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2021 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 1 is contested over 2000 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Profondo heads the early betting
  • A $51 outsider has been included in the feature preview
Spring Champion Stakes Tips
Head Of State and Profondo clash again in the Spring Champion Stakes. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 06 Oct 2021
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The Spring Champion Stakes is the premier three-year-old staying contest of the Sydney Spring Carnival.
  • Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Final Field & Odds
  • Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Tips
  • Spring Champion Stakes FAQs

This $1 million feature dates back to 1971 and was given Group 1 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 2021 Spring Champion Stakes and detail some of the key chances ahead of this October 9 feature.

Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Final Field & Odds

1Head Of StateChris WallerJames McDonald956.5kg$4.20
2ProfondoRichard LittRobbie Dolan1056.5kg $3.30
3AlegronJames CummingsKerrin McEvoy256.5kg $10
4BenaudJohn O'SheaHugh Bowman756.5kg $11
5French EmperorDavid PayneTim Clark1156.5kg $26
6Raging BullDavid PayneAndrew Adkins456.5kg $51
7Inverell (NZ)Clayton DouglasNash Rawiller1356.5kg $19
8PattonMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry156.5kg $61
9ClydeGary PortelliJoshua Parr1256.5kg$126
10Satirical GloryJohn SargentSam Clipperton656.5kg $51
11Never Been Kissed (NZ)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRegan Bayliss854.5kg $5
12ChillAnthony CummingsAlysha Collett354.5kg $19
13BullooStuart KendrickRachel King554.5kg $26
Odds courtesy of BlueBet & correct at 11pm on 06/10/2021.

Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Tips

Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Best Bet - Profondo

Following a more tradesman-like effort on debut, the $1.9 million colt would've gone back-to-back in the Gloaming Stakes if jockey Robbie Dolan hadn't given him a crack with the left.

That move forced the three-year-old to veer in aggressively, hence costing him the race to the more professional, but less brilliant Head Of State, who should be his only threat from that lead-up event.

Profondo was travelling like the winner prior to that and the Spring Champion Stakes does look his to lose, as he's the most talented horse in the field and one that has plenty of improvement to come.

Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Value Bet - Bulloo

If we're looking for some different form lines (outside the Gloaming) for this 2000m feature, one from a little left field could be this QLD visitor from the very astute Stuart Kendrick yard.

From the same family as the 2016 QLD Derby winner Eagle Way, Bulloo saluted first-up at Doomben before racing a little keenly when defeated by Startantes, who has since performed well in Sydney.

With the blinkers coming off, this filly took a sit and bolted in with the Toowoomba Guineas, showing a turn-of-foot a lot of these rivals don't have and she has the ability to settle close from gate five.

Spring Champion Stakes 2021 Roughie - Raging Bull

Over 1400m and off some very quiet trials, this gelding was under pressure a long way out on debut at Rosehill, hitting a big flat spot before picking up strongly in the last 100m and motoring late.

This colt was performed similarly at start two when stepping up to the 1500m, placing behind Royalzel (subsequent Listed winner) and beating home multiple winners in the process before a short spell.

Prepared by David Payne who has trained two of the last four Spring Champion winners, Raging Bull got a kill last start at Wyong and while a VRC Derby will suit more, he's a huge price for a top three chance.

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Spring Champion Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Spring Champion Stakes?

The 2021 Spring Champion Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 9.

It will run as Race 8 on the Randwick meeting.

What distance is the Spring Champion Stakes?

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

Who won the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes?

Montefilia won the 2020 Spring Champion Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2021 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 is the Spring Champion Stakes worth?

The Spring Champion Stakes is worth $1 million in total.

$580,000 of that goes to the winner.



Profondo threw away the Gloaming at just start two, but can bounce in the Spring Champion Stakes.

At longer prices, both Bulloo and Raging Bull make some each-way appeal.

Best Bet: Profondo To Win $3.30 at BlueBet - 3 Units
Value Bet: Bulloo Each Way $26.00 at BlueBet - 1 Unit
Roughie: Raging Bull Each Way $51.00 at BlueBet - 1 Unit

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