The Futurity Stakes is one of those interesting races which features both sprinters and middle-distance types.
The 1400m Group 1 features the likes of Hartnell, Brave Smash and Alizee. It’s going to be a great form guide for the autumn and spring features.
We have our best bets, form and odds for every runner in the 2019 Futurity Stakes.
2019 Futurity Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Futurity Stakes 2019
Alizee @ $2.25 – BET NOW
Best Each Way Bet:
Brave Smash @ $6.50 – BET NOW
Manuel @ $21 – BET NOW
Futurity Stakes Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Hartnell ($20) – BET NOW
13-time winner which ran 3.6 lengths behind Alizee last start and the eight-year-old is simply getting fit for the longer distance races later this year.
It would be foolish to rule him out completely but look for him to warm up late.
Le Romain ($9.50) – BET NOW
With a good performance, Le Romain could go over the $4 million prize money barrier and that’s some effort from a seven-time winner.
Trained by Kris Lees, the son of Hard Spun ran two lengths behind Alizee at Rosehill last start and that’s a track that probably suits him better.
He didn’t place at his only Caulfield run so that’s the concern.
Brave Smash (Best Each Way – $6.50) – BET NOW
More than capable on his day and with a slightly better run in transit last start, he just might have run Manuel down in the straight.
The former Japanese runner actually hit the lead down the straight but did too much work in the run. He gets a good run from barrier two here and we see value in the $7.50 price on offer from bookmakers.
Redkirk Warrior ($11) – BET NOW
A much better horse running down the straight at Flemington and we can’t see it winning this race. Didn’t fire at his only start at Caulfield and he will likely be outgunned here.
Malaguerra ($51) – BET NOW
Didn’t hit the line as well as expected at Moonee Valley last time out but he has since scored a trial by a half-length at Cranbourne.
Enigmatic type which has won 12 from 32 and there’s good value on offer.
Material Man ($15) – BET NOW
Winner of 14 from 26 starts but those wins have come in Perth and that form shouldn’t be good enough at Group 1 level.
Not bad when running sixth behind Manuel last start but we would be wanting much better odds than $15.
Land of Plenty ($7) – BET NOW
Getting closer to a win and when he’s on his game, his turn-of-foot is better than most in this field. The Snowden-trained runner has only won six races but they have generally come at a high level.
Drawing wide barriers have made it tough for him recently and he gets another here, so look for him to get back in the run and storm home late as per usual.
Best of Days ($14) – BET NOW
Ran much better than expected when fifth at Caulfield last start in the C.F. Orr Stakes and he’s going to get a dream run from the inside barrier.
He likes to sit on the speed, so that won’t be a problem and considering his good form at Caulfield, he must be considered as a winning chance despite his best form coming over slightly longer distances.
Manuel (Best Roughie – $21) – BET NOW
Defied them last start to win the C.F. Orr Stakes and if the pace is slow enough up front, he could lead them throughout once again.
He’s a tough and improving five-year-old which went under the radar for most of his career and even though he was beaten at Balaklava last October, form is temporary.
Good chance at nice odds again.
Magic Consol ($46) – BET NOW
Would be a shock to win at Group 1 level and his chances could increase with rain, but that’s unlikely to come.
Alizee (Best Bet – $2.25) – BET NOW
Quality mare which has come of age as a four-year-old this season. The Cummings-trained daughter of Sepoy has now won seven of her 16 starts after winning her last three starts.
Most of her form has come at Rosehill and Caulfield is a vastly different track, but punters have to respect her chances and she’s the clear form runner in this field.
Ringerdingding ($21) – BET NOW
Gets in with 55.5kg as a three-year-old but he was 4.8 lengths behind Hawkshot last time out and he would need a massive turnaround to win this.