The Melbourne Cup Preview Day featuring the Turnbull Stakes has been moved to Sunday October 3, to avoid clashing with the AFL grand final replay.
The major race on the day will be the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes, which is already getting early odds over at Ladbrokes.com.au. Leading the Turnbull Stakes odds is Shoot Out at $4.80 to win.
Shoot Out started the season off with wins in the Bletchingly Stakes and the JJ Liston Stakes before finishing third in the Memsie Stakes and Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes. While most of Shoot Out’s career has been in 1400 to 1600 metre runs, a win in the 2400 metre Group 1 AJC Australian Derby proves he has staying power.
Second in the odds at $5.50 is Shocking, winner of last year’s Melbourne Cup, but of very little since then. Shocking’s most recent victory was the Makybe Diva Stakes, but he has failed to even place in his other two races this season.
Other major races that will run on Turnbull Stakes Day include the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m), the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m), and the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m).
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