Coolmore Classic Tips & Preview
COOLMORE CLASSIC TIPS & PREVIEW
Looking for Coolmore Classic tips and best bets? We dissect times and form to find the winner of the 2022 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill.
Tips will be available following the barrier draw. See our 2021 preview below for an example of what to expect.
The fillies and mares feature in the Coolmore Classic and this year’s edition looks to be a wide-open betting race.
Forbidden Love heads the market at $6, while the Victorian galloper, Chaillot is next in line at the $8. Icebath ($9) is the only other horse under double figures.
Forbidden Love is one of three fillies in the race, coming off a last start win in the Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m), defeating Vangelic and Elizabeel.
Vangelic meets the winner 4.5kg better at the weights and has been posted at the odds of $12. Dame Giselle is the only other horse to come out of the Surround Stakes and was well beaten into 9th.
Forbidden Love went nearly 12 lengths faster than standard in the Surround and was first up off a six week break. She won at Gosford off an eight-week break earlier this preparation before managing to go just seven lengths slower than standard in the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) when 9th in that race. She has to be a risk on that effort.
The best last start benchmark figures belong to the Victorian, Sovereign Award, who went 13 lengths faster than standard when leading all the way at Flemington last weekend in the Matron Stakes (1600m).
She had previously struggled in the Orr Stakes (1400m) and the Mannerism Stakes (1400m) but is worth including on her recent run. She will head forward and has shown that she can sustain a solid tempo. The fitness helps.
Sweet Deal and Mizzy are others that might head forward. Mizzy went 11 lengths faster than standard when runner-up in there recent Canterbury Stakes (1300m) behind Savatiano.
See went almost 10 lengths faster than standard at the track and trip in the 2019 Golden Eagle when placing behind Kolding before being off the scene for a while. However, the 58kg and the wide gate might be her undoing.
Chaillot carts 52.5kg and was a first up winner at Flemington recently. At her last campaign she improved two lengths on benchmark figures when 3rd behind Sovereign Award at Group 3 level at Caulfield when second up. She meets that horse 2.5kg better at the weights for a half a length defeat.
Icebath comes into this third up after placing in the Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) behind Krone but her figures suggest she might be a tier below some of these.
Subponaed is an interesting runner. She set a career personal best when going nine lengths faster than standard when winning the Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) from Madam Rouge last time.
The Chris Waller-trained galloper improved six lengths on figures when second up last time and while she battled in the Golden Eagle last year, that did come on a Heavy track.
With a solid tempo up front, the likes of Krone might come into play. She ran the fastest last 200m at her past two races and comes in with a win in the Guy Walter.
Coolmore Classic Tips & Verdict
It is the Victorian horses I am keen on and Chaillot can progress, while I will be having something each-way on Sovereign Award on the short back-up after her win last weekend.