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Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Robert Sangster Stakes is one of two Group One events contested on a big opening day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival
  • This fillies and mares feature is run over 1200m at Morphettville
  • The 2021 edition will be run on Saturday, May 1
  • Preview and tips are included below
Robert Sangster Stakes Tips
Can Subpoenaed land her first Group One in Saturday's Robert Sangster Stakes? (Getty)
Alex Marsh 29 Apr 2021
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Being a Group One sprint race for fillies and mares that's run under weight-for-age conditions, the Robert Sangster is one of the more unique majors on the Australian racing calendar.

Headlining the opening day of the Adelaide Autumn Carnival along with the Australasian Oaks, this 1200m feature has seen very competitive fields assembled in recent years with the 2021 line up being no exception.

At $6.50 with bookmaker.com.au, Instant Celebrity heads the market for the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes.

Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1FlitJames CummingsDamien Oliver1656.5kg$10
2MizzyAnthony CummingsRegan Bayliss156.5kg $7
3Subpoenaed (NZ)Chris WallerDamian Lane556.5kg $11
4Pretty BrazenTony & Calvin McEvoyBarend Vorster756.5kg $26
5LyreAnthony & Sam FreedmanLuke Currie1756.5kg $14
6Brooklyn HustleJason Warren & Dean KrongoldMark Zahra1556.5kg $11
7Prophet's ThumbAnthony & Sam FreedmanCraig Newitt256.5kg $26
8SisstarTony & Calvin McEvoy William Pike956.5kg $9.50
9Bam's On FireCiaron Maher & David EustaceTodd Pannell1256.5kg $34
10Humma HummaJohn McArdleJamie Mott1056.5kg $14
11RubisakiPatrick PayneBilly Egan456.5kg $16
12Li'l KontraRyan BalfourBrett Prebble856.5kg $51
13Paul's RegretPeter ChowDeclan Bates356.5kg $31
14Street IconKevin CorstensJason Holder1156.5kgScr
15Instant CelebrityPhillip StokesCraig Williams655kg$6.50
16MuntaseeraCiaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil1455kg $10
17Night RaidMick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)Michael Walker1355kg $17
                                                                                    
Odds courtesy of bookmaker.com.au & correct at 12.30am on 29/04/2021.

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Tips

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Best Bet - Instant Celebrity

While she tasted defeat for the first time in the Thousand Guineas, the daughter of Not A Single Doubt simply didn't run out a strong mile, but class took her a long way and the April 9 trial when coasting past seasoned Group winning sprinter Kemalpasa was superb.

Off that hit-out, she did look well primed to win the Redelva Stakes first-up, a feature Instant Celebrity was a shade disappointing in on face value albeit is much better suited under WFA conditions for what is clearly a target assignment.

Looking like a galloper win genuine X Factor last campaign as one of the more talented three-year-old's that spring, she gets Craig Williams back in the saddle for the Robert Sangster Stakes, who was aboard for her Thousand Guineas Prelude victory.

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Value Bet - Subpoenaed

Although this mare gave every impression that a mile or even further would be ideal for her early days, the trips past seven furlongs just tend to dent her brilliance and as a result, is much better placed at around 1300-1400m.

Dropping her back to six furlongs is another challenge but third-up and freshened-up following her Coolmore Classic tilt, this Chris Waller placement is no accident with the versatile Subpoenaed for what is the most winnable Group One she'll find.

Damian Lane completed a winning hat-trick at Morphettville last Saturday and from barrier five, he has the option of settling this four-year-old midfield, saving her short but sharp sprint until the business end of proceedings.

2021 Robert Sangster Stakes Roughie - Rubisaki

Completing her sixth victory in a row when holding off Subpoenaed last autumn at Royal Randwick, big things were expected the following spring from Rubisaki, but she simply never came up in two runs that campaign.

Due to that pair of disappointing efforts, the return at Caulfield on April 17 was always going to treated with caution and despite finishing seventh of 10, she was only beaten two lengths in a performance that had merit.

Shuffled back early from a wide alley after jumping well, she was last and still angling for a run approaching the 100m, finally getting off heels before letting down strongly late behind Sisstar and Lyre, who she faces again on Saturday.


Robert Sangster Stakes 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes?

The 2021 Robert Sangster Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, May 1 at 3.25pm local time.

It will run as Race 7 at Morphettville.

What distance is the Robert Sangster Stakes?

The Robert Sangster Stakes is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

How can I live stream the Robert Sangster Stakes?

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

Who won the 2020 Robert Sangster Stakes?

Bella Vella won the 2020 Robert Sangster Stakes.

What is the Robert Sangster Stakes worth?

The Robert Sangster Stakes is worth a total of $502,250.

$275,225 of that goes to the winner.

Where is the Robert Sangster Stakes held?

The Robert Sangster Stakes is held at the Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide.

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Verdict

Instant Celebrity needs to improve but can do so second-up in a very open edition of the Robert Sangster Stakes.

Subpoenaed is a good each-way chance while the return of Rubisaki was a little underrated and she's another hope at a double figure quote.

Best Bet: Instant Celebrity To Win @550.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Subpoenaed Each Way @1000.0 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units
Roughie: Rubisaki Each Way @1500.0 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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