We have free tips, form and odds for every runner in the 2018 Colgate Optic White Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.
The Group 1 feature race is being dominated by Winx in the market and rightly so, but punters will be looking for value elsewhere and there’s money to be made.
Winx will take out the race against a field which doesn’t pose any real threats and the real money will be made in the place betting markets.
2018 George Main Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the George Main Stakes 2018
Le Romain to place @ $1.50 – BET NOW
Best Each Way:
Unforgotten @ $12 – BET NOW
Ace High to place @ $2.40 – BET NOW
2018 George Main Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Le Romain (Best Place Bet – $13/$1.50) – BET NOW
Le Romain is our best bet to place at $1.60 because he’s the only genuine miler, apart from Winx, in the field of eight.
The Kris Lees-trained six-year-old was a quality winner at Randwick two starts back before disappointing last start behind Comin’ Through. He’s going to have too much class for most of this field, with many of his rivals more suited over staying distances.
He should fill second or third place without too much trouble.
Who Shot Thebarman ($151) – BET NOW
The 11-time winner is a lovable type which scored a big win in the Sydney Cup during The Championships in April, but this isn’t his type of race.
They’ll run this far too quickly for the 10-year-old, which has the Cups races in mind this season and trainer Chris Waller will be happy just to see him running on.
Don’t bite at the odds.
It’s Somewhat ($67) – BET NOW
The James Cummings-trained runner hasn’t been performing at his best for some time now and it’s tough to see him running well here.
He could run a top four spot given the depth of this field but he finished 4.1 lengths behind Unforgotten fresh up and it’s tough seeing him turn that around.
Religify ($126) – BET NOW
Used to have plenty of speed but that hasn’t been seen for a long time now. The Waller-trained runner will be better suited as a pacemaker for Winx here and he should ensure a good tempo up front.
He’s not a winning chance.
Ace High (Best Roughie – $23) – BET NOW
Huge run for second behind Unforgotten last start and that’s going to set him up nicely for the spring.
The David Payne-trained four-year-old is a high-class performer at Group 1 level and although he’s not going to have the turn-of-foot to beat Winx, he could beat the rest of the field home.
His ability to sap up a hot speed and finish off strongly is ideal for this race and he’s one to watch this spring.
Winx ($1.10) – BET NOW
$1.10 is money for jam as Winx will easily dispatch of a field more suited to distance racing.
The best horse in the world will let them do business up front and Hugh Bowman will stoke his pipe before releasing her in the straight.
Without Winx in the field, this isn’t a genuine Group 1 mile field and she will destroy them again.
Egg Tart ($21) – BET NOW
Handy run for fifth behind Comin’ Through last time out and she should improve this season, but this isn’t an ideal race for her.
She carries the same weight as Winx and that almost makes it impossible for Egg Tart to even get close, based on records.
$21 is too short.
Unforgotten (Best Each Way – $12) – BET NOW
Impressive win from the daughter of Fastnet Rock last time out and she has more wins in store this campaign.
The Chelmsford Stakes win was quality when beating the likes of Ace High, but she’s no match for Winx under these circumstances.
$12 is poor win price but the $1.50 to place should be taken. It’s value and she should fill the minor positions.