We have expert betting tips for the 2020 George Main Stakes this Saturday, which includes a small but select field of runners.
The field of seven includes the likes of Verry Elleegant, Avilius, Kolding, and Colette. It will give punters a good guide for the upcoming spring features.
2020 George Main Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the George Main Stakes 2020
Verry Elleegant @ $2.30 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Avilius @ $5 Bet Now
Imaging @ $9 Bet Now
George Main Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Avilius (Best Each Way – $5) Bet Now
The James Cummings-trained champion almost went as our best bet, but punters are getting great each-way odds.
He finished off stylishly for fourth at Randwick last start and he was the only runner making ground from the back of the field. That run holds him in good stead and he should settle closer to the pace here.
Hugh Bowman rides and he should be tough to beat against the small field.
2. Dreamforce ($5.50) Bet Now
Dreamforce turned around his poor fresh up run with a win at Randwick last start. The eight-year-old held off a quality field in the Tramway Stakes, and he has been well-backed to do it again.
He is facing more depth in this field, but he gets the inside draw and he could dictate the pace out in front.
He’s a dangerous type that shouldn’t be overlooked.
3. Kolding ($13) Bet Now
Kolding has taken him time to get back to his best, but there was plenty to like about his run in the Tramway.
The Epsom Handicap winner of 2019 has struggled with his form since, but he’s coming off a second placing behind Dreamforce, so he must be respected.
Punters are getting good odds for the risk and although the small field doesn’t suit, he could go close at value odds.
4. Imaging (Best Roughie – $9) Bet Now
Imaging is a value runner from the Chris Waller stable and he has been threatening to win a race like this.
The imported son of Oasis Dream is a six-time winner from 18 starts, and although his best form has come overseas, he wasn’t far behind them last time out.
Facing a smaller field should make him feel right at home and the $9 is worth taking as a value first-four runner.
5. Star of the Seas ($9) Bet Now
Star of the Seas is coming off a game placing behind Verry Elleegant, and that form looks very good for this race.
The Waller-trained six-year-old exceeded expectations last time out, and although it was a great effort, he would need to replicate it here.
We are unsure if he has enough in the tank to measure up to this quality field two starts in a row.
6. Verry Elleegant (Best Bet – $2.30) Bet Now
Verry Elleegant was too strong for them in the Group 1 Winx Stakes. The former Kiwi was caught wide throughout, and she still powered to the line to deny a quality field.
It bodes well for the five-year-old mare and she could be in for a huge campaign this spring. She already has nine wins to her name, and she knows when to race well on the big occasions.
Bookmakers have her as the short favourite and punters won’t be disappointed with the $2.30.
7. Colette ($34) Bet Now
Colette wants more ground and although she is a classy type, she will be run off her feet here.
The Cummings-trained mare finished 10th at Randwick last start over 1400m, and although the mile is better, she needs over 2000m to show her best.
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