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2019 Empire Rose Stakes Tips - Can a Kiwi champion make it in the land of Oz?

Justin Darcy has provided his best bets for the Group One Empire Rose Stakes
2019 Empire Stakes Tips
Melody Belle is the horse to beat in the Empire Rose Stakes (Getty Images)
Justin Darcy 01 Nov 2019
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Empire Rose Stakes Information

  • DateSat 29 Oct, 2022
  • Race Time03:00
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • ConditionsFillies & Mares - Weight for age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000

2019 Empire Rose Stakes Tips

The Group One Empire Rose Stakes is a fillies and mares WFA event run at Flemington over a mile.

This prestigious race is one of the four Group Ones on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. 

Some champion gallopers have etched their name into the history of this race, including recent stars More Joyous, Shoals and fan favourite I Am A Star. 

This year, horses such such as Melody Belle, Fidelia and Princess Jenni will be aimed at the race.

Empire Rose Stakes Odds

Melody Belle$3.40
Princess Jenni$6.00
Angelic Ruler$9.00

Odds are provided by BetEasy and are correct as of 29/10/19 - 10.20am.

Empire Rose Stakes Best Bet - Melody Belle @ $3.40

She is the Kiwi champion, a nine time Group One winner and probably the best horse to make her way out here behind Sunline.

Last start she won the Livamol Classic over 2040m and was a possibility to make her way out for the Cox Plate before Jamie Richards said she will be here for the Empire Rose.

Since her last Australian run back in March last year, she has taken up celebrity status in New Zealand, winning their horse of the year on multiple occasions as well as winning a further eight Group Ones.

She will need to live up to her New Zealand credentials though to win this race as she is facing some high quality mares who have proven to be up to this level before.

Melody Belle - $3.40Empire Rose Best BetBet now
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Empire Rose Stakes Value Bet - Nettoyer @ $11

She was fantastic two weeks ago, winning the Angst Stakes last start on October 12.

She was too far back in the Epsom yet still ran very well, finishing just over four lengths from the likes of Te Akau Shark, which ties her in with Melody Belle.

The mile is her perfect distance and she has proven at this level, having raced five times in Group Ones.

She is a mare that always needs some luck in running, but she has had some support in the futures markets which is a sign that she should be running a very forward race here.

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Frequently Asked Questions About The Empire Rose Stakes

What time is the first race on Derby Day?

The first race jumps at approximately 11.45am.

What time is the Empire Rose Stakes?

The Empire Rose Stakes jumps at approximately 3pm.

How can I live stream the Empire Rose Stakes?

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



We have already had a small play on Princess Jenni in the futures markets, but we will back Melody Belle and Nettoyer as even bets, so hopefully we do not lose on this race with three live chances.

Best Bet: Melody Belle @12/5 at Winnersbet - 10 Units
Value Bet: Nettoyer @10/1 at bet365 Australia - 10 Units
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