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2019 Coolmore Legacy Stakes Runners - Runner-by-Runner guide for the Coolmore Legacy Stakes

  • Runner-by-Runner guide for the Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) 
Dixie Blossoms.

Alizee heads 19 fillies and mares that will contest Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.

Here is our runner-by-runner guide for the Coolmore Legacy Stakes.

1. ALIZEE (12) - James Cummings, Hugh Bowman, 57kg 
She didn’t handle the mile on the wet track last start in the Doncaster Mile, she ran the fastest 400m-200m split of the race but combusted late, running the 18th-fastest last 200m. The question is, can she run out the mile on a better track against her own sex? I have queries on the seven-day back-up after a tough run on a wet track and I think this will see her out. A risk as favourite.
Odds: $6.00 (Unibet

2. PROMPT RESPONSE (6) - Chris Waller, Blake Shinn, 57kg 
She ran fourth last start in the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) behind Winx, Brutal and Dreamforce who quinelled the Doncaster Mile last week. She ran third behind Trapeze Artist and Shoals first-up, all of this is terrific form. Blake Shinn on and she maps well from barrier six. Her personal best of 14.8 lengths above the benchmark is the best in the race.
Odds: $14.00 (Ladbrokes

3. DAYSEE DOOM (15) - Ron Quinton, Andrew Adkins, 57kg 
She led on a leaders track early in the day last start in the Emancipation Stakes when beaten by Invincible Gem. She was coming back on the line and was two-lengths in front 100m past the post, so it makes sense that the extra 100m here will suit. The drying track is another positive but the issue is the map from barrier 15. She will have to work early and I doubt she is going as well as years past.
Odds: $17.00 (Beteasy)

4. DIXIE BLOSSOMS (11) - Ron Quinton, Christian Reith, 57kg 
I thought her last start effort in the Doncaster was huge. It was an on-pace dominated race and she still ran the fastest last 400m, 600m and 800m of the race, running 8.2 lengths above benchmark for the final 600m. She bolted in the Coolmore Classic two starts ago, running 11.7 lengths above benchmark. The dry track will suit, as will the early tempo. She maps nicely from barrier 11 and should find a spot midfield, she is in this race up to her eyeballs, top pick.
Odds: $11.00 (Sportsbet)

5. INVINCIBLE GEM (3) - Kris Lees, Corey Brown, 57kg 
She was given an A++ ride from Corey Brown in the Emancipation Stakes (1500m) and got things to suit against Daysee Doom who could be gone. She hadn’t won since August 2017 before that and I can’t see her making it two in a row. 
Odds: $19.00 (Ladbrokes

6. OREGON’S DAY (1) - Mick Price, Damien Oliver, 57kg 
She was ok in the Coolmore Classic (1500m) but does look much better suited on top of the ground and is a major player if the track gets to the good range. She was less than a length away from Humidor in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes last preparation and a repeat of that performance will see her in this race. M.Walker to D.Oliver is a positive and barrier one is fine for her racing style.
Odds: $18.00 (Beteasy)

7. UNFORGOTTEN (17) - Chris Waller, James McDonald, 57kg 
I think we’ve officially established Unforgotten is a non-winner. She has had her chance this preparation and she’s been average at best. She improves on top of the ground and gets James McDonald on board but is likely to be cast from barrier 17 unless she goes right back.
Odds: $15.00 (Beteasy)

8. CONSENSUS (19) - Stephen McKee, Michael Walker, 57kg 
She started $26 in the Sunlight Stakes last start and just got the bob in over Spanish Reef. She ran the second-fastest last 200m, 400m and 600m of the race but did get the perfect run. Barrier 19 with M.Walker on board doesn’t read as a recipe for success. 
Odds: $31.00 (Bet365

9. ECKSTEIN (5) - Kurt Goldman, Tommy Berry, 57kg 
She started $151 in the Doncaster Mile last start and ran up to that starting price, running 18th. She was well and truly beaten by Alassio three starts ago, has none. 
Odds: $67.00 (Bet365

10. PRINCESS POSH (16) - Kris Lees, Kerrin McEvoy, 57kg 
She was very good two starts ago in the Coolmore Classic (1500m), running home for third at $41 against Dixie Blossoms. She ran 6.7 lengths above benchmark for the final 600m. She was poor last start in the Emancipation Stakes but will be suited by the drying track. Barrier 16 isn’t ideal.
Odds: $41.00 (Bet365

11. SEDANZER (9) - Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Tim Clark, 57kg 
She hasn’t won since winning a legless Brisbane Cup last year. Her last start fourth in the Emancipation Stakes (1500m) doesn’t look good enough to win this.
Odds: $23.00 (Beteasy)

12. SPANISH REEF (4) - Ken Keys, Mark Zahra, 57kg 
She went down to Consensus last start in the Sunlight Stakes (1600m) but did have excuses, although to the eye she looked to have every chance. It was a bad ride from Mark Zahra, who slowed down too much during the middle stages of the race, allowing the backmarkers to make ground without expending energy. Her form this preparation probably isn’t up to G1 level but I respect Ken Keys and she does get a good map.
Odds: $26.00 (Palmerbet

13. KENEDNA (8) - Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, John Allen, 57kg 
She was only fair first-up behind Oregon’s Day but improved massively second-up in the Sunlight Stakes at The Valley behind Consensus and Spanish Reef. She sat back and ran the fastest last 200m, 400m, 600m, 800m and 1000m of the race, running eight-lengths above benchmark for the final 600m. John Allen in a Sydney Group 1 is scary but she isn’t the worst $26 chance I’ve ever seen.
Odds: $26.00 (Sportsbet

14. DYSLEXIC (7) - Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes, Brenton Avdulla, 57kg 
She is likely to roll forward and sit on what is expected to be a very hot tempo. She was ok at best last start in the Emancipation Stakes and comes out of a poor form race two starts ago. Will be suited on a good track but I’m happy to risk.
Odds: $41.00 (Bet365

15. MISS SISKA (2) - Grahame Begg, Jamie Kah, 57kg 
She got the perfect run to win first-up at Bendigo and I’m surprised to see her in a Group One on the back of that effort. Grahame Begg is a very good judge and obviously has an opinion of the mare. A good track will suit and J.Kah on from barrier two is a positive for this horse. I’m not sure she has the class to be winning.
Odds: $27.00 (Sportsbet)

16. AMPHITRITE (10) - David & B Hayes & T Dabernig, Craig Williams, 54.5kg 
She was good in both the Australian Guineas (1600m) and All-Star Mile behind Mystic Journey. She has run 9.7 lengths above benchmark and 10.3 lengths above benchmark in those two runs which are both very solid Group One figures. She is 25 days between runs which is a slight query but a dry track will suit, as will the fast early tempo that is predicted.
Odds: $9.00 (Beteasy)

17. FUNDAMENTALIST (13) - David & B Hayes & T Dabernig, Sam Clipperton, 54.5kg 
Fundamentalist ran her first poor race of her preparation in the Doncaster Mile last start. She has had plenty of tough runs this prep and is now sixth-up with two runs in Melbourne and three in Sydney. She is on the seven-day back-up and is surely nearing the end of her preparation. She hasn’t won for quite a long time and I’m happy to risk.
Odds: $14.00 (Sportsbet)

18. NAKEETA JANE (18) - Mark Newnham, Joshua Parr, 54.5kg 
She was beaten 6.6 lengths by Verry Elleegant last start in the Vinery Stud Stakes and raced like a tired horse to my eye. I think she’ll be over the top now, she went from a mile to 2000m and now back to the mile. Her last three runs in reverse order have rated 7.6 lengths above benchmark, 6.2 lengths above benchmark and 4.5 lengths above benchmark, so she is clearly going backwards. Barrier 18 makes the task harder and I’ll be surprised if she runs a place.
Odds: $8.50 (Sportsbet)

19. SEABROOK (14) - Mick Price, Brett Prebble, 54.5kg 
She looked perfect from the mounting yard two starts ago in the Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) and just bumped into one better. She wasn’t suited over 2000m in the Vinery Stud Stakes last start, she ran the third-fastest 600m-400m split then the seventh fastest last 200m and 400m. She will be suited back to a mile but I can’t have B.Prebble from barrier 14 in a Group One. 
Odds: $21.00 (Sportsbet

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2019 Coolmore Legacy Stakes Runners - Runner-by-Runner guide for the Coolmore Legacy Stakes

Alizee heads 19 fillies and mares that will contest Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick.

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