Trekking Tops Winterbottom Stakes 2020 Final Field

November 24, 2020

Trekking Tops Winterbottom Stakes 2020 Final Field

Star Godolphin sprinter Trekking dominates the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes field and betting for the latest Group 1 feature of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival on Saturday.

Trekking Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photo) | Races.com.au

Trekking looks the sprinter to beat in Perth’s 2020 Winterbottom Stakes this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Perth Racing has confirmed a capacity field of 16 plus a single emergency for this season’s edition of the Group 1 $1 million Crown Perth Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) with the barrier draw to take place late Tuesday afternoon.

Heading the line-up and final field Winterbottom Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au is the James Cummings-trained Trekking who capped off an excellent prep this time last year running fourth to Hey Doc in the same race.

Third in The Everest and runner-up in the Winners Stakes in 2019, the now six-year-old son of Street Cry will jump the punters’ pick again in the Winterbottom looking to atone for last year’s loss.

Subsequent winner of the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in Adelaide this May, Trekking ran fourth in the $15 million The Everest in 2020 and was last seen finishing runner-up to the reigning Winterbottom champ Hey Doc in The Valley’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) on October 23.

Kept fresh since, he has been specifically set for another run in the Winterbottom Stakes over in WA and will be ridden by the ‘Wizard of the West’, the absolutely airborne William Pike on the weekend.

The latest Winterbottom Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au have him at $2.20 to salute, well clear of his rivals in the markets.

Two locals follow in betting at $9 each with Celebrity Queen and Stageman considered the “dangers”.

Prepared by Perth’s premier training duo of Grant & Alana Williams, four-year-old Redoute’s Choice mare Celebrity Queen has won six of her 10 starts including her narrow win in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) in the wet on November 14.

She is up in grade here and will need to be good going up in weight, but boasts strong 1200m form (7:4-1-0) and has Chris Parnham aboard once again.

Stageman was a devastatingly close runner-up in the Colonel Reeves Stakes last time out, Adam Durrant’s Written Tycoon six-year-old looking to improve on his ninth in last year’s Winterbottom Stakes results.

Also under double-figures to keep the Winterbottom trophy at home is the Neville Parnham-trained Indian Pacific ($9.50).

A talented four-year-old son of Zoustar, the gelding took his record up to six from nine first-up in the Listed Crawford Stakes before his third still under a length beaten in the Colonel Reeves run on a Heavy (8) Ascot track a fortnight ago.

Other notable hopes in the mix include Dan Morton’s flying Street Boss four-year-old Elite Street ($11) looking to continue his winning streak, recent Prince Of Wales Stakes winner Valour Road ($15) and the Steve Wolfe-trained Red Can Man ($18) on the quick back-up off his fourth only two lengths beaten in last weekend’s Group 1 $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m).

Head to Ladbrokes.com.au for the latest Winterbottom Stakes 2020 betting odds with the barriers to be announced shortly.

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Final Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x7219x242 TREKKING James Cummings William Pike 0 58.5kg 118
2 3x493x0x35 ROCK MAGIC Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 0 58.5kg 109
3 7934403×00 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham 0 58.5kg 99
4 402122×617 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Mitchell Pateman 0 58.5kg 107
5 60x430x096 DURENDAL Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 0 58.5kg 100
6 x422x7x355 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 0 58.5kg 108
7 11x1x47324 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 0 58.5kg 100
8 23694×1342 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 0 58.5kg 99
9 1x51276x91 CAROCAPO Jim Taylor Jason Brown 0 58.5kg 93
10 21123×4193 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey 0 58.5kg 92
11 7414553×79 MANKIND Hayden Ballantyne Ms Jade McNaught 0 58.5kg 82
12 13x1131x13 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 0 58.5kg 95
13 4x411Dx11 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Brad Rawiller 0 58.5kg 82
14 156x3240x0 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 0 56.5kg 101
15 3x2136x524 ESSENTIAL SPICE Daniel & Ben Pearce Ms Lucy Warwick 0 56.5kg 97
16 5x1611x121 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 0 56.5kg 95
17e 850x11x288 CONDOR HEROES Chris & Michael Gangemi Craig Staples 0 58.5kg 81
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