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2021 Kennedy Cantala Results
- 1st: #3 Superstorm
- 2nd: #7 Icebath
- 3rd: #2 Cascadian
Previously known as the Emirates Stakes and held a week later, the Kennedy Mile is a 1600m classic race held on Victoria Derby Day the Saturday prior to Melbourne Cup Day now run as the Kennedy Cantala. The Kennedy Mile is part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and is hosted at Flemington Racecourse annually in late October or early November. As one of the last major races in the year, Kennedy Cantala betting is hugely popular and can form part of some great multi-leg bets across the all-Group VRC Derby Day card.
Early Kennedy Mile betting is open as soon as the nominations are taken in mid-October.
2021 Kennedy Cantala Betting Odds
Check out the latest Kennedy Cantala 2021 betting markets below with Fixed Win Kennedy Cantala odds available on the Kennedy Cantala Field below once available from Ladbrokes.com.au.
2021 Kennedy Mile Betting Tips
Our insider Kennedy Mile 2021 Betting Tips & Trifecta Selections on the Victoria Derby Day showdown will be detailed below the week of the race.
- Favourite: #14 Mr Brightside ($4.20 at time of publish)
No doubt Mr Brightside brings all the momentum into the Kennedy Cantala this year and is deserving of top spot in the markets. He has won his last six on the trot and is drawn a treat looking to extend his winning streak to seven straight from barrier six. Craig Williams is booked to ride the Ben & JD Hayes-trained son of Bullbars who still looks to have plenty of upside. The four-year-old was last seen with Williams aboard carrying 54kg to a 2.25 length win in Ballarat’s Listed Seymour Cup (1600m). He comes down to just 52kg here and is looking to further frank the form out of that race after Just Folk (5th) won last weekend’s Crystal Mile. Soft track form is excellent (5:4-1-0) and no reason he can’t handle this rise in grade.
- Best Bet: #3 Superstorm ($10 at time of publish)
Although the favourite is ticking plenty of boxes, going out on a limb and suggesting Superstorm can break through and return to winning form in an upset here at double-figures. The Danny O’Brien-trained son of Sebring was good second-up winning the Group 2 Feehan Stakes over the mile at WFA before his third to spruik galloper Zaaki – sensationally scratched from last weekend’s Cox Plate as the pre-event favourite – in the Underwood Stakes over 1800m. Followed that running third to I’m Thunderstruck (favourite for the $7.5 million Golden Eagle in Sydney on Saturday) in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) on October 9. Kept fresh since, carries 56kg, just needs to handle the wide draw (14 of 16).
- Roughie: #12 Just Folk ($31 at time of publish)
As mentioned, Just Folk came off a Seymour Cup fifth to Saturday’s favourite to win the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at The Valley on Cox Plate Day. That was a massive thrill for young Bendigo horseman Josh Julius who now saddles-up a Derby Day contender with the Magnus five-year-old on the quick back-up. Was four lengths off Mr Brightside at Ballarat, but was so good with 59kg at WFA in the Crystal Mile and looks to be firing on all cylinders now. The 30/1 odds for the Cantala are generous and a top three run would not surprise.
Our Kennedy Cantala Tips page also has lots more historical facts and betting stats on the Kennedy Mile winners and the top way to uncover the value in the mile classic each Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Kennedy Cantala Betting Options
There are many different ways to bet on the Kennedy Mile. While some bets – like the Kennedy Mile exotic bets – may be a little confusing for an inexperienced punter, there are plenty of standard bets that are quickly understood and easy to place.
Win – In a win bet you place a stake on a selection to win the Kennedy Mile. This is a simple bet that offers a great pay-out if you pick correctly.
Place – In a place bet you select a horse to come first, second or third in the Kennedy Mile– increasing your chances of winning compared to a straight win bet.
Each-Way – An each way bet incorporates two bets on just one horse. Select one horse to either win or place in the Kennedy Mile for the chance to receive two pay-outs if your selection comes first or to still collect some winnings if your selection comes in second or third.
Kennedy Cantala Exotic Bets
For professional or simply well-practised punters the Kennedy Mile betting is all about exotic bets. Exotic bets involve up to four horses at a time and are a lot more complex to pull off than the standard Kennedy Mile bets. However, with a little help from our comprehensive guide you will be able to bet on the Kennedy Mile like you were born at the track.
Kennedy Cantala Quinella
For a winning Kennedy Mile quinella, you have to determine the first two horses to cross the line – however, the order in which they arrive is not important. As long as your two runners of choice are the first horses home, you have won and have a huge payout to look forward to.
Kennedy Cantala Exacta
A Kennedy Mile exacta works similar to an Kennedy Mile quinella: again you choose the first two horses to finish the race; however, in an Kennedy Mile exacta you must pick them in the exact order of arrival. This makes the Kennedy Mile exacta a difficult bet to win, but in turn it does offer a bigger payout than the Kennedy Mile quinella.
Kennedy Cantala Trifecta
To win an Kennedy Mile trifecta you have to pick the first three runners across the finish line in the exact order of arrival. An Kennedy Mile trifecta is considered a massive achievement within the betting community if you can pull it off. To reduce the difficulty of this bet, you can try to place a box trifecta instead, which covers every possible trifecta combination of your selected horses.
Kennedy Cantala First Four
For a successful Kennedy Mile First Four, you must pick the first four thoroughbred runners to finish the race, in exact order. To pick a winning Kennedy Mile First Four is no easy feat by any stretch but it does bring you invaluable track credit as a serious punter, as well as a massive payout. As with the trifecta, placing a boxed version of this bet will increase your chances of a win, though it is more expensive.