Some of Australia’s best thoroughbreds line up in the All Aged Stakes this Saturday.
The 1400m race was tipped to be the last for Trapeze Artist, but the lure of The Everest might keep his race career intact.
Will Tom Melbourne finally get his Group 1?
These questions will be answered at Randwick in a quality race with both sprinters and middle-distance horses engaged.
Be sure to shop around for the best odds this weekend and we recommend checking out new bookmaker Neds.
2018 All Aged Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the All Aged Stakes 2018
Trapeze Artist @ $2.20 – BET NOW
Best Each Way:
Brave Smash @ $6.50 – BET NOW
Tom Melbourne @ $10 – BET NOW
2018 All Aged Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Le Romain ($9) – BET NOW
Has been struggling to find his best form for some time but he did run on well for fourth last time out.
Drawing barrier 13 isn’t going to help his chances but he has been respected in the market and punters should take note of any significant moves.
Brave Smash (Best Each Way – $6.50) – BET NOW
Brave Smash is best known as a pure sprinter but he has a good record over the longer distance of 1400m.
The Darren Weir-trained Japanese import finished seventh in the T.J. Smith Stakes but he has been looking for a touch longer.
His run for second in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap was full of class and we would be surprised if he wasn’t in the thick of the finish.
Hartnell ($9.50) – BET NOW
Hartnell has placed in both 1400m runs throughout his career but he hasn’t been in great form since winning fresh up at Caulfield.
We can’t deny the class of the James Cummings-trained runner which has been tried at many different distances and a win wouldn’t surprise.
It’s Somewhat ($27) – BET NOW
2017 Doncaster Mile winner which placed in two of four runs last campaign.
Typically needs time to show his best and they should be too quick for him here.
Clearly Innocent ($26) – BET NOW
Nine-time winner which hasn’t been at his best this campaign.
Getting back in his races and finding the speed too strong up front.
Endless Drama ($23) – BET NOW
Chris Waller-trained import which won’t be suited by the strong pace and punters should be waiting for the six-year-old to run over something longer.
Tom Melbourne (Best Roughie – $10) – BET NOW
Tom Melbourne might only be a five-time winner but he’s as game as they come and he deserves a big race win.
The Waller-trained runner finished only 2.6 lengths behind Happy Clapper in the Doncaster Mile and that performance should see him running well here at each way odds.
Satono Rasen ($41) – BET NOW
Japanese import for Chris Waller which has won over $2.2 million overseas and has the class factor.
Has form behind some nice Japanese types but he hasn’t won in a long time and this distance is going to be well short of his best.
One for the staying trips.
Trapeze Artist (Best Bet – $2.20) – BET NOW
Gerald Ryan-trained colt which stormed to victory in the T.J. Smith Stakes in front of The Everest winner Redzel.
That performance was something special from the three-year-old, which was going to stud following this run, but will likely stay in work for The Everest.
He’s spot on for this and although at short odds for a Group 1, he could start shorter in the market on race day.
Showtime ($15) – BET NOW
Continues to run well at age-group level and the three-year-old could show some cheek in this.
The two-time winner has amassed a good record in a 14-start career but age-group racing is where he’ll show his best form.
The Mission ($27) – BET NOW
Lines up out of his grade again and it’d be a surprise if he figured in the finish.
Needs something easier.
Muraaqeb ($26) – BET NOW
Nice win last start but this is another level of racing.
Drifting in the market and rightfully so.