2017 George Main Stakes Tips

September 15th, 2017

Eight milers remain in the final field for Saturday’s Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick, but it is champion mare Winx who remains a clear and justifiable favourite to win her twentieth-consecutive race.

Winx is our tip to win Saturday's Group 1 George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart

Winx is our tip to win Saturday’s Group 1 George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart

Winx is currently perched on the top line of George Main Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au at a quote of $1.09, while last-start winner Happy Clapper ($12) and Foxplay occupy lines two and three respectively.

Will Winx justify her favouritism and win the George Main Stakes, or will one of her rivals pull off the upset of the season.


Winx ($1.09)

Winx has definitely looked at her most vulnerable this season, but she has still found a way to win and simply cannot be tipped against. A twelve-time winner at the highest level of racing, Winx added three more Group 1 titles to her mantle through autumn, including the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on Day 2 of The Championships. Completely missing the starts in the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) first-up this time, the Street Cry mare’s winning run of form appeared to be at an end when straightening, but she used the entire length of the Randwick straight to beat Foxplay on the line. Having produced a big turn of foot to beat a runaway Red Excitement in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) a fortnight ago, Winx is rock-hard fit and should just win the George Main Stakes.


Happy Clapper ($12)

Consistent gelding Happy Clapper will return to his pet distance second-up on Saturday and is primed for a big run in the George Main Stakes. Finishing second in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) for the second-consecutive year in April, the Teofilo gelding resumed in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) a fortnight ago and produced an outstanding turn of foot in the final straight and beat a classy field to the line with relative ease. Jockey Blake Shinn should find a good position within the field from barrier 7 and the horse will loom late.


Foxplay ($15)

George Main Stakes betting market order appears right on the mark this time around and classy mare Foxplay is primed for another big run and first-three finish. The Foxwedge mare returned to racing in typically excellent form through the recent Autumn Carnival; producing an incredible performance to win the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) following an extremely difficult run in transit, as well as breaking through for a maiden win at the highest level in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m). Foxplay went within a stride of beating Winx in the Warwick Stakes firtst-up and will only improve at a mile.

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