Ladbrokes Tip: The Underwood Stakes – Turnbull Stakes is a popular spring betting double
The Turnbull Stakes is a 2000m Group 1 classic held at Flemington Racecourse at the start of October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival each year. The headline race on the card and only event holding elite level status, the set weights plus penalties clash is open to horses aged four and above and is worth $500,000 in prize money.
Many Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup bound horses go into those majors via the Turnbull Stakes, which has been a Group 1 race since 2010. Named in honour of Richard Turnbull in 1948 who was the current Victoria Racing Club chairman, the event first ran in 1865 and has been won by many turf greats. Notable Turnbull Stakes winners over the years include Wakeful (1903), dual champ Ajax (1938 & 1940) who won on non-consecutive years, Bernborough (1946), Rising Fast (1954), Dulcify (1979), Vo Rogue (1987 & 1988), Let’s Elope (1991), Sunline (2001), Makybe Diva (2005), Zipping (2010), Green Moon (2012) and Winx (2017) who saluted by six and a half lengths in her Flemington debut.
This year the Turnbull Stakes ran on Saturday October 7, 2017 .
2017 Turnbull Stakes Results
- 1st: #2 Winx
- 2nd: #3 Ventura Storm
- 3rd: #1 Humidor
Turnbull Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday October 7, 2017
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 2000m
- Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1865
Turnbull Stakes Betting & Odds
Turnbull Stakes betting odds traditionally favour horses with previous Group 1 form and six-year-olds as this older age group has dominated the recent results with five winners from 2011 – 2017 including most famously Winx (2017).
Horses drawn in double digit barriers are found further down the Turnbull Stakes markets with the only horse to jump from wider than gate eight since Makybe Diva (16 of 16 in 2005) being Preferment (9 of 15 in 2015).
Favourites in the Turnbull Stakes odds only have a mediocre recent record in the race in the past decade with four winning from 2006 – 2017 including Hartnell (2016) and super star mare Winx (2017) back-to-back.
2017 Turnbull Stakes Odds
The season’s top Turnbull Stakes 2017 betting odds and links to our markets on the Group 1 spring feature at Flemington will be available below once open so stay tuned to back your early Turnbull Stakes tips at the right price.
Winx is hot favourite in 2017 Turnbull Stakes betting after news the super mare was targeting the race on way to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate.
Turnbull Stakes Field
The Turnbull Stakes field has a capacity of 16 starters and has run at that capacity four times since 2010. The race hasn’t featured under 12 starters since 1999 when Sky Heights beat home just five rivals in a diminutive six starter field. The final acceptances close the week of the race and usually feature a host of previous Group 1 winners looking for more elite level glory with proven performers dominating the markets.
Good lead-up races for horses heading into the Turnbull Stakes field including the previous weekend’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield – a double last completed by Elvstroem (2004) – and Sydney’s Group 2 Hill Stakes (1800m) held at Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day. The Hill Stakes – Turnbull Stakes double was completed on back-to-back years by Preferment (2015) and Hartnell (2016) in recent years.
2017 Turnbull Stakes Field
The official Turnbull Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be released on the Wednesday of race week and published below so stay tuned to see the horses that line-up in the event.
In 2017 Winx is expected to dominate the Turnbull Stakes field on way to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate, a race she has won twice in as many years.
Winx has scared off the bulk of potential rivals in the 2017 Turnbull Stakes Field facing just six other gallopers in her attempt at a 14th Group 1 success at her Flemington debut. Winx chases win number 21 on the trot from barrier two, while the danger Humidor who boasts two previous Flemington Group 1 victories is in gate four.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x42212x681||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||4||59kg||114|
|2||1x1111x111||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||2||57kg||132|
|3||01121x5x76||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||5||56.5kg||106|
|4||x9210x71x0||ASSIGN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||6||56.5kg||104|
|5||0x0x770x00||MAGICOOL||Tony Romeo||Christopher Brown||1||54.5kg||84|
|6||14407x5x86||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Damien Oliver||7||54.5kg||104|
|7||4113345×75||SKYFIRE||Amy Johnston||Dwayne Dunn||3||54.5kg||61|
2017 Turnbull Stakes Nominations
The early Turnbull Stakes 2017 Nominations close on the Monday leading up to Turnbull Stakes Day and will be announced in full right here once released by Racing Victoria.
Winx dominates the 2017 Turnbull Stakes Nominations for her Flemington race debut and could face the likes of Makybe Diva Stakes winner Humidor who has outstanding 2000m form along with Caulfield Cup-bound Naturalism Stakes winner Harlem from the Lindsay Park stables.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|2||x42212x681||HUMIDOR (NZ)||G||5||Darren Weir||2||59kg||114|
|4||01121x5x76||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||H||5||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||56.5kg||106|
|5||x9210x71x0||ASSIGN (IRE)||G||7||Robert Hickmott||5||56.5kg||104|
|6||384x386x51||HARLEM (GB)||H||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||6||55kg||103|
|7||x031x270x0||GALLANTE (IRE)||G||7||Robert Hickmott||7||54.5kg||101|
|9||14407x5x86||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||G||6||Robert Hickmott||9||54.5kg||104|
|10||0x0D71x000||AMRALAH (IRE)||H||8||Robert Hickmott||10||54.5kg||101|
|11||1x8400x725||ABBEY MARIE||M||5||Michael Kent||11||52.5kg||102|
Turnbull Stakes Tips
Turnbull Stakes tips favour horses coming out of a race like the Group 1 Underwood Stakes, which has produced three winners since 2008 including Happy Trails (4th in 2013). The last horse to complete the Underwood Stakes – Turnbull Stakes double meanwhile was Elvstoem (2004). Betting tips also rate six-year-olds highly because of their good record in the race and those drawn an inside alley, while mares aren’t shied away from with three winning female gallopers since 2007 including Lucia Valentina (2014) and the brilliant Winx (2017).
2017 Turnbull Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Turnbull Stakes 2017 betting tips and exotic Flemington racing selections will be detailed for punters below so bookmark this page for the hopeful spring horses to back for the win this season.
- 1st: #2 Winx ($1.20) – Winx hasn’t started at this price since the autumn when running in the mud. She blitzed the challenge then and will do so here in her Flemington debut. There’s talk about Humidor, who faces Chris Waller’s superstar for the first time, being a Flemington specialist and no doubt that’s true. But Winx isn’t just a champion, she is a freak and she’s going as good as ever and won’t be beaten here. The fairy tale continues!
- 2nd: #1 Humidor ($4.50) – Second best horse in the race and should be rounding out the Turnbull Stakes quinella, quickly learning what it’s like to run second to Winx. The Darren Weir-trained five-year-old has plenty of ability and is a dual Group 1 winner at the track. Defeated last year’s Turnbull winner Hartnell by a big margin here in the Makybe Diva Stakes last time out and will be even better at 2000m. But, Winx!
- 3rd: #6 Sir Isaac Newton ($61) – Happy to add a tiny bit of value to the trifecta in the form of this Lloyd Williams-owned import. Williams has owned two recent Turnbull Stakes winners and saddles-up two on Saturday. Stablemate Assign will set the pace and this one will be on his back. Can hold for third dropping back in the weights from 59kg when sixth to Harlem in the Naturalism Stakes last start to 54.5kg here with Damien Oliver retaining the ride.
Turnbull Stakes Form Guide
The Turnbull Stakes form guide shows punters the saddlecloth number, jockey, trainer, weight and barrier for each horse in the field along with other important information like the galloper’s record at the track and distance and their lead-up form. All of this is crucial when placing bets, including looking for graduates out of the Hill Stakes and Underwood Stakes.
Turnbull Stakes Form Facts
- No horse has won the Turnbull Stakes from a double-digit barrier draw since Makybe Diva (16 of 16 in 2005)
- Since the Turnbull Stakes win by Makybe Diva three other mares have taken out the Group 1 with Devil Moon (2007), Lucia Valentina (2014) and Winx (2017)
- From 2011 – 2017 four favourites in Turnbull Stakes betting saluted for the punters including Winx (2017) who was the odds-on favourite
Turnbull Stakes Results
The Turnbull Stakes results and finishing order are known when the event jumps as Caulfield Race 5 at the early October meeting and shows the winner, the margin by which they won by and the time they did it in as well as any horses scratched from the original field.
In recent years Turnbull Stakes results have been dominated by six-year-olds and those coming off a Sydney lead-up run. All four Turnbull Stakes winners from 2014-17 had their final run in Sydney including Preferment (2015) and Hartnell (2016) who won the Hill Stakes at Randwick before success in the Flemington Group 1. Winx (2017) meanwhile came off a George Main Stakes win before her runaway effort for her 21st straight victory in the Turnbull Stakes.
Notable Turnbull Stakes winners include Vo Rouge (1987-88), Super Impose (1989), Let’s Elope (1991), Northerly (2002), Makybe Diva (2005), Zipping (2010), Green Moon (2012), Hartnell (2016) and the world’s best mare Winx (2017).
2017 Turnbull Stakes Results
The official Turnbull Stakes 2017 results and Flemington finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 7, 2017 .
|1||2||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||2||57kg||$1.20F|
|2||3||VENTURA STORM (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||6.5L||5||56.5kg||$17|
|3||1||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||7.25L||4||59kg||$7.50|
|4||4||ASSIGN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||9L||6||56.5kg||$51|
|5||6||SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||Damien Oliver||11.25L||7||54.5kg||$31|
|6||5||MAGICOOL||Tony Romeo||Christopher Brown||26.25L||1||54.5kg||$201|
|7||7||SKYFIRE||Amy Johnston||Dwayne Dunn||26.45L||3||54.5kg||$201|
Turnbull Stakes Winners
|2015||Preferment||Royal Descent||Set Square||2:01.3|
|2013||Happy Trails||Puissance De Lune||Fawkner||2:02.9|
|2012||Green Moon||Seville||December Draw||2:02.1|
|2011||December Draw||Glass Harmonium||Playing God||2:03.9|
|2009||Efficient||Predatory Pricer||Scenic Shot||2:01.6|
|2007||Devil Moon||Scenic Shot||Haradasun||2:03.4|
|2006||Sphenophyta||Our Smoking Joe||Aqua D Amore||2:01.9|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Lad Of The Manor||Confectioner||2:01.5|
|2002||Northerly||Dash For Cash||Fields Of Omagh||2:02.3|
|2001||Sunline||Universal Prince||Primrose Sands||2:03.9|