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Turnbull Stakes Tips & Predictions - Can Verry Elleegant defend her crown?

  • The Turnbull Stakes is run on Saturday, October 2
  • The Group 1 is run over 2000 metres at Flemington
  • Can Verry Elleegant defend her crown?
Turnbull Stakes Tips
Verry Elleegant is our top selection for the 2021 Turnbull Stakes. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 01 Oct 2021
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The 2021 Turnbull Stakes looks a belter two stars of the turf in Verry Ellegant and Incentivise set to clash at Flemington on Saturday.

Incentivise is the horse on the up and the deserved Caulfield Cup favourite, while Verry Elleegant is Australia's darling with nine Group 1 wins next to her name and the best WFA horse across the last two seasons.

It looks a two horse race from a win perspective, but for minor money, Makybe Diva Stakes place getter Sir Dragonet, Golden Eagle winner Colette and Mornington Cup winner Mount Popa all look a chance of rounding off the placings.

2021 Turnbull Stakes Tips

Best Bet - Verry Elleegant

I can't believe that this superstar mare opened up second in the betting, but she is the deserved favourite and has now claimed her rightful spot in the market.

We have seen her improve from season to season, winning second-up this time which is when she is a touch vulnerable.

Verry Elleegant took out this race last year in incredibly tough fashion. Now with a cosy barrier, she is going to get a dream run two or three from the speed and hopefully prove up for the fight against Incentivise late. 

Verry Elleegant - 2.35Turnbull Stakes Best BetBET HERE
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Next Best Bet - Incentivise

The acid test for him was always going to be up against some proper Group 1 horses in the Makybe Diva Stakes, but he pulled out what it takes and is one of the better horses in Australia.

Off the back of that effort, he deserves his favouritism in the Caulfield Cup and is right in with a chance against Verry Elleegant here.

Incentivise - 2.80Turnbull Stakes Next Best BetBET HERE
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Value Bet - Mount Popa

For place value, this is the horse that could fill the minors now up to 2000m and rolling along with Incentivise on the speed.

Mount Popa showed class winning the Mornington Cup, which was a slowly run event, so 2000m I do feel is going to be his real sweet spot.

He was okay in the Makybe Diva Stakes behind Incentivise and, although unlikely to turn the tables here, he can still finish in the top three or four without surprising.

Mount Popa - 41.00Turnbull Stakes Place ValueBET HERE
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Turnbull Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Turnbull Stakes?

The 2021 Turnbull Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 2 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

What distance is the Turnbull Stakes?

The Turnbull Stakes is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

How can I live stream the 2021 Turnbull Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Turnbull Stakes and all other Australian horse races.



Verry Elleegant won this last year and is tipped to get the better of Incentivise and win the Turnbull Stakes again

Best Bet: Verry Elleegant To Win $2.35 at Ladbrokes Australia - 10 Units

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