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2020 Spring Champion Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The $1 million dollar Spring Champion Stakes is the premier three-year-old staying event run over the Sydney Spring Carnival
  • This Group One is contested over 2000 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Love Tap and Montefilia head the early betting
  • Preview and tips below
Spring Champion Stakes Tips
Can Montefilia (R) record back-to-back group one victories in the Spring Champion Stakes? (Getty)

Spring Champion Stakes Information

  • DateSat 10 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time04:00
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance2000 metres
  • Conditions3yo - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

The Spring Champion Stakes is the premier three-year-old staying contest of the Sydney Spring Carnival 

This $1 million feature dates back to 1971 and was given group one status in 1979 which was celebrated in fine style with one of Australia's best ever gallopers in Kingston Town taking out that edition.

Other champions to have won this event include Stylish Century, Tie the Knot and It's A Dundeel.

We list the early market for the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes and detail some of the key chances ahead of this October 10 group one.

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Odds

1Cherry TortoniPatrick PayneRyan Maloney4$6.10
2Global QuestChris WallerGlen Boss9$30
3Love TapRichard & Michael FreedmanNash Rawiller14$3.80
4Street DancerAnthony CummingsRegan Bayliss15$27
5BucharestChris WallerJames McDonald3$16.80
6Lion's RoarJohn O'SheaBrenton Avdulla7$17.80
7AchieverChris WallerKathy O'Hara10$41
8AlbaradoTrent Busuttin & Natalie YoungTim Clark11$26.50
9ChoirJames CummingsRachel King2$17.20
10WertheimerTrent Busuttin & Natalie Young Tommy Berry8$15.20
11SocratesJohn O'SheaKerrin McEvoy5$41
12GorshinAnthony CummingsLouise Day (a)6$151
13MontefiliaDavid PayneJason Collett1$3.60
14MiravalleMark NewnhamJoshua Parr13$16
15eFavreauJohn SargentSam Clipperton12$23

Odds are provided by Sportsbetting.com.au and are correct as of 07/10/2020 - 3.30pm.

Spring Champion Stakes Tips 2020

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Montefilia

Looking to back-up from last weeks upset win of the Flight Stakes is this talented daughter of Kermadec who looks as though she's been searching for this 2000m journey her whole career.

After defeating older oppostion comfortably first-up on August 8, they sent her for a little freshen-up with these targets in mind and whilst the October 3 feature victory was somewhat of a surprise, her class got her home and this is an easier race.

Montefila was the big winner at the barrier draw where from gate one, she can be placed to advantage by Jason Collett and on form, she does look to have the boys covered.

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Value Bet - Cherry Tortoni

Patrick Payne has elected to bypass the Caulfield Guineas and head north with the very consistent Cherry Tortoni, and this gelding looks much better placed as a result.

A winner of his first three starts, the son of Night Thunder has looked more dour this spring over 1400m and then most recently at a mile when running second to Glenfiddich against the on-speed pattern of the Stutt Stakes.

The form around Glenfiddich (now scratched for Saturday) and Crosshaven (Guineas Prelude winner) certainly looks strong for this field that has a long tail to it and he should be respected stepping up to the ten furlongs now.

Spring Champion Stakes 2020 Roughie - Favreau

He's the emergency which is a shame because off his last start, Favreau looked to be the biggest threat to Love Tap if we're following that as the main reference.

This three-year-old recorded both the fastest last furlong and last 600m of the Gloaming Stakes where he only balanced up late against the Love Tap who did get all the favours up front courtesy of a superb ride.

If Favreau manages to get a run, then he's well worth including in at least the exotics for Saturday but keep him in your blackbook irrespective as he may be one that bobs up in a Geelong Classic or VRC Derby a little later in the spring.

Spring Champion Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes?

The 2020 Spring Champion Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 10.

How can I live stream the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream The Spring Champion stakes and all other Australian horse races.

What distance is The Spring Champion Stakes?

The Spring Champion Stakes is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

Where is The Spring Champion Stakes held?

The Spring Champion Stakes is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

What's the best bet in the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes?

We're with Montefilia as the best bet in the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes.

What's the Spring Champion Stakes worth?

The Spring Champion Stakes is worth $1 million.

$580,000 of that goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Spring Champion Stakes?

Shadow Hero won the 2019 Spring Champion Stakes.

What time is the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes?

The 2020 Spring Champion Stakes is scheduled for a 4.50pm (AEST) time start.

It will run as Race 7 on the Royal Randwick Program.



We're with the filly Montefilia to back-up from the Flight Stakes and take out the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes.

Have to respect the Victorian Cherry Tortoni who we will be saving on.
Best Bet: Montefilia To Win @+260 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Cherry Tortoni To Win @+510 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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