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Behemoth heads the Memsie Stakes field. (Getty Images)

Memsie Stakes Tips & Runner-by-Runner Preview


Group 1 racing returns to Melbourne for the new season at Caulfield, and we have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the Memsie Stakes on Saturday.

The field is headed by Behemoth, who scored a win via the protest room last start. It’s a hot field, that also includes Tofane, Inspirational Girl, and New Zealand sensation Aegon.

We look at the form of every runner in the 2021 Memsie Stakes.

Fifty Stars


The 10-time winner is a better chance later in the spring when he rises over more ground. He is a past winner fresh, but there are some smart types in this field and he looks held.

Behemoth


He showed a superior turn-of-foot when winning at Morphettville last start and we love that form. He is a past Group 1 winner at Caulfield, where he owns two wins from four starts. He also has three wins over this distance, so he looks like the testing material.

Streets of Avalon


He has had the benefit of two race day starts this preparation. He looked good fresh up but didn’t show enough last time out to warrant attention. His odds are drifting and that’s not surprising.

Archedemus


Not fancied with bookmakers to win and it’s not hard to see why. He showed little fresh up and he’s better off running in something much easier.

Red Can Man


A former Perth-trained runner that scored four starts back, but we don’t think he’s up to Group 1 level. His best form comes at the distance, but somewhere around sixth could be his best go.

Sansom


Sansom can be tough to follow at the best of times. He showed his class when winning fresh up but showed nothing at last time out. Yet to race at Group 1 level, and it could be his only attempt following Saturday.

Aegon


A talented Kiwi that scored at his first Australian start. Not much went right after that in Sydney, but he meets an even Group 1 field and his New Zealand form takes him close. Punters get double-figure odds well worth taking.

Beau Rossa


Almost held Behemoth off last start but lost the race in the protest room. It was a nice effort and he has a big race win in his future. He owns five wins from 11 starts, but the current odds are too short for our liking at this level.

Colette


The James Cummings-trained mare also has a nice race in her this spring. It’s unlikely to come over this distance, so we would wait until she finds 2000m.

Tofane


The best-backed runner to beat Behemoth. She ended last Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign with two wins, including the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap. That was a gutsy win, and she could be in for a big preparation. Craig Williams rides, and she should be right in the thick of the finish.

Inspirational Girl


Winning form is good form and Inspirational Girl owns nine wins and three placings from 12 starts. That form hasn’t come at this level, but the Perth runners have a good record. Leaving her out of calculations would be a mistake.

Sierra Sue


Nothing wrong with her form leading into this race. She can handle this level of racing and if there’s going to be a surprise package, she could be the one.

Verdict

We're going with Behemoth in the Memsie Stakes. He looked excellent when winning last start, and that form bodes well for this contest.

Punters get fair odds for the big runner, who only needs clear running room to show his best.

Aegon and Tofane should be right in the mix.

Best Bet: Behemoth Memsie Stakes Winner @320 at Palmerbet Racing - 5 Units

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