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2019 Winterbottom Stakes Racing Tips - Does he handle the Trek west?

Alex Marsh has taken a look at the early contenders for the 2019 Group One Winterbottom Stakes.
Winterbottom Racing Tips For 30.11.2019
Ortensia (closest) won the first Winterbottom with group one status in 2011. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Racing Tips - Does he handle the Trek west?

What are the best early contenders for the 2019 Group One Winterbottom Stakes?

Winterbottom Stakes Odds

Horses
Odds
Trekking$3.00
Flirtini$7.50
Vital Silver$7.50
Valour Road$9.00
Hey Doc$11.00
Home Of The Brave$11.00
Viridine$13.00

Odds are provided by Bet365 and are correct as of 18/11/19 - 3.00pm.

Winterbottom Stakes Best Bet - Trekking @ $3.00

This consistent five-year-old Godolphin galloper will no doubt bring the best form over for this years edition.

After winning his first group one in fine fashion via the Stradbroke on June 8 he was tipped out and brought up his first win this campaign in the Schillaci Stakes second-up on October 12.

It's always a challenge backing up seven days later going interstate and that he did with a hard finishing third in a high rating Everest before a runner-up effort in the Redzel Stakes.

Have to query what petrol is still there like when most Eastern state gallopers head over but he is very genuine and looks the best bet in the Winterbottom Stakes presently.


Winterbottom Stakes Next Best Bet - Flirtini - $7.50

A Winterbottom Stakes group one assignment is clearly the toughest this mare by Artie Schiller has faced to date but she does appear to be the pick of the locals presently.

After being a shade underdone fresh on October 16, she bounced off that smartly to score softly in the group three Prince Of Wales and her win in the Colonel Reeves was outstanding.

Was spotting them a start after being eased back from a wide alley but the last furlong and especially the last 100m when letting down superbly for a soft victory on the line, was particularly eye-catching.

Is capable of taking up close order in the run if she draws a kinder alley too. 

Winterbottom Stakes Best Value Bet - Hey Doc @ $11.00

The 2017 Mankiato Stakes victor resumed at Sandown on October 16 after fourteen months off the scene and it was a pleasing comeback for this Tony McEvoy trained gelding.

After taking up the running in the Kevin Heffernan Stakes, he did appear to race on the fresh side side which was understandable and hit a few flat spots in the run home.

Tough was the best way to describe his third placing there with a late rally and given he was carrying extra condition, this is a likely target with a good blowout from that performance.

Classy horse that can position up handy and loves racing on good ground which he's likely to get.


2019 Winterbottom Stakes Information

When is the Winterbottom Stakes?

The Winterbottom Stakes in 2019 will be run on Saturday, November 30.

Who is the favourite for the Winterbottom Stakes?

Trekking is the outright favourite at $3.00 currently with Bet365.

Who won the 2018 Winterbottom Stakes?

Voodoo Lad won this race last year.

What distance is the Winterbottom Stakes?

This group one is run over 1200 meters.

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Verdict

Trekking is clearly the one to beat currently.

Respecting the impressive local in Flirtini and having a small saver on Hey Doc.

Best Bet: Trekking @3.00 at bet365 Australia - 7 Units
Next Best Bet: Flirtini @7.50 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units
Best Value: Hey Doc @11.00 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit

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