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Apollo Stakes 2024 Betting Tips - Stablemates to topple Fangirl

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Last updated: 15 Feb 2024
Alex Marsh 15 Feb 2024
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  • The Apollo Stakes headlines Saturday's Royal Randwick meeting
  • This Group 2 is run over 1400m under WFA conditions
  • Fangirl heads the market with Ladbrokes
  • Preview & selections are included below
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Apollo Tips
Will Militarize fire first-up in the Apollo Stakes? (Getty)
 

The Apollo Stakes is a Group 2 1400m event run at Royal Randwick and a decent field has been assembled for the 2024 edition.
  • 2024 Apollo Stakes Tips
  • 2024 Apollo Stakes Field & Odds

Worth $300,000, this feature is a key WFA autumn lead-up and there's a strong honor roll, with Winx, Lonhro, Sunline and Anamoe among the champions to have won the Apollo Stakes this century.

Fangirl heads the early market with Ladbrokes for the 2024 Apollo Stakes, with $2.30 the quote for the favourite.

2024 Apollo Stakes Tips


2024 Apollo Stakes Best Bet - Militarize

While it was an unlucky showing when contesting the Cox Plate at the end of his spring campaign, that experience against older rivals will hold the colt in good stead.

Also, the jury might be out on Militarize over those longer journeys, especially given how keen he was in the run at The Valley, although he was an early season three-year-old.

Resuming at 1400m gives him a genuine sniff first-up and while the son of Dundeel has never been the best trialler, his most recent work was an improvement off prior lead-up trials.

The blinkers went on in the last of those outings and the seven furlong trip has brought about arguably his two best wins, with the last of those a slashing victory in the Golden Rose.

On firm ground, the Chris Waller-trained colt might just lack the brilliance to roll Fangirl, however, rain is predicted on Thursday and Friday, and that forecast favours Militarize.
2024 Apollo Stakes Value Bet - Buckaroo

Another galloper who won't mind sting out of the surface is Buckaroo, a two-time Listed in Europe who joined the Chris Waller stable ahead of last year's Spring Carnival.

The ex-Joseph O'Brien-trained entire made some inroads from off the speed when finishing midfield in the Group 1 King Charles III Stakes on Australian debut in October.

A wide run and early move left him vulnerable at end of 2000m when rounding out the prep via the Champions Stakes at Flemington, although it was still a decent effort.

European imports often improve in their second Australian campaign as they become more acclimatized and Buckaroo was sharp in his first summer trial on January 26.

All of his winning form in Europe was in the 1600m-1700m range and while his last trial was quiet, the blinkers weren't on for that workout and they're reapplied for race day.

2024 Apollo Stakes Field & Odds

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
Odds
1Think It OverKerry ParkerNash Rawiller 759kg$6.50
2Cascadian (GB)James Cummings Zac Lloyd (a)959kg$12
3Arapaho (FR)Bjorn Baker Joshua Parr359kg$81
4Buckaroo (GB)Chris Waller Tommy Berry659kg$7
5AttractableSara RyanRegan Bayliss159kg$16
6Navajo PeakDavid PayneJason Collett1059kg$81
7LindermannChris Waller Tim Clark 459kg$10
8FangirlChris Waller James McDonald 857kg $2.30
9SemanaCiaron MaherDylan Gibbons (a)257kgscr
10Militarize (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy555.5kg$4.50
                                                                      
Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes & correct on 14/02/2024.

Verdict

Our tips for the 2024 Apollo Stakes are:

Best Bet1: Militarize To Win @7/2 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Best Bet2: Buckaroo To Win @6/1 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit
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