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Winterbottom Stakes 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Winterbottom Stakes is Western Australia's premier sprint race
  • This Group One will be run over 1200m at Ascot on November 27
  • Elite Street and Wilchino head the betting
  • A $26 outsider is included in the feature preview
Winterbottom Stakes Tips
Red Can Man can improve second-up in Saturday's Winterbottom Stakes. (Getty)
Alex Marsh 24 Nov 2021
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The Winterbottom Stakes is run over the 1200m at Ascot and is the second major of the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
  • Winterbottom Stakes 2021 Field & Odds
  • Winterbottom Stakes 2021 Tips
  • Winterbottom Stakes FAQ

Run under Weight-For-Age conditions, this feature has held group one status since 2011 with champion past winners that include Placid Ark, Miss Andretti, Takeover Target and Buffering who won two editions (2013 & 2015).

At $2.45 with bookmaker.com.au, Elite Street is favoured to defend his Winterbottom crown.

Winterbottom Stakes 2021 Field & Odds

1Rock MagicChris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske758.5kg$34
2Elite StreetDaniel Morton Brad Rawiller1058.5kg$2.45
3Red Can ManSteve WolfeShaun McGruddy1158.5kg $14
4LaverrodSean & Jake CaseyJordan Turner858.5kg $41
5Money MattersChris & Michael Gangemi Craig Staples658.5kg $34
6Indian PacificNeville ParnhamBrad Parnham1258.5kg $15
7OutrageousLuke FernieLucy Warwick1458.5kg $91
8Cup NightBernie MillerPatrick Carberry1358.5kg $26
9StagemanAdam DurrantClint Johnston-Porter1558.5kg $13
10CarocapoJim TaylorJason Brown358.5kg $71
11Iseered IseeredLuke FernieMitchell Pateman558.5kg $34
12Long BeachChris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O'Donnell958.5kg $41
13River BeauBruce WatkinsJason Whiting1758.5kg $201
14FlirtiniSimon A Miller Troy Turner456.5kg$34
15Graceful GirlGrant & Alana Williams William Pike1856.5kg$7
16WilchinoDaniel Morton Chris Parnham156.5kg$4.20
17eTriple MissileLindsey Smith
18eAll Day SessionAshley Maley
258.5kg $201
Odds courtesy of bookmaker.com.au & correct at 11.30pm on 24/11/2021.

Winterbottom Stakes 2021 Tips

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Best Bet - Elite Street

Unfortunately, we didn't see the best of Elite Street in a short Melbourne prep following his Winterbottom win last year and clearly something was amiss, as he was below par when retuning to Perth.

Given the winter to freshen-up after a midfield finish in the Belmont Stakes, he's back on track with three spring wins from as many starts, completing the hat-trick despite spotting weight to every rival in the Colonel Reeves.

Now better suited under WFA conditions, the five-year-old is going better than his lead-up to winning last year's Winterbottom, a huge win considering he covered ground and was forced for home early.

From barrier 10 with his racing pattern, the defending champ is perfectly drawn for Brad Rawiller, where from cover off a good speed, he'll again look to charge over the top of them late.

Elite Street - $2.45Winterbottom Stakes Best betbet now
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2021 Winterbottom Stakes Next Best Bet - Red Can Man

While he was reportedly always going to need the run first-up in that Colonel Reeves, this Steve Wolfe-trained gelding was specked late ($12-$10) and performed well, beaten just over a length on the line.

Boxing-on, but just peaking on the effort late, Red Can Man strikes me as the biggest improver from that lead-up event, finding his best Melbourne effort second-last last prep off a return that wasn't as strong.

It's always been a juggling act trying to find the right distance range for this galloper, who was aimed towards a Railway Stakes last year and backed-up seven days later into the Winterbottom.

He doesn't quite run out the mile, with a fast-run 1200-1400m suiting him best and ideally tucking in just behind Indian Pacific and co, McGuddy's best chance would be trying to pinch that break before Elite Street gets warm.

Red Can Man - $14.00Winterbottom Stakes Next Best Betbet now
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2021 Winterbottom Stakes Value Bet - Cup Night

This seven-year-old is going to be back and looking to run on with the likes of Graceful Girl and Stageman, but has as much claims off that same map as the Bob Peters pair, yet is a much bigger price.

The Bernie Miller and Patrick Carbery combination is one of the more underrated duos in the west, with Carbery having been aboard for all nine of Cup Night's victories, a gelding with a good overall strike rate.

Attacking the Winterbottom Stakes first-up has clearly been plan a long way out with this runner, who has been building superbly with every trial, storming home late to take out the last of those on November 15.

Cup Night is simply better suited around the sprint trips, missing in last year's Railway/Kingston Town before sprinting fresh to win the Northam Stakes (1100m) in May, and isn't without a sniff here.

Cup Night - $26.00Winterbottom Stakes Value Betbet now
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Winterbottom Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes?

The 2021 Winterbottom Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, November 27 at 4.45pm (AWST).

It will run as Race 8 on the Ascot meeting.

How can I live stream the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes?

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

What distance is the Winterbottom Stakes?

The Winterbottom Stakes is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

Where is the Winterbottom Stakes held?

The Winterbottom Stakes is held at the Ascot Racecourse in Perth.

What's the Winterbottom Stakes worth?

The Winterbottom Stakes is worth $1 million dollars.

$590,000 goes to the winner.

Who won the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes?

Elite Street won the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes.



The very classy Elite Street is the top seed in the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes.

Red Can Man and Cup Night are both each-way options at longer quotes.

Best Bet: Elite Street To Win $2.45 at Bookmaker - 5 Units
Next Best Bet: Red Can Man Each Way $14.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Cup Night Each Way $26.00 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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