GEORGE MAIN STAKES 2021 RACE GUIDE
Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2021 George Main Stakes. The race will take place on Saturday, September 18 during the Sydney Spring Carnival.
The 1600m race attracts a high-class field with the winner exempt from the ballot for the Epsom Handicap, which also takes place at Randwick two weeks later.
We provide you with George Main Stakes tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.
|Age||3YO & Upwards|
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Looking for the winner of the George Main Stakes is no easy task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.
The Group 3 Tramway Quality Handicap is generally considered a lead up race to the George Main Stakes and usually provides clues to the winner at Randwick.
Our experts assess all the George Main Stakes runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 George Main Stakes tips to help you back the winner.
Will we see more dominant performances from females, who hold a great record? And will the winner go on to perform well in the Epsom Handicap?
Our expert tipster has provided his 2021 George Main Stakes tips and selections following the barrier draw.
There are three key lead up races to look at and we start off with the Winx Stakes (1400m). Six contenders took part in that and three of those have since had one further start.
Verry Elleegant comes in with four weeks in between runs and finished runner-up behind Mo’unga that day. Mo’unga has since finished a narrow runner-up behind Incentivise in the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.
Verry Elleegant was trapped out wide and without cover in the Winx Stakes but stuck on well, going 9.5 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which are the best last start figures of any runner.
There are plenty of betting options on George Main Stakes, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run toward to end of the day.
Betting options include:
Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.
Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.
Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.
Quinella & Exacta
Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.
The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.
The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.
Same Race Multi
Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on George Main for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.
The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.
|1||ARCHEDEMUS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|2||CARIF||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|3||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings|
|4||CEPHEUS (GB)||Matthew Dunn|
|5||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller|
|6||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|7||LION’S ROAR (NZ)||John O’Shea|
|8||MO’UNGA (NZ)||Annabel Neasham|
|9||NUMERIAN (IRE)||Annabel Neasham|
|10||RIODINI (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|11||SHOUT THE BAR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|12||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|13||THINK IT OVER||Kerry Parker|
|14||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller|
|1||KOLDING (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tim Clark||4||59kg|
|2||THINK IT OVER||Kerry Parker||Nash Rawiller||6||59kg|
|3||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||9||59kg|
|4||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||5||59kg|
|5||RIODINI (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Ms Rachel King||1||59kg|
|6||LION’S ROAR (NZ)||John O’Shea||Regan Bayliss||8||58.5kg|
|7||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Chris Waller||James McDonald||2||57kg|
|8||SHOUT THE BAR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Ms Kathy O’Hara||3||57kg|
|9||HUNGRY HEART||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||7||56.5kg|
To see the full field and barrier draw assessment click here
|1st||Verry Elleegant||James McDonald||Chris Waller||2||57kg||$1.75|
|2nd||Riodini||Rachel King||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||1||59kg||$13|
|3rd||Think It Over||Nash Rawiller||Kerry Parker||6||59kg||$4.80|
|4th||Hungry Heart||Kerrin McEvoy||Chris Waller||7||56.5kg||$21|
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Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2021 George Main Stakes betting odds available in advance of the race. There will be plenty of movements in the George Main betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the barrier draw. See the latest market below.
|1. Kolding (4)||$7.50||$8||$8|
|2. Think It Over (6)||$4.80||$4.60||$4.50|
|3. Cascadian (9)||$8||$9||$9|
|4. Star Of The Seas (5)||$17||$19||$19|
|5. Riodini (1)||$14||$15||$14|
|6. Lion’s Roar (8)||$41||$35||$34|
|7. Verry Elleegant (2)||$2.10||$2.20||$2.20|
|8. Shout The Bar (3)||$41||$35||$34|
|9. Hungry Heart (7)||$13||$13||$13|
Odds correct at 3:25pm on 15/09/2021
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The George Main Stakes a Group 1 race staged during the Sydney Spring Carnival at Randwick Racecourse in September each year.
The weight-for-age event is open to all ages, run over a distance of one mile (1600 metres) and has a prizepool in excess of $500,000.
Read more about the History of the George Main Stakes.
|2009||Road To Rock|
|2007||Race Not Held|
|2006||Racing To Win|
Check out our Top 5 George Main Stakes Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.
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