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Railway Stakes 2020 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Railway Stakes is of Western Australia's most famous races and starts three weeks of Group One action in the west
  • This feature is run over 1600m at the Ascot Racecourse on November 21
  • Owner Bob Peters is aiming for a winning hat-trick in this event
  • Preview and Tips below
Railway Stakes 2020 Tips
Veteran galloper Gailo Chop is in the final field for the 2020 Railway Stakes. (Getty)

Railway Stakes Information

  • DateSat 20 Nov, 2021
  • Race Time07:45
  • RacecourseAscot
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

The Railway Stakes is run over the mile at Ascot and is the first major of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.

Run under Handicap conditions, this feature has held group one status since 1979 with champion past winners that include Better Loosen Up, Northerly, Old Comrade and Luckygray who won two editions (2011 & 2013).

We include the market below and select out best bets for the November 21 feature in the west.

Railway Stakes 2020 Field & Odds

1KementariJames CummingsChris Parnham158kg$14
2Material ManJustin WarwickPaul Harvey958kg$41
3 Gailo Chop (FR)Matthew WilliamsBrad Rawiller2057kg$31
4Kay CeeNeville ParnhamSteven Parnham1356kg$5.50
5Spiritual WarriorJustin WarwickLucy Warwick755.5kg$151
6TaxaganoFred KersleyPeter Knuckey454.5kg$34
7Great ShotRhys RadfordCraig Staples354kg$71
8Red Can ManSteve WolfeShaun McGruddy1053.5kg$8.50
9Cup NightBernie MillerPatrick Carberry853kg$31
10Dance MusicSimon A MillerJade McNaught1953kg $34
11Inspirational Girl (NZ)Grant & Alana WilliamsWilliam Pike1153kg $3.80
12Missile LaunchVaughn SigleyTroy Turner1753kg $81
13PlatoonNeville ParnhamBrad Parnham1453kg $14
14Too Close The SunLindsey SmithJoseph Azzopardi1653kg $6
15Truly GreatGrant & Alana Williams Clint Johnston-Porter1853kg $12
16Uni TimeSharon MillerJason Whiting1253kg $61
17eArctic StreamRoss PriceShaun O'Donnell553kg $251
18eMedia BaronDavid HarrisonJordan Turner253kg $251
19ePym's RoyaleLuke Fernie
1553kg $151
20eTrue AttractionAdam Durrant
653kg $51

Odds are provided by Unibet Australia and correct as of 18/11/2020 - 7.50pm.

Railway Stakes Tips 2020

Railway Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Inspirational Girl

The first seed for owner Bob Peters in the 2020 Railway Stakes is this daughter of Reliable Man who has worked through the grades with relative ease (eight wins from 10 starts) and secured her first black-type win via the Group Three Asian Beau Stakes on October 31.

Albeit it was a only a narrow margin, the crawling nature of that event didn't work in her favour where front-runner Too Close The Sun (franked the form well by bolting in with last Saturday's Ascot Gold Cup) and Red Can Man (runner-up to Kay Cee in the Lee Steere Stakes) both entitled to kick on given the soft trips they had.

I suspect that we'll see a stronger tempo for this mile feature and with the 53kg along with "The Wizard" William Pike taking the reins, Inspirational Girl will run as our best bet.

Railway Stakes 2020 Value Bet - Truly Great

Securing his first major win in the Group Three R.J. Peters Stakes on November 14 is another in the famous and white of Bob Peters and although doesn't have the same resume as Regal Power to this stage, it is similar thinking with this placement (proven staying type to run out a strong mile with the low weight).

A five-year-old by Dundeel and a half-sister to the 2018 WA Oaks winner Special Alert, Truly Great has continued to taken out every challenge this spring and is seemingly improving with every race day outing.

Not sure he has the turn-of-foot or brilliance of his more favored stable mate, but with tactical versatility and already proven to run out a testing 1600m, this gelding is certainly in the mix and the stable have a good record with the seven day turnaround.

Railway Stakes 2020 Roughie - Uni Time

Although stepping up to 1600m for the first time is a query, his three lead-up runs in key form races for the Railway Stakes have been much better than his massive early price indicates.

Combined, Uni Time has only been beaten around eight over them contests where he's finished midfield each time and did some work second-up prior to his Asian Beau Stakes tilt where he raced in restricted room in the straight, but still outsprinted Platoon and should've finished much closer to Kementari, who are both far shorter in this market.

The son of Universal Ruler was a listed winner over the 2019 Perth Summer Carnival and at the long price available, he's one for the roughie or even wider exotic players on the day.

Railway Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Railway Stakes?

The 2020 Railway Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, November 21.

How can I live stream the 2020 Railway Stakes?

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

What distance is the Railway Stakes?

The Railway Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

Where is the Railway Stakes held?

The Railway Stakes is held at the Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

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

We're with Inspirational Girl as the best bet in the 2020 Railway Stakes.

What's the Railway Stakes worth?

The Railway stakes is worth $1 million dollars.

$590,000 goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Railway Stakes?

Regal Power won the 2019 Railway Stakes.



Inspirational Girl will be our main play in the 2020 Railway Stakes.

We'll also save on the stable mate in Truly Great.

Best Bet: Inspirational Girl To Win @280.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Truly Great To Win @1100.0 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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