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2020 Underwood Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • Justin Darcy outlines some of the chances in this year's Underwood Stakes
  • Is Russian Camelot the cream of the crop?
  • Can Mr Quickie go well second-up?
Underwood Stakes Tips
Black Heart Bart is the reigning champ of the Underwood Stakes (Getty Images)

The 2020 Underwood Stakes shapes up as an interesting Group One this year, with a field of 10 set to clash at Caulfield on what would have been AFL Grand Final day.

Russian Camelot looks primed to claim an open age Group One before his tilt at the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

Mr Quickie and Arcadia Queen are likely to run the placings, although The Chosen One was very impressive first-up. How will the race play out?

Underwood Stakes Information


  • DateSun 27 Sep, 2020
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance1800 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$750,000

2020 Underwood Stakes Betting Odds


No.
Horses
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Odds
1Gailo ChopM. WilliamsD. Yendall5$81
2HumidorC. WallerC. Williams3$13
3Trap For FoolsL. SmithD. Bates6$81
4LevendiP. GelagotisJ. Maskiell4$81
5So Si BonT. Dabernig & B. HayesD. Stackhouse8$21
6Mr QuickieP. StokesD. Lane10$6.50
7The Chosen OneM. Baker & A. ForesmanM. Dee2$10
8Harbour ViewsM. WilliamsJ. Allen7$10
9Arcadia QueenG & A. WilliamsW. Pike1$4.60
10Russian CamelotD. O'BrienD. Oliver9$2

Odds are provided by Ladbrokes and are correct as of 23.9.20

2020 Underwood Stakes Tips

Underwood Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Russian Camelot

Tremendous was how you would describe his first-up run in the Makybe Diva when second to Fierce Impact.

He nearly made a mess of himself in the gates, having a vet check before the jump, but he came out running and sat three wide on the pace.

He ran as if he was wanting further already, so the fortnight back-up and the 1800m will suit perfectly.

His issue now is to get his head right in the gates, saving his energy as one day this will cost him a big Group One win. But based on form, he looks unstoppable heading into this event.

Underwood Stakes 2020 Next Best Bet - Mr Quickie (Tipped at $15)

The second placing in the Memsie Stakes now reads even better after Behemoth came out last week to win another Group One.

He was fantastic in the Memsie, making up a stack of ground to only be beaten by a subsquent Group One winner.

He was okay in the Turnbull second-up last year, but with a similar performance to what we saw first-up in the Memsie, he is the one that can prove a big danger to the favourite.

A horse who will likely target the Cox Plate, this would be a great stepping stone for him leading into a Caulfield Stakes and then the big one.

Underwood Stakes 2020 Roughie - The Chosen One

For a horse who has the Cups in mind, he won like a very good horse first-up.

Although that was much weaker grade, he won the Herbert Power at this track last year and is now acustomed to Group One level.

From barrier two, he may get buried back along the fence and be in a danger spot, but he does pose a dangerous turn of foot.

I cannot see him winning this race, but he can be a horse that we can follow into a Cauflield Cup where he will avoid the likes of Aracdia Queen, Russian Camelot and Mr Quickie.

Underwood Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Underwood Stakes?

The 2020 Underwood Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Caulfield.

What time is the 2020 Underwood Stakes?

The Underwood Stakes starts at 5.05pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 Underwood Stakes?

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

Who won the 2019 Underwood Stakes?

Black Heart Bart won the 2019 Underwood Stakes.

What distance is the Underwood Stakes?

The Underwood Stakes is run over a distance of 1800 metres.

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

We're with Russian Camelot as the best bet in the 2020 Underwood Stakes.

Verdict

With a bet already on Mr Quickie at $15 from our futures tips, we will just be backing Russian Camelot for the win on Saturday.

Best Bet: Russian Camelot To Win @2.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 15 Units

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