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2020 Cantala Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • Justin Darcy outlines some of the chances in this years Cantala Stakes futures market
  • Is Wichita the ultimate class?
  • Will Cascadian relish the Flemington mile?
Cantala Stakes Tips
Fierce Impact took out the 2019 Cantala Stakes (Getty)

Cantala Stakes Information

  • DateSat 31 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time05:25
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • ConditionsQuality Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000
Run over 1600m, the 2020 Cantala Stakes has gotten a lot more interesting after the announcement of three-time Group One place getter Wichita could be on the plane over for the mile event.

Cascadian looks as if he will relish the mile this prep, while a horse such as Superstorm arguably should have won the Rupert Clarke, but will have the temptation to head to Sydney for the Golden Eagle instead. 

2020 Cantala Stakes Betting Odds

Buffalo River$8
Harbour Views$11
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 21/9/20 - 10.04am.

2020 Cantala Stakes Tips

Cantala Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Wichita

The obvious class of the race, Wichita will likely be on the plane over to Australia for the Cantala Stakes run over one mile.

A 2000 Guineas runner-up, boasts another two Group One placings, as well as being a last start winner of the Group Two Park Stakes at Doncaster.

He will likely carry the top weight in the race if he was to run, but our handicap milers are not a high grade of horse, which leaves this horse who is a legitimate Group One horse on top.

When in doubt, find the best horse in the race.

Cantala Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Cascadian

Runners-up in this event last year, he will be carrying a lot more weight, but as mentioned before, he is one of our best milers in the country in a race like this and will suited with a high rating horse at the top of the weights.

He was another who was very unlucky in the Rupert Clarke, but will relish the mile of the Toorak Handicap and prove even more impressive once he runs at Flemington again.

The big, spacious track tends to suit those horse with large strides which is exactly what this horse has, so if he can draw a gate, expect him to be in the finish.

Cantala Stakes 2020 Roughie - Star of The Seas

He is one of the favourites for an Epsom Handicap, and after two WFA Group One placings, he looks well suited in that event.

But, he struggles to win against the stronger horses which may leave him running another placing in that race, so if that is the case, he is in this with a monster chance.

He can reel off some great closing sectionals and although great on soft ground, he handles firm decks as we saw in the George Main with another placing.

If he does not win the Epsom, expect him to start nearly favourite in this event.

Cantala Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Cantala Stakes?

The 2020 Cantala Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Flemington.

What time is the 2020 Cantala Stakes?

The Cantala Stakes generally starts at around 4pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 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.

Who won the 2019 Cantala Stakes?

Fierce Impact won the 2019 Cantala Stakes.

What distance is the Cantala Stakes?

The Cantala Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Cantala Stakes?

We're with Wichita as the best bet in the 2020 Cantala Stakes.



Wichita is the class of the race and the deserved favourite.

Cascadian will be better suited to Flemington while Star Of The Seas could be your hidden gem in the race.
Best Bet: Wichita To Win @+500 at BetMGM - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Cascadian To Win @+1200 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Roughie: Star Of The Seas To Win @+1400 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units

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