2021 Skyline Stakes betting preview & best bets | Randwick R2


What 2021 Skyline Stakes
Where Royal Randwick Racecourse – Alison Rd, Randwick NSW 2031
When Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 1:50pm AEDT | Race 2
Prizemoney $200,000
Distance 1200m
Status Group 2
Race Conditions Set weights; 2YO colts and geldings
2020 Winner Mamaragan – 55.5kg (7) | Jockey: Blake Shinn | Trainer: John Thompson

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Skyline Stakes betting preview – February 27, 2021

The Group 2 Skyline Stakes sees the two-year-old colts and geldings go toe-to-toe in the lead up to the Golden Slipper. Magic Millions winner Shaquero is the $2.50 favourite and the likely leader in the field of nine. Victory Vein winner Captivant is the second elect ahead of impressive debut winner Hilal.

Sing A Love Song (#4) has been impressive despite not winning in all three of his career starts, placing third in two of those. On debut he reeled off the best final 800m race sectional of the day when fourth behind Rocket Tiger, and he repeated that feat with a third to Remarque and Zethus. Most recently, he flew home again into third behind Zethus and Home Affairs, with the latter winning the Silver Slipper last weekend. The rise to 1200m is a big plus, as is the addition of blinkers. At $16 with Jason Collette on board, we are all over him.

Shaquero (#1) gets the same barrier and jockey here as he did when victorious in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic six weeks ago. Having since been back to the trials, he should carry residual fitness into this while still having the freshness in his legs to be effective. Barrier one should see him lead under Hugh Bowman and prove hard to get past.

Hilal (#6) was very impressive on debut on the Kensington track, coming from last to get up right when it counted. Tommy Berry is likely to get back on the Fastnet Rock colt again from barrier six, but there does appear to be enough pace in the race to allow him to run on. While the form out of his maiden win hasn’t stacked up just yet, he did have a fair bit on them and so could be the outlier there.

2021 Skyline Stakes betting strategy

$100 Betting Strategy
$25 win: #4 Sing A Love Song
$75 place: #4 Sing A Love Song

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