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George Main Stakes Preview, Betting Tips & Predictions

  • The George Main Stakes is a Group 1 at Randwick
  • This WFA event is run over 1600 metres at Royal Randwick
  • Verry Elleegant dominates the betting
George Main Stakes Tips
Kolding winning the 2020 George Main Stakes. He's back to defend his crown this year. (Getty)
 
The George Main Stakes is one of Sydney’s premier weight-for-age mile races held at Royal Randwick. The race is named after George Main, a former chairman of the AJC.
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In 1979 the race was given Group One status where some of Australia’s best ever horses have competed in the grand event, while the George Main Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the Epsom Handicap.

Verry Elleegant is the clear favourite for the 2021 George Main Stakes.

George Main Stakes Field

No.
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
1Kolding (NZ)Chris WallerTim Clark459kg
2Think It OverKerry ParkerNash Rawiller659kg
3Cascadian (GB)James CummingsHugh Bowman959kg
4Star Of The Seas (NZ)Chris WallerSam Clipperton559kg
5Riodini (NZ)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRachel King159kg
6Lion's Roar (NZ)John O'SheaRegan Bayliss858.5kg
7Verry Elleegant (NZ)Chris WallerJames McDonald257kg
8Shout The BarGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kathy O'Hara357kg
9Hungry HeartChris WallerKerrin McEvoy756.5kg

George Main Stakes Tips


Latest George Main Stakes odds from Bookmaker.com.au: Verry Elleegant $2.20, Think It Over $4.40, Kolding $8.00, Cascadian $9.50, Hungry Heart $14, Riodini $15, Star Of The Seas $19, Lion's Roar $34, Shout The Bar $34.

George Main Stakes Tips

Best Bet - Verry Elleegant

Aiming for her ninth Group One victory on Saturday is this star mare from the Chris Waller yard, who is following the same pattern last spring in going from the Winx Stakes to the George Main Stakes second-up.

Verry Elleegant is also coming off a similar run, being three-wide the trip in both of her last two Winx Stakes attempts, although instead of gripping on to win this year, she was touched off late by Mo'unga who finished second to Incentivise last Saturday.

That Makybe Diva Stakes form does read a lot stronger than the other references in this field and despite failing in the George Main Stakes last year, going from good ground to soft ground this time around is much more suitable.


Value Bet - Hungry Heart

Another Waller runner going straight from the Winx Stakes to the George Main Stakes is this daughter of Frankel, a runner who was costly for punters as an early three-year-old before making amends in the autumn.

It was a definite pass mark for her first-up, balancing up well late in the piece and to the eye at least, it was a better performance than Kolding's (third fav here) and she was only just over a length off Think It Over (second fav).

On a good surface, she's more of a $7-$8 chance in this feature following a nice tick-over trial, although her last attempt on a Soft 7 was only a two-length defeat over 1200m in a leader dominated race, with the mile being a big tick now.

George Main Stakes FAQs

When is the 2021 George Main Stakes?

The 2021 George Main Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday, September 18.

It will run as Race 7 on the Randwick meeting.

What distance is the George Main Stakes?

The George Main Stakes is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

What is the George Main Stakes worth?

The George Main Stakes is worth $1 million in total.

$580,000 goes to the winner.

How can I live stream the 2021 George Main Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the George Main Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

 

Verdict

It's hard to go past Verry Elleegant in the 2021 George Main Stakes, especially now getting back on to her preferred soft ground.

Hungry Heart was okay fresh, the tick-over trial was sound and she should have more improvement than Kolding and Think It Over from that Winx Stakes.

Best Bet: Verry Elleegant To Win @120 at Bookmaker - 4 Units
Value Bet: Hungry Heart Each-Way @1300 at Palmerbet Racing - 1 Unit
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