• Home
  • Horse racing
  • Australian Autumn

2020 Apollo Stakes - Who will follow the legacy of Winx?

The Group 2 feature runs at Randwick
(Getty Images)

2020 Apollo Stakes Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

DateSaturday February 15, 2020
StatusGroup 2
Prize Money$200,000

Winx has made the Group 2 Apollo Stakes her mission the last few years and punters await this race every February to see the champion make her return.

The World's Best Racehorse is given a relatively easy opener but the opposition is still worthy. Bookmakers have Winx at 1.20, which is actually good value for the mare which has a very small chance of suffering defeat.

Punters can find value in the place markets for the opposing runners to Winx.

2020 Apollo Stakes Best Bet - Winx @ 1.20

There's not much more we can say about Winx that punters haven't already heard, but we are surprised at the odds on offer from bookmakers. 1.20 might seem short for some, but that's a great price when betting on Winx and we're expecting her to start at 1.05 on the day.

The risk with the "all-in" market is that she doesn't run, but trainer Chris Waller has confirmed his plans to stick with the status quo and run in the Apollo Stakes once again.

She's dynamite fresh up over 1400m and, as usual, she will loom up to them at the Randwick turn and breeze past in a hand canter.

2020 Apollo Stakes Best Each Way - Kementari @ 17.00

The James Cummings-trained sprinter-miler endured a tough spring campaign which included a ninth in the Darley Classic, third in the Manikato Stakes and a fourth in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

Having had three placings from six starts this season isn't what was hoped from this promising four-year-old but he does well fresh up with four starts for one win and two placings.

There's no doubting he has enough ability to get close to Winx and if he can find a forward position during the run, expect Kementari to be fighting it out for a second or third-placed finish.

Kementari is a threat to the champ. (Getty Images)

2020 Apollo Stakes Best Roughie - Lean Mean Machine @ 34.00

Make no mistake, Lean Mean Machine won't be upsetting his stablemate Winx in the 2019 Apollo Stakes, but he could run in the placings at a price, especially if there's moisture in the surface.

The Group 2 Run To The Rose winner excels on rain-affected tracks and he's not too bad on the dry either. He finished third behind Sunlight and Zousain in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington last spring.

His two trials have been good leading up to his race and he's a three-year-old which will enjoy the weight-for-age conditions.

Best Bet: Winx @ 1.20
Best Each Way: Kementari @ 17.00
Best Roughie: Lean Mean Machine @ 34.00

Top Betting Sites

Upcoming Events

25 January 2020

15 February 2020

11 March 2020

  • Cheltenham Festival 2020
  • -
  • Horse Racing
Bonus Bets
    Risk-Free First Bet

    Must use BETMGM bonus code NEWWORLD1. Place a wager of $25 or more and PlayMGM will match it up to $500 in free bets. New customers only. 21+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.

    Claim Now
    Deposit Bonus
    $100 Bet Credits

    New customers only. 21+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply. Sign up using the bonus code NEWBONUS, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. Over 18s. Begameaware.org.

    Claim now
    Deposit Bonus

    Licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement as an Internet gaming operator in accordance with the Casino Control Act N.J.S.A. 5:12-1 and its implementing regulations. Only customers 21 and over are permitted to play our games. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-800-GAMBLER

    Claim Now
    up to $500

    New customers only. 21+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.

    Sign up
  • WORLD50
    Deposit Bonus

    New customers only. 21+ only. T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.

    Sign up
    Deposit Bonus

    New customers only. 21+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.

    Join now
    Deposit Bonus

    New customers only. 21+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.

    Sign up
  • No Deposit
    Risk-Free Bet

    Sign up with the Sportsbook and get 2 x $10 free bets AND a Risk Free Bet up to $250. Try Unibet's sportsbook today for free! T&Cs apply. 21+ only.

    Claim now
    Deposit Bonus

    New Jersey customers only. 21+ only. T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.

More bonus bets
See all reviews