It’s typically one of the more open Group 1 contests at The Championships each year and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes has drawn another classy field of 13 fillies and mares.
Though there is a case to be made for plenty, betting suggests that the Queen Of The Turf Stakes is a race in three between Probabeel, Colette and Odeum.
Have I put one of them on top? Check out my 2021 Queen Of The Turf Stakes tips below.
- 2 Units E/W #2 Colette
- Boxed Trifecta of the selections below
I am an enormous fan of Colette and I am confident that she can record another Group 1 win in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
Colette enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence last autumn, culminating in a dominant win in the Australian Oaks on Day 2 of The Championships.
She continued to impress in the spring, winning the Golden Eagle most notably, and her resuming effort this time to win the Apollo Stakes suggested that she had returned an even better horse this time.
While she hasn’t returned to winning form in three subsequent starts, she hasn’t raced poorly by any means, and this is actually a drop in class from her most-recent effort for fifth in the Ranvet Stakes.
She has never really been one of mine, but there is clearly no arguing with how good of a horse Probabeel is, and she can fight out the finish of the Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
Probabeel has amasses ten wins and six second placings from her twenty-two career starts so far, winning three Group 1 races along the way.
Her first two starts this time, both thrashing wins in the Bellmaine Stakes and the Futurity Stakes were amongst the standout performances of the Carnival, and I am happy to put a pen through her failure in the All-Star Mile.
She has returned a lovely trial in the lead-up to this race and she is up to winning.
Odeum is the only other horse currently available at Queen Of The Turf Stakes odds of less than $10, and she wouldn’t look out of place in the winner’s stall.
Odeum enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence during her spring preparation last year, culminating in an impressive win in the Thousand Guineas, and second placing in the Empire Rose.
So far this time she has finished fourth in the March Stakes and second in the Darby Munro, and there is no doubt that she’ll be better third-up and out to a mile.
She’ll go forward and will give them something to chase, and Greysful Glamour looks a nice bit of value in Queen Of The Turf Stakes betting at odds of $16.
The Stratum mare is unlucky not to have jagged a Group 1 race during her impressive career, but she has won plenty of good races, and is in most of them for a long way.
Josh Parr is a terrific judge of speed and the mare is as tough as nails – they’ll surely be in this for a long way as well.