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2021 NZ Railway Stakes Betting Tips, Preview & Odds

  • The NZ Railway Stakes will be run on January 1
  • Levante is the equal favourite with Avantage
  • Justin Darcy provides his best bets for the race
NZ Railway Stakes Tips
Avantage is the horse to beat in the NZ Railway Stakes. (getty)

The NZ Railway Stakes is run over a distance of 1200m at Group One level, where runners are chasing a purse of $200,000 NZD.

This year, their champion sprinter/miler Avantage takes on their up and coming star in Levante, who has been beaten once in her six starts.

See our latest tips below for the NZ Railway Stakes.

2021 NZ Railway Stakes Odds

Spring Heat$11
Summer Passage$11
Dawn Patrol$13
Media Sensation$17
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct on December 15, 2020.

2021 NZ Railway Stakes Tips

NZ Railway Stakes 2021 Best Bet - Avantage (Tipped at $3.50)

Sticking with the seasoned mare here after her second placing over 2040m in the Livamol Classic behind Melody Belle.

She is incredibly versatile, kicking off her prep with a win over 1200m before ending up over the mile and a quarter.

Last preparation, she was a three-time Group One winner, once over 1200m, once over the mile and again over 2000m, showing that she is just about the best horse in the country when Melody Belle and Te Akau Shark are not racing.

She has since trialled after the Livamol placing, over 1000m which of course this super mare won, bringing her to perfect condition for the 1200m Railway test.

NZ Railway Stakes 2021 Next Best Bet - Levante (Tipped at $4)

This is the up and coming star mare of the country, lightly raced for a 4YO, but having only been defeated once in six starts shows her class.

Her swinging range is in between the 1100m-1400m range, having not been tested past this distance.

Of course, she is yet to face the class of a mare like Avantage, a multiple Group One winner, so she does look a little short in the market, but potentially could be the best or second best horse in the race.

As a betting strategy, you probably would have to be in one corner or the other as they are the likely two winners of the race.

NZ Railway Stakes 2021 Value Bet - Julius

Having has seven starts at Ellerslie for six wins and a second, that is an incredible record when ready to launch into a Group One.

He won this race last year, and although an aging nine-year-old Gelding, getting back to his favourite track could be the trick to finding his best form once again.

He was only three lenths away from Levante two-back but was very flat last start.

If Julius can find his best form, he is a big chance to finish top three.

NZ Railway Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 NZ Railway Stakes?

The 2021 NZ Railway Stakes is run on January 1, 2021 at Ellerslie raccourse.

How much prize money is the NZ Railway Stakes worth?

The NZ Railway Stakes is worth $200,000 NZD.

Who won the 2020 NZ Railway Stakes?

Julius won the 2020 NZ Railway Stakes, and is currently sitting on the third line of betting for 2021. 

Who will win the 2021 NZ Railway Stakes?

We are siding with Avantage in the NZ Railway Stakes as our top selection.

How can I live stream the NZ Railway Stakes?

Check out our live streaming hub to see how you can live stream the NZ Railway Stakes.



We want to be backing one mare in this race, and that is the champion Avantage who is the proven Group One mare of the field.
Best Bet: Avantage To Win @250.00 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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