2020 Champagne Stakes - Loving Gaby to score her maiden Group 1 feature

The best 2YO milers run for the big prize on the final day of the Autumn Carnival
Loving Gaby
Loving Gaby winning on debut. (Getty Images)

2020 Champagne Stakes Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

DateSaturday April 19, 2020
StatusGroup 1
ConditionsSet Weights
Prize Money$500,000

The Championships might be over for another year but there's still Group 1 racing action to be enjoyed from Randwick.

Australia's best middle-distance two-year-old throughbreds will do battle for $500,000 and although many of the Golden Slipper types have been put aside for their campaign, the juveniles looking to stretch out to the mile line up.

The Champagne Stakes is always an exciting contest.

2020 Champagne Stakes Best Bet - Loving Gaby @ 2.60

The Maher/Eustace-trained filly has been a touch unlucky not to win either the Golden Slipper or Sires' Produce this season but she hasn't lost any admirers. She finished fourth in the Slipper after working wide throughout and went better last start.

Her finish for second in the Sires' Produce was a good indication of her form going forward and the mile looks ideal for the daughter of I Am Invincible.

It was a bunched finish in the Sires and it could likely be another close finish, but Loving Gaby's odds of 4.50 is worth the risk.

Probabeel going through her paces. (Getty Images)

2020 Champagne Stakes Best Each Way - Castelvecchio @ 3.60

The Richard Litt-trained runner has been set for the Champagne Stakes and the 1600m looks ideal. He was flashing home last time out and a similar run sees him go close in this.

Punters haven't been keen on his chances during the week but he's got some power at the end of his races.

Best Bet: Loving Gaby - 2.60 @ bet365
Best Each Way: Castelvecchio - 3.60 @ bet365

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