2019 Robert Sangster Stakes Preview


The Robert Sangster Stakes is one of the two Group 1 races set to take place at Morphettville this weekend.

The withdrawal of Sunlight earlier this week has opened the Robert Sangster Stakes right-up and the market suggests that there are plenty of winning chances.

We have analysed all 15 horses in the field and our complete 2019 Robert Sangster Stakes tips can be found below.


Spright has proven to be a nightmare for punters, but she is still on top of our Robert Sangster Stakes betting market. She has made a habit of running outstanding races at Group 1 level, highlighted by her second place finish in the William Reid Stakes, whole being beaten as a short-priced favourite in recent races. She always settles in the second half of the field in her races and she will get a long way back from barrier 15. It has been a while between race wins and I simply can’t get her as short as her current price.

Cool Passion

Cool Passion has been freshened-up since she finished a gallant fourth in the Canterbury Stakes. She beat home Pierata in that contest and he went on to finish second in The Galaxy and won the All Aged Stakes. That performance was no fluke and she was thereabouts without winning in both the Breeders Classic and the Millie Fox Stakes. She maps to get a lovely run in transit with Barend Vorster in the saddle and she is one of the leading contenders in this contest.

Princess Of Queens

Princess Of Queens has been freshened-up following her fast-finishing victory in the Bellmaine Stakes. She is a consistent mare that generally does produce at a similar level and that level might be good enough to win what is far from the strongest edition of the Robert Sangster Stakes. Jamie Kah is riding well and barrier four is ideal. The $26 currently available is well and truly over the odds and she is a great each-way bet.


It has been a while between race wins for Ellicazoom, but she did run well behind Sunline and Spright in the William Reid Stakes. Consistency is definitely not a strength and she is a tough mare to trust from a betting perspective.

I’ll Have A Bit

I’ll Have A Bit has been soundly beaten in the Ladbrokes Oakleigh Plate, Newmarket Handicap and Irwin Stakes this campaign. I’m not really sure that she is up to this level and the $16 currently available is over the odds.

Jamaican Rain

Jamaican Rain is the horse to beat in the Robert Sangster Stakes and she is simply outstanding value at her current price. She returned to the races with a smart win in the Mannerism Stakes and she had genuine excuses after being galloped on in the Coolmore Classic. The fact that she has been freshened-up since that race is a big positive as she has recorded four wins from her five first-up starts. She is capable of producing a high-rating performance on her day and there is no way that she should be as long as her current price.

Divine Quality

Divine Quality was outclassed in both the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and the Newmarket Handicap. Her best form has come at Flemington down the straight and I am happy to oppose her in a race of this quality.

Bella Martini

Bella Martini didn’t handle the heavy going in the Coolmore Classic, but she did race below her best in both the Triscay Stakes and the Guy Walter Stakes as well. I’m not sure that she has come up this campaign.

Mamzelle Tess

Mamzelle Tess returned to winning form at Caulfield last start, but this is a genuine step-up in quality. She has never recorded a win at black-type level and I think that a race of this quality might be beyond her.

Everyday Lady

Everyday Lady won the Manihi Classic at big odds before she finished a disappointing seventh in the Oakbank Stakes. She is another mare that does look outclassed at this level.

Grey Shadow

Grey Shadow made her debut for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable with a smart win at Caulfield. This is a big step-up in class, but she does have more upside than some of her rivals. It would not surprise to see her produce a better effort than her current price suggests.

Mica Lil

Mica Lil finished at the tail of the field in the Irwin Stakes and it has been over a year since she recorded a race win. She is the extreme outsider in this field for a reason.


Anjana might be the x-factor in the Robert Sangster Stakes field. She started her Autumn campaign with two classy wins before she was beaten as the short-priced favourite in the Redelva Stakes. I think that she is much better than that performance suggests and I’m not sure that we have seen the best of her yet. There is a touch of value at the current odds of $8.


Thrillster returned to the races with a fast-finishing effort at Caulfield and there was a huge amount of merit in that performance. She was caught wide in the early stages and did plenty of work, but she was still able to savage the line. The Starspangledbanner mare generally goes to another level second-up, she has recorded two wins from as many starts at this stage of her preparation, and she doesn’t have to get as far back as she did last start. She is another filly that is right in the mix.

Lady Cosmology

Lady Cosmology has been sent to Adelaide from Perth after running well without winning in the Charleson Classic and the Gwynne Classic. She does have form around Arcadia Queen, she actually beat her in the Burgess Queen Stakes last year, and she rarely runs a bad race. Luke Currie will take her forward from the wide barrier and she will give her rivals something to catch.

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