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Turnbull Stakes trends - How history can help you find the winner

Sunline wins the Turnbull Stakes

The Group 1 Turnbull Stakes is traditionally a classic lead up race to the spring majors and boasts an impressive honour roll including champions Makybe Diva (2005), Northerly (2002) and Sunline (2001). 

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The Turnbull is run over the 2000m at Flemington and carries prizemoney of $500,000. 

Looking at the history of the Turnbull Stakes since the year 2000, we see that is has generally been a good race for punters with six favourites saluting in that time. Green Moon (2012) at $4 and December Draw (2011) at $2.10 are the most recent popular elects to win the event. 

Last year’s winner Happy Trails started at $26 and along with Efficient (2009) is the highest priced winner since 2000. The average price of the winners has been $10. 

In what is an open race this year, Lucia Valentina is favourite in early markets at $5.50, whilst Silent Achiever, Puissance De Lune, Happy Trails and Stipulate are all currently at single figure odds. 

The 2000m start at Flemington gives ample time for gallopers to find a position in running and winners have come from a variety of barriers. Gate 8 has been the most successful since 2000 with Green Moon, Efficient and Devil Moon (2007) all jumping from there whilst barriers 2 and 4 have also had multiple winners. 


Efficient wins the Turnbull Stakes

This year, Hawkes galloper Entirely Platinum jumps from 8 whilst Puissance De Lune and Super Cool are in 2 and 4 respectively. 

An interesting statistic is the domination of older horses in the event. Six-year-olds have accounted for half of the winners since 2000, although four-year-olds have won five times since 2000.
 
Three mares have won the race since 2000 including champion gallopers Sunline and Makybe Diva as well as Devil Moon. Silent Achiever and Lucia Valentina will be looking to add to that list this year. 

The most successful trainers since 2000 have been Robert Hickmott, Mark Kavanagh and Lee Freedman with two wins apiece. 

Hickmott trained Green Moon and Zipping (2010) to victory and saddles up Green Moon again this year as well as the extreme outsider Thought Worthy. The owner of those horses, Lloyd Williams, also had victory in the event with Efficient in 2009 when John Sadler was the stable trainer. 

Kavanagh won the event with December Draw and Devil Moon and will be looking to make it three wins in the Turnbull this year with Super Cool. 

Successful jockeys in the race include Greg Childs, Steven King and Nick Hall who have all ridden two winners since 2000. Both King and Hall are riding for Lloyd Williams this year. King is on Green Moon whilst Hall is on Thought Worthy. 

Finally, the key lead up race to the Turnbull is the Underwood Stakes (1800m), which has provided six winners to have come out of that race at their last start.
 
Selection based on trends: 
Entirely Platinum ($15 Sportingbet), Super Cool ($41 Bet365) and Green Moon ($34 Sportsbet)


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Turnbull Stakes trends - How history can help you find the winner

The Group 1 Turnbull Stakes is traditionally a classic lead up race to the spring majors and boasts an impressive honour roll including champions Makybe Diva (2005), Northerly (2002) and Sunline (2001). 

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