2020 Winterbottom Stakes Barriers & Betting Update

November 25, 2020

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Barriers & Betting Update

Trekking remains the firming favourite in Winterbottom Stakes 2020 betting for Perth’s latest Group 1 on Saturday despite the Godolphin galloper drawing out wide with barrier 11.

Trekking Horse Form (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Trekking is nearing odds-on favouritism in 2020 Winterbottom Stakes betting this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

Fourth as the beaten favourite behind Hey Doc in the race last year, James Cummings’ subsequent Group 1 The Goodwood champion in Adelaide is after atonement in the Group 1 $1 million Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) this weekend at Ascot Racecourse.

Super hoop William Pike can do no wrong this season backing-up from his impressive raid on the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival with a big win in last weekend’s Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes.

The master of weaving his way through a field, Pike pairs with Trekking in the Winterbottom replacing John Allen in the saddle of the $5 million earner.

Pike has ridden two Winterbottom Stakes winners since 2003 partnering Ellicorsam (2004) and most recently Hadabeclorka (2010) for their victories.

Updated Winterbottom Stakes odds online through Ladbrokes.com.au list Trekking at $2.05 to salute in his first run since a Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) second at The Valley in late October.

The six-year-old son of Street Cry is hands down the class horse in the race and will take the power of beating.

Following the official Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw on Tuesday evening there are now only two other horses under $10 for the win with the consistent Neville Parnham-trained Indian Pacific ($7.50) and last start winner at the track Celebrity Queen ($9).

Indian Pacific is drawn a treat in barrier four for jockey Brad Parnham and the Zoustar four-year-old is yet to finish worse than third in his six career starts.

Boasting strong Ascot form (5:3-0-2) he won the Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) two back before his third when just over a half-length beaten by Celebrity Queen in the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) run in the mud on November 14.

The Grant & Alana Williams-trained winner of that traditional Winterbottom lead-up, four-year-old Redoute’s Choice mare Celebrity Queen will be attempting the double going up two kilos and jumps from gate 10.

Despite drawing one closer to the inside with barrier nine, the Adam Durrant-trained Written Tycoon six-year-old Stageman is on the drift in betting out to double-figure to turn the tables on Celebrity Queen following his second in the Colonel Reeves photo-finish.

In flying form having won four of his five lead-up starts is Brad Rawiller’s ride in the Winterbottom Stakes field, Elite Street, up in grade off back-to-back 1100m wins at the track this campaign.

Dan Morton’s progressive Street Boss four-year-old is at current Winterbottom odds of $15 after drawing one on the outside of Trekking in barrier 12, and Rawiller is happy with the gate.

“I’m happy enough…certainly Trekking is the main danger and we get first look at him and there’s a little bit of speed outside us,” Rawiller told The Races WA.

“We’re not drawn the outside, just looking at his style, you wouldn’t want to get caught in the open too long, but with the speed in the Winterbottom I’m more than happy where we have drawn.

“He’s a horse on the up who deserves the chance.”

Click here for the latest 2020 Winterbottom Stakes odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au with the full field and barrier draw detailed below.

Winterbottom Stakes 2020 Barrier Draw

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

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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