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Coolmore Classic 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Coolmore Classic headlines the first Rosehill leg of the Sydney Autumn Carnival
  • A typically competitive field has been assembled for this mares' feature
  • Preview and Tips below
Coolmore Classic Tips
Can Forbidden Love record back-to-back Group One wins in Saturday's Coolmore Classic? (Getty)
Alex Marsh 10 Mar 2021
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The girls take to the Rosehill stage on Saturday with the running of the Group One Coolmore Classic which is one the more premier and recognizable mares events on the calendar.

First run in 1973 and given group one status in 1986, this race has seen champions in Emancipation and Sunline lump 60kg to victory with perhaps the last superstar winner coming in 2009 via Typhoon Tracy.

The Coolmore Classic is run over the 1500m at Rosehill Gardens and last start Surround Stakes winner Forbidden Love is the $6 favourite with betstar to take out this $600,000 feature.

2021 Coolmore Classic Field & Odds


No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1MizzyAnthony CummingsRegan Bayliss1558kg$21
2Sweet DealJohn ThompsonTom Marquand258kg $14
3KroneTony GollanTim Clark157kg$17
4Madam RougeChris WallerJames McDonald857kg$17
5Subpoenaed (NZ)Chris WallerTommy Berry456.5kg $11
6Icebath (NZ)Brad WiddupKerrin McEvoy656kg $9
7Reelem In RubyPeter & Paul SnowdenAndrew Adkins1755kg $51
8Sovereign AwardDanny O'BrienRachel King1855kg $21
9Forbidden LoveRichard & Michael FreedmanNash Rawiller354.5kg $6
10Rich HipsTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungMichael Dee954.5kg $13
11All Saints' Eve (NZ)John O'SheaBrenton Avdulla754kg$12
12Tricky GalMatthew SmithGlen Boss1154kg $14
13EmeraldsJohn SargentJason Collett1053.5kg $17
14ChaillotArchie AlexanderDeclan Bates1352.5kg$8
15Dame GisellePeter & Paul SnowdenRobbie Dolan1651kg$26
16AliferousKris LeesLouise Day (a)1451kg$101
17Barbie's FoxLouise Bonella
1251kg$201
18VangelicGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottKathy O'Hara550kg$11
Odds courtesy of betstar & correct at 10pm on 10/03/2021.

2021 Coolmore Classic Tips

2021 Coolmore Classic Best Bet - Forbidden Love

The main query is her finding that same level again off such a huge peak effort in the Surround Stakes but still well in at the weights at 54.5kg for a recent Group One winner, she's the deserving favourite.

From a soft midfield run in transit on February 27, Forbidden Love was able to explode late under Nash Rawiller and drawing the same barrier in three, he can take up a similar position if not settle a pair or so closer, dependent on how the track is playing.

With the ability to handle any surface and having put together a very consistent record now, the daughter of All Too Hard has tactical versatility along with a sharp turn-of-foot, two big strengths to have in any race let alone over the 1500m at Rosehill.


2021 Coolmore Classic Next Best Bet - All Saints' Eve

A mare that went sharply up in grade off a Benchmark 78 victory to land a Group Three second-up last campaign, there's perhaps still a query on her at Group One level, but against her own sex and at this weight scale, she gets her chance on Saturday.

Resuming in the Group Three Liverpool Stakes on February 27, it did look just another barrier trial for All Saints' Eve who was eased back to the rear early and in the straight, was behind a wall of runners before diving back to the inside, where she just peaked a shade late.

A half-sister to Group One winning New Zealand mare Hasahalo, the daughter of Sacred Falls comes from an excellent family and with this winnable major on the calendar, it's a race that trainer John O'Shea would have her set for.

2021 Coolmore Classic Value Bet - Madam Rouge

While this Chris Waller-trained mare isn't the easiest one to catch, her Group One form over her last few campaigns has been quite consistent and coming back to mares' grade on the seven-day turnaround, she should be respected.

Madame Rouge was only a stride off winning last year's Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane with her next Group One attempt being the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in the Spring, where she recorded the fastest last 800m, 600m and 400m when coming from the rear.

Behind Savatiano, Bivouac, Masked Crusader and co last Saturday, she didn't have the class to sprint late in a pretty hot field but in a bigger line-up here and with a little more tempo, James McDonald can ideally settle midfield then launch late.


Coolmore Classic 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 Coolmore Classic?

The 2021 Coolmore Classic is scheduled to run at 4.15pm on Saturday, March 13.

It will run as Race 7 on the Rosehill program.

What distance is the Coolmore Classic?

The Coolmore Classic is run over a distance of 1500 metres.

Where is the Coolmore Classic held?

The 2021 Coolmore Classic is held at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney.

Who won the 2020 Coolmore Classic?

Con Te Partiro won the 2020 Coolmore Classic.

What is the Coolmore Classic worth?

The Coolmore Classic is worth a total of $600,000.

$344,000 of that goes to the winner.

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Verdict

Not sure if Forbidden love can replicate the Surround Stakes effort but she's well weighted and the deserving favourite in a very competitive Coolmore Classic.

All Saints' Eve and Madam Rouge both have each-way chances at double figure quotes.

Best Bet: Forbidden Love To Win @500.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Next Best Bet: All Saints' Eve Each Way @1100.0 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Madam Rouge Each Way @1600.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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