Futurity Stakes

Date: Saturday February 20
Start time: 3.35pm
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Grade: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Track Surface: Turf
Race Conditions: Weight-for-age, 3YO and Upwards
Type: Thoroughbred
Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
Inaugural Race: 1955

Futurity Stakes 2021

Futurity Stakes Tips

It’s an outstanding edition of the Futurity Stakes, with four absolute stars of the track clashing, as well as C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) winner Streets Of Avalon.

Will one of the stars take out the 2021 Futurity Stakes, or will Streets Of Avalon pinch another Group 1 from the front of the pack?

Let’s take a look at each and every runner in the 2021 Futurity Stakes…

1 – Behemoth – $3.20 👀🏆💰

Hard to knock the current favourite, he’s a perfect two from two at this track and trip and they were both at Group 1 level in the spring when he took out the Memsie Stakes, and the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

If we’re being picky, Craig Williams had the galloper jumping exceptionally well from the barriers to sit handy or at least midfield in those wins, and Oliver must do the same to avoid being trapped on the fence from gate 2. Deserved favourite and must go in everything.

2 – Streets Of Avalon – $11 👀🏆💰

It’s going to be a flint dry track on Saturday due to the hot weather in Melbourne, and Streets Of Avalon maps perfectly to eyeball Crosshaven and will be enormously tough to run down. Hasn’t got the raw talent of some of these, but will give you a great look at double figures if some of the stars further back in the field find trouble in the run.

3 – Mr Quickie – $16 💰

Resumed well over 1400m last preparation to run second behind Behemoth in the Memsie Stakes, and could very well run a hole here with the on fire Jamie Kah onboard. Is running into a few very smart ones here though, and will be better over the mile deeper in his preparation.

4 – So Si Bon – $71

23 goes at Group 1 level without a win paints the picture, will be better later in the preparation over the mile or more.

5 – Too Close To The Sun – $91

Price is about right. Absolutely not.

6 – Arcadia Queen – $6.00 👀🏆💰

Arguably the best horse in the race, and showed her star power last spring when knocking off hot favourite Russian Camelot in the Caulfield Stakes. If she doesn’t get too far back she is right in this if she’s ready to go.

7 – Probabeel – $3.70 👀🏆💰

Was outstanding when absolutely dropping them first up in the Geoffrey Bellmaine over the 1200m, and will relish the step up to seven furlongs. If Lane can use her tactical speed and have her motoring with cover handy like in her Epsom Handicap win in the spring, she’s in this up to her eyeballs.

8 – Ole Kirk – $8.00

Was a good enough return first up in Sydney where he got a long way back, and should bounce out of that pipe opener. Barrier 1 is a worry, he may be trapped on the fence three or four pairs back, as he doesn’t have a lot of tactical speed. A great three-year-old, but this setup at Weight For Age level doesn’t appeal.

9 – Amish Boy – $34

Doesn’t look up to it. No.

10 – Crosshaven – $16 👀💰

Stuck on well enough in the C.F. Orr Stakes when resuming, and gets the blinkers on first time. We’re getting a much better price about him now and is worth throwing in exotics if you’re a fan.

👀 = Must Watch
🏆 = Big Winning Chance
💰 = Worth Including in Exotics

Tip: 7-2-1-10

2021 Futurity Stakes Field and Odds

1Behemoth (2)J: Damien Oliver 59kg T: D R Jolly$3.20$1.40
2Streets Of Avalon (7)J: Zac Spain 59kg T: S P Nichols$10.00$2.70
3Mr Quickie (4)J: Ms Jamie Kah 59kg T: P Stokes$15.00$3.70
4So Si Bon (5)J: Luke Nolen 59kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$67.00$13.00
5Too Close The Sun (3)J: Declan Bates 59kg T: L Smith$81.00$17.00
6Arcadia Queen (8)J: William Pike 57kg T: G & A Williams$6.00$2.05
7Probabeel (9)J: Damian Lane 57kg T: J W Richards$3.70$1.40
8Ole Kirk (1)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 55.5kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$7.50$2.35
9Amish Boy (10)J: Jye Mcneil 55.5kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$31.00$6.00
10Crosshaven (6)J: Daniel Stackhouse 55.5kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$15.00$3.70


2021 Futurity Stakes Best Bets

Take a look at our above 2021 Futurity Stakes Runner By Runner Preview!

2021 Futurity Stakes Trifecta Tips

Behemoth, Probabeel, Streets Of Avalon.

Futurity Stakes Favourite

Behemoth $3.20 from Probabeel at $3.70.

Futurity Stakes Results

2020 Futurity Stakes Field

NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightHcp Rating
1KOLDING (NZ)Chris WallerGlen Boss559kg114
2BLACK HEART BARTLindsey SmithBrad Rawiller859kg113
3STREETS OF AVALONShane NicholsBen Melham759kg103
4WILD PLANETMichael, Wayne & John HawkesDwayne Dunn159kg86
5KAZIOColin LittleBrett Prebble659kg82
6CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE)David & B Hayes & T DabernigDamien Oliver258.5kg110
7MELODY BELLE (NZ)Jamie RichardsOpie Bosson357kg115
8SUPER SETHAnthony FreedmanMark Zahra455.5kg109

2020 Futurity Stakes Winner & Placings

Futurity Stakes
1stStreets Of Avalon1 minute 21.90 seconds
2ndSuper Seth
3rdMelody Belle

Futurity Stakes Betting

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 Futurity Stakes
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 FuturityStakes. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the Futurity Stakes, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out
Quinellla BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the Futurity Stakes
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the Futurity Stakes
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the Futurity Stakes
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the Futurity Stakes
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the Futurity Stakes to place a Quaddie

Futurity Stakes Betting

Futurity Stakes Questions

Futurity Stakes Prize Money

The Futurity Stakes has prize money of $500,000.

Who won the 2020 Futurity Stakes?

Streets Of Avalon took home the 2020 Futurity Stakes, just in front of Super Seth and Melody Belle, respectively.

This earned Streets Of Avalon a spot in the All-Star Mile.

How to place a bet on the Futurity Stakes?

You can place a bet on the Futurity Stakes using any Australian Bookmaker. We recommend Sportsbet.

When is the Futurity Stakes?

The Futurity Stakes is held on Saturday February 20 2021.

Where is the Futurity Stakes?

The 2021 Futurity Stakes is held at Caulfield, and is one of three Group One events on the day.

These include the Blue Diamond Stakes, the Oakleigh Plate and the Futurity Stakes.


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