2010 Turnbull Stakes and Other Flemington Weekend Races

October 1st, 2010

This weekend will see plenty of big racing action at the famed Flemington Racecourse, including the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes. The $500,000 event will be one of nine races to be held on Sunday, October 3. It is the feature event of the day and will see a quality field of 16 runners take to the track for a shot at the title.

Don’t forget that there are plenty of other fantastic races taking place this Sunday, October 3 that are well worth taking a punt on. This includes the two Group 2 events the Edward Manifold Stakes and the Gilgai Stakes.

The Group 1 field is headlined by AJC Derby winner Shoot Out. The four-year-old gelding trained by John Wallace, is currently listed at the odds on favourite to win with many online betting sites. He’s coming into the race off a couple of decent runs in the Memsie Stakes (1400m) and the more recent Feehan Stakes (1600m). He’ll be starting from barrier number two, which puts the son of High Chaparral in excellent position to cross the line first.

While Shoot Out may be leading the odds, there is plenty of talent int this field, including reining Melbourne Cup champ Shocking. The Mark Kavanagh-trained horse is listed as a second favourite to win at $5.50 odds. The Street Cry horse had somewhat of a disappointing performance in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes two weeks ago, but looks fit to get back to his winning ways in this upcoming Group 1 event. He’s jumping from a less than desirable barrier number 14 position, but should be able to overcome.

Another frontrunner to consider is Typhoon Tracy. The Peter G Moody mare bested fellow Turnbull Stakes runner Shoot Out in the Feehan Stakes, running second to Whobegotyou. Many consider her to be an emerging talent this spring, and is being touted as a top competitor for this upcoming event. She’s listed at $7.50 odds to win, making her well worth considering when placing your bets. She is jumping from barrier number 10 with jockey Luke Nolen in the saddle.

Other notable runners include Bart Cumming’s pair of runners Dariana and Faint Perfume. They’re both promising bets as they have been in fantastic form, particularly Dariana who recently ran second to stable mate So You Think in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes.

The final field and barrier draw for the upcoming Group 1 Turnbull Stakes follows. Don’t forget that there are plenty of other fantastic races taking place this Sunday, October 3 that are well worth taking a punt on. This includes the two Group 2 events the Edward Manifold Stakes and the Gilgai Stakes. Be sure to check out all of the odds and racing offers available at Sportsbet. You won’t find better odds anywhere else.

2010 Turnbull Stakes Final Field

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (kg)
1 Shocking Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 14 59
2 Zipping Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 6 59
3 Zavite (NZ) Anthony Cummings Ben Melham 9 59
4 Metal Bender (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 15 59
5 Shoot Out John Wallace Stathi Katsidis 2 58
6 Monaco Consul (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 1 58
7 Vigor (NZ) Danny O’Brien James Winks 13 57.5
8 Speed Gifted (GB) Lee Freedman Danny Nicolic 3 57.5
9 Typhoon Tracy Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 57.5
10 Zabrasive (NZ) John O’Shea Craig Newitt 12 56.5
11 Sterling Prince (NZ) Wayne Hillis Steven King 4 56.5
12 Faint Perfume Bart Cummings Glen Boss 5 56
13 Jessicabeel (NZ) John O’Shea Mark Zahra 20 55.5
14 Buccellati (GB) Tony Noonan Blake Shinn 8 55.5
15 Dariana Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 19 54.5
16 Descarado (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Dwayne Dunn 17 54.5
17e Raffaello Jim Marconi 11 55
18e Moudre Ciaron Maher 7 55
19e C’est La Guerre (NZ) Robert Hickmott SCRATCHED 54.5
20e Valdemoro Tony Vasil Jason Maskiell (a) 16 51.5