2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes Runner By Runner Preview, Odds & Tips

Fri 30th October 2020

It’s a wide-open edition of the stallion making Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m), with a few talented fillies holding prominent positions in the market and looking to upset the party.

Let’s take a look at each and every runner lining up in the $1.5 million contest…

1 – Farnan – $6 ???

Possibly the biggest key to the race, with multiple question marks surrounding the Golden Slipper winner. Has he improved from his two-year-old season? Is he back from his Run To The Rose failure and his mystery illness? He looked like the best colt in Australia heading into the preparation and at his best can win, but who knows? Goes in everything and is a chance.

2 – Wild Ruler – $6.50 ???

Has been in outstanding form this preparation and is looking to complete a hattrick of wins. The only knock is he hasn’t come up against the absolute A Graders, but has taken care of Doubtland. Is another big chance and must be included.

3 – Mamaragan – $126

Hasn’t looked like the same horse from his very strong juvenile campaign, with the price telling the story.

4 – Glenfiddich – $16 ?

Looked one of the better picks for the Caulfield Guineas before his preparation was interrupted, and now finds himself back to the 1200m in what has to be an afterthought. It’d be some training effort by Moody if he won this, left field chance.

5 – Ranting – $17 ???

Got his head in front down the straight in the Danehill then had a look around and was too green to win, but proved his ability winning the three-horse Blue Sapphire last start. Massive chance and a big price.

6 – Doubtland – $19 ??

If we were getting wet ground his price would just about be halved, class galloper who took care of Ranting down the straight earlier in the preparation. Has to be a chance even with the expected Good 4, and is a must for exotics.

7 – Anders – $10 ?

He looked a star of the spring when he made a mess of them in the San Domenico Stakes, and then was turned over at a short price in the Blue Sapphire Stakes after an interrupted few weeks. At his best can win, but have a few ahead of him due to the stop start preparation.

8 – Holyfield – $41

Think he’s running into quite a few that will just be too smart for him on the day.

9 – Extra Time – $101

Winning a BM75 at Morphettville and then winning a Coolmore the next start would be some effort. Not here.

10 – Our Playboy – $51

Won the Vain Stakes against a few of these earlier in the prep, and has been unsighted since his disappointing run in the McNeil Stakes. Running into a few too many in-form, and probably more talented.

11 – Flying Award – $26 ?

Was the favourite in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude before having an abnormal respiratory noise and falling out of the race. Is a talented colt, Oliver retains the ride, and could be a knockout chance at odds, certainly worth including in exotics.

12 – Swats That – $9

The first of the fillies, she beat Muntaseera last outing and has been running well against her own sex. This is a massive step up, and at the skinny quote, I’m happy to be against her.

13 – Muntaseera – $27  ??

Was close in the market behind Swats That last start, and we’re getting a massive price this time around that looks overs to me. Goes in exotics and could surprise.

14 – September Run – $4.20 ??

The favourite in a very open edition of the Coolmore Stud Stakes. Has had two looks down the Flemington straight for two wins, and can’t knock what she’s done. Is obviously a massive chance, but up against the boys, think it’s best to back a few roughies rather than backing the truck up and just backing her.

Tip: 2-5-1-13

? = Must Watch
? = Big Winning Chance
?= Worth Including in Exotics

*Odds accurate at time of posting

1Farnan (10)J: Glen Boss 57kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott$5.00$2.00
2Wild Ruler (14)J: James Mcdonald 57kg T: P & P Snowden$6.50$2.40
3Mamaragan (7)J: Hugh Bowman 57kg T: John Thompson$101.00$21.00
4Glenfiddich (3)J: Luke Nolen 57kg T: P G Moody$16.00$4.40
5Ranting (8)J: Ben Melham 57kg T: L & T Corstens$14.00$4.20
6Doubtland (1)J: William Pike 57kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$19.00$5.00
7Anders (2)J: Mark Zahra 57kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$9.50$3.10
8Holyfield (13)J: Jamie Kah 57kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$34.00$7.00
9Extra Time (4)J: Kerrin Mcevoy 57kg T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas$81.00$18.00
10Our Playboy (11)J: Michael Dee 57kg T: M Price & M Kent Jnr$41.00$8.50
11Flying Award (5)J: Damien Oliver 57kg T: D T O’brien$26.00$6.00
12Swats That (9)J: John Allen 55kg T: L & T Corstens$8.50$2.80
13Muntaseera (6)J: Jye Mcneil 55kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$26.00$6.00
14September Run (12)J: Craig Williams 55kg T: C J Waller$4.00$1.70


From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.