Today the race all punters will want to get in on is the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m), scheduled to run as Race 7 at Ascot Racecourse, and here the Races.com.au team list our exclusive Railway Stakes betting tips so you can clean the bookies out!
The 2010 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes field features a top-class field of 16 stayers, #15 Mekong Miss scratched from the line-up giving first emergency Clueless Angel a start.
The red hot favourite in the Railway Stakes betting markets is last year’s third placegetter Colour Correct, currently paying $4.40 to win at Luxbet.
Colour Correct is coming off back-to-back stakes wins at Ascot having claimed victory in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) and the Listed Ascot Gold Cup (1800m), and this impressive form and their good barrier draw for today is why the punters are getting behind them.
However, the field features a number of other quality stayers and there is plenty of room for an upset Railway Stakes result, which is why we are tipping a longer-priced runner to claim victory.
We have selected the Chris Waller-trained Triple Honour to win the Railway Stakes today in a boil-over at generous odds.
Ascot Race 7 – Railway Stakes Tips
- Races.com.au Favourite: #3 Triple Honour – Rated Special to Win at $18 Luxbet
- Best to Add into Exotics: #4 Trusting and #9 Colour Correct Luxbet
Sydney raider Triple Honour has drifted from their opening quote of $13 to an $18 chance in the Railway Stakes odds, so now is the prime time to jump on their juicy price.
Drawn wide in barrier 11 will present no issue for Triple Honour, in fact at the Ascot track runners on the inside have a poor record and a wider draw is more often than not favourable.
Honours List gelding Triple Honour has been allocated a hefty 58kg for the Railway Stakes today and needs to break the weight carrying record to win, but the six-year-old regularly performs with up to 59kg on their back so they have the ability to do just that.
Punters are shying away from Triple Honour after their 10th place finish in the Caulfield Cup last start, but the Heavy track conditions were unsuitable and on drier ground today they can rise and cause an upset.
Aside from the favourite Colour Correct who needs to be included in all multiples based on their form and track experience, the other Railway Stakes runner we have selected as the best Place chance is Trusting.
John Thompson’s well-bred four-year-old is the second favourite in the Railway Stakes betting now paying $6 at Luxbet after opening at $6.50.
Trusting is drawn ideally in barrier five, is the right age to win this with four-year-olds having a stranglehold over the Railway Stakes in the past decade and is coming off a strong fifth place finish in the Emirates Stakes where they were beaten by less than a length.
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*Note: All odds are Fixed Win provided by Luxbet and correct at time of publication