Empire Rose Stakes 2020 Field & Odds: Odeum v Mystic Journey

October 29, 2020

Empire Rose Stakes 2020 Field & Odds: Odeum v Mystic Journey

It is a battle between the young Thousand Guineas winning filly Odeum and star mare Mystic Journey in the 2020 Empire Rose Stakes betting markets at HQ on Victoria Derby Day this weekend.

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

Thousand Guineas winner Odeum heads the 2020 Empire Rose Stakes betting markets at Flemington this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Set to run as Flemington Race 5 at 2:20pm (AEDT), this season’s Group 1 $1 million Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) has drawn a sensational line-up of 14 fillies and mares and looks a great race on a day for racing purists.

Sitting top of the latest Empire Rose Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au paying a firm $3.60 to beat home her older rivals is the talented Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr trained Odeum in gate seven.

Jye McNeil is enjoying a great spring carnival and takes over from Michael Walker aboard the lightly-raced daughter of Written Tycoon who is out to make history.

To date, no Thousand Guineas winner has backed-up and won the Empire Rose Stakes in the same year but the markets suggest Odeum can be the first on the back of her nearly two length upset in the Group 1 over the Caulfield mile on October 10.

Odeum is out to be the first filly to complete the Thousand Guineas – Empire Rose Stakes double

She gets the weight relief here dropping right down to just 49kg and is one of three last start winning fillies in this year’s event along with Chica Fuerte ($19) and Forbidden Love ($17) drawn wide in barriers 13 and 14 respectively.

Out to stop Odeum continuing her stellar spring form is the brilliant Adam Trinder-trained Mystic Journey, the pride of Tasmania also coming off a lead-up victory.

The $4.40 second elect is back at her pet track and distance, the now five-year-old daughter of Needs Further having won the inaugural $5 million The All-Star Mile here as a filly.

She then backed up and became the first Tasmanian-trained Group 1 winner in a century saluting in the Australian Guineas also held over the 1600m at HQ.

Nearly flawless over the mile (5:4-1-0) and definitely suited to the famous Flemington track (4:2-1-0), the $3.8 million earner was last seen winning the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) at The Valley on September 25.

With her runs spaced she presents fresh returning to elite level grade and is sure to give the filly a huge challenge in this.

Outside the dominant duo the rest of the field can be found at double-figure Empire Rose Stakes odds including the Chris Waller-trained Madam Rouge ($12) in gate 12 who comes off that strong win in Caulfield’s Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) a fortnight back.

The other best in Empire Rose Stakes betting this Melbourne Cup Carnival include the consistent Tristarc Stakes runner-up Felicia ($13) who has run top three in her seven latest starts, the Archie Alexander-trained Chaillot ($13) looking to add to her perfect two-from-two Flemington track record and recent Sir Rupert Clarke third-placegetter Pretty Brazen ($14).

Click here for the latest Empire Rose Stakes 2020 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Empire Rose Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1255x5x801 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Kerrin McEvoy 5 57kg 111
2 x1410x0029 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Glen Boss 8 57kg 108
3 x9702x6741 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller James McDonald 12 57kg 106
4 1x22x71375 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 56.5kg 104
5 121111×903 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Hugh Bowman 1 56.5kg 99
6 11216×060 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 11 56.5kg 103
7 x31679x179 ASIAGO James Cummings Mark Zahra 2 56.5kg 93
8 x0540x0834 MISSILE MANTRA Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 9 56.5kg 90
9 35321×2123 FELICIA Dean Binaisse Craig Williams 10 56.5kg 100
10 3091533422 SHE SHAO FLY Kevin Corstens Jamie Kah 3 56.5kg 96
11 11×13 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 4 56.5kg 81
12 1511 ODEUM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 7 49kg 103
13 32×1231 CHICA FUERTE Anthony & Sam Freedman Dean Holland 13 49kg 81
14 163×1331 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Dean Yendall 14 49kg 83

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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