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Preview – Gr 1 Turnbull Stakes

Our very much in form Gr 1 expert Ric Chapman looks over every runner in this big and important Gr 1 at Flemington. Find the best Turnbull Stakes Tips and Preview with Palmerbet Blog. Bet on Turnbull Stakes 2023 with Palmerbet.

1. Romantic Warrior (11)

echo J: James Mcdonald T: Danny Shum

Champion from Hong Kong who has run faster on two occasions than all of his rivals. That counts for plenty. Once, ok great effort but to do it again and break two minutes for 2000m is world class. Is extremely consistent and has been backed to win a stack. Big chance.

PB Rating 9
Last 5 2212x
Win $2.10 Place $1.22
  • Proven Winner

2. Gold Trip (18)

echo J: Mark Zahra T: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace

Super stayer. Won the Gr 1 Melbourne Cup and should have won under 62kg last start when resuming and a closing 4th to Young Werther. Has a good record 2nd up and loves this track. If it is damp under foot he will run a mighty race.

PB Rating 8.6
Last 5 570x4
Win $18.00 Place $4.60
  • Track Talent

3. Smokin' Romans (17)

echo J: Jamie Mott T: Ciaron Maher & Dave Eustace

Is 3rd up and at his best can run an almighty race. Likes generally to be on speed so when he was a long, long way back last start it did seem odd. Performed poorly as a result. May surprise and improve a great deal now that he is fully wound up.

PB Rating 6.7
Last 5 84x60
Win $151.00 Place $31.00
  • Place Performer

4. Francesco Guardi (7)

echo J: Damian Lane T: Chris Waller

Could be the surprise packet here. Has loads of staying talent and is 3rd up in this after a couple of impressive WFA runs. Probably sits in the back half of the field but can run on and is very honest.

PB Rating 7.4
Last 5 21x05
Win $16.00 Place $4.00
  • Ready to Fire

5. West Wind Blows (8)

echo J: Jamie Spencer T: Team Crisford

Star stayer from England. Can run time and is extremely consistent. Last start was in August so is very fit. That day he was beaten a nostril over 2011m in a Gr 3 with 61.5kg. Loves this journey and is a proven Gr 1 galloper so must be a huge threat in this.

PB Rating 9
Last 5 31232
Win $7.00 Place $2.25
  • In Form

6. Emissary (5)

echo J: Jamie Kah T: Michael Moroney

Caught the eye when coming from well back in 11th spot on the turn and 5th to Uncle Bryn in weaker race last start. Is improving this prep and will run on.

PB Rating 6.6
Last 5 30x95
Win $34.00 Place $8.00
  • Likes Dry Track

7. Osipenko (6)

echo J: Damien Oliver T: Chris Waller

Looks the pick of the locals. Chased home the local superstars Mr Brightside and Alligator Blood last start when a good 3rd in the Gr 1 Maybe Diva over a mile. Won this trip in the mud last prep. Is very fit now and looms large.

PB Rating 8.2
Last 5 1x573
Win $5.50 Place $1.95
  • Ready to Fire

8. Uncle Bryn (1)

echo J: Daniel Moor T: Trent Busuttin & Nat Young

Stormed back to best form with a stunning win in the Gr 3 Naturalism over this trip last start. He was 3rd up that day. Now, that is a weaker race than this but he ran very fast time. Is fit and now back to best form. Chance.

PB Rating 7.7
Last 5 6x801
Win $31.00 Place $7.00
  • Likes Dry Track

9. Berkeley Square (14)

echo J: Harry Coffey T: Dan O'Sullivan

Handy type with talent but at WFA and Gr 1 level he may struggle late. Ran 4th in fast time to Uncle Bryn last start beaten 3 lengths. Is always genuine though.

PB Rating 6.5
Last 5 x4374
Win $51.00 Place $11.00
  • Good on Soft

10. Bank Maur (4)

echo J: Craig Newitt T: undefined

Generally a strong contender even at this level but two runs from a spell have not been inspiring, latest when weakening 9th to Alligator Blood over 1800m. Not keen.

PB Rating 6.2
Last 5 10x89
Win $101.00 Place $21.00
  • Likes Dry Track

11. Soulcombe (2)

echo J: Craig Williams T: Chris Waller

Seems to have come up in best form and may be a big player here. Resumed from spell with a very impressive 1700m Hcp win in weaker grade but stepped straight to Gr 1 level and was a good 4th to Alligator Blood in the 1800m Underwood. And is even better at this trip. Each way.

PB Rating 8.1
Last 5 82x14
Win $7.50 Place $2.35
  • In Form

12. Duke De Sessa (12)

echo J: John Allen T: Ciaron Maher & Dave Eustace

Star from France who was handy 10th when resuming to Mr Brightside last start in Gr 1 Memzies over unsuitable mile. Getting ready for the Cups but there is always a worry when horses keep getting scratched on race days and he has been withdrawn at his past two expected appearances.

PB Rating 7.1
Last 5 1x8x0
Win $31.00 Place $7.00
  • Place Performer

13. Spanish Mission (10)

echo J: Beau Mertens T: Peter Moody & Kat Coleman

Just hasn’t really fired up since arriving in Australia 7 starts ago. Ran last to Mr Brightside last start over a mile beaten 9 lengths. Not keen.

PB Rating 6.4
Last 5 9x3x7
Win $201.00 Place $41.00
  • Likes Dry Track

14. El Bodegon (9)

echo J: Ben Melham T: Chris Waller

Ran 3rd in Gr 1 Cox Plate on Aussie debut but has been absolutely thrashed in 6 starts since most of them when running last. Should be $201 on recent form. Does improve a great deal when it is wet though.

PB Rating 6.1
Last 5 07x00
Win $151.00 Place $31.00
  • Good on Soft

15. Right You Are (16)

echo J: Dean Yendall T: Ciaron Maher & Dave Eustace

Outstanding stayer. Is 3rd up here at pet trip and will nearly win this despite the appearance of the international stars. Can run a very fast 2000m when right and last start made good ground late when 5th to Alligator Blood over 1800m in Gr 1 when it favoured leaders. Have in your numbers.

PB Rating 8.4
Last 5 21x25
Win $17.00 Place $4.40
  • Ready to Fire

16. Lunar Flare (15)

echo J: Michael Dee T: Grahame Begg

Top staying mare getting ready for the Cups but doesn’t seem to have come up this prep.

PB Rating 6.1
Last 5 31x80
Win $81.00 Place $18.00
  • Track Talent

17. El Patroness (Em1) (3)

echo J: Jye Mcneil T: Danny O"Brien

Could sneak a place here at big odds. Has form at this level and last start when resuming over 1400m ran a cracking race when 3rd to the great Amelia’s Jewel. Watch market moves.

PB Rating 7
Last 5 014x3
Win $21.00 Place $5.00
  • Good on Soft

18. Goldman (Em2) (13)

echo J: Jordan Childs T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Is fascinating. He may well roll forward if he gets a run here and take the front. Now that he is fully fit he can run along at very fast sectionals which will get a lot of these in pain a long way from home. Is the dark horse.

PB Rating 7.8
Last 5 11x96
Win $41.00 Place $9.50
  • Good on Soft

First 4

1. West Wind Blows, 2. Right You Are, 3. Romantic Warrior, 4. Gold Trip

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