Winx is the star attraction for the 2018 Turnbull Stakes and although she dominates the betting, this race will give punters a great guide for the spring.
2018 Turnbull Stakes final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Turnbull Stakes 2018
Winx @ $1.16 – BET NOW
Best Each Way:
Kings Will Dream @ $12 – BET NOW
Jon Snow @ $31 – BET NOW
Turnbull Stakes 2018 Form Guide & Tips
Grunt ($13) – BET NOW
Has Group 1 form on the board when taking out the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes two starts back before running sixth in the Underwood.
The five-time winner has class on his side but he doesn’t have the turn-of-foot to beat Winx. Has each way claims at the odds.
Winx (Best Bet – $1.16) – BET NOW
What more can we say about the mighty mare? She’s going to win this race and although we wouldn’t usually tip a $1.18 shot as the best bet of the race, it’s money in the bank here.
She’s tracking beautifully for the Cox Plate and there is no runner in this field that can match her sectionals, especially with the entire Flemington straight to run down.
Mighty Boss ($81) – BET NOW
Caused an upset win in the Guineas last year but he hasn’t done anything since and that was clearly a flash-in-the-pan performance.
Not liked here and the odds reflect that.
Kings Will Dream (Best Each Way – $12) – BET NOW
Looks set for the Caulfield Cup and although we wouldn’t take the $12 to win this, we would suggest taking the $1.80 to place.
The former import has improved with every run this campaign, over unsuitable distances and he has looked like a real up-and-coming stayer.
They might run this like a mile race but expect Kings Will Dream to be hitting the line powerfully.
Jon Snow (Best Roughie – $31) – BET NOW
Ran very well for third in the Makybe Diva Stakes last start and he could add some much-needed pace into this race.
That should allow him to run along at his own steam and if he’s able to get some cheap sectionals, he could quickly put up a couple of lengths nearing the turn. It’s a tough leaders’ track but the former Kiwi runner is as tough as they come.
55.5kg is ideal for him and the $31 and $3.60 to place is value.
Divine Unicorn ($101) – BET NOW
Didn’t fire behind Night’s Watch last start and that form isn’t going to cut it at Group 1 level.
$101 is about right.
Trap For Fools ($67) – BET NOW
Interesting that connections are trying at this level after he failed poorly at Moonee Valley last time out.
The five-year-old ran ninth as the $1.90 favourite and we’d be surprised to see many punters willing to back him again, despite the $67 on offer.
Ventura Storm ($51) – BET NOW
Has shown potential since arriving in Australia but he just can’t seem to get a win. The Lindsay Park-trained import hasn’t shown much this preparation and he’s more suitable to the Cup races later this spring.
Tally ($81) – BET NOW
Wasn’t too bad when fifth last start but he has never had the ability to handle this level of opposition.
Youngstar ($23) – BET NOW
Didn’t have much luck in behind runners last start and its preparation for the Caulfield Cup is going along well.
Is she a chance of winning here? No, but she could run a place at $2.60 with some pace on up front. Expect her to be finishing off well down the outside.