2012 Turnbull Stakes Form Guide & Betting Preview

The latest Group 1 feature of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival will take place at the famous Flemington Racecourse this Saturday and to help our readers back the Turnbull Stakes 2012 winner below we have our exclusive form guide and betting preview on the classic.

December Draw

December Draw is unbeaten at the track and distance going into the 2012 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington this Saturday

Due to jump at 4:20pm as Flemington Race 7, the $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) field features 16 starters and a single emergency with the bookmaker.com.au betting markets led by Caulfield Cup 2012-bound Green Moon ($4.80).

The 2012 Turnbull Stakes however is shaping up as one of the more intriguing editions of the race in recent years with other livewire chances including Mark Kavanagh’s comeback galloper December Draw ($6), last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed ($7), the progressive Peter Moody-trained import Voila Ici ($8) who is the early market mover and the now John Sadler-trained local Linton ($8).

But if you are sticking with the single figure chances which of these should your money be on in the Turnbull Stakes betting markets?

And if it is an upset Turnbull Stakes result you’re tipping which of the double figure chances from the likes of Cox Plate minor placegetter Rekindled Interest ($12) and even SA Derby winner Zabeelionaire ($26) are in with a shot?

The expert team of tipsters at Races.com.au have done the hard work for you this Turnbull Stakes Day going over the field, form guide and betting statistics to come up with the below must know facts to see you beating the bookies on Saturday.

2012 Turnbull Stakes Form Facts & Betting Stats

  • Last year’s Turnbull Stakes winner December Draw came off a win in the Naturalism Stakes, jumped from barrier seven (of 12) and was ridden by Michael Rodd
  • This year #3 December Draw ($6) is back to defend their title coming off a third in the Underwood Stakes, set to jump from barrier 3 with Rodd retaining the ride
  • Other horses ridden by a previous Turnbull winning jockey this year are then #17e Seville (Nicholas Hall) and #5 Rekindled Interest (Damien Oliver)
  • There have been only two previous dual Turnbull Stakes winners in history with Comic Court (1949-50) and Vo Rogue (1987-88) that December Draw will look to join this year
  • Last year’s winning barrier (7) was drawn by #14 Sanagas ($101) but if first emergency #17 Seville (2) comes out it will be #10 Linton ($8) jumping from gate seven
  • December Draw’s win from gate seven last spring saw him become the sixth straight winner to jump from a single-digit gate in the Turnbull
  • Along with #3 December Draw (Mark Kavanagh) other horses prepared by a former Turnbull Stakes winning trainer this year are #14 Sanagas (Bart Cummings), #2 Niwot (John Hawkes), #11 Green Moon ($4.80) and #17e Seville ($41) from the Robert Hickmott stables, and the John Saddler-trained duo of #1 Winchester ($61) and #10 Linton ($8)
  • The best finishing of this year’s Naturalism Stakes runners to back up in the Turnbull meanwhile is first emergency #17 Seville (5th)
  • #14 Sanagas ($101) boasts the highest Win Rate of the field with 53.85% followed by #16 Zurella (50.00%) and #15 Sneak A Peek (46.15%)
  • The most consistent Place Percentage is then shared between #4 Ethiopia ($18) and #9 Voila Ici ($8) with 80.00%
  • There is just one last start winner engaged in this year’s Turnbull with #6 Happy Trails ($10) coming off a third-up victory over Green Moon in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on September 15
  • Only one favourite has won the Turnbull Stakes since it gained Group 1 status back in 2006 with December Draw ($2.15) last year
  • This year the favourite is #11 Green Moon ($4.80) – one punters may want to back with care based on the historical data
  • The Underwood Stakes has served as an excellent Turnbull guide producing three of the past six winners and nine in the past 16 years – seven of which also started in the Makybe Diva Stakes
  • Horses coming via the Makybe Diva and the Underwood this year are #3 December Draw (8th and 3rd), #8 Southern Speed (1st and 4th) and #7 Zabeelionaire (9th and 7th)
  • At Flemington horses with the best record are #3 December Draw (5-4-0-0), #12 Moudre (6-3-0-1), #2 Niwot (7-3-1-0), #8 Southern Speed (6-2-1-0), #11 Green Moon (4-1-1-0) and #16 Zurella (1-1-0-0)
  • Horses with good form over the 2000-metres are then #1 Winchester (4-3-1-0), #11 Green Moon (4-3-1-0), #3 December Draw (11-5-1-1), #2 Niwot (6-2-1-0), #9 Voila Ici (9-3-4-2), #15 Sneak A Peek (2-1-1-0) and #7 Zabeelionaire (2-1-0-0)
  • #3 December Draw (3-3-0-0) and #2 Niwot (1-1-0-0) are both undefeated over the Track & Distance
  • Other horses to have run top three over the 2000m at Flemington previously are then #5 Rekindled Interest (2-0-0-1), #8 Southern Speed (3-0-1-0), #10 Linton (2-0-1-0) and #11 Green Moon (1-0-1-0)

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2012 Turnbull Stakes Field & Form Guide

Flemington Race 7 – 4:20pm – 06/10/2012

# Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. AS Days API Career Win% Place% Last 6
1. WINCHESTER J D Sadler Jamie Mott 17 57.5 8yoH 14 $67,163 26: 6 6 3 23.08% 57.69% 2153×9
2. NIWOT “M, W and J Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 13 57.5 8yoG 14 $39,428 30: 9 4 1 30.00% 46.67% 441×00
3. DECEMBER DRAW M A Kavanagh Michael Rodd 3 57.5 7yoG 14 $24,471 25: 8 3 5 32.00% 64.00% 110×83
4. ETHIOPIA P G Carey Rhys Mc Leod 4 56.5 4yoG 21 $198,210 5: 1 1 2 20.00% 80.00% 3321×7
5. REKINDLED INTEREST J T Conlan Damien Oliver 10 56.5 5yoG 21 $50,094 18: 3 2 3 16.67% 44.44% 625×03
6. HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Ben Melham 1 56.5 5yoG 21 $22,763 26: 4 6 5 15.38% 57.69% 46×121
7. ZABEELIONAIRE L J Corstens Craig Newitt 11 56.5 4yoH 14 $33,984 14: 3 1 0 21.43% 28.57% 116×97
8. SOUTHERN SPEED L Macdonald and A Gluyas Glen Boss 15 55.5 5yoM 14 $117,837 23: 7 4 2 30.43% 56.52% 5×3114
9. VOILA ICI P G Moody Vlad Duric 5 55.5 8yoH 14 $56,776 30: 13 6 5 43.33% 80.00% 343×62
10. LINTON J D Sadler Steven Arnold 8 55.5 6yoG 21 $49,656 18: 4 2 4 22.22% 55.56% 60x1x4
11. GREEN MOON Robert Hickmott Craig Williams 9 55.5 6yoH 21 $46,035 17: 5 3 0 29.41% 47.06% 0x1x52
12. MOUDRE C Maher Mark Zahra 16 55.5 7yoG 28 $26,593 21: 7 4 3 33.33% 66.67% x089x3
13. MR CHARD D R Lawson Dean Holland 6 55.5 5yoH 21 $22,205 18: 3 2 1 16.67% 33.33% 0x6696
14. SANAGAS J B Cummings Brad Rawiller 7 55.5 7yoG 14 $21,603 13: 7 1 0 53.85% 61.54% 116×00
15. SNEAK A PEEK P G Moody Luke Nolen 12 55 5yoH 21 $21,981 13: 6 2 1 46.15% 69.23% 116×85
16. ZURELLA S F Ritchie Chris Munce 14 52.5 4yoM 14 $28,284 10: 5 2 0 50.00% 70.00% 152×17
17. SEVILLE Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 2 54.5 5yoH 14 $56,688 13: 1 5 1 7.69% 53.85% x94x05

*Form Guide Credit – Ladbrokes.com.au

*All odds quoted are fixed win from bookmaker.com.au and are subject to change