We have expert betting tips for the 2020 Metropolitan this Saturday, which features a maximum field at Randwick.
The 2400m staying Group 1 features a field packed full of talented cups types. The likes of Mugatoo, Mustajeer and Shared Ambition contest the feature race on the card.
2020 Turnbull Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Turnbull Stakes 2020
Verry Elleegant @ $4.80 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Surprise Baby @ $6.50 Bet @ Sportsbet
Aktau @ $61 Bet @ Sportsbet
Turnbull Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Vow And Declare ($27) Bet @ Sportsbet
The 2019 Melbourne Cup winner is getting back to his best but the 2000m might be too short for him. Expect a tidy effort, but it shouldn’t be a winning one.
2. Kings Will Dream ($18) Bet @ Sportsbet
He has been a touch inconsistent and punters are getting impatient. He runs at each-way odds but we need to see a better run to suggest backing him.
Wait for a better opportunity with the classy gelding.
3. Surprise Baby (Best Each Way – $6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
He didn’t get much luck when finishing second behind Humidor last start and that was a slashing effort.
His Melbourne Cup run was also impressive and he can win over this distance. He should go close and punters have come for the six-year-old during the week.
4. Warning ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet
A former Derby runner that wasn’t able to quicken last time out behind Fierce Impact. It’s no easier here and he might be better suited to 3000m plus.
5. Dalasan ($16) Bet @ Sportsbet
Upset at short odds two starts back before running fifth at Flemington behind Fierce Impact. That was a better effort but he has been disappointing of late.
Punters are getting better odds than they usually get, so don’t rule him out.
6. Master of Wine ($8) Bet @ Sportsbet
A Sydney-based runner that wasn’t beaten far when fourth at Flemington. The form out of that race looks good and he has remained steady in betting.
A win from Master of Wine wouldn’t surprise many punters.
7. King of Leogrance ($14) Bet @ Sportsbet
The imported runner scored two wins and two placings from four starts when last in work. There is a lot to like about that form and it shouldn’t be far away.
It is a tough race to win fresh up but he has winning claims.
8. Aktau (Best Roughie – $61) Bet @ Sportsbet
He is facing a tough ask but the son of Teofilo represents value at the big odds. He had no luck at Flemington last start and he’s better than that.
He is a winner of four from nine starts and that is a record that should be respected.
9. Verry Elleegant (Best Bet – $4.80) Bet @ Sportsbet
She was entitled to get tired late last start, but her win prior at Randwick was top class. The Kiwi mare is yet to win at Flemington, but the 2000m is ideal and she is in for a big spring.
We are prepared to forgive her most recent effort and with fitness under her belt, she is a dangerous type.
10. Oceanex ($35) Bet @ Sportsbet
A talented type that is taking its time to find form this season. She hasn’t shown much in two starts to date this preparation, so it’s tough to suggest backing her.
$41 is a good price, however, so treat with respect.
11. Harlem ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet
He only runs well in one race every year and it’s not this one. We would need much longer odds to suggest backing Harlem.
12. Finche ($9.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
A nice type on his day and we are not surprised at the odds on offer. He has been primed with a third placing at Randwick and Flemington should suit better.
It’s time for Finche to get back to his best form and it could come here.
13. Django Freeman ($19) Bet @ Sportsbet
A consistent type that doesn’t win all that often. It needs to rise to another level to take out the Turnbull Stakes, but it could happen.
One for multiples at a value price.
14. Superstorm ($7.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
Two runs back from a spell have been very average and punters aren’t getting any value with bookmakers.
Tough to recommend on those two runs, despite rising up in class.
15. Toffee Tongue ($46) Bet @ Sportsbet
The South Australian Derby winner that hasn’t done too much wrong since. It should enjoy the distance and work home nicely.
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.