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2019 Cantala Stakes Futures Best Bets - Can the Chief explode at Flemington?

Justin Darcy has provided his best futures tips for the Cantala Stakes
2019 Cantala Stakes Futures Best Bets
Godolphin's Best Of days was successful in last year's Cantala Stakes. (Getty Images)
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Justin Darcy 01 Nov 2019
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Cantala Stakes Information


  • DateSat 29 Oct, 2022
  • Race Time05:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • ConditionsQuality Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

2019 Cantala Stakes Futures Best Bets

The Canatala Stakes is a Group One contest run on the first day of the Flemington carnival over a mile.

This race carries a purse of $1 million and has been won by some of the best handicap, middle distance horses we have seen.

The winners list includes; Happy Trails, Testa Rossa, Shaftesbury Avenue and Better Loosen Up.

This year looks a very even contest with Group One winners Kolding and Cascadian heading the market from Dreamforce and Trope.

Cantala Stakes Odds

Horses
Odds
Brutal$8.00
Kolding$8.00
Te Akau Shark$10.00
Cascadian$12.00
Dreamforce$12.00
Trope$12.00
Alizee$14.00
Odds are provided by Ladbrokes and are correct as of 14/10/19 - 10.35am.

Cantala Stakes Futures Best Bet - Chief Ironside @ $15

His run was fantastic first up in the Toorak when having no luck in the straight. 

He was travelling in the run as if he had something to give but just could not show this, stuck behind runners the whole way down the straight.

He will come out of that race fitter as well and be even better second up, especially on a big open track at Flemington.

One thing he will need to fix up is missing the kick out of the gates. His start on Saturday cost him settling in a more prominent position and all chances of taking luck out of the equation.

I am excited to see what this European galloper can bring to a race like the Cantala with more luck in running and I am happy to take $15 to find out.

Cantala Stakes Futures Best Bet: Chief Ironside - $15 via Ladbrokes
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Cantala Stakes Futures Value Bet: Royal Meeting @ $14

This is the most interesting runner of the race by far.

We still are not sure where we will see him first up, but the Canatala looks a nice option if he was to run under handicap conditions.

He is trained by the great Saeed Bin Suroor and has had two career starts for two wins, including his last start at Group One level.

This Group One win came in France over 1400m in France last year, where he beat Hermosa, a multiple Group one winner and place getter. This is an outstanding international form line coming to Australia.

The reason we are getting such a luxurious price is that we still do no know where he will run and what distance that will be over.

One thing is for sure, whatever he runs in, he is sure to be competitive if he can bring those Group One form lines.

Cantala Stakes Futures Value Bet: Royal Meeting - $14 via Ladbrokes
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What time is the first race on Cantala Stakes Day?

The first race on Cantala Stakes day is at approximately 12.00pm AEDT.

What time is the Cantala Stakes?

The Cantala Stakes will run at approximately 4.30pm.

How can I live stream the Cantala Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Cantala Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

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Verdict

We will be taking the $15 available for Chief Ironside but only playing Royal Meeting lightly as he may not start in the race.

Best Bet: Chief Ironside @14/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 10 Units
Value Bet: Royal Meeting @13/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
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