The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) will be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday, April 11 and Bettingpro.com.au provides you with a comprehensive guide to the race.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field and Barrier Draw
The final field and barrier draw for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes:
1. DANON PREMIUM (JPN) Mitsumasa Nakauchida – James McDonald (3) 59kg
2. ADDEYBB (IRE) William Haggas – Tom Marquand (1) 59kg
3. HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster – Sam Clipperton (7) 59kg
4. TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards – Opie Bosson (8) 59kg
5. VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien – Glen Boss (6) 59kg
6. KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller – TBA (5) 59kg
7. GAILO CHOP (FR) Matthew Williams – TBA (9) 59kg
8. KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller – Joshua Parr (11) 59kg
9. IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller – TBA (10) 59kg
10. MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes – Tim Clark (13) 59kg
11. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller – Jason Collett (12) 59kg
12. VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller – Nash Rawiller (2) 57kg
13. MELODY BELLE (NZ) Jamie Richards – Kerrin McEvoy (4) 57kg
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds
Japan’s Danon Premium is the favourite with Ladbrokes.
Danon Premium $3.60
Te Akau Shark $5.00
Verry Elleegant $6.00
Master Of Wine $9.00
Melody Belle $13
Vow And Declare $17
Kings Will Dream $34
Happy Clapper $41
Gailo Chop $151
Life Less Ordinary $151
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips
The Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) is undoubtedly the showpiece event for Day 2 of The Championships at Royal Randwick.
Some of the best middle-distance horses in Australia and New Zealand line up as well as the highly rated Japanese galloper Danon Premium and UK raider Addeybb.
We all saw what Lys Gracieux did to the 2019 Cox Plate field – she simply brained them and was clearly in a class of her own as she scored from Castelvecchio and Te Akau Shark.
Danon Premium beat Lys Gracieux in the Group 1 Kinko Sho (2000m) by 1.3 lengths when carrying 1kg more, and that alone must be respected.
At his next start over 2000m, Danon Premium was runner-up to Japanese star Almond Eye, so there really is no doubting Danon Premium’s credentials over 2000m.
Similarly, Addeybb came to Australia having beaten Magic Wand who defeated Melody Belle in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).
Addeybb was also runner-up to star mare Magical who had defeated Magic Wand at her previous start while also finishing runner-up to the world’s highest rated horse Enable.
The form of the two overseas visitors is some of the strongest we’ve seen in Australia, and it’s hard to see anything beating this pair home.