2019 Chipping Norton Stakes Day Tips & Preview

Winx will make history again by winning a record 137th successive race and taking out the Chipping Norton for an 11th-straight year. Facts may need to be checked there however it is a ripping day of racing at Royal Randwick and there are plenty of quality races available for the punting public. 

Check out our 2019 Chipping Norton Stakes Day Tips can be found below.

Highway Plate (1600m)
ONEMORE SAPPHIRE

These Highway Handicaps are always a tough way to start the day however I’ve found one at double figures that appeals. Onemore Sapphire broke through for his maiden race win last time out at Port Macquarie. He sustained a long run and was eased up on the line and I think he’ll relish the step up in trip to the mile.

Australian Fire Hose Handicap (2000m)
LOOKS LIKE ELVIS

Looks Like Elvis ran over the 2000m for the first time in his career last time out and just missed at Flemington. He’s had 8 runs in this prep including five already this year so he’s fitter than the 1979 North Melbourne Kangaroos under Ron Barassi. 

Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m)
ACCESSION

Accession is a very fast and switched on little colt. His first up win was dominant and he looked the winner all the way down the straight until Castlevecchio got him late at Warwick Farm. That race was set up for a swooper however I think he can turn the tables with even luck in this.

Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m)
ANAHEED

Anaheed kicked off her racing career by bolting in at Randwick in quite a handy race before heading to Melbourne for the Blue Diamond Preview. She didn’t corner well going anti-clockwise however she still finished within 2.5 lengths from the winner Catch Me. Will appreciate the step up to 1200m.

Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m)
DREAMFORCE

Dreamforce found more trouble than an off season Rugby League player at a crucial stage first up which cost him any chance of victory. The pleasing thing to see is that the horse picked himself back up after running up backsides and hit the line well. 1300m should suit second up and I see him being tough to beat.

Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m)
WINX, HAPPY CLAPPER, UNFORGOTTEN

Not only is the winner a formality but I think Happy Clapper runs second. All we need is third for the trifecta and I’m going with Unforgotten.

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Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m)
POHUTUKAWA

Not sure how this is a Group 1 but looking passed that, it was difficult to look past Pohutukawa’s first up performance in the Light Fingers. She had an enourmous amount of ground to make up rounding the turn and once she found clear running she rocketed home to run third. She looks a very good filly and I think she can go to another level this prep including winning this ‘Group 1’.

Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m)
NOIRE

Noire had to cross over many heels first up at Randwick however the Foxwedge mare finished off the race very well. She was not far away in the Group 1 Cantala Stakes in the Spring and she has plenty of ability. She will be better over the 1400m and she is a winning chance at nice odds.

Nelune Foundation Handicap (1200m)
SERENE MISS

The Provincial Championships winner Serene Miss returns to the races in the last and she can kick start her Autumn campaign with a win. This may be just short of her best however she has performed well fresh in the past.