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2020 Turnbull Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Taking the Sydney horses in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Turnbull Stakes, Verry Elleegant heads south for the Spring and is at $4.40.

Lead is up for grabs. Perhaps Finche to take up the running at a moderate tempo. VERRY ELLEEGANT (9) was sent out a dominant favourite in the George Main up in Sydney last time. They ripped around there in very fast time and she found herself awkwardly placed in the run. She's a much better horse at this trip and a more sedate tempo can allow her to find her feet. She's the class in the field.

Think MASTER OF WINE (6) will build on a good effort last time and run well on his way to a Caulfield Cup. SURPRISE BABY (3) will also improve on his way to the Melbourne Cup. Will be stronger than any late. SUPERSTORM (14) gets to 2000m from 1400m and that may test him but he gets in really well and has the ratings. Soft map gives FINCHE (12) a chance and he ran so well in the race last year.


1st – 9 Verry Elleegant

2nd – 6 Master Of Wine

3rd – 3 Surprise Baby

4th – 14 Superstorm

2020 Gilgai Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Taking the Everest runners in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Gilgai Stakes, Tofane has had a good grounding and is $2.80.

Genuine tempo as Dollar For Dollar leads the way. TOFANE (4) ran really well first up, giving weight all around, and she meets ZOUTORI (2) and THE INEVITABLE (5) on better terms this time. The tempo perhaps didn't suit her ideally first up either but this should be a more genuine test over the 1200m here and that can suit her late strength. She's the one they have to beat.

SANTA ANA LANE (6) will no doubt be better for this run but he's a top liner and with the Everest just two weeks away he can't be a long way off his top. Should run a big race fresh and can expect the same of the much maligned KEMENTARI (7) who ran some good races last prep and we all know the talent is there on his day.


1st – 4 Tofane

2nd – 6 Santa Ana Lane

3rd – 7 Kementari

4th – 2 Zoutori

2020 The Bart Cummings: Tips And Race Preview

Hoping for some value in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 The Bart Cummings, Sound needs the ground and is at $17.

Big prize and plenty should be keen to get into positive spots. Schabau and Persan are among those that will push into handy spots and we should see a solid tempo throughout.

SOUND (6) was terrific at the Valley last time and is going to relish this step up in trip. He draws well for a jockey in top form and looks like getting plenty of favours this time. Think he can win his way into the Cup. SCHABAU (12) was too keen in the run behind LORD BELVEDERE (5) last time but should get a nice tempo to run at this time and can be better third up.

That formline looks sure to measure up and PERSAN (15) was good again there as well. No reason to think that he won't run well again while STEEL PRINCE (4) was really good last time but just needs plenty to fall his way from the wide draw.


1st – 6 Sound

2nd – 12 Schabau

3rd – 5 Lord Belvedere

4th – 15 Persan

2020 Edward Manifold Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Edward Manifold Stakes shows it to be very open. Succeed Indeed gets a good run and is at $4.60.

Big field should ensure plenty of pressure for positions early. SUCCEED INDEED (5) ran well at Sandown first up and then won impressive up to the mile on the Hillside last time. Saw the trip out nicely there and looks sure to run well here with a cheap run from barrier one. If she gets room at the right time she is the finish.

QUEEN OF ROCKS (3) didn't get room at the right time last start. Stiff there and looks one that will improve. THERMOSPHERE (1) comes down from Sydney where she has been racing the top fillies. Formlines leap off the page and she can win without shocking at all. Form around MISS GUGGENHEIM (11) has worked out well and A PINCH OF LUCK (6) has impressed so far. Both can run well in a race that runs deep.


1st – 5 Succeed Indeed

2nd – 3 Queen Of Rocks

3rd – 1 Thermosphere

4th – 11 Miss Guggenheim

2020 Rose Of Kingston Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Taking one on the back up in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Rose Of Kingston Stakes, Perfect Jewel can rebound here at $4.40.

From a wide gate and with blinkers on, expecting Savatiano to push forward and settle in the first couple. The pace should be genuine.

PERFECT JEWEL (6) turns around quickly from her narrow defeat in the Stocks at Moonee Valley. Bumped into a start back in form there and they cleared out on third. Looks a strong piece of form and there is little doubt that Perfect Jewel is up to winning this. The step back to 1400m is the query. PRETTY BRAZEN (3) is flying at this trip and her Rupert Clarke run last time makes her hard to beat back against mares.

Through the same race MADAM ROUGE (5) is a sharp improver with the better draw this time. She should be well supported and with good reason. RUBISAKI (2) and SAVATIANO (1) are class mares at this level and both should bounce back from their latest below form runs.


1st – 6 Perfect Jewel

2nd – 3 Pretty Brazen

3rd – 5 Madam Rouge

4th – 2 Rubisaki

Turnbull Stakes programme at Flemington on Saturday, picture Racing Photos