Vinery Stud Stakes Tips & Preview 2024

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


The New Zealand filly, Orchestral, is a dominant $1.65 favourite with PlayUp for the $750,000 Vinery Stud Stakes ahead of the 2023 VRC Oaks (2500m) winner, Zardozi, at $4.20. The last start Flemington winner, Autumn Angel, is a $7.50 chance, while the consistent galloper, Kimochi, is at $9. 

That quartet shape as the ones to beat. There are 10 fillies lining up for Group 1 glory and Tutta La Vita ($23), Queen Of Dragons ($31), Mare Of Mt Buller ($41) and Our Gold Hope ($71) are given some degree of hope, while it looks like Piplup and True Fairy are making up the numbers at the $201 quote. 


Orchestral makes her Australian debut and has won five of seven in her homeland. The daughter of Savabeel has won her last four starts by a combined margin of 14 lengths with her last two coming over 2100m and 2400m. 

The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained filly will be out to join Prowess as a winner of this race. That galloper comes from the same stable, who rate Prowess as potentially the best they have trained. 

The task won’t be easy for her, however. Zardozi will love getting out to the 2000m and comes in with a last start win under her belt, having gone 9.5 lengths faster than standard benchmark when taking out the Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) by two lengths on March 16 at Rosehill.

Autumn Angel comes in with the best last start benchmark figures of the Australian runners, having gone 11.3 lengths faster than standard when claiming the Kewney Stakes (1600m) at Flemington last time. She was put aside after winning her only start over the 2000m last spring, defeating the dual Group 1 winner, Tropical Squall, in that race as well as Basilinna. 

Kimochi gets out to the 2000m for the first time and was 3rd at Group 1 level behind Zougotcha in the Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 16. Form around that horse is first class as Zougotcha defeated Lady Laguna at her start prior. That horse has since claimed the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) before just missing out in the George Ryder Stakes (1500m) last weekend. 

That quartet dominate the market. Tutta La Vita is a sneaky contender and went 10.5 lengths faster than standard when 4th in the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) against the males last spring. She was impressive when first up over the 1400m, finishing 3rd behind Tropical Squall then didn’t enjoy much luck in the Kembla Grange Classic (1600m), which has been a solid lead up to this race in recent years.Queen Of Dragons won that race, while Our Gold Hope was runner-up. 

Mare Of Mt Buller will need to produce a big personal best to match these but has won three on the trot and has the Chris Waller touch. Piplup and True Fairy are making up the numbers. 


Orchestral is clearly superior to the New Zealanders and comes over with some big wraps on her. She has run fast time in her recent runs and we can trust the stable, who have had recent success in this race. From a betting point of view, the odds on offer are prohibitive and she might be one to put into multi’s for the day. Place value lies with Autumn Angel. She has been excellent in her seven career starts and the Victorian form was proven to be dominant last weekend at Rosehill. She has a number of gallopers that have gone on to win, including at the highest level, scattered all through her runs. A firmer in the early betting, the daughter of The Autumn Sun is the main danger for mine.