We have expert betting tips for the Winx Stakes this Saturday at Randwick which features a field of 14.
It’s the first Group 1 of the season and what a field it has attracted. Verry Elleegant heads the betting, but is closely followed by Kolding, Think It Over and Mo’unga.
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the Winx Stakes, which runs at 3:45pm.
Our best bets for the Winx Stakes 2021
Verry Elleegant @ $2.90 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Kolding @ $5 Bet @ Sportsbet
Hungry Heart @ $15 Bet @ Sportsbet
Winx Stakes Trifecta Tips
Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Winx Stakes trifecta.
- Think It Over
- Verry Elleegant
- Hungry Heart
Winx Stakes First-Four Tips
We have included six runners for the Winx Stakes first-four.
- Think It Over
- Verry Ellegant
- Hungry Heart
Winx Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Kolding (Best Each Way – $5) Bet @ Sportsbet
Kolding was a touch disappointing last start at Randwick, but he needed the run, and he should be fitter for this race.
He is an 11-time winner with six of those coming at Randwick. The multiple Group 1 winner is classy, and he can’t be left out.
2. Think It Over ($9.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
A three-time winner fresh up, Think It Over can cause a minor upset. He is a six-time winner overall, and three of those wins came at Randwick.
Barrier two is ideal and his recent trial form has been encouraging. Conditions are ideal, and he enters our trifecta and first-four calculations.
3. Cascadian ($10) Bet @ Sportsbet
He can be tough to follow, but he likes to score when least expected. Likely to get back in the run and hit the line with authority, but we wouldn’t include him in win bets.
He’s a place chance if the field pans out and he gets a drag into the contest.
4. Dreamforce ($14) Bet @ Sportsbet
Dreamforce is a noted fresh-up performer with four wins and four placings from 12 attempts. He might be a nine-year-old, but he still has ability.
Winning the Winx Stakes might be too tough against this field, but he loves the track and distance, so he can’t be completely ruled out.
Watch for a late betting push.
5. Imaging ($21) Bet @ Sportsbet
Imaging isn’t running well enough for our liking, and he owns only one placing from seven starts at Randwick.
That form isn’t good enough and we’re prepared to leave him out of selections.
6. Star of the Seas ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet
Star of the Seas is a capable fresh-up performer, but conditions aren’t ideal this Saturday and we’re prepared to wait for a better opportunity.
The seven-year-old is only a one-time winner at Randwick, so wait till he gets to Rosehill for his best form to come out.
7. Keiai Nautique ($51) Bet @ Sportsbet
The former Japanese runner adds some spice, but he’ll likely need the run. He won a Group 1 in Japan in 2018 but hasn’t done much since.
His trial form has been solid, but this race will likely be used as a preparation run for the longer distances.
8. Master of Wine ($51) Bet @ Sportsbet
Master of Wine can’t be ruled out, but he might find some of these too sharp. He comes off a third placing behind Shared Ambition, and that form is better for longer distances.
$51 is about right, so loyal punters get value odds.
9. Brandenburg ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
Yet to win from eight attempts at Randwick and we don’t see that changing on Saturday.
He is only a three-time winner overall, so win punters haven’t had much success. He’s talented but wait for a better opportunity.
10. Mount Popa ($46) Bet @ Sportsbet
A professional winner taking a stab at Group 1 level. The five-time winner scored easily over 2400m last start, so he’ll need the run.
Look for Mount Popa to be finishing off the race nicely, but as a winning chance goes, he shouldn’t come close.
11. Mo’unga ($8) Bet @ Sportsbet
We’re surprising that Mo’unga has yet to win at Randwick. He is a talented four-year-old that could mature into a smart type this season.
We don’t know if he’s up to this class of racing just yet, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see him run in the first four.
12. Verry Elleegant (Best Bet – $2.90) Bet @ Sportsbet
The class act of the field and she doesn’t need time to get up and running. She looked good in a recent trial and the 13-time winner can handle the 1400m.
Even though she’s a Caulfield Cup winner over 2400m, Verry Elleegant is one of the most versatile thoroughbreds in the world.
James McDonald rides and we’re happy to take the $2.90.
13. She’s Ideel ($91) Bet @ Sportsbet
She’s Ideel should find this too tough, and the odds reflect as much. She would do well to finish in the first half of the field.
14. Hungry Heart (Best Roughie – $15) Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters get value odds with Hungry Heart, who ended her last campaign with three consecutive victories.
The four-year-old daughter of Frankel has yet to win fresh up, but she likes the track, and she could get a nice passage through the field in the straight.
We wouldn’t be leaving her out 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.