The George Main Stakes headlines another impressive ten-race program at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Just nine horses have been confirmed to step out, but there is a case to be made for every last one of them, and the George Main Stakes looms as one of the standout contests of the Sydney Spring Carnival.
I’ve had a crack, and you can find my 2021 George Main Stakes Tips below.
- 5 Units straight out #7 Verry Elleegant
- Boxed Trifecta of the selections below
Verry Elleegant remains in the absolute top echelon of Australian racehorses, and she looms as the runner to beat in the George Main Stakes.
The champion mare has won eight Group 1 races throughout her career, and she added both the Chipping Norton and the Ranvet Stakes to her CV in autumn.
She only just missed in the Winx Stakes when resuming this time, and given that Mo’unga has come out and franked that race with another impressive performance in the Makybe Diva, I’m more than happy to stick true.
She loves a mile, she loves James McDonald and she loves winning.
Think It Over’s performance and win in the Chelmsford Stakes here a fortnight ago was outstanding, and a repeat of that effort would see him into the finish again on Saturday.
Think It Over has continued to improve with each prep and as trainer Kerry Parker has raised the bar, and he was rewarded for his ability with an impressive win in the George Ryder Stakes in autumn this year.
His two runs back this time have suggested that he has gone to another level again, and I can’t find a reason why he won’t be charging home late again this week.
Lion’s Roar’s second-up record is unblemished, he loves a mile, and I am keen to take the value around him in George Main Stakes betting.
The Contributer gelding has been the stable star for John O’Shea since making his debut, and he was unlucky not to record his first win at the highest level in last year’s Spring Champion Stakes.
He needed his first run back in autumn to tune up, but charged in to score a very impressive win in the Randwick Guineas at this point of his prep.
He clearly needed his first run back this time when failing to quicken behind Zaaki in the Tramway, but I’m confident that run will have brought him right on, and we can have an each-way play at his price.
She too needed the run when resuming in the Winx Stakes, but Hungry Heart tends to improve with racing and as she gets further out in trip, and she can return a far better effort in the George Main.
The Frankel mare has always hinted at above-average ability, but she finally started to realise her potential during this year’s autumn carnival, and she won both the Vinery Stud Stakes and the ATC Oaks at the backend.
She’ll be piloted by Kerrin McEvoy and certainly has the class to compete.