After a brilliant day of racing at Randwick on Saturday, it is Flemington’s turn on Sunday as their Melbourne Cup Preview Day lights up the Melbourne track featuring the 2010 Turnbull Stakes.
The $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) has drawn a capacity field of 16 runners with Shoot Out the current favourite to win paying $4.80 through Sportsbet.
John Wallace’s consistent High Chaparral gelding Shoot Out won the JJ Liston Stakes last month before two third place finishes at Group level.
Looking to return to winning form on Sunday, Shoot Out will jump from the ideal barrier two draw with Stathi Katsidis aboard and is our top pick to win.
Flemington – Race 7 – Turnbull Stakes
- Races.com.au Favourite: #5 Shoot Out – Rated Special to Win at $4.80 Ladbrokes.com.au
- Best Place Chances: #1 Shocking, #4 Metal Bender & #9 Typhoon Tracy at Ladbrokes.com.au
The star studded Turnbull Stakes field features many other talented gallopers with claims, but our top picks to finish in the money and to back to Place at Sportsbet are Shocking, Metal Bender and Typhoon Tracy.
Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Shocking is the current $5.50 second elect in the Turnbull Stakes odds, the Mark Kavanagh-trained five-year-old looking to rise from his last place fifth in the Underwood Stakes.
Metal Bender is further out in the odds paying $12 to win, the Chris Waller-trained Danasinga gelding having displayed sensational season form winning the Warwick Stakes before placing in both the Chelmsford and Underwood Stakes.
Finally, reigning Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy should be right up there on the line on Sunday, the Peter Moody-trained Red Ransom mare set to be ridden by Luke Nolen.
Read our detailed 2010 Turnbull Stakes Preview & Betting Preview and then jump onto Ladbrokes.com.au to sign up with Australia’s most trusted online bookie to lock in your favourites at the best price!