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FEATURE PREVIEWS: QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES

QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES PREVIEW

Track: Randwick | Distance: 1600m | Type: G1 WFA | Rail Position: +4m | Condition: Slow 6 | Prizemoney: $1,000,000

Around 7mm rain forecast for the rest of the week. Minimal rain at the back end of the week, so despite being wet the Randwick track should play well.

A weight-for-age Group 1 for the fillies and mares won in recent years by Nimalee, Azkadellia, Alizee, Kenedna and Nettoyer.

HISTORICAL PROFILING (LAST 9 YEARS)

  • Third-up (3 winners), fourth-up (2 winners), fifth-up (4 winners)
  • Seven-day break (3 winners), 14-day break (5 winners), 22-day break (1 winner)
  • Settled 1st-4th (4 winners), Settled 6th-9th (2 winners), Settled 13th-14th (3 winners)
  • Barriers 1-3 (3 winners), Barrier 7-10 (6 winners)
  • Three-year-olds (2 winners), four-year-olds (3 winners), five-year-olds (2 winners), six and seven-year olds (1 winner each)
  • Key lead-up races have been the Doncaster Mile (3 winners), Emancipation Stakes (3 winners), Vinery Stud Stakes (2 winners) and Sunline Stakes (1 winner).

SPEED MAP

Above average speed expected here with Pride Of Jenni and Sirileo Miss expected to set the tempo.

Purplepay, Mirra Viision, Finepoint, Statement, Promise Of Success and Times Square all like to be up forward of midfield.

Roots, Hinged, Excelida, Dynasties and More Secrets worse than midfield.

The rest tend to get back.

QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES | KEY RUNNERS

1. Alcohol Free – Very classy four-time Group 1 winning mare imported from Europe. Won the July Cup at Newmarket last year. Won two major Group 1 mile races in England as a 3yo filly. First run for 8 months in Australia but did trial nicely at Randwick over 1200m winning by 2.3 lengths.

2. Fangirl – Three close placings behind Anamoe, then only beaten 2.3 lengths in the Doncaster when track was too wet for her. Can certainly win if the track is dry enough.

3. Levante – A super four-time G1 winning Kiwi mare. Charged home for 5th in the George Ryder last start. Big chance here.

5. Hope In Your Heart – Consistent mare with 3 Group wins and a 4th in the Golden Eagle, including a win first up in the G2 Guy Walter Stakes first up. 4th in the Coolmore Classic then charged home for 4th in the Doncaster. Trainer knows how to handle a good one.

8. Atishu – Absolutely flew home for 2nd in the Emancipation first up. Only beaten two lengths in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (another F&M WFA 1600m race) in the Spring.

10. Statement – Was well backed in the Emancipation but failed. Import trained by Joseph O’Brien so certainly can bounce back on a damper track.

13. Purplepay – Failed in the Coolmore Classic but trained by William Haggas and has strong Group 1-to-Group 2 mile form on wet tracks overseas.

15. Times Square – Multiple Group 1 mile placegetter in France. Handles wet tracks. Was ok first up and Bowman jumps aboard here.

DEAN EVANS’ TOP 5 SELECTIONS

3 – Levante
2 – Fangirl
5 – Hope In Your Heart
1 – Alcohol Free
15 – Times Square

BETTING STRATEGY

Tricky little race with insufficient value to recommend a bet.

RESULTS

Units Outlayed: 400.9
Units Returned: 445.4
Profit On Turnover: +11.1%

Big-Priced Winners (Betfair SP)

G1 Big Priced Winners (Betfair SP Price)

2023 Australian Derby: Major Beel $53.63
2020 Empire Rose Stakes: Shout The Bar $32.60
2020 Melbourne Cup: Twilight Payment $28.26
2022 Blue Diamond Stakes: Daumier $23
2022 William Reid Stakes: September Run $19.50
2021 Randwick Guineas: Lion’s Roar $18.95
2021 Coolmore Classic: Krone $15.50
2022 Australasian Oaks: Glint Of Hope $13.55
2023 TJ Smith Stakes: I Wish I Win $12.80
2023 Lightning Stakes: Coolangatta $12.69

Summary:
The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is one of the most prestigious horse races in Australia. The race is exclusively for fillies and mares, aged three years and above, and it has been held annually since 1972. The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is held at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, and it is one of the highlights of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes promises to be an exciting event with some of the best horses in the country competing for the $1 million prize money. If you are looking to bet on the Queen Of The Turf Stakes, Betfair is the place to be. With our expert racing tips and predictions, you can make the most informed decisions and place the best bets.

Key Events:
The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is one of the four Group 1 races held on Day 2 of The Championships at the Randwick Racecourse. The other three races are the Australian Derby, the TJ Smith Stakes, and the Sapphire Stakes. The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is the final race of the day and is run over a distance of 1600m. The race is named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who visited Australia in 1954 and 1970.

Track Profile:
The Queen Of The Turf Stakes is run on the Randwick Racecourse, which is one of the most famous tracks in Australia. The course has a circumference of 2,240 metres and a straight of 410 metres. The track is known for its sweeping turns and long home straight, which makes it a great test for horses. The course is also known for its steep uphill climb in the final 300 metres, which can be challenging for horses that have spent a lot of energy in the early part of the race. Horses that are strong finishers tend to do well at Randwick, and it’s important to keep this in mind when making your predictions and bets.

History:
The Queen Of The Turf Stakes has a rich history and has been won by some of the best horses in Australian racing. The race was first held in 1972 and was won by Refulgence. Since then, the race has been won by some of the most legendary horses in Australian racing, including More Joyous, Sunline, and Typhoon Tracy. The most successful trainer in the history of the race is Gai Waterhouse, who has won the race eight times. The most successful jockey in the history of the race is Hugh Bowman, who has won the race five times. When making your predictions and bets, it’s important to consider the history of the race and the performances of past winners.

Betting on the 2023 Queen Of The Turf Stakes:
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