2020 Vinery Stud Stakes Field & Betting: Funstar Odds-On

March 25, 2020

2020 Vinery Stud Stakes Field & Betting: Funstar Odds-On

Trainer Chris Waller is tipped to take out the Group 1 double at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday with Verry Elleegant leading Tancred Stakes betting and her young stablemate Funstar odds-on favourite in the Vinery Stud Stakes 2020.

Funstar. Photo: Vinery Stud Stakes.

Funstar is odds-on favourite in 2020 Vinery Stud Stakes betting for Saturday. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last autumn Waller took out the Group 1 $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) with his subsequent ATC Oaks champion Verry Elleegant and she returns a year on lining-up as the punters’ pick in Saturday’s Group 1 $1.5 million Tancred Stakes (2400m).

The master horseman of Winx fame is also looking at back-to-back Vinery Stud Stakes wins with his flying filly Funstar hot favourite to take out this year’s edition of the Oaks lead-up.

Verry Elleegant won the Vinery on the back of a Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes victory and on March 14, Adelaide filly Funstar won the same lead-up.

She is now out to do the double and pays a short $1.75 in the latest Vinery Stud Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Last year’s winning hoop James McDonald partners the ultra-consistent Funstar once again, the filly having run top two in all seven of her starts including her Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) success last October.

The Vinery Stud Stakes is shaping-up as yet another thrilling clash between her and the brilliant Kiwi-trained filly Probabeel.

Probabeel was second to Funstar in the Tea Rose and Flight Stakes in the spring before turning the tables to salute in the Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m).

Funstar however was quick to atone, improving on the Surround Stakes second when fresh to win the Phar Lap on a Heavy (10) track with Probabeel 1.3 lengths back second.

Unsurprisingly, the Jamie Richards-trained Savabeel filly Probabeel is considered the danger occupying the second line of Vinery Stud Stakes betting at $4.

Outside of Funstar and Probabeel, who are drawn in barriers eight and six respectively, the only other contender in the 13-filly Vinery Stud Stakes field getting any love from the punters is the also Waller-trained Subpoenaed ($12).

Tommy Berry partners the Rip Van Winkle filly from barrier five as she looks to improve on a fifth when only a half-length beaten from a wide alley (14 of 15) in the Group 3 Kembla Grange Classic (1600m) a fortnight ago.

For value further down the markets are then the likes of the Team Snowden-trained Thousand Guineas runner-up Missile Mantra ($17), Fascino ($17) to be ridden by the flying Tom Marquand out to frank the Melbourne form, and Godolphin’s widely-drawn Kembla Grange Classic winner Asiago ($19) in barrier 13.

Click here for the full Vinery Stud Stakes 2020 betting odds on the final field courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Vinery Stud Stakes Field

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11x211x21 FUNSTAR Chris Waller James McDonald 8 56kg 106
2 5x422x1112 PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Kerrin McEvoy 6 56kg 105
3 1x5552x054 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 7 56kg 91
4 45x1421x43 FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 10 56kg 87
5 7x11181x31 ASIAGO James Cummings Hugh Bowman 13 56kg 84
6 1x2160x125 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 5 56kg 78
7 154x832x19 GAME OF THORNS Kris Lees 3 56kg 76
8 7x61231x50 NUDGE Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1 56kg 76
9 112 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4 56kg 76
10 210×17 CONTRITION (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Sam Clipperton 11 56kg 68
11 6x22917x04 ASPECT RATIO John Sargent Tim Clark 2 56kg 64
12 510×673113 LOVE ME QUIETLY John Ramsey Robbie Dolan (a) 9 56kg 64
13 8725×55310 STRANGE CHARM Anthony Cummings Jean Van Overmeire (a) 12 56kg 63

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