AWESOME mare Atlantic Jewel has opened a commanding $1.45 favourite for Saturday’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield. The Mark Kavanagh-trained mare has looked awesome winning both starts back from injury – the latest in arrogant fashion at Moonee Valley last Saturday - and is chasing her 10th win from as many starts.

“It’s testimony to her talent she is so short because most experts are saying this is one of the strongest Underwood Stakes fields for many years,” says TAB’s Adam Hamilton. “Barrier seven looks idea for Atlantic Jewel in the big field and she heads back to Caulfield where her win in the Thousand Guineas first really underlined her freakish talent.”

Long-time Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune (barrier 14) is a clear second favourite at $6.50 from Sea Moon ($10, barrier five) and Its A Dundeel ($13, barrier 12).

“If Atlantic Jewel comes out and wins easily on Saturday, she’ll be into odd-on for the Cox Plate given the fields will be very similar,” Hamilton told PPD.

The biggest Cox Plate bet on Atlantic Jewel so far at has been $20,000 at the now amazing odds of $8. Fixed odds markets for the remainder of Saturday’s huge Underwood Stakes meeting will open throughout today.


UNDERWOOD STAKES (Saturday, Caulfield)


1.       Green Moon                      barrier 10             $21

2.       Manighar                             barrier 3               $26

3.       Mr Moet                              barrier 13             $41

4.       Foreteller                            barrier  11           $31

5.       Happy Trails                        barrier  4              $26

6.       Ethiopia                                barrier 1               $31

7.       Sea Moon                           barrier 5               $10

8.       Puissance De Lune          barrier 14             $6.50

9.       Waldpark                             barrier 9               $61

10.   My Quest For Peace       barrier 2               $101

11.   It’s a Dundeel                    barrier  12           $13

12.   Atlantic Jewel                    barrier 7               $1.45

13.   Silent Achiever                 barrier 8               $51

14.   Dear Demi                           barrier