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2021 Turnbull Stakes Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Turnbull Stakes headlines Saturday's Melbourne meeting
  • This feature is run over 2000 metres at Flemington
  • Can Verry Elleegant defend her crown?
  • The race is set to start at 3.45pm
Turnbull Stakes Tips
Verry Elleegant is our top selection for the 2021 Turnbull Stakes. (Getty)
The 2021 Turnbull looks a belter with the acceptances of two stars of the turf in Verry Ellegant and Incentivise set to clash.

Incentivise is the horse on the up and the deserved Caulfield Cup favouirte, while Verry Elleegant is Australia's darling with nine Group one 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 Betting Odds

1SIR DRAGONET (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 1059kg$8.50
2EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen358kg$34
3INCENTIVISEPeter G Moody Brett Prebble 657.5kg$2.80
4VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller Damian Lane 557kg$2.35
5JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 256.5kg$126
6CHAPADAMichael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 856.5kg$126
7PERSANCiaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 155.5kg$20
8COLETTEJames Cummings Damien Oliver 754.5kg$8
9MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 954.5kg$41
10YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O'Brien Daniel Moor 453.5kg$34

2021 Turnbull Stakes Tips

Turnbull Stakes 2021 Best Bet - Verry Elleegant

I can't believe that this superstar mare opened up second-favourite, 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 in which can be when she is a touch vulnerable.

Verry Elleegant took out this race last year in incredibly tough fashion, and 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. 

Turnbull Stakes 2021 Next Best Bet - Incentivise

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

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

Although this race is not as even as the Makybe Diva Stakes was, he looks a clear top selection due to what we believe is the level that he can reach this preparation.

Turnbull Stakes 2021 Value Bet - Mount Popa

As 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

2021 Turnbull Stakes Youtube Analysis

WATCH: Justin Darcy previews his top four selections in the 2021 Turnbull Stakes.

Turnbull Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 Turnbull Stakes?

The 2021 Turnbull Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 2.

Where is the Turnbull Stakes held?

The Turnbull Stakes is held at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

What distance is the Turnbull Stakes?

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

Who won the 2020 Turnbull Stakes?

Verry Elleegant won the 2020 Turnbull Stakes.

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.



We will be backing Verry Elleegant to win the Turnbull Stakes.

Best Bet: Verry Elleegant To Win @130.00 at BetMGM - 10 Units

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