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Missile Stakes 2021 Tips, Preview & Best Bets

Last updated: 04 Aug 2021
Alex Marsh 04 Aug 2021
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  • The Missile Stakes headlines the Royal Randwick meeting this Saturday
  • This Group Two is run over 1200m under set weight and penalties conditions
  • The track is currently rated a Good 4 and no rain is predicted
  • Our selections in the small field include a $6.50 chance
Missile Stakes Tips
Can Viridine bounce back to winning form in the Saturday's Missile Stakes? (Getty)
We get a a little look towards the spring on Saturday at Royal Randwick with the running of the Missile Stakes. a Group Two event where a small, but quality field has been assembled.
  • Missile Stakes 2021 Field & Odds
  • 2021 Missile Stakes Tips
  • Missile Stakes 2021 FAQs

Worth $200,000, this sprint is both a spring lead-up and a strong event in itself, with Group One winners having won the last three editions (Pierata, Alizee and Eduardo).

Fasika is the $2.60 favourite with TopSport, a mare that generally fires fresh and the daughter of So You Think was a first-up winner over this track and trip in the autumn.

Missile Stakes 2021 Field & Odds

1Kolding (NZ)Chris WallerJames McDonald859kg$5
2ViridineJames CummingsKerrin McEvoy356.5kg $4.20
3HightailPeter & Paul SnowdenHugh Bowman656.5kg $12
4Riodini (NZ)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark556kg $12
5PhobetorMichael CostaTommy Berry256kg $6.50
6ChatJohn ThompsonRachel King456kg $9.50
7FasikaJoseph PrideBrenton Avdulla155.5kg $2.60
8HellenismAiden St Vincent
Odds courtesy of TopSport & correct at 8.30pm on 04/08/2021.

2021 Missile Stakes Tips

2021 Missile Stakes Best Bet - Phobetor

Despite being a drifting favourite first-up off a long layoff, this five-year-old was impressive at Doomben, letting go late with a big turn-of-foot on June 16 ahead of a Ramornie Handicap tilt at Grafton where he was a well-supported market elect.

Unfortunately, just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Phobetor who was uncharacteristically a little tardy away, before working and being posted wide the trip, beaten late by Southern Lad, albeit still managed a two-length margin on third.

With any luck, there's no doubting he wins that sprint feature very comfortably and while this a step up in class, he has threatened to be at least stakes class in only a short career so far and ideally from a better start, can be the fit on-pacer to race alongside Fasika early.

2021 Missile Stakes Next Best Bet - Viridine

Winning three of his last four attempts over the winter of 2020, this Godolphin sprinter was becoming a real model of consistency ahead of a November 28 return which was terrific against the pattern (also spotted 8kg to the first two home).

Although still racing consistently, I suspect there may have been some setbacks with Viridine following that given the spaces between many of those performances, and he was just a few lengths off his best prior to his Bletchingly Stakes run on July 24.

Visually, it looked an improved effort while the clock backed it up, with the seven-year-old recording the fastest last 200m of that entire Caulfield program, so hard fit and with the ability to sprint off any tempo, this is as good a chance as he'll get to record win number 10.

Missile Stakes 2021 FAQs

When is the 2021 Missile Stakes?

The 2021 Missile Stakes will be run on Saturday, August 7 at 2.55pm (AEST).

It will run as Race 7 on the Randwick program.

Who won the 2020 Missile Stakes?

Eduardo won the 2020 Missile Stakes.

What is the Missile Stakes worth?

The Missile Stakes is worth $200,000.

$109,350 of that goes to the winner.

What distance is the Missile Stakes?

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

How can I live stream the Missile Stakes?

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



I've always had plenty of time for Fasika and she's definitely a winning chance, but there's some holes in her autumn form, especially for what is quite a handy sprint here, so the $2.60 is certainly short enough.

At bigger prices around the favourite, we'll spec both Phobetor and Viridine.

Best Bet: Phobetor To Win @11/2 at Topsport - 1 Unit
Next Best Bet: Viridine To Win @16/5 at Topsport - 1 Unit
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