We have expert betting tips for the Underwood Stakes this Saturday at Sandown which features a small field of five runners.
Zaaki and Probabeel dominate the betting market for what is a compact field. However, it could end up being an exciting match race between two quality types.
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the Group 1 feature in Melbourne.
Our best bets for the Underwood Stakes 2021
Zaaki @ $1.28 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Probabeel @ $5.50 Bet @ Sportsbet
Superstorm @ $12 Bet @ Sportsbet
Underwood Stakes Trifecta Tips
Punters should have four runners on their ticket for the Underwood Stakes trifecta.
- The Chosen One
Underwood Stakes First-Four Tips
We have included four runners for the Underwood Stakes first-four. We suggest taking a straight first four in this order for more value.
- The Chosen One
Underwood Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Fifty Stars ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet
It would take a big effort for Fifty Stars to win. The seven-year-old hasn’t shown up in two runs back from a spell and facing a small field won’t help his chances.
He is a runner that likes to sit back and hope for speed up front, which he’s unlikely to get. It will likely end up being a sit-and-sprint, which isn’t ideal for his winning chances.
$31 is a fair price given his current form.
2. Zaaki (Best Bet – $1.28) Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters aren’t going to get rich backing Zaaki, but the $1.28 is better than bank interest. The Annabel Neasham-trained superstar is on track for the big spring features after winning his last four starts in fine fashion.
The former European scored a comfortable 1.5-length win fresh up at Randwick over an unsuitable 1400m distance. Rising to 1800m is ideal and the eight-time winner looks to have a mortgage on this track.
We haven’t seen him against such a small field, so he will need to show tactical pace. However, we wouldn’t doubt the Cox Plate favourite.
3. The Chosen One ($19) Bet @ Sportsbet
The Chosen One is progressing nicely towards the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup. He flashed home for third at Moonee Valley behind Superstorm and Elephant, and that’s good form going forward.
Rising in distance is ideal for the son of Savabeel, but he has yet to win at 1800m and this is his first start at Sandown.
Having Damian Lane in the saddle is ideal, but we expect him to settle off the pace and hit the line nicely. We can’t see him beating a couple of runners in this field.
4. Superstorm (Best Roughie – $12) Bet @ Sportsbet
It was an impressive win from Superstorm at Moonee Valley last start and he’s a runner heading in the right direction.
The Danny O’Brien-trained five-year-old is now a three-time winner for $1.5 million, so he wins the big races at the right time.
This is a much harder race than what he faced last start, but punters get value odds, especially for the place. The $3 to finish first or second is worth taking.
5. Probabeel (Best Each Way – $5.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
Probabeel was only a length behind Sierra Sue last Saturday, but the run should have topped her off nicely for this race.
The Kiwi runner owns 11 wins from 25 starts, so despite Zaaki looking like the best runner in the field, Probabeel can’t be ruled out.
She fought hard to win fresh up at Caulfield and in-form jockey Brett Prebble takes the ride, so respect her chances.
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.