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2020 Winx Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Winx Stakes is the first Group One of the 2020/2021 season
  • This feature is run over 1400 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Will the winner come from the Missile Stakes?
  • Can Master Of Wine strike early?
Winx Stakes Tips
Samadoubt winning the 2019 Winx Stakes. (Getty)
 

Winx Stakes Information


  • DateSat 21 Aug, 2021
  • Race Time03:00
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance1400 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000

The Winx Stakes opens up group one racing in Australia for the season and in 2020, this feature will be run on August 22 at Royal Randwick.

Worth $500,000 and run over 1400 metres, this event was given group one status in 2018 along with a name change (ex Warwick Stakes) with the superstar mare Winx appropriately taking out the 2018 edition by two lengths.

We've cast out eye over the key early chance for the 2020 Winx Stakes and have chosen our best and value bets from the early markets available.

2020 Winx Stakes Odds

Horses
Odds
Master Of Wine$6.50
Dreamforce$6.50
The Bostonian$7.00
Verry Elleegant$7.00
Con Te Partiro$11.00
Melody Belle$11.00
Flit$14.00
Fierce Impact$16.00
Imaging$19.00
Brandenburg$23.00
Star Of The Seas$26.00
Niccanova$27.00
Avilius$31.00
Kolding$41.00
Quckerjack$46.00
Zebrowski$61.00

Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 19/08/2020 - 11pm

2020 Winx Stakes Tips

Winx Stakes 2020 Best Bet - Master Of Wine

Although he took six Australian starts to get a win for Team Hawkes, this gelding hasn't looked back with three victories following that and had excuses last start in a high rating Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

He wasn't dealt any favours in that Autumn feature where after drawing barrier 12, was forced to race three-wide throughout that Randwick ten-furlong contest which was run at a good clip with Gailo Chop running them along early from the front.

From a tougher run, he was able to get past the powerful New Zealand double of Te Akau Shark and Melody Belle in what was his first group one attempt and a performance that labelled Master Of Wine as potentially a serious spring contender.

Although he'll have bigger fish to fry later in his preparation, he was a brilliant fresh winner over 1400m last time in and among the early contenders for the Winx Stakes in 2020, he certainly has the class to make a strong enough case as the best bet.

Winx Stakes 2020 Value Bet - Imaging

This import now in his second Australian preparation under Chris Waller was the unluckiest runner in the Group Two Missile Stakes at Rosehill on August 8

He was beaten for speed early which is certainly understandable over 1200m given all of his form is around the seven and eight furlong range whilst he was ridden for luck in the straight under Tommy Berry.

Held-up up from the 300m to the 200m, he then had Eduardo shifting in following that which put an end to any chance Imaging had of threatening.

Imaging did very well to finish within two lengths of the winner and now over more suitable 1400 metres, he's a live each-way chance in the 2020 Winx Stakes with a pinch of luck from an awkward draw.


Winx Stakes FAQ

What date is the 2020 Winx Stakes?

The 2020 Winx Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, August 22.

How can I live stream the 2020 Winx Stakes?

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

Who won the 2019 Winx Stakes?

Samadoubt won the 2019 Winx Stakes.

What distance is the Winx Stakes?

The Winx Stakes is run over a distance of 1400 metres.

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

We're with Master Of Wine as the best bet in the 2020 Winx Stakes.

Where is the Winx Stakes held?

The Winx Stakes is held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

What's the Winx Stakes worth?

The Winx Stakes is worth $500,000 in total.

$287,000 of that goes to the winner.

   

Verdict

Master Of Wine is a proven fresh performer and showed his Group One credentials last campaign.

Imaging was good without luck on resumption and should be suited by the rise in trip for the Winx Stakes.

Best Bet: Master Of Wine To Win @8.00 at Sportsbet - 8 Units
Value Bet: Imaging Each Way @19.00 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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