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Coolmore Stud Stakes 2023 Betting Tips - In-form sprinters tipped

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Last updated: 01 Nov 2023
Alex Marsh 01 Nov 2023
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  • The Coolmore Stud Stakes Stakes is the premier three-year-old sprint of the Melbourne Spring Carnival
  • This Group 1 is contested over 1200 metres at Flemington
  • Cylinder is the outright favourite with PlayUp
  • Our feature preview is included below
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Coolmore Tips
Stretan Angel is a double-figure quote in the Coolmore Stud Stakes. (Getty)
   

The Coolmore Stud Stakes is a three-year-old sprint at Group 1 level held over the Melbourne Spring Carnival, with this 1200m event often seen as a stallion-making race for any colt that wins it.
  • 2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips
  • 2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field & Odds

This $2 million major draws the best three-year-olds in the country, whether they are coming out of WFA grade, The Everest, Golden Rose, Caulfield Guineas or sprint lead-ups such as the Danehill Stakes.

At $3.70 with PlayUp, Cylinder heads the betting for the 2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes.

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips


2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Best Bet - Stretan Angel

While there are many paths towards a Coolmore Stud Stakes, with many past winners and current contenders dropping in trip from other assignments, I've got a lean towards the out-and-out sprinters in an open edition.

Fillies do have a good recent record in this feature, having won three of the last five editions and the leading female hope in 2023 is Stretan Angel, who won the Group 2 Danehill Stakes on October 7.'

That form through Archo Narcho is starting to read well, while you can also tie it through Cylinder, given I Am Stoppable was a close-up third behind the current fav when resuming at Caulfield.

Importantly, Stretan Angel was able to slide forward (without cover) and given they often don't go as fast up the Flemington straight, her ability to sprint off any tempo will hold her in good stead.
2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Next Best Bet - King's Gambit

Given he was only first-up and facing the starter for just the fifth time in his career, King's Gambit was unfairly maligned after his return loss here, where the colt raced keenly after taking the lead.

Admittedly, the saloon passage opened, however, the key to him was seemingly found via his Rosehill bounce back, where the son of I Am Invincible was able to produce late off a colder ride.

Kept on the fresh side following that October 7 triumph, similar tactics were adopted via an October 27 jump-out here, where King's Gambit was allowed to find his feet early and then finish late.

On talent alone, I believe he's the best sprinter in this land and now with confidence, along with experience up the straight ahead of his target race, Team Snowden could be timing their run perfectly.

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Value Bet - Scheelite

Although he was one of many who was unsuited in the Caulfield Guineas, I suspect a mile is a tad far for this three-year-old, albeit he was still competitive there and found trouble late in the piece.

That performance and the Guineas Prelude effort suggests there isn't necessarily that much between Scheelite and Steparty, with this colt unsuited all prep via four outings at Caulfield.

Spelled after a short autumn prep with a spring assault in mind, the Ken & Kasey Keys-trained galloper was unbeaten in that first campaign and a Flemington straight-track win was among them.

The question will be how much petrol is left in the tank, however, coming out of a slowly run race helps in that regard and being one of only three straight-track winners in the field is also a tick.

2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1ShinzoChris Waller James McDonald457kg$7
2CylinderJames Cummings Tim Clark1457kg $3.70
3Don CorleonePeter & Paul SnowdenOpie Bosson357kg $51
4VeightTony & Calvin McEvoyJamie Kah1857kg $19
5King's GambitPeter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra257kg $8
6StepartyPaul PreuskerJohn Allen157kg $11
7Arkansaw KidBen, Will & JD HayesJye McNeil1657kg $34
8SnapbackPeter & Paul Snowden Winona Costin1357kg $126
9ScheeliteKen & Kasey KeysLuke Nolen1157kg $41
10I Am UnstoppableLloyd Kennewell & Lucy YeomansBlake Shinn1257kg $12
11OzzmosisBjorn BakerRachel King657kg $12
12MexicoMichael FreedmanJordan Childs1057kg $91
13Butch CassidyGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jamie Spencer1957kg $34
14MoraviaMichael Freedman Damien Oliver757kg $23
15CeluiBrent StanleyCraig Newitt557kg $51
16NadalCiaron Maher & David EustaceBen Allen1557kg $26
17Tiz InvincibleCiaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey955kg$16
18Stretan AngelPhillip StokesDaniel Stackhouse1755kg $13
19TreasurewayJason WarrenHarry Coffey855kg $201
                                                                                                                              
Odds courtesy of PlayUp & correct on 02/11/2023.

Verdict

Our tips for the 2023 Coolmore Stud Stakes are:

Best Bet1: Stretan Angel Each Way @12/1 at PlayUP - 3 Units
Best Bet2: King's Gambit Each Way @7/1 at PlayUP - 2 Units
Best Bet3: Scheelite Each Way @40/1 at PlayUP - 1 Unit
Stretan Angel
Each Way
@12/1 - 3 Units
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King's Gambit
Each Way
@7/1 - 2 Units
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Scheelite
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