Australia’s best middle-distance horses run in the 2019 Turnbull Stakes and what a race it should be.
Mystic Journey, Hartnell, Mr Quickie and Finche are all in action. It’s always a great race and we can’t wait for the feature this Saturday at Flemington.
We have our best bets for the 2019 Turnbull Stakes.
2019 Turnbull Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Turnbull Stakes 2019
Mystic Journey @ $2.75 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Mr Quickie @ $4 Bet Now
Kings Will Dream @ $9.50 Bet Now
Turnbull Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Hartnell ($9) Bet Now
Hartnell has been around the mark this entire season but he was entitled to show more last Sunday in the Underwood.
The Cummings-trained runner has drawn nicely for this run and he should settle just off the pace once again.
Too good to rule out and punters are getting odds worth taking.
Trap For Fools ($21) Bet Now
Group 1 winner which has yet to return to that form. Finding it tough to see out the finish of his races and he could struggle again here.
Needs a slow tempo up front but is unlikely to get that.
Mr Quickie (Best Each Way – $4) Bet Now
Lovely stayer in the making and the four-year-old looms as a major chance over the 2000m.
He’s better over the longer distances but he’s still undefeated at two 2000m runs and that’s a big selling point for him this Saturday.
Perfect run coming into this and he’s going to be hitting the line with real authority.
Best each-way play based on his talent and odds.
Mystic Journey (Best Bet – $2.75) Bet Now
Mystic Journey is the best horse currently racing in Australia and she deserves that credit.
She’s a winner of 11 from 15 starts, with more than $3.5 million in the bank and although beaten last start, she was entitled to that second-up.
Gatting got the better of her on that occasion but we’re prepared to forgive that effort. She’s a real talent who puts herself in the race and wants to win.
$2.75 is a good price given her ability and odds in the past.
Rostropovich ($13) Bet Now
Punters who follow Rostropovich would have been pleased with what they saw last time out.
He ran a good race for seventh and he was always going to improve with more racing under his belt.
The imported runner is being prepared for longer targets, but the 2000m is ideal right now and he should run accordingly.
Finche ($8.50) Bet Now
Last-start winner which has a fourth placing in a Melbourne Cup. It’s tough to look away from that form at any level.
Could find a few of these too quick at the end of the race, but if it becomes a true staying test, Finche will be right around the mark.
Much better effort when fourth last time out. She’s moving in the right direction despite punters being disappointed with her two runs this campaign.
She’s an Oaks winner which has speed at the shorter distances and she could show up here at nice odds.
Worth including in first-four bets.
Kings Will Dream (Best Roughie – $9.50) Bet Now
Punters should stick with Kings Will Dream because he has one big performance left in him.
Still coming back from a serious injury and it was always going to take time, but we’re prepared to give him that time.
Punters are getting good odds.
Looks Like Elvis ($26) Bet Now
Comes into this with three consecutive wins but none of them have come close to this level.
Connections are having a go and good on them, but from a punters’ perspective, best to leave Elvis alone.
Kentucky Breeze ($23) Bet Now
Had a much better chance of winning at The Valley last week and couldn’t get the job done there.
Unlikely to improve enough to beat this quality field and we thought he would be at slightly longer odds than the $23.
Sound ($101) Bet Now
German import which hasn’t fired a shot in Australia. A real disappointing purchase for the team and he needs something easier.
Long odds as expected.
Vow And Declare ($23) Bet Now
Nice type in the making which ended last campaign with a win. However, he’s going to need time to warm up this spring.
Look for him to be competitive over the longer distances towards the end of this month and heading into November.