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The Invitation 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Invitation is a new addition to the Sydney Spring Carnival
  • This fillies and mares feature is run over 1400m at Royal Randwick
  • The 2021 edition will be run on Saturday, October 23
  • Our preview and selections are included below
The Invitation Tips
Entriviere is the clear favourite in The Invitation. (Getty)
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Alex Marsh 20 Oct 2021
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The inaugural running of 'The Invitation' will be on October 23, 2021 at Royal Randwick in Sydney, with a pool of $2 million up for grabs.

This event is contested over 1400m for the fillies and mares, run under Set Weights and Penalties conditions.

Entriviere is one of the best New Zealand sprinters to have come to Australia in many years and at $3.10, she's an outright favourite with BlueBet

The Invitation 2021 Final Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Madam RougeChris WallerJason Collett859kg$26
2NudgeChris Waller Glyn Schofield1059kg$13
3Sweet DealJohn Thompson Joshua Parr1359kg$13
4Forbidden LoveRichard & Michael FreedmanRachel King359kg $14
5Media AwardChris CalthorpeAndrew Adkins1259kg $26
6Entriviere (NZ)Jamie RichardsTommy Berry1158kg $3.10
7VangelicGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark958kg$11
8Rocha ClockJohn O'Shea Sam Clipperton458kg$17
9Madam LegendLes BridgeBrock Ryan (a)658kg$29
10Icebath (NZ)Brad WiddupKerrin McEvoy1557kg $7.50
11Tricky GalMatthew SmithAlysha Collett157kg$12
12StartantesRob HeathcoteRobbie Dolan752kg$10
13eMore ProphetsJohn Thompson
557kg$26
14eYamazakiMatthew Dunn
258kg$41
15eBelluuci Babe (NZ)Bjorn Baker
1457kg$26
                                                                                           
Odds courtesy of BlueBet & correct at 11.30pm on 20/10/2021.

The Invitation Tips 2021

The Invitation 2021 Best Bet - Entriviere

The daughter of Tavistock proved much too strong for her fellow mares in the Sheraco Stakes at Kembla Grange, an even racing circuit which allowed her class to shine through via that fresh effort.

While she's yet to tick the 1400m box, Entriviere should've won her first attempt at the trip in NZ and via her latest try, was wide and at the rear in the Golden Pendant, but still sustained a big run.

She was also in season on September 25 at Rosehill, where it was also hard to make ground out wide, and with the five-year-old now at her target assignment and better suited at Randwick, the Kiwi could easily blow these away.

Entriviere - $3.10The Invitation 2021 Best Betbet now
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The Invitation 2021 Next Best Bet - Tricky Gal

This six-year-old has been such a consistent performer for the Matty Smith stable and via her October 9 resumption, has recorded her seventh black-type placing of her career in The Nivision. 

That performance was impressive on the clock, with Tricky Gal the only runner to break 33 seconds in that event (32.91) and has recorded the fastest last 200m of the whole Randwick meeting (11.08). 

She would've won there with a better gate and while we'll need monitor the inside lanes over the program, Alysha Collett should be more positive from the low draw, with a soft run in transit giving them a sniff.

Tricky Gal - $12.00The Invitation 2021 Next Best Betbet now
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The Invitation 2021 Value Bet - Nudge

Given her average first-up record, little was expected of this five-year-old fresh over the 1200m at Caulfield, yet she's produced a cracking performance on return in that Northwood Plume 

Nudge now brings herself right into further spring targets, recording the third fastest last 200m of the entire October 9 card when coming from the rear, and getting to the 1400m now can be only seen as a positive.

The Waller-trained mare will head back and although she won't want to be spotting the fav too much ground, with a tow into it, this will be a runner to watch for late, especially if the middle/wider lanes are suited.

Nudge - $13.00The Invitation 2021 Value Betbet now
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The Invitation 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 The Invitation?

The 2021 The Invitation is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 23 at 5.35pm.

It will run as Race 9 on the Randwick meeting.

What distance is The Invitation?

The Invitation is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

What is The Invitation worth?

The Invitation is worth a total of $2 million dollars.

$1 million of that goes to the winner

How can I live stream The Invitation?

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

Where is The Invitation held?

The Invitation is held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

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Verdict

With even luck and improvement predicted off a second-up run that had excuses, Entriviere is clearly the one to beat in The Invitation.

At double figure quotes, Tricky Gal and Nudge can both be saved on.

Best Bet: Entriviere To Win $3.10 at BlueBet - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: Tricky Gal To Win $12.00 at BlueBet - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Nudge To Win $13.00 at BlueBet - 1 Unit

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