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2019 Turnbull Stakes Best Bets - Can Fidelia return to her winning ways?

Justin Darcy has previewed the meeting at Flemington on Saturday and has provided his tips and best bets for the program.
2019 Turnbull Stakes Day Tips & Best Bets
The flashy grey mare Fidelia will be hard to beat in race four at Flemington (Getty Images)

2019 Turnbull Stakes Day Best Bets - Saturday, October 5

It's Turnbull Stakes Day and what a card we have to support the big Group One.

It looks Fidelia's day to shine bright on the big stage as she will run the favourite in the Blazer while Santa Ana Lane and Sunlight are set to clash in what looks a battle royale in the Gilgai Stakes.

The track will race firm and we will have perfect conditions for Group One racing at headquarters.

Flemington Favourites

Race 6 No. 7 Sunlight - $2.75 via BetEasy

I was close to making this superstar one of my best for the day.

She is an elite mare and showed she is back to her best last Friday night closing off hard in the Moir Stakes, beaten by a neck by Nature Strip.

She comes up to the 1200m, down the straight and third-up where she is unbeaten.

She took out a Newmarket Handicap at this track and trip, and she looks primed again to be in the finish with Santa Ana Lane.

Flemington Roughies

Race 8 No. 12 Te Akau Caliburn - $16 via BetEasy

I blackbooked this bloke after his first-up run here on September 14. 

He was tailed off out the back of the field, a long way from the leader but has rattled home with the fastest sectionals of the race including a 22.57 last 400m and 11.51 last 200m.

He will only improve with a run under his belt in Australia and staying at the big spacious track of Flemington is a positive.

He is a Melbourne Cup roughie if he can win this race and gain automatic entry.

Flemington Best Bet

Race 4 No. 8 Fidelia

I am very keen on this girl ahead of Saturday.

She comes into the race third-up off two fantastic runs. Arguably she could have won both races and we would not be seeing the $3 available for her.

The grey mare was four-back on the fence last start and still rattled home from an unlikely position. Her last 200m was the quickest of the race and she broke 22 for her last 400m.

She draws barrier eight here and there will be no getting stuck on the fence in this race. 

She will settle midfield front his gate and swoop at the clock tower.

This mare has potential to be Group One quality and a race such as the Empire Rose is not out of the equation... if she can take this out on the way.

Flemington Best Bet: Fidelia - $3 via BetEasy

Flemington Next Best Bet

Race 3 No. 10 Wayupinthesky

I was taken by her effort here at Flemington on September 14. She is a professional athlete and natural sprinting type.

The thing in her favour here is that she has won down the straight and has drawn an outside gate.

Se has gone up one kilo since last start and looks to have only one main danger being the enigmatic Brooklyn Hussle.

It looks a race between two, but I am swinging the way of Wayupinthesky because of the straight track exposure and having drawn wider on the track. 

She should get a similar run to last start and I am expecting her to run as the favourite on Saturday.

Flemington Next Best Bet: Race 3 No. 10 Wayupinthesky - $3.80 via BetEasy

Flemington Quaddie

Race 6: 1,7
Race 7: 3,4
Race 8: 3,6,9,12
Race 9: 7,11,13

$48 = 100 per cent dividend 

When is the first race on Turnbull Stakes Day?

The opening event on Turnbull Stakes Day, which is run at Flemington race course, kicks off at 12.35pm.

What time does the Turnbull Stakes start?

The headline event at Flemington race course kicks off at 4.25pm AEST. 

The Turnbull Stakes is the seventh race on a nine event card.

What is your best bet for Turnbull Stakes Day?

Our best of the day comes in race four, Fidelia.

She is a grey mare with an explosive turn of foot that will prove lethal in this race.

We are also backing Wayupinthesky in the Poseidon Stakes.


Fidelia looks a very good bet in the Blazer Stakes, so we are leaning her way with the bigger percentage of our outlay, while we will also be backing Wayupinthesky down the straight to beat Brooklyn Hussle.

Best Bet: Fidelia @3.00 at Beteasy - 15 Units
Next Best Bet: Wayupinthesky @3.80 at Ladbrokes Australia - 5 Units

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