Champagne Stakes Tips, Betting Preview and Odds

Trent Orwin:
Champagne Stakes preview

The Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) will be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday, April 18 and provides you with a comprehensive guide to the race.

Champagne Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Champagne Stakes:

1. KINGโ€™S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden โ€“ Hugh Bowman (3) 56.5kg
2. GLENFIDDICH Robbie Griffiths โ€“ Tommy Berry (7) 56.5kg
3. AIM Peter & Paul Snowden โ€“ Kerrin McEvoy (4) 56.5kg
4. HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace โ€“ Tom Marquand (5) 56.5kg
5. UNTAMED Peter & Paul Snowden โ€“ Nash Rawiller (2) 56.5kg
6. OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes โ€“ James McDonald (8) 56.5kg
7. NOT AN OPTION Tony Pike โ€“ Opie Bosson (10) 56.5kg
8. PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings โ€“ Brenton Avdulla (9) 54.5kg
9. FAYERRA Anthony Cummings โ€“ Jason Collett (1) 54.5kg
10. MANDALONG BEYOND Mitchell & Desiree Kearney โ€“ James Innes Jnr (6) 54.5kg

Champagne Stakes Odds

King’s Legacy is favourite ahead of Ole Kirk at Sportsbet.

Kingโ€™s Legacy $2.35
Ole Kirk $3.80
Holyfield $8.00
Aim $9.00
Untamed $12
Not An Option $16
Glenfiddich $18
Fayerra $26
Philizzy $31
Mandalong Beyond $201

Champagne Stakes Preview

Itโ€™s hard to go past Kingโ€™s Legacy on what he did last start, but Iโ€™m sticking with Ole Kirk who I tipped in the Siresโ€™ where he ran 4th beaten 1.9 lengths. Here is my Champagne Stakes preview for 2020.

He didnโ€™t show the same turn of foot that he showed in two previous starts, and I think this was due to the rain-affected surface.

Ole Kirk has also had two runs over 1400m which gives him a fitness advantage over most of these.

He clearly should have won the VRC Siresโ€™ two starts back when held up for a run, and he finished in front of Holyfield who then defeated Untamed who then won last start.

All this form leads back to the Inglis Siresโ€™ being the strongest form race, and Iโ€™d be surprised if the winner came outside of Ole Kirk or Kingโ€™s Legacy.

Kingโ€™s Legacy was also specifically set for the Siresโ€™, and it will be a brilliant training performance to get him up for two grand finals while Ole Kirk has always raced like a Champagne Stakes horse and gets his chance on Saturday.

Ole Kirk $4.00 Bet Now!
Odds correct at time of writing