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Lexus Stakes 2019 Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips - last chance for Melbourne Cup qualification

Last updated: 04 Nov 2018
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13 runners line up in the Lexus Stakes at Flemington with the Melbourne Cup a possibility for the victor
Lexus Stakes Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
A Prince of Arran works out before the Lexus Stakes. (Getty Images)

2019 Lexus Stakes Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Date: Saturday November 3, 2018
Time: 1.40pm AEST
Racecourse: Flemington
Conditions: Handicap
Distance: 2500m
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

The Lexus Stakes provides the stayers one last chance of making the 2019 Melbourne Cup field on the first Tuesday in November and 13 quality thoroughbreds will line up in the Group 2 feature at Flemington.

With excellent local, New Zealand and European form, the Lexus is a truly international race and the residual fitness helps their Melbourne Cup chances as well. 

2018 Lexus Stakes result

A Prince of Arran was our best each way tip and here's what we had to say about the 2018 Lexus Stakes winner.

"Not the best each way odds but punters are still getting 1.80 for the place and that's value. The European has had one start at Caulfield for a third placing behind current Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan and that's some of the best form around at the moment.

A win is needed to qualify for the Cup and his form from Meydan would be enough to see him compete at this level. He ran second behind Withhold at Newcastle two back and although Withhold flopped and pulled up with a bleed in the Geelong Cup, A Prince of Arran could have more strength in this situation.

His odds have firmed in from 5.50 to 4.20 and that's a strong move for the international raider."

A Prince of Arran drifted from 4.20 to 4.80 and punters scored some great each way odds.

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