Coolmore Classic Tips & Preview 2024

Coolmore Classic Tips

Looking for Coolmore Classic tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2024 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill.


The last start Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) winner, Zougotcha, is the $4 favourite with PlayUp for the Coolmore Classic ahead of the three-year-old, Kimochi, who is a $6.50 chance. The recent Surround Stakes (1400m) winner, Tropical Squall is rated a $7.50 chance of making it back-to-back Group 1 wins, while the Cairon Maher-trained Semana is the other contender in single figures and is at $8.50. 

There are 18 contenders that have accepted for the $1 million race for the fillies and mares and a couple of other Ciaron Maher-trained gallopers are solid chances in Jennilala ($10) and Yonce ($14). That pair are split by Revolutionary Miss at $13. Vienna Princess ($16) and Hinged ($17) head the rest. 


Zougotcha cleared out with Lady Laguna in the recent Millie Fox Stakes and was first up that day. She settled handy and went five lengths faster than standard benchmark. Lady Laguna has since claimed the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m), while the 5th placegetter, Lekvarte, took out the Group 3 Aspiration Stakes (1600m) last weekend. 

Madame Pommery (3rd), Vienna Princess (4th) and Renaissance Women (8th) also come out of the Millie Fox Stakes. All will strip fitter. Madame Pommery is 2.5kg better at the weights but has more than three lengths to make up, while she draws barrier 16. 

There are three horses aged three in this years edition of the Coolmore Classic. Tropical Squall led all the way to claim the Surround Stakes when resuming. She has now won two Group 1 races after taking out the Flight Stakes (1600m) in the spring and went 8.1 lengths faster than standard in her recent run. 

Kimochi settled back in the Surround Stakes before finishing 7th, beaten just under four lengths. She drops 5.5kg and meets Tropical Squall 4.5kg better at the weights. The winner out of that will have her work cut out after drawing barrier 17. Kimochi hasn’t fared much better in barrier 14. 

Revolutionary Miss comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of any runner, having gone 8.2 lengths faster than standard benchmark when winning at Caulfield over the 1400m on February 24. She has matured into an excellent mare and has won four of her past five. 

Jennilala is one of seven last start winners in the race and was a first up winner in a BenchMark 84 over the 1400m at Flemington. She rises in grade but is a Group 1 placegetter and carts just 51kg from barrier 4. 

Her stablemate, Yonce, claimed a Group 3 over the 1600m at Caulfield at her most recent start and might be back to her best. She won her first six starts and was 4th at Group 1 level at Randwick two years ago before being off the scene for 18 months due to injury. 

Hell Hath No Fury (1st), Hinged (2nd), More Secrets (3rd), Barbie’s Fox (5th) and Ausbred Flirt (6th) were in action in the Guy Walter Stakes (1400m). The winner went five lengths faster than standard. Not quite sure if that quintet have the class to trouble some of the favoured runners. 

Semana is another Ciaron Maher galloper and will be going for a hat-trick of wins. She came home in 22.64 over the last 400m to claim the Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Randwick and claimed the Magic Millions Cup (1400m) prior to that. Revolutionary Miss was 3rd in that race. 

Is there an out and out roughie that can win? Deny Knowledge is better known for her exploits over longer trips but went 12 lengths faster than standard when resuming at her last preparation, winning at Moonee Valley. She went 14.6 lengths after than standard when leading at a crazy tempo at Caulfield a few runs after that, which is the best figure that any horse in this has produced. 


This is a wide open race and I am inclined to look for value. Deny Knowledge will put herself into the race and is an on pacer that can stick on. She has some excellent form on her day and was a first up winner in slick time latst spring, while she stuck on well behind Pride Of Jenni at Group 1 level later on over the 1600m before claiming the Matriarch Stakes (2000m). There should be plenty of speed, while the forecast showers might bring the likes of Madame Pommery into the race. She is much better at the weights over Zougotcha and we can trust the form out of the Millie Fox Stakes.