The Coolmore Stud Stakes is one of the most important races for the three-year-old sprinters.
It has a massive impact on their stud careers and it usually takes a very good horse to win it.
The 2019 edition of the Coolmore Stud Stakes sees Bivouac as the favourite, but there’s a host of quality types ready to cause an upset.
Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019 Tips
Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019 final field, barrier draw & odds
Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019 Best Bets
Bivouac @ $3.20 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Exceedance @ $4.60 Bet Now
ASartorial Splendor @ $26 Bet Now
Coolmore Stud Stakes 2019 Form Guide & Tips
Microphone ($11) Bet Now
It wasn’t long ago that Microphone would have been the favourite for this race. However, his popularity has dwindled.
The colt has yet to finish worse than third in seven career starts, so he still has every chance to win this race at double-figure odds.
Drawing barrier two down the straight might not be ideal, but he’s a legitimate first-four chance.
Bivouac (Best Bet – $3.20) Bet Now
Forget Bivouac even went around at Moonee Valley last start. He was a fraction slow away and never had any room to move in the straight.
The James Cummings-trained runner showed great acceleration when winning three of his four prior starts and he’s an exciting type in the making.
A win here would cement his career as a stallion and it’s good to see Hugh Bowman taking the ride.
Accession ($51) Bet Now
Looked good winning his first two career starts but it has been slim pickings since.
He might win a nice race somewhere in his future, but he would need to lift on his current form to take this out.
Dubious ($26) Bet Now
Dubious has the ability to win a race like the Coolmore Stud Stakes, but he can’t seem to put it all together.
He has been a touch enigmatic to start his career and although he has some nice performances on his record, this is not an easy race to win.
Odds appear to be well-placed.
Cosmic Force ($8) Bet Now
Sydney form has been good without being amazing. He comes into this having scored at Randwick last start, but we’re unsure how strong that opposition is.
The son of Deep Field hasn’t done much wrong throughout his career, so we can’t rule him out. However, we would want better odds than $8 to take the risk.
Exceedance (Best Each Way – $4.60) Bet Now
If any runner in this race looks likely to have a stud career, it’s Exceedance. The son of Exceed And Excel already looks like a stallion, despite being only three.
He has yet to finish worse than third in five career starts and although Bivouac has had his measure, he was always going to need time to mature.
Exceedance is worth an each-way bet and this could be his time to shine.
Sartorial Splendor (Best Roughie – $26) Bet Now
That was a nice win at Moonee Valley last start and he could back that up with another.
He’s a Brazen Beau colt and they’re flying at the moment. He was able to ride the speed at The Valley last start and kick clear, which is a good asset to have.
This will be his first look at Flemington, but he could use the rail to lead and be right there in the thick of the action late.
Alabama Express ($61) Bet Now
The Mike Moroney stable is firing and he comes into this with a win at Caulfield.
However, this is another rise in class and we’re not sure he’s good enough to handle it. He’s a son of Redoute’s Choice which will get better over time.
Cardiff ($81) Bet Now
Comes into this with back-to-back second placings and that form won’t be good enough for this.
Better suited to something much easier.
Ruuca ($34) Bet Now
Burst through to score at Moonee Valley last start but we question whether that’s Group 1 form.
He certainly has a nice future at age-group level and he’s nicely bred, but we can’t see him improving enough to win the Coolmore.
Exeter ($201) Bet Now
Won three starts back but followed that up with two shocking performances.
Just look at the odds to give you a guide on his chances.
Libertini ($4.80) Bet Now
There’s little doubt that Libertini is the best filly in this race. The Anthony Cummings-trained three-year-old owns four wins from six starts.
She burst onto the scene earlier this season before disappointing for third behind Funstar at Randwick last start.
Taking on the boys is going to be tough but there is good confidence in the market so expect a nice effort.
Li’l Kontra ($26) Bet Now
Extremely consistent filly which has yet to miss a win or placing from 11 starts. That includes three wins, but none of those have come close to this opposition.
She’s based in Adelaide and although she carries a nice weight, this would be a career-best performance to run in the first five.
Brooklyn Hustle ($21) Bet Now
Showed impressive speed when winning on debut but that has been tapered since.
She owns good ability but she’s perhaps wanting to face fields slightly easier than the top level.
Better betting chance when that happens.
Broadwayandfourth ($26) Bet Now
Looks a nice type in the making after winning along the rails at Moonee Valley last week.
Could mature into a very nice type but this isn’t a race for the faint of heart. She could struggle at this level.