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Kingsford-Smith Cup 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Kingsford-Smith Cup is one of the feature Group One's of the Brisbane Winter Carnival
  • This feature is run over 1300m at Eagle Farm
  • The 2021 edition will be contested on Saturday, May 29
  • Preview and tips are included below
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Savatiano (inside) is our best bet in the Kingsford-Smith Cup. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 26 May 2021
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A strong field is set to line-up for the 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup over 1300m, where 2021 Canterbury Stakes winner and All-Aged Stakes runner-up Savatiano looks poised to pounce from barrier eight.

Goodwood third place getter Gytrash has drawn wide in 15, but we know has the class of a WFA Group One horse being an Everest place getter and a Group One winner.

Trekking did enough in the Doomben 10,000 to warrant a chance, although he will be hoping the rain stays away while Goodwood winner Savatoxl may slip under the radar of punters once again from barrier 14.

Jonker has been great this time around, placing in the Group One Galaxy, coming into this race fresh.

Three-year-old Dame Giselle adds some real interest to the event, coming in rather fresh and drawing nicely in six, with just 55kg on her back.

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Odds



TREKKINGJames CummingsKerrin McEvoy12$8


GYTRASHGordon RichardsJason Collett15$4.80


SAVATOXLTony & Calvin McEvoyBarend Vorster14$13


IMAGING (GB)Chris WallerJames McDonald16$16


KEMENTARIJames CummingsJosh Parr1$21


VICTOREMJenny GrahamMark Du Plessis2$20


SO SI BONTom Dabernig & Ben HayesMark Zahra3$23


NICCANOVASteve TregeaJames Orman11$15


VEGA ONETony GollanJamie Kah13$15


JONKERTony GollanJim Byrne4$16


SIGNORE FOXPeter & Paul SnowdenRyan Maloney5$41


BLAZEJOWSKIGreg EurellJye McNeil10$41


SAVATIANOJames CummingsHugh Bowman8$4


OUTBACK BARBIETony GollanBrenton Avdulla9$31


PENNINODarryl HansenTiffani Brooker7$81


DAME GISELLEPeter & Paul SnowdenTim Clark6$23
Odds courtesy of Sportsbet & correct at 6pm on 26/05/2021.

2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betting Tips

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2021 Best Bet - Savatiano

I am not shocked to see her have some early support behind her being that she sits up on the pace and accelerates, the perfect combination for a horse, especially on a track like Eagle Farm where it can hard to make up ground at times.

She comes here fresh off the back of a Group One win in the Canterbury Stakes and a game second in the All-Aged Stakes where she through the race away over the final 20m.

Based on a speedmap point of view and how the track plays, I think Savatiano should be outright favourite, which I think will be more pronounced come Saturday.

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2021 Next Best Bet - Jonker

This boy is in one very good vein of form, taking out the Magic Millions Sprint two starts back before finishing third to Doomben 10,000 winner Eduardo in the Galaxy.

Jonker comes into this race fresh with the only question next to his name the 1300m, although I don't mind that idea fresh.

His best matches up to some of these top performers over this trip, so he must be given a chance, more of a single figure chance in my eyes than the current odds on offer.

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2021 Value Bet - Dame Giselle

Down the bottom of the weights as a three-year-old Filly, she has the sprint fresh to put these horses away if is at her top.

That question remains to be answered still as her last run was only average in the Arrowfield Sprint, where prior she has placed at Group One level in the Coolore Classic.

Back to a sprint trip and to down in the weights looks the key for this girl who could show up at a great price.

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup?

The 2021 Kingsford-Smith Cup is scheduled to run on Saturday, May 29.

What distance is the Kingsford-Smith Cup?

The Kingsford-Smith Cup is run over a distance of 1300 metres.

How can I live stream the Kingsford-Smith Cup?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Kingsford-Smith Cup and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2020 Kingsford-Smith Cup?

The Kingsford-Smith Cup was not run in 2020.

The Bostonian (2019) was the last horse to win the Kingsford-Smith Cup.



Although we have tipped three horses in the race, Savatiano will run as one of our better bets on the program and she will be our only bet in the race.

Best Bet: Savatiano To Win @300.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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