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Fred Best Classic Tips - Does Dawn get the winning Stradbroke Passage?

Last updated: 29 May 2020
Alex Marsh 29 May 2020
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  • The highly anticipated Fred Best Classic will be run at Doomben on Saturday
Fred Best Classic 2020 tips
Will Dawn Passage book his place in the Stradbroke Handicap this Saturday? (Getty)

Fred Best Classic 2020 Tips

The Fred Best Classic is named in honour of former champion trainer Fred Best, who dominated
Brisbane racing for 20 years into the 1970s.

A group three event for three-year-old's run over the 1350 metres at Doomben, this feature gives the winner a ballot free entry into next week's Group One Stradbroke Handicap, so there's plenty on the line this Saturday.

Of two dominant victories in Sydney, Dawn Passage is the current $2.50 favourite with Bet365 to win the 2020 Fred Best Classic
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Fred Best Classic Information

  • DateSat 27 May, 2023
  • Race Time03:30
  • RacecourseEagle Farm
  • Race Distance1350 metres
  • Conditions3yo - Set Weights
  • StatusGroup 3
  • Prize Money$125,000

Fred Best Classic 2020 Odds

Dawn Passage$2.50
Grand Piano$7.50
The Odyssey$9
Bellevue Hill$14

Odds are provided by Bet365 and are correct as of 28/05/2020 - 5.00pm

Fred Best Classic 2020 Best Bet - Dawn Passage @ $3.60

This Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained colt is finally starting to put it together after an inconsistent start to his career with his turnaround evident with back-to-back victories via the Hawkesbury Guineas and more recently, the Inglis Guineas.

A powerful three-year-old, Dawn Passage was quite arrogant when bolting in with the Hawkesbury Guineas after a wide trip throughout and was strong on the line in his latest when fighting off a brief challenge by Rocha Clock.

Dawn Passage has proven versatility, so Brad Stewart has options from the gate and as the form runner in the field, he's the one they'll have to roll as the best bet in the 2020 Fred Best Classic. Use the Unibet Price Push to get $3.60 odds.

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Fred Best Classic 2020 Value Bet - Scathing @ $19.00

This consistent gelding from the Chris Munce stable missed a top three placing for the first time in his career last start via the Group Three Gold Coast Guineas where he had to settle for fourth where he was against the wider pattern of that affair in the straight.

That was by far his sternest task to date after working through some of the lower grades in Brisbane, but the performance suggested he's not out of his depth at this level and given there was a month between runs there, he'll strip fitter stepping back up to the Doomben 1350 metres.

Scathing bolted in via that last attempt over this track/trip and from a low draw where he's expected to position up handy, he shouldn't be dismissed as a top three or four hope at good odds.

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Fred Best Classic 2020 FAQ

When is the 2020 Fred Best Classic?

The Group Three Fred Best Classic in 2020 will be run on Saturday, May 30 at Doomben.

It will run as Race 8 on the program and is due for a 3.35pm start time.

How to bet on the 2020 Fred Best Classic?

To place a bet on the 2020 Fred Best Classic, you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Corporate bookies provide betting markets on the Fred Best Classic well in advance of the race date and provide best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading into the race.

How much is the Fred Best Classic worth?

In 2020, The Victory Stakes is worth $125,000.

$72,500 of that goes to the winner.

Who won the 2019 Fred Best Classic?

Military Zone won the 2019 Fred Best Classic.

His starting price was $3.30.

Where is the Fred Best Classic held?

In 2020, The Fred Best Classic will be run at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane.



Dawn Passage is hard to look past in the Fred Best Classic as he aims to book his slot in the Stradbroke.

At huge odds, Scathing certainly isn't hopeless and is good value for the each way or exotic punters.

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