The Memsie Stakes kicks off the Group 1 season in Victoria this spring and we can’t wait!
All of Australia’s quality thoroughbreds are in action, including Alizee, Hartnell and Scales of Justice.
It’s shaping up to be one of the more even Memsie Stakes’ fields in history.
2019 Memsie Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Memsie Stakes 2019
Alizee @ $3.30 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Begood Toya Mother @ $9 Bet Now
Fundamentalist @ $17 Bet Now
Memsie Stakes Plate Form Guide & Tips
Hartnell ($7.50) Bet Now
Hartnell is classy at best and having over $7 million in prize money is a testament to that.
The James Cummings-trained nine-year-old produced a good effort to run third at Caulfield last start and he’s only going to get better as this preparation rolls on.
Our only concern is that he gets crowded from the inside barrier, but it would take a brave punter to completely rule him out.
Black Heart Bart ($34) Bet Now
We’re not sure why Black Heart Bart is making a comeback from retirement, but here he is.
The nine-year-old showed very little when last in work and he’s not going to go well here, but we wish him all the best.
Humidor ($17) Bet Now
Humidor is dangerous at best, like he showed when running a close second behind Winx in the Cox Plate.
The Maher/Eustace-trained runner scored one win from six starts last campaign and ended that preparation with three consecutive placings.
He has yet to win from six fresh-up attempts, however, so we’re prepared to leave him for another day.
Material Man ($41) Bet Now
Has three wins from five starts second-up, but Group 1 level might be out of his reach.
He has been found out against the best in Australia and drawing wide isn’t going to help his chances either.
Should try something a little easier at this stage of his career.
Scales of Justice ($5) Bet Now
Strong money is coming for Scales of Justice and he’s now at odds which are a little too short for our liking.
The seven-year-old comes into this having won at Caulfield two back against a nice field and then running second at Morphettville.
We weren’t overly impressed with his effort last start behind three-year-old Dalasan. He was the hot favourite to win that and didn’t come up trumps.
Does get a good draw so consider at each-way odds.
Cliff’s Edge ($9) Bet Now
Cliff’s Edge has returned in good order this spring and the early signs are positive.
Trained by the Maher/Eustace stable, the eight-time winner ran under a length behind Mystic Journey last start and that’s hot form for this.
Likes to roll forward and getting barrier two should ensure that happens. Chance if he gets a soft lead.
Despatch ($21) Bet Now
The Tony McEvoy-trained runner looked a nice type in the making last season but hasn’t quite lived up to expectations since.
He’s coming off a relatively poor showing for fourth at Morphettville last start and prior to that he ran 13th at Eagle Farm.
Has firmed in from a big quote but we’ll have to leave him for another day.
So Si Bon ($19) Bet Now
Upset winner at Flemington last start when paying $20 to win but we can’t see that happening again.
He’s an enigmatic six-year-old which has won only three of his 38 starts. He would need a heavy track to show his best and the track shouldn’t get to that stage.
$19 is a touch too short of value.
Begood Toya Mother (Best Each Way – $9) Bet Now
This is a massive rise in class for the five-year-old but we’re loving the way he’s winning at the moment.
The Daniel Bowman-trained runner has scored six consecutive wins this campaign and he’s absolutely flying.
He likes to lead so finding the rail from barrier 13 shouldn’t be a problem and only the rise in weight is against him here.
Drifting in the betting but should be considered.
Sesar ($20) Bet Now
Sesar has been disappointing since arriving in Melbourne and his lack of experience is working against him.
The Hawkes-trained four-year-old scored a good win three back at Randwick but has yet to replicate that in two runs in Melbourne.
Unlikely winner in this.
Alizee (Best Bet – $3.30) Bet Now
Another James Cummings-trained runner which hasn’t done much wrong throughout her career.
The five-year-old mare was a classy winner at Rosehill last start and she has yet to finish out of the money in two starts at Caulfield.
She’s an All-Star Mile placegetter which has over $2.3 million in prize money and has all the class needed to win the Memsie Stakes.
Odds on offer are worth taking.
Oohood ($34) Bet Now
Continues to be tested at the top level but she’s just not the same runner she used to be.
Age-group racing was more her go and she’s likely to be outclassed in this.
Fundamentalist (Best Roughie – $17) Bet Now
She’s typically around the mark and deserves to be considered in this. The Lindsay Park-trained mare ran third behind Begood Toya Mother last start and she should mature from that.
Throughout her career she has been close up without winning a major race. Her nine placings from 19 starts are a testament of that but that’s no mark on her ability.
Punters are getting good odds and they’re worth taking.