We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Chipping Norton Stakes this Saturday at Randwick, which features a select field of nine superstars.
Some of Australia’s best middle-distance horses do battle over 1600m in the Chipping Norton Stakes. Verry Elleegant heads the betting, but Kolding and Colette have attracted interest.
We do the form of every runner of the field and find our best Chipping Norton Stakes tips.
Best bets for Chipping Norton Stakes 2021
Verry Elleegant @ $2.70 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Kolding @ $4.60 Bet @ Sportsbet
Master of Wine @ $13 Bet @ Sportsbet
Chipping Norton Stakes Trifecta Tips
Punters should have four runners on their ticket for the Chipping Norton Stakes trifecta.
- Verry Elleegant
- Master of Wine
Chipping Norton Stakes First-Four Tips
We have included five runners in our first-four selections for the Chipping Norton Stakes. We added Funstar to selections based on her ability to run in the first four.
- Verry Elleegant
- Master of Wine
Chipping Norton Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Kolding (Best Each-Way $4.60) Bet @ Sportsbet
The Chris Waller-trained gelding comes off a second placing behind Colette he typically improves with a few runs under his belt.
He is a 10-time winner and two of those have come third-up, so punters should expect the Group 1 winner to be right in the thick of it.
The son of Ocean Park is nearing on $6 million in earnings, so he’s one of the most underrated types going around.
2. Avilius ($16) Bet @ Sportsbet
Avilius is past his best and although a three-time winner at Randwick, we can’t have him in selections.
The James Cummings-trained seven-year-old hasn’t shown his best form for some time now and he has picked a tough field to beat.
$16 is a fair price, but only loyal punters should be backing him to win.
3. Southern France ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet
A staying import that has yet to fire in Australia. That is unlikely to change on Saturday and the odds reflect as much.
He is using this as a fitness run and we expect him to be at the tail of the field throughout.
4. Master of Wine (Best Roughie – $13) Bet @ Sportsbet
Master of Wine creates some interest and although his form last campaign was only fair, he has ability.
The six-year-old gelding does his best racing fresh up after posting two wins and three placings from six attempts. That bodes well for this run and he handles all track conditions.
$13 for a runner of this class is worth taking, so have him on your ticket.
5. Prince Fawaz ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet
In the same boat as Southern France, but he has had a run under his belt. The stayer hasn’t done much since his three-year-old season and we don’t have high hopes on Saturday.
He won’t have to do much work off the inside draw, but he likes to settle back and we’re convinced he’ll stay there.
6. Verry Elleegant (Best Bet – $2.70) Bet @ Sportsbet
The race favourite was beaten behind Colette and Kolding last start, but she didn’t get much luck in the straight.
She was baulked for a run in the straight before getting out late, but the damage had been done. However, she looms as a winning threat on Saturday.
The Waller-trained mare is classy and if the track is rain-affected, her chances of success increase significantly.
Punters should be confident with Verry Elleegant.
7. Colette ($3.20) Bet @ Sportsbet
Colette comes off a dominant two-length win against similar opposition last start. The Cummings-trained mare relishes the wet tracks and she is unbeaten in all five starts on either slow or heavy ground.
Winning this race won’t be easy as it was two weeks ago, but punters should have her on trifecta and first-four tickets at all cost.
$3.20 is a touch short but she has plenty of upside in the autumn.
8. Funstar ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet
Funstar hasn’t lived up to expectations this season and she might be heading to something easier on Saturday afternoon.
She is another runner that handles the rain-affected ground, but Verry Elleegant went straight past her last start and Funstar had a much better run in transit.
$12 is lower than we had her priced.
9. Toffee Tongue ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
Toffee Tongue is twice-placed at this distance but she wants it further. The South Australian Oaks winner usually needs a few runs to show her best as she has yet to win from her first four starts of a campaign.
$27 is too short for a runner that won’t be able to sprint when the pressure goes on.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.