A big field lines up for the 2019 Empire Rose Stakes where the Kiwis have come to spoil the party.
Top New Zealand mare Melody Belle heads the betting for the Group 1 feature at Flemington and she’ll need to hold off 15 locals.
It’s always a wide-open race and that’s what makes the Empire Rose Stakes worth betting on.
Empire Rose Stakes 2019 Tips
Empire Rose Stakes 2019 final field, barrier draw & odds
Empire Rose Stakes 2019 Best Bets
Melody Belle @ $3.50 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Savatiano @ $9.50 Bet Now
Amphitrite @ $26 Bet Now
Empire Rose Stakes 2019 Form Guide & Tips
Invincibella ($17) Bet Now
You can’t rule out this talented mare which has needed both runs back from a spell.
The Waller-trained runner has been close in both runs this campaign and she only needs some luck from barrier 14 to go close.
Melody Belle (Best Bet – $3.50) Bet Now
The Kiwis enjoy winning this race and Melody Belle is capable of winning at Group 1 level in Australia.
She’s a nine-time Group 1 winner across the Tasman and she has been in fine form this season.
Her Triple Crown win was stunning and if she’s ever going to score a big one in Australia, this will be it.
Drifting in the betting but confidence should be high with Melody Belle.
Aristia ($14) Bet Now
Showed good form as a three-year-old but has really struggled since.
Looks a bit one-paced and you need a nice turn-of-foot to be winning this race.
Savatiano (Best Each Way – $9.50) Bet Now
Savatiano is one of those horses that wins when you’re not on, but we’re on this time around.
She comes into this having scored nicely at Caulfield last start and that form should stack up nicely.
Drawing barrier 12 won’t concern her as she can find any position in the run and win.
We’re happy with the odds on offer from bookmakers.
Amphitrite (Best Roughie – $26) Bet Now
Punters will need to muscle up and take Amphitrite with trust here, but we’re giving her one more chance.
The former quality mare has been out of form for awhile but the Lindsay Park stable might have one more good run up their sleeve.
Drawing barrier four is ideal and she could add some value to selections here.
Spanish Reef ($15) Bet Now
Comes into this having won nicely at Caulfield by a length and there’s nothing wrong with that form.
Doesn’t win consistently but she’s a confidence type and she could easily go back-to-back with some luck in running.
Princess Jenni ($8) Bet Now
There was a big boom around Princess Jenni when winning two back but she wasn’t able to follow that up last start.
The David Brideoake-trained mare has five wins from 10 starts and that shouldn’t be ignored at this level.
It’s good to see Damien Oliver in the saddle and she could provide some value.
Noire ($41) Bet Now
The Waller-trained mare is struggling to find her best form and she’ll likely to struggle to win this.
Long odds on offer and that’s about the only positive.
Pohutukawa ($6.50) Bet Now
We have been following Pohutukawa this season but we were disappointed with her performance last start.
She struggled to make ground in the straight and although she was OK late, it wasn’t Group 1-winning form.
Has a chance to win this but the odds are a touch too short for our liking.
Nettoyer ($16) Bet Now
Nettoyer ran some good sectionals when running in the Epsom Handicap two back and that showed up when she won last start.
It should be good form for this and we’re confident that form will hold up at this level.
$16 is worth taking for first-four options.
Spanish Whisper ($26) Bet Now
Can produce the odd poor run but her form is mostly consistent.
She was a winner three back and she returned to good form when placing at Caulfield last time out.
Looks an each-way chance here and she could add some value here.
Baccarat Baby ($23) Bet Now
She’s an eight-time winner which could bounce back after running sixth last time out.
She was better winning prior to that, but we’re not sure if Queensland form will stack up best in Melbourne.
Angelic Ruler ($15) Bet Now
Extremely consistent type which has rattled off six consecutive placings.
She will need to lift in order to turn that consistent form into winning form, but she’s capable of doing that.
Drawing barrier 15 isn’t ideal but keep her safe in betting.
Miss Siska ($34) Bet Now
Struggling to find her best form after a couple of average performances.
Drawn well and that’s a positive, but we can’t be having her here.
Fidelia ($15) Bet Now
More than capable of winning this but her most recent efforts have been below par.
Her form prior to that was good enough to take this out, so if her confidence has be recovered, she’s a live winning hope.
Naivasha ($101) Bet Now
Triple-figure odds on offer and rightfully so. Looks outclassed.