2019 Memsie Stakes - Mystic Journey the hot tip for Melbourne Spring Carnival Group 1

Mystic Journey is all the rage in the Memsie Stakes, which runs at Caulfield on August 31
Mystic Journey is the current Memsie Stakes favourite and with good reason

2019 Memsie Stakes Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


DateSaturday August 31, 2019
TimeTBA
TrackCaulfield
Distance1400
ConditionsWFA
Prize Money$1 million
Age3YO+

The Memsie Stakes is the first Group 1 thoroughbred race of the Melbourne Spring Carnival and it's a race worth betting on.

Held at Caulfield in late August, the sprinting features includes some of Australia’s finest thoroughbreds. Past winners include the likes of Humidor, Atlantic Jewel and Makybe Diva.

The 2019 edition has already attracted some star entries, including All-Star Mile winner Mystic Journey, which is using this race as a preparation for the Cox Plate. Also, included in the entries are the likes of Scales of Justice, Pierata and Osborne Bulls.

It’s always a top race to kick off the carnival and this year should be no different.

2019 Memsie Stakes Best Bet – Mystic Journey @ 2.50


The rising four-year-old is a winner of 10 from 13 starts and she has already won over $3.2 million.

That’s mostly due to her winning the Australian Guineas and All-Star Mile last preparation, both of which are tough races to win.

She’s the rising star of the Australian turf and although she missed her planned first run of the campaign last week, that won’t hold her back much.

There’s a month till the Memsie Stakes and she should be fit and ready to fire.

Her ultimate goal is the Cox Plate, where she’s currently the favourite to win, but the 1400m is ideal here and she has proven to handle all distances.

Punters have enjoyed backing Mystic Journey throughout her career as she holds a 253.5% ROI and that’s unlikely to drop this season.

Bookmakers are offering 2.50 for the star filly and we’re happy to take that value on offer.

2019 Memsie Stakes Best Each Way – Vega Magic @ 8.50


Vega Magic has been an enigmatic type throughout his career but he's a winner of 13 of his 25 starts.

The Lindsay Park-trained runner is coming off a disappointing 10th in the TJ Smith Stakes during The Championships but he's a better type at Caulfield.

He finished fourth in this race last year behind Humidor and he was only a long neck away from winning. 

Punters haven't been able to see him since April, but he usually fires up quickly in the campaign and we wouldn't be surprised to see him win at nice odds.

vega magic
Vega Magic could return a winner in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield

2019 Memsie Stakes Best Roughie – Osborne Bulls @ 11.00


We are not sure if Osborne Bulls will be lining up in the Memsie Stakes but he’s a good roughie chance if he does.

He was once considered the best sprinter in the Australia and considering the odds punters are getting, they have to be taken.

The James Cummings-trained six-year-old has run second in five consecutive Group 1 races and although he hasn’t been able to win, the performances still have good merit.

Punters could be critical of Osborne Bulls but he’s all class and deserves a chance.

Verdict:

Mystic Journey is the best horse in the race and we're happy to go with her. She's a potential Cox Plate winner later in the season and the odds on offer are generous.

Vega Magic and Osborne Bulls provide punters with good each-way value.

Best Bet: Mystic Journey – 2.50 @ bet365 
Best Each Way: Vega Magic – 8.50 @ bet365 
Best Roughie: Osborne Bulls – 11.00 @ bet365

Verdict

Mystic Journey is the best horse in the race and we're happy to go with her. She's a potential Cox Plate winner later in the season and the odds on offer are generous. Vega Magic and Osborne Bulls provide punters with good each-way value.
Best Bet: Mystic Journey @ 2.50 at bet365 - 5 Units
Best Each Way: Vega Magic @ 8.50 at bet365 - 2 Units
Best Roughie: Osborne Bulls @ 11.00 at bet365 - 2 Units

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