The Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 of the season in Melbourne and we have a runner-by-runner guide for the quality contest.
Bookmakers have framed a wide-open market for the feature at Caulfield and it should be another quality edition of the Memsie Stakes.
2020 Memsie Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Memsie Stakes 2020
Behemoth @ $4 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Arcadia Queen @ $7 Bet Now
Mystic Journey @ $9.50 Bet Now
Memsie Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Regal Power ($17) Bet Now
Regal Power was disappointing last start but he might be needing more time. The All-Star Mile winner didn’t come on at Caulfield when finishing ninth behind Savatiano.
Look for the professional type to get better over a mile and beyond.
2. Harlem ($126) Bet Now
The stayer only seems to run well in the Australian Cup in the autumn. We wouldn’t recommend backing him in a race over this distance, hence the long odds.
3. Gatting ($41) Bet Now
The seven-year-old is an 11-time winner so he can’t be completely ruled out. However, it would be a big upset to see him winning.
He is now in the hands of Peter Moody and he has yet to win or place from two starts at Caulfield. That record is unlikely to change.
4. So Si Bon ($26) Bet Now
So Si Bon is tough to follow but he did win back-to-back races earlier this year. The Lindsay Park-trained runner wasn’t far away last start and he could run a nice race.
Punters are getting value odds and drawing barrier three should see him settle close.
5. Streets of Avalon ($23) Bet Now
Another runner that has the ability to win at this level but he can’t quite seem to rise to the challenge.
He looked good fresh at Caulfield but battled for seventh last start. He is always better with fitness in his legs and he just needs luck from the barrier.
6. Mr Quickie ($26) Bet Now
We can’t completely overlook Mr Quickie’s chances because he goes well fresh up. He has had a win and two placings from four fresh starts.
He has won three of his four starts over 1400m, despite being a stayer. Punters could do a lot worse than the $26 and that price is attractive.
7. Behemoth (Best Bet – $4) Bet Now
Behemoth lives up to his name and although yet to win at Group 1 level, he gets his best chance to breakthrough.
The South Australian-based runner owns five wins and four placings from 15 starts, including a win at Morphettville last start.
Craig Williams is a key booking and although $4 is on the short side, he should give punters a great sight.
8. Iconoclasm ($46) Bet Now
Two of his 10 career wins have come at Caulfield and although he isn’t overly consistent at the moment, the ability is there.
He owns good tactical pace and there they don’t go hard up front, he could pinch a break on the turn. If that happens, Iconoclasm could figure in the finish.
9. Cascadian ($11) Bet Now
The six-year-old finished stoutly last start at Caulfield and that should give punters plenty of confidence.
He is a runner that likes to get back in the run and storm home late, so he does rely on luck. However, he has been threatening to win a major race for some time.
$11 suggests he has been working well, so consider.
10. Begood Toya Mother ($19) Bet Now
The six-year-old isn’t in the same form he showed last season, so it’s hard to predict what he will do next.
The ability is there but he might have lost the lust to race. However, he is a three-time winner at Caulfield and a four-time winner over this distance.
11. Mystic Journey (Best Roughie – $9.50) Bet Now
Mystic Journey is too good to ignore and her run last start wasn’t as bad as it looked. The 11-time winner isn’t at her best but she demands respect at this level.
Two of her wins have come at Caulfield and drawing barrier four should see her take a more forward position in the race.
$9.50 is a good price and we’re confident of an improved run.
12. Arcadia Queen (Best Each Way – $7) Bet Now
Team Williams lines up Arcadia Queen, which has big-race experience and she could make a statement on Saturday.
The five-year-old owns six wins from 10 starts and although fifth against similar opposition last start, she will build nicely on that run.
Drawing barrier 13 isn’t ideal but with luck, she’ll be right in the thick of the finish.
13. Savatiano ($4.80) Bet Now
Savatiano scored a win against this opposition at Caulfield last start but we’re leaving her out of calculations this week.
The Cummings-trained six-year-old is a 10-time winner, so she’s classy, but the $4.80 is a touch short of value.
She will have her supporters but we are risking her this time around.
14. Princess Jenni ($51) Bet Now
We don’t think Princess Jenni is up to Group 1 level just yet and Caulfield isn’t her preferred track.
The five-year-old is a five-time winner from 14 starts and that is a nice record, but she is yet to face anything like this.
15. Glenfiddich ($12) Bet Now
Glenfiddich is only a one-race winner but he carries 50.5kg and that could bring him into contention.
The three-year-old by Fastnet Rock finished second behind King’s Legacy at Group 1 level last start. He faces older opposition here, so we couldn’t have him at the price.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.