Coolmore Legacy Stakes Tips & Preview
Looking for Coolmore Legacy Stakes tips for Saturday, April 11? Our form expert has previewed the fillies and mares feature and given his top selection for the race.
COOLMORE LEGACY STAKES TIPS & PREVIEW 2020
Nettoyer brings the strongest last start form to the Coolmore Legacy Stakes (1600m) at Randwick having won the Doncaster Mile with a performance that rated 12.7 lengths quicker than standard BM.
She carried 51.5kg in the Doncaster and now goes up 5.5kg on Saturday under weight-for-age conditions.
Con Te Partiro was only 2.4 lengths off in the Doncaster and now meets Nettoyer 2kg better at the weights.
The next strongest form line appears to be the Emancipation Stakes (1500m) on March 28 where eight of its runners now line up in the Coolmore Legacy Stakes.
Positive Peace won the Emancipation from Noire and Amangiri, and it’s the latter pair I want to focus on.
ROSEHILL TRACK BIAS ON TANCRED STAKES DAY
There was clearly some track bias at Rosehill on March 28 with horses on the inside being at a disadvantage.
To kick off, Royal Celebration was four off the fence as he defeated three to his inside in the opening event of the day.
The second race on the card saw Holyfield out wide going home better than Untamed who was along the inside.
Quick Thinker and Zebrowski both came home over the top of Diasonic who was on the inside in the Tulloch Stakes (2000m).
Kementari and Manicure came along the inside and looked like taking out the Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) before Vegadaze gained the upper hand out wider.
Nudge was outgunned on the inside in the Vinery Stud Stakes before we saw an identical result in the next event with Noire (on the inside) being outgunned by Positive Peace who was out wide while Amangiri was in the centre and battled away for 3rd.
The final event was no different as Cascadian swooped down the outside to defeat Mask Of Time who was along the inside and tried to ease wider and fight back.
With that in mind, I’m giving more credit to the performance of Noire who now meets Positive Peace 2kg better at the weights while also faring much better at the barrier draw.
Noire will jump from barrier 6 with Kathy O’Hara retaining the ride, while Positive Peace has copped the outside gate (16) and may be forced to work early.
ASSESSING THE EMANCIPATION FORM
Positive Peace is a winner and made it five in a row last time, however, the weight difference and potential upside for Noire and Amangiri has me leaning toward that pair.
Amangiri was first-up and went 6.5 length quicker than standard which is identical to her first-up figure last campaign.
Second-up she went 7.9 lengths quicker than standard and in her previous campaign she produced a lower BM figure second-up, so I’m not anticipating a big spike in performance.
Noire was disadvantaged most last start by the track bias and she now has the weight swing in her favour while also being fifth-up over a mile which is a strong recipe for success.
Noire also profiles extremely well in regard to peak patterns with her best performances coming at her fifth, sixth and seventh runs in a campaign.
OTHER LEADING CONTENDERS
Funstar is the $3 favourite for the race and I’m a massive fan of this filly, but the jury is out after last start where she failed to let down in the Vinery.
The drop back in trip suits, but on her peak figures, she still needs to go to a new level to beating the older mares and I’m willing to risk her here.
Alizee holds the highest career performances and is a very classy mare on her day.
She’s disappointed in her last two runs, and while a win wouldn’t surprise, it’s hard to recommend her off her most recent form.
COOLMORE LEGACY STAKES TIPS & VERDICT
The Chris Waller-prepared Noire ticks all the boxes when it comes to peak patterns, mapping, weight and form on rain-affected going.
I have her mapped four pairs back and one off the fence which should give O’Hara every chance to get out wide and work home best.
Coolmore Legacy Stakes Tips