Ben Melham will take the ride on Liberty's Gem in the 2014 Lee Steere Classic. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Jockey Ben Melham will take the ride on Liberty’s Gem in the 2014 Lee Steere Classic. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having contested a strong and largely consistent racing career so far, Outlaw Pete ($3.60) has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in Lee Steere Classic betting markets ahead of Liberty’s Gem ($3.70), Hobart Jones ($5) and Malibu Style ($6) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Outlaw Pete return to the winner’s circle in the 2014 Lee Steere Classic, or will one of his classy rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Liberty’s Gem ($3.70)

Yet to finish worse than second in his short racing career, Liberty’s Gem has reportedly worked well in the lead-up to the Lee Steere Classic and is more than worth consideration for a bet at current $3.70 odds. Claiming three strong barrier trials prior to his competitive debut, the Statue Of Liberty gelding won a minor over 1200m first-up on September 27th, and while running second in the Westspeed 3.y.o (1200m) on October 11th, made a successful transition to black type racing when taking out the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) last time out. Allocated the ideal barrier 3, Liberty’s Gem has been confirmed to be partnered by last-start jockey Ben Melham in the Lee Steere Classic.

2nd

Outlaw Pete ($3.60)

Interestingly yet to receive much more than a sprinkling of bets for success in the 2014 Lee Steere Classic, Outlaw Pete has secured several impressive results this season and is a great chance of figuring in the top three on Saturday. Running second in a minor over 1100m on debut before taking out a pair of races over 1300m and 1600m through August, the Oratorio gelding took out the Carbon Sports Bar (1200m) 3.y.o+ (1200m) on October 18th and while disappointing when eighth in the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) on November 8th, placed a credible fourth in the Group 2 W.A. Guineas (1600m) last time out.

3rd

Prete A Partir ($13)

Getting into the 2014 Lee Steere Classic particularly well with the weights, Prete A Partir arguably offers punters the best value for money in betting markets at a quote of $13 for success or $3.80 to figure in the top three this weekend. Claiming one win and two minors from her seven starts to date, the Choisir filly was unlucky to be blocked for a run and seventh in the Group 3 W.A. Champion Stakes (1600m) last time out, but is a proven performer over the Lee Steere Classic running distance having placed a closed second in the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) on November 1st.

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