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Kensington Stakes Form Guide, Tips and Betting Odds can Grand Duels Defend Flemington Turf

Can 2011 Kensington Stakes winner Grand Duels defend his title, or will Group 1 winner First Command make this Weekend Special?

These are among the key questions facing racing fans and punters when previewing the 2012 Kensington Stakes.

Kensington Stakes

The Kensington Stakes is a 1000 metre Group 4 handicap event open to horses of any age and gender.

Set to jump off this Saturday the 21st of January at 4:10pm Sydney time as race 6, the 2012 Kensington Stakes offers prize money totaling $125,000.

The featured event at the famous Flemington racecourse this weekend, the 2012 Kensington Stakes has attracted a field of eleven gallopers. A group that includes 2011 race winner the Byron Cozamanis trained Grand Duels, and the Anthony Freedman trained Commands gelding, First Command.

Kensington Stakes Odds

First Command is the Kensington Stakes odds favourite priced to win in the $4.60 range, followed by the Mark Kavanagh trained Weekend Special priced to win in the $6.00 range, and the David Balfour trained Obsidian Dragon who rounds out the top three priced to win in the $7.00 range.

As such, a free $300 ‘win bet’ available through exclusively arranged Punters Paradise Free Kensington Stakes Bets, would be worth a whopping $1,380.00 at a $4.60 price should First Command be declared the first horse past the winning Kensington Stakes post.

For a complete list of the field see the Free Punters Kensington Stakes betting odds comparison table, which features the best available odds on offer from the leading exchanges side by side.

Free Kensington Stakes Form Guide

To help gain an advantage into the race, Punters Paradise is providing a Free Kensington Stakes form guide with an Easy Selections tipping menu. The unique Easy Selections feature has helped its users achieve a higher strike rate.

Among the facts that can be found in the free Kensington Stakes form that has helped position the favourites to win and place include:

- The Steven Arnold ridden First Command won the Group 1 Telegraph Handicap in New Zealand on this same weekend in 2011, and finished third in the Doveton Stakes just one-third a length behind the winner a fortnight ago, in spite of carrying 5kgs more than the rest of the field.

- The Michael Rodd ridden Weekend Special owns a 100% place-rate in seven career starts (3-4-0), is carrying 2kgs less than First Command and his trainer believes he’s in form to earn his first signature win.

- The Daniel Moor ridden Obsidian Dragon is undefeated in her last three starts, including an impressive 3 length victory in the $100,000 Premium Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley on New Year's Eve.

Kensington Stakes Tips

Punters Paradise offers the opportunity to access Kensington Stakes tips on their king tipping page, the world’s only market place where you can buy or sell horse racing tips online.

Picks backed by detailed performance charts so you can clearly see who’s riding a red hot hand.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:14 )  

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