2020 Concorde Stakes Field & Betting: Nature Strip to beat Gytrash

September 3, 2020

2020 Concorde Stakes Field & Betting: Nature Strip to beat Gytrash

Odds-on favourite Nature Strip is tipped to beat home fellow The Everest-bound Gytrash with the two confirmed horses for next month’s $15 million feature the only two at single-figures in Concorde Stakes 2020 betting this weekend at Randwick.

Nature Strip Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

The Everest-bound Nature Strip is odds-on to win the Concorde Stakes 2020 first-up in Sydney on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Group 3 $160,000 Concorde Stakes (1000m) is a genuine highlight on Saturday’s Chelmsford Stakes Day card in Sydney and will get plenty of attention despite drawing just six runners.

Serving as an early preview for the world’s richest turf race back at the track on October 17, the Concorde Stakes field features two sprinters already assured of a slot in The Everest 2020 field including the all-in favourite Nature Strip.

Chris Waller’s multiple Group 1 champion was fourth in The Everest last year and dominates futures betting to take it out in 2020.

His spring campaign begins in the Concorde, a short distance feature he finished fourth behind dual The Everest champion Redzel in first-up last season.

He has enjoyed three subsequent Group 1 victories in the past 12 months and, after two winning Rosehill trials last month, Waller is bullish over his horse’s chances on Saturday.

Nature Strip may be allocated the 60.5kg topweight and drawn the outside barrier (6) for jockey James McDonald to overcome, but it hasn’t stopped the punters backing him into clear $1.40 favouritism in the Concorde Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Gytrash also gets a shot at The Everest glory this year with the Gordon Richards-trained Adelaide raider filling the slot for Inglis.

The Lope De Vega gelding is best known for his upset win fresh off a nearly six-month spell at Flemington in February’s Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m).

He went on to run back-to-back Group 1 placings in Melbourne during March before a Group 3 April win at Morphettville over 1100m.

A first-up specialist, Gytrash was last seen running second in a devastatingly close photo finish behind Trekking in Adelaide’s Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) on May 16.

The horse is sure to appreciate running fresh over the shorter distance in Sydney this weekend, but faces a very tough ask to get the better of Nature Strip and currently pays $3.50 to do so.

The third line of Concorde Stakes betting is currently co-held at $16 by the returning duo of Splintex and Dirty Work who both went out on a winning streak.

Mark Newnham’s Snitzel entire Splintex makes his four-year-old debut in the race and boasts an excellent Randwick record (3:2-0-1) having last been seen beating Flit home in the Group 2 Arrowfield at the track on April 11.

Dirty Work meanwhile is after a fourth straight victory with the Hawkes Racing-trained son of Written Tycoon, another stallion coming off a strong three-years-old campaign last season, having won a trio of easier grade races last prep including the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill in mid-May by 2.5 lengths.

Joe Pride’s rails-drawn veteran Ball Of Muscle ($6.50) races as a 10-year-old for the first time as a genuine place chance at his pet distance, before the triple-figure roughie Prairie Fire ($151) rounds out the field.

Click here for the updated Concorde Stakes 2020 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Concorde Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x4141x411x NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 6 60.5kg 121
2 1x2x13212x GYTRASH Gordon Richards Jason Collett 4 60kg 113
3 9x3022x07x BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 1 59.5kg 107
4 11x331911x SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 5 59kg 105
5 41x548111x DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3 57kg 94
6 1667×25626 PRAIRIE FIRE Danny Williams Joshua Parr 2 56kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes ...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 Re...

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 Results: Addeybb Fights Off Verry Elleegant in Another Thriller

The horse dubbed the ‘Beast of Britain’ once again proved his champion status...

Waller Wins Fifth Sydney Cup i...

Waller Wins Fifth Sydney Cup in 2021 With Selino

Master horseman Chris Waller celebrated his fifth Sydney Cup success in 2021...

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Res...

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results: Wild Ruler Holds Off Isotope

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Wild Ruler continued his undefeated...

Percy Sykes Stakes 2021 Winner...

Percy Sykes Stakes 2021 Winner Jamaea Scores Late Upset

The feature two-year-old fillies’ race in Sydney of the year, the 2021 Percy...

Race Results

2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Winner Nettoyer Back in Form

Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2021 Results: Addeybb Fights Off Verry Elleegant in Another Thriller

Waller Wins Fifth Sydney Cup in 2021 With Selino

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Results: Wild Ruler Holds Off Isotope

2021 Australian Oaks Results: Hungry Heart Wins for Waller

Race Previews

2021 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field & Odds Update: September Run v Isotope

Probabeel Heads 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field & Odds

Australian Oaks 2021 Field & Betting Wide Open: Harmony Rose Narrow Favourite

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field: Betting Has Verry Elleegant Ahead of Addeybb

Fields & Form

2021 The Championships Day 2: Randwick Scratchings & Track Report

2021 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Field & Odds Update: September Run v Isotope

Probabeel Heads 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes Field & Odds

Australian Oaks 2021 Field & Betting Wide Open: Harmony Rose Narrow Favourite

2021 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field: Betting Has Verry Elleegant Ahead of Addeybb