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2020 Memsie Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Memsie Stakes Tips
2019 Memsie Stakes winner Scales Of Justice (Getty Images)
The Memsie Stakes is a 1400m Group One contest run at Caulfield racecourse on August 29, and is the first Group One of the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Superstars mares such as Mystic Journey and Arcadia have targetted the race while All-Star Mile winner Regal Power also lines up.

Last year's winner was the late Scales Of Justice, an emphatic winner, and we are expecting one of the mares to take out the race this year.

Memsie Stakes Information


  • DateSat 28 Aug, 2021
  • Race Time06:10
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance1400 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

2020 Memsie Stakes Betting Odds


No.
Horse
Jockey
Trainer
Odds
1Regal PowerW PikeG & A Williams$17
2HarlemJ MottT Dabernig & B Hayes$101
3GattingL NolenP Moody$41
4So Si BonD StackhouseT Dabernig & B Hayes$23
5Streets Of AvalonB MelhamS Nichols$23
6Mr QuickieD DunnP Stokes$26
7BehemothC WilliamsD Jolly$4
8IconoclasmD MoorD O'Brien$51
9CascadianD OliverJ Cummings$12
10Begood Toya MotherD BatesD Bowman$19
11Mystic JourneyB EganA Trinder$12
12Arcadia QueenD LaneG & A Williams$6.50
13SavatianoM ZahraJ Cummings$4.50
14Princess JenniE BrownD Brideoake$51
15GlenfiddichC NewittP Moody$12

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 26/8/20 - 12.39pm

2020 Memsie Stakes Tips

Memsie Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Behemoth

He returned in fine style in the Spring Stakes at Morpettville, putting Dalasan to the sword and looking as if this is his WFA Group One to lose.

The Spring Stakes second place getter last year was Scales Of Justice, who then came out and won this race at his next start.

Behemoth has drawn barrier two and should map just behind the speed, which will be Begood Toya Mother and Iconoclasm, and just needing a split at the top of the straight.

His only start at Caulfield was in last year's Regal Roller Stakes, where he was unlucky at the top of the straight, losing all momentum.

We are just hoping that does not happen again as our best bet in the race.


Memsie Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Glenfiddich

He got better as his stepped up in trip last prep as a 2YO, tacking the Blue Diamond before running second in a Champagne Stakes at the end of his prep.

He has always looked a 3YO and this could be a race that he features in with just 50.5kg on his back.

He worked with Gatting just last week, clearly travelling the better and looking the better horse.

Gatting won last year's Makybe Diva Stakes first-up, so this acceptance of Glenfiddich could be a sign that he is going super.

The Guineas will be his target, but why can't he win a WFA Group One first-up?


Memsie Stakes 2020 Roughie - Princess Jenni

She is not a noted first-up specialist, but this is a big race for her to compete in on her first run of the prep. So maybe that is some mail from the camp that she is going well.

The Empire Rose looks a perfect race for her later in the spring, but she has ran well first-up before, including making up a stack of ground on Super Saturday last prep in a weaker race.

She is all class on her day, and although has shown in previous preps that she is dynamite second-up, she may be wound up for this big test.

The wide gate just means she probably goes back to last, but if they can make ground, I would not be letting her go around without her in the exotics.






Memsie Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Memsie Stakes?

The 2020 Memsie Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Caulfield.

What time is the 2020 Memsie Stakes?

The Memsie Stakes starts at around 4.45pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Memsie Stakes?

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

Who won the 2019 Memsie Stakes?

Scales Of Justice won the 2019 Memsie Stakes.

What distance is the Memsie Stakes?

The Memsie Stakes is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

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

We're with Behemoth as the best bet in the 2020 Memsie Stakes.

Verdict

We are backing all three of our tips in the Memsie.

Best Bet: Behemoth To Win @4.00 at Sportsbet - 3 Units
Next Best Bet: Glenfiddich To Win @12.00 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit
Roughie: Princess Jenni To Win @51.00 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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