Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips & Preview
Looking for Coolmore Stud Stakes Tips on Saturday? Our form expert previews the colts and gelding’s sprint contest and gives his best bets and predictions.
Coolmore Stud Stakes Preview
Saturday’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington sees 14 three-year-old sprinters compete for $1.5 million in prizemoney as well as rich stud deals in the future.
There is a stack of class and speed in the feature sprint of the day, but one speedy filly stands out on recent form and should simply be too quick for them late.
The Chris Waller-trained September Run is the only horse in Saturday’s field to have broken 11 seconds for their final furlong in their past five starts, and her final 600m is by far the quickest.
The daughter of Exceed And Excel ran 32.32 for her final 600m at Flemington over 1100m two starts back and then ran a scintillating 32.04 last start when coming from last to defeat Maha in the Poseidon Stakes (1100m) at Flemington.
The scary part is, she pretty much coasted from the 100m mark and probably could have broken 32 seconds for her last 600m.
She drops 1kg on that run, should be at peak fitness fourth-up from a spell, has won her last two down the Flemington straight and has Craig Williams in the saddle giving her every chance to swoop down the outside.
The likes of Farnan, Wild Ruler, Glenfiddich, Anders and Holyfield should ensure a genuine early speed, and as long as September Run gets a clear crack at them, her superior late speed sees her make it three in a row.
Doubtland has recorded the second strongest figure at Flemington when taking out the Danehill Stakes (1200m), and I think he looks over the odds at $18 with William Pike on board.