The Kingston Town Classic is the final Group 1 of 2019 and a quality 16-horse field lines up.
Punters are seeing a battle between the local stables and the big stables from Melbourne and Sydney.
It should all make for an exciting 1800m contest this Saturday at Ascot.
Kingston Town Classic 2019 Tips
Kingston Town Classic 2019 final field, barrier draw & odds
Winterbottom Stakes 2019 Best Bets
Tuscan Queen @ $3.10 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Best of Days @ $8.50 Bet Now
Mississippi Delta @ $17 Bet Now
Winterbottom Stakes 2019 Form Guide & Tips
Gailo Chop ($31) Bet Now
Classy type but he’s simply not running well enough this campaign to take seriously here.
Would love to see him win and punters are getting good odds, but he would need a big form turnaround.
Gatting ($16) Bet Now
Had support to win last start and ran well enough for seventh. However, his best performances might be behind him.
Too good to rule out but we wouldn’t be leaving him completely out of calculations.
Tally ($23) Bet Now
Punters should always respect James Cummings-trained runners and he didn’t enjoy being on the inside of runners last start.
Drawn a touch wider here which is going to help. Punters should consider backing Tally because of the generous odds.
Star Exhibit ($26) Bet Now
Impressive win fresh up but didn’t let down fully last start. Drawn wide in barrier 14 here and it’s going to be tough from there.
Capable on his day but he’s an eight-year-old so he might find this too tough.
Best of Days (Best Each Way – $8.50) Bet Now
Didn’t lose any admirers when running second last time out and punters are getting nice odds here.
The Cummings-trained runner hasn’t won for awhile now but Brad Rawiller is going to get a soft run and that could make the difference.
Looms as one of the runners to beat.
Acherar Star ($26) Bet Now
Good enough to win back-to-back races last campaign and hasn’t been all that far away since.
Drawing barrier 16 is going to make it tough this time around, but he’s a nice type in the making and could provide punters with some value.
Pacodali ($17) Bet Now
Looked the goods when scoring an impressive win last time out. Doesn’t often win them consecutively, which is the big concern here.
Battlers chance and a win wouldn’t surprise, but the odds aren’t long enough to entertain.
Regal Power ($9.50) Bet Now
As consistent as they come with five wins and six placings from 15 starts. The four-year-old is coming off a good win and only the draw is a negative.
Has Group 1-winning form and that’s tough to come by for many of these runners.
Gets Damien Oliver in the saddle so respect his chances.
The Velvet King ($23) Bet Now
Struggling to find its best form when rising in grade. Not going to cope well with the weight so we’re prepared to overlook his chances.
Would need a premium run in transit.
Platoon ($34) Bet Now
In good form this season with consecutive wins followed by consecutive placings.
Tough to overlook that form but it has come against easier opposition. However, he’s worth including in first-four selections.
$34 is a good price.
Mississippi Delta (Best Roughie – $17) Bet Now
Talented type which shouldn’t be overlooked here. The mare scored an impressive fresh up and that holds her in good stead for this.
Drawing barrier six should see her settle closer to the pace than usual and she’ll be ready to strike in the straight.
Knows how to win and the odds on offer are generous.
Dig Deep ($21) Bet Now
Hasn’t been in the best of form since resuming this campaign but did show some talent last time in work.
Looks held at this level so we wouldn’t be including it in selections.
Jericho Missile ($34) Bet Now
Not running consistently this campaign and that makes him tough to follow.
He is a three-year-old, so he has room to improve, but this would be a massive rise in class.
Punters are getting nice odds so consider on that basis.
Superstorm ($10) Bet Now
From a top stable but we would need to see a good betting push. Currently at double-figure odds and that’s good value considering his form to date.
On the rise and is worth a chance.
Kay Cee ($11) Bet Now
Doesn’t know how to run a bad race but we’re not sure if she’s a Group 1 Kingston Town Classic winner just yet.
That could come next year but we’re not prepared to take the $11 to find out.
Tuscan Queen (Best Bet – $3.10) Bet Now
From the Williams stable and she gets in with only 50kg on her back. William Pike takes the ride at the premium weight after she has won three of her four starts.
She’s going to get every chance from barrier three and given her form to date, she could have the x-factor here.
Looks tough to beat.