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2021 Underwood Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Underwood Stakes is a lead up to the $5M Cox Plate
  • This feature is run over 1800m metres at Sandown
  • Can Zaaki show his ability in Melbourne?
  • The race is set to be run at 3.45pm
Underwood Stakes Tips
Zaaki is the red hot favouirte for the Underwood Stakes. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 22 Sep 2021
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Zaaki headlines the field and betting for the 2021 Underwood Stakes at $1.28, with just five runners to beat in the event.

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He comes off a stong Tramway Stakes win and currently dominates the 2021 Cox Plate betting, so it is expected that he wins this race comfortably.

Probabeel sits second in betting after a solid effort in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, while Feehan Stakes winner Superstorm is a chance if something goes wrong for the favouirte.

2021 Underwood Stakes Betting Odds


1FIFTY STARS (IRE) Tom Dabernig John Allen 159kg$31
2ZAAKI (GB) Annabel Neasham Craig Williams 359kg$1.28
3THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 559kg$19
4SUPERSTORMDanny O'Brien Damien Oliver 459kg$12
5PROBABEEL (NZ) Jamie Richards Brett Prebble 257kg$5.50
Odds provided by Sportsbet. Correct on 22/9/21 - 1.18pm.

2021 Underwood Stakes Tips

Underwood Stakes 2021 Best Bet - Zaaki

He is not exactly a bet in this race, but it will be great to see the Cox Plate favourite strut his stuff in Victoria as he tackles a previous Cox Plate runner in Probabeel.

He was too good in the Tramway first-up over 1400m and now looks very well placed up in trip to 1800m in what we can expect to be a very moderately run race.

Zaaki currently deserves his Cox Plate favouritism, but in order to keep that, he really needs to put away this field well.

Underwood Stakes 2021 Next Best Bet - Probabeel

She looks the obvious second pick coming back to WFA level off a solid handicap performance last week.

She is a three-time Group One winner, so no one can ever knock her quality and on the back-up up in trip, she has the ability to give Zaaki a good test.

The key is for her to get a sit, find some cover and use that sweet turn of foot we have seen time and time again, but she does bump into a superstar here.

Underwood Stakes 2021 Value Bet - Superstorm

I hope Zaaki is held up luckless and should have won, but this horse beats him as I have had a futures bet on him, but it does look unlikely seeing as he is up against two stars.

He won the Feehan Stakes very well last start, digging in deep to win and now getting to Sandown where he has room to move, this only sits in his favour.

With luck on his side, and no luck for the two favourites, this horse then becomes the one they need to beat.

Underwood Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Underwood Stakes?

The 2021 Underwood Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, September 25.

It will run as Race 8 on the Sandown meeting.

What distance is the Underwood Stakes?

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

Who won the 2020 Underwood Stakes?

Russian Camelot won the 2020 Underwood Stakes.

How can I live stream the 2021 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.

What is the Underwood Stakes worth?

The Underwood Stakes is worth a total of $1M.

$600,000 goes to the winner.


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