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2021 VRC Sprint Classic Tips, Preview & Best Bets

05 Nov 2021
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Justin Darcy 05 Nov 2021
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  • The VRC Sprint Classic is a feature of the Spring Carnival
  • This Group One is run over 1200 metres
  • Can Nature Strip claim his second VRC Sprint?
VRC Sprint Classic Tips
Nature Strip is the one to beat in the VRC Sprint Classic. (Getty)
              
The VRC Sprint is run at Group One level for the sprinters at WFA level, but is a race that has been impacted by The Everest, with many horses running there and in the Classique Legend instead.
  • 2021 VRC Sprint Classic Betting Odds
  • 2021 VRC Sprint Classic Tips
  • VRC Sprint Classic FAQs

Worth $2 million, this race has seen some champions of the turf in the honour books including Vain, Special, Takeover Target and the immortal Black Caviar.

This year, Nature Strip will be looking to claim his second win in this event after taking it out in 2019 and running second last year.

2021 VRC Sprint Classic Betting Odds

                                                                                                                            
No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 258.5kg$1.35
2STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 158.5kg$31
3SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 558.5kg$20
4SAMIZDAT Chris & Michael Gangemi Damian Lane 358.5kg$91
5SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 456.5kg$15
6BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 656.5kg$10
7SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Hugh Bowman 956.5kg$21
8SHAQUERO Chris Waller N/A853.5kg$27
9RANCH HAND Chris Waller N/A753.5kg$12
Odds courtesy of Sportsbet & correct at 1.30pm on 03/11/2021.

2021 VRC Sprint Classic Tips


VRC Sprint Classic 2021 Best Bet - Nature Strip

Nature Strip is clearly the banner horse of the day after taking out The Everest in tough fashion last start with plenty of form coming out of that event.

Eduardo and Home Affairs have both come out of the event and bolted in their subsequent starts making his form jump off the page.

If he is right, he just wins, but the old Nature Strip knows how to play tricks with the punters and let's just hope that it is all in the past.

Nature Strip - $1.35VRC Sprint Classic Best BetBET HERE
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VRC Sprint Classic 2021 Next Best Bet - Shaquero

I felt this colt should have finished a lot closer in the Coolmore Stud Stakes last week and arguably runs a placing had he seen an inch of fresh air for the entire straight.

Had Shaquero placed in that event, I feel he would be half of his current quote and possibly ahead of Ranch Hand in the market.

My one issue is whether he is going to handle what could possibly be soft ground, so the race day conditions will be crucial.

Shaquero - $27.00VRC Sprint Classic Next Best BetBET HERE
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VRC Sprint Classic 2021 Value Bet - Splintex

He loves this straight does this entire who is always around the mark no matter where he runs.

Always proven to be a rung below at the top level, but luckily outside of Nature Strip, this is not a Group One race by form.

As a place bet in the race, Splintex represents a lot of value at the current quote as you know what you are going to get and that is pure consistency against the G2/G3 level of horse.

Splintex - $20.00VRC Sprint Classic Value BetBET HERE
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VRC Sprint Classic FAQs

When is the 2021 VRC Sprint Classic?

The 2021 VRC Sprint Classic is scheduled to run on Thursday, November 4.

Where is the VRC Sprint Classic held?

The VRC Sprint Classic is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

What distance is the VRC Sprint Classic?

The VRC Sprint Classic is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

Who won the 2020 VRC Sprint Classic?

Bivouac won the 2020 VRC Sprint Classic.

How can I live stream the 2021 VRC Sprint Classic?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the VRC Sprint Classic and all other Australian horse races.

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Verdict

In a race where you simply cannot bet against Nature Strip to win, I am happy to have a couple of place bets with Shaquero and Splintex.

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