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2020 Turnbull Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • Justin Darcy outlines some of the chances in this year's Turnbull Stakes
  • Can Master Of Wine stake his cups claims?
  • Is Surprise Baby a key threat?
Turnbull Stakes 2020 Tips
Can Master Of Wine strike in the 2020 Turnbull Stakes? (Getty)
Justin Darcy 30 Sep 2020
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The 2020 Turnbull Stakes looks set to be a highlight of the Spring Carnival with some of Australia's heavy weight middle distance and staying tips set to take the stage over 2000m at Flemington.

With no Russian Camelot in the race, the Turnbull Stakes has blown wide open with the likes of Verry Elleegant, Master Of Wine and Surprise Baby now looking the key hopes.

Get your Turnbull Stakes tips below.

Turnbull Stakes Information

  • DateSat 01 Oct, 2022
  • Race Time05:30
  • RacecourseFlemington
  • Race Distance2000 metres
  • Conditions4yo&Up - Set Weights + Penalty
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000

2020 Turnbull Stakes Betting Odds

1Vow And DeclareD. O'BrienD. Oliver10$26
2Kings Will DreamC. WallerJ. McNeil8$14
3Surprise BabyP. PreuskerC. Williams1$6.50
4WarningA & S. FreedmanB. Egan7$26
5DalasanL. Macdonald & A. GluyasJ. Kah3$17
6Master of WineM, W & J. HawkesM. Rodd4$8
7King Of LeogranceD. O'BrienD. Lane14$12
8AktauM. MoroneyD. Moor5$41
9Verry ElleegantC. WallerM. Zahra9$4.20
10OceanexM. Price & M. Kent JrD. Yendall13$41
11HarlemT. Dabernig & B. HayesJ. Mott11$34
12FincheC. WallerB. Melham15$8
13Django FreemanR. HickmottL. Nolen6$17
14SuperstormG & A. WilliamsW. Pike12$9
15Toffee TongueC. WallerM. Dee2$51
Odds courtesy of bet365 and correct at 3pm on 30/09/2020

2020 Turnbull Stakes Tips

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Master Of Wine (Tipped at $3.50 place)

This exciting prospect in the Australian staying ranks rose to top class last preparation when taking out the Sky High Stakes by over three lengths and running fourth to Addeybb at WFA class in the Queen Elizabeth.

His first-up run in the Winx Stakes was okay, wide and forward over 1400m did not suit, but his run in the Makybe Diva Stakes was much better, getting to a big track and rocketing home into third, now looking right back on track for a cups assualt.

Master Of Wine's only issue with the cups is that he is not certainty to gain a start, so if he were to win this race, he is exempt from the ballot.

We can assume the Hawkes team will have him nailed down to win this race to assure his start as a perfect progression into the his main target for the campaign, the Caulfield Cup.

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Surpise Baby

First-up in the Dato, he ran second to Humidor which looked a questinable form reference, but he ran an absolute bottler last week when second to Russian Camelot in the Underwood Stakes, so that assures us that Surprise Baby is a genuine Group One horse.

He probably will not want a penalty, so we are thinking if a lot goes wrong for the likes of Master of Wine, he is a massive chance, but look for him to be rocketing home into the placings with a big flashing light for a Cox Plate start.

He has the x-factor to win this race and getting back to Flemington second-up does look the perfect scenario for him.

Turnbull Stakes 2020 Roughie - Harlem

The two time Australian Cup winner returned well in the Memsie Stakes when finishing just over three lengths off Behemoth.

He put in a great performance second-up last prep, when arguably unlucky not to have won the Peter Young Stakes at Caulfield before finishing fourth in his third successive crack at an Australian Cup third-up.

Okay again last start, but now up to 2000m looks right up his alley for a bold performance with two fitness runs under the belt.

He has always been just that one rung below the best in these big races, especially during the Spring, but at odds, he can find his way into a place now third-up into the prep.

Turnbull Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Turnbull Stakes?

The 2020 Turnbull Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Flemington.

What time is the 2020 Turnbull Stakes?

The Turnbull Stakes generally starts at around 3.45pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Turnbull Stakes?

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

Who won the 2019 Turnbull Stakes?

Kings Will Dream won the 2019 Turnbull Stakes.

What distance is the Turnbull Stakes?

The Turnbull Stakes is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

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

We're with Master of Wine as the best bet in the 2020 Turnbull Stakes.



We have already taken $3.50 for Master Of Wine to place so we will now back him to win.

We also want to have a saver on Surprise Baby who could blow them away.

Best Bet: Master Of Wine To Win $8.00 at bet365 Australia - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: Surprise Baby To Win $6.50 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units

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