Mr Quickie Heads 2020 Kennedy Cantala Stakes Field & Odds

October 29, 2020

Mr Quickie Heads 2020 Kennedy Cantala Stakes Field & Odds

Phillip Stokes’ upset Toorak Handicap champ last start Mr Quickie is tipped to continue his winning ways heading to Flemington on Derby Day as the favourite for the 2020 Kennedy Cantala.

Mr Quickie Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Upset Toorak Handicap winner Mr Quickie heads the 2020 Kennedy Cantala odds this Melbourne Cup Carnvial. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

One of four elite level races on the bumper VRC Derby Day program, this season’s Group 1 $1.5 million Kennedy Cantala (1600m) field features a capacity line-up of miles and looks a very open edition of the quality handicap clash.

Sitting top of the post-acceptance Kennedy Cantala odds online at $5 and firming through Ladbrokes.com.au, Shamus Award five-year-old Mr Quickie has drawn wide out in barrier 16.

He will come into 13 at best if all four emergencies fail to gain a start on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, but the wide alley hasn’t deterred the punters.

In-form jockey Jamie Kah continues associations on Mr Quickie this weekend with the horse out to do the Toorak – Cantala double for the second year in a row following the success of Fierce Impact (2019) in both races last spring.

Despite the size of the Kennedy Cantala field this year there is just one other single-figure fancy in the markets with Michael Moroney’s beaten Toorak favourite Buffalo River at $7.

Craig Williams rides the American-bred son of Noble Mission in the rematch with Buffalo River carrying the same 53kg, while Mr Quickie drops a kilo from the Toorak to 58kg in the Cantala.

Drawn barrier nine, Buffalo River has won six of his 12 career starts and presents fit third-up as he looks to atone for that last start loss at the same level at Caulfield.

With the rest of the runners at double-figure Kennedy Cantala odds there could be big value on offer looking outside the Toorak Handicap quinella.

Occupying the third line of betting at $10 is the Lindsay Park-raced topweight Fifty Stars who is on the drift.

John Allen rides the Sea The Stars entire first-up here at the horse’s pet track, Fifty Stars having won four from eight at Flemington including the autumn’s Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

He finally gets out over a more suitable distance here having last been seen carrying 60kg to third behind Wild Planet on Caulfield Cup Day in the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) and presents as a danger coming back in weight here.

Also at a current $10 quote to take out the Cantala on Saturday is the Hawkes Racing-trained Rock drawn in gate two and coming off that eye-catching seventh when only 2.3 lengths beaten by the winner Probabeel in Randwick’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m).

Following closely the other best in the markets include Grahame Begg’s Group 3 Coongy Cup winning four-year-old Nonconformist ($11), the early mover Wild Planet ($16 into $11) coming off the Moonga win with William Pike coming aboard on Saturday and the Chris Waller-trained Yulong Prince who ran fourth only 1.3 lengths beaten in the Epsom at huge odds.

Click here for the latest Kennedy Cantala 2020 betting markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Kennedy Cantala Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 256x411x83 FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes John Allen 15 58kg 112
2 02x902x271 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 16 58kg 112
3 x420142x8x OLMEDO (FR) Chris Waller James McDonald 20 56kg 108
4 x7410x8191 WILD PLANET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 8 55kg 106
5 7207523×24 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Damian Lane 14 55kg 106
6 3x60434x30 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Ben Melham 13 54.5kg 105
7 25319×4408 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 18 54.5kg 105
8 x0x470x110 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 1 54kg 104
9 1150x3x517 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Michael Poy (a) 2 54kg 104
10 210×270509 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 11 54kg 104
11 360x2223x7 THE VELVET KING Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 53.5kg 103
12 3x63x23042 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Daniel Moor 19 53kg 101
13 11x0x11x22 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 9 53kg 101
14 010x040x36 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 3 53kg 102
15 331121×371 NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 10 53kg 101
16 15x911x739 KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Glen Boss 6 51kg 105
17e x381567450 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 12 53kg 101
18e 31037×3119 JUNIPAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 17 53kg 100
19e 2x3314x364 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams Kerrin McEvoy 7 53kg 99
20e 3x82435x35 RELOADED Chris Waller Michael Dee 5 53kg 98

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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