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Northerly Stakes Betting Odds - Zaaki an outright favourite

Last updated: 04 Dec 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 04 Dec 2023
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  • The Northerly Stakes (formerly Kingston Town Classic) is Western Australia's premier weight-for-age contest
  • Worth $1.5 million, this race is run over 1800m at Ascot
  • The 2023 edition will be run on Saturday, December 9
  • Market provided by Ladbrokes
Zaaki heads the Northerly Stakes market. (Getty)

Run as the Kingston Town Classic from 2007 to 2021, the Northerly Stakes is the final Group One of the calendar year in Australia.
  • Northerly Stakes 2023 Betting Odds
  • Northerly Stakes Winners

Ladbrokes has Zaaki as a $2.50 favourite to win the 2023 Northerly Stakes, with the Annabel Neasham-trained gelding aiming for his fifth Group 1 victory.

Although he hasn't tasted Group 1 success this year, the veteran did prevail over this 1800m journey when taking the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes at the Sunshine Coast in May, while he has been competitive in four runs this campaign.

Zipaway ($8) is looking to follow a similar path to his sire Playing God, who won the 2010 edition of this race after taking out the WA Guineas, although the Guineas was run earlier in the spring when Playing God saluted.

Keshi Boom was scratched from the WA Guineas, with the Grant & Alana-trained galloper not recovering in time following a Group 3 triumph in the Champion Fillies Stakes on November 18.

She's unbeaten from four career starts and will profile well should she take her place in the Northerly Stakes, given three-year-old fillies have won four of the last eight editions of this Group 1.

Keshi Boom shares a $9 quote with A Lot Of Good Men, who caught the eye in the WA Guineas when getting home for second.

Northerly Stakes 2023 Betting Odds

Keshi Boom$9.00
A Lot Of Good Men$9.00
Dom To Shoot $10.00
Forgot You$13.00
Trix Of The Trade $17.00
Casino Seventeen $21.00
Be Optimistic$26.00
Cosmic Crusader$26.00
The Velvet Queen$26.00
Mojo Rhythm$31.00
Others $51.00+

Market from Ladbrokes & odds correct on 04/12/2023.

Northerly Stakes Winners

A Group 1 that has had many name changes, it will be best known to punters as the Kingston Town Classic (2007-2021) before the recent change, which was named after nine-time Group 1 winner Northerly, who is arguably the best horse ever produced from Western Australia.

An 1800m event run under weight-for-age conditions, this race has launched the career of many great horses, while it has also seen many established and famous gallopers triumph, including champions in Kingston Town, Vo Rogue and Better Loosen Up.

Truly Great (2020), Regal Power (2021) and Amelia's Jewel (2022) have won the last three editions of the Northerly Stakes, which rounds out Group 1 action from the west.

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