Just five horses were set to contest the Ranvet Stakes when the field was confirmed last week, but its postponement and re-opening has completely changed the complexion of the race.
The Ranvet Stakes previously shaped as a race in two between Addeybb and Verry Elleegant, and while those two horses are still sure to fight out the finish, the inclusion of runners like Sir Dragonet and Colette has given us more to think about.
Scroll down to check out my new 2021 Ranvet Stakes tips below.
- 4 Units straight out #6 Verry Elleegant
- Boxed Trifecta of the selections below
Addeybb could very well come out and win, but I’m going to back Verry Elleegant’s fitness edge.
The Zed mare is a multiple Group 1 winner and is probably just the best horse that is currently saddled by an Australian stable.
She ran home well to fill the minors over 1400m when resuming, was an impressive winner of the Chipping Norton Stakes last time, and she will only be better third-up and out to 2000m.
Obviously James McDonald stays on, she races well on soft and she can win.
He is genuinely one of the best middle-distance horses in the world and Addeybb can fight out the finish of the Ranvet Stakes.
The Pivotal gelding was simply outstanding during his last trip to Australia and added the Queen Elizabeth Stakes to his resume after winning this rtace.
He returned home to finish second in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales and has won each of his two subsequent appearances, including the Group 1 Champion Stakes last time.
Regular hoop Tom Marquand has returned to our shores to ride him, and he’ll be hard to beat again.
I am a huge fan of Colette and she looks to be a clear third pick in the revised 2021 Ranvet Stakes field.
Having won the Australian Oaks at the conclusion of her autumn prep last year, the Hallowed Crown mare returned in spring to claim the Golden Eagle most notably, and she has returned three nice efforts since resuming this time.
She’ll eat up the 2000m and looms as a winning chance in her own right.
A few of these other starters have lengths on him, but Master Of Wine looks to be a competitive chance in this 2021 Ranvet Stakes field.
The Maxios gelding returned some nice efforts without setting the industry on fire in the spring, including a fifth placing, beaten less than a length by Verry Elleegant in the Turnbull Stakes.
He strips fitter for a fair first-up run in the Chipping Norton and Tommy Berry is sure to give him a lovely steer.