The Underwood Stakes is a Group 1 race run under Weight For Age conditions as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The Underwood Stakes is the first weight-for-age race of the spring in Melbourne or Sydney that is longer than the mile distance.
The 2022 Underwood Stakes will be run on Sunday 25th September at Sandown Racecourse. The total prizemoney is $1,000,000.
Historical Significance Of The Underwood Stakes
An upgrade in status to Group 1 and a move in the schedule have played a big role in the emergence of the Kingsford Smith Cup as a true headline act of the Brisbane Winter Carnival. The race is now the middle leg of the Sprint Winter Crown (with the Doomben 10000 and Stradbroke Handicap).
Track redevelopments has seen the race move around between both Doomben and Eagle Farm and the 1300m trip means that sprinters and middle-distance horses both have a chance. It is a great opportunity for potential stallions with GENERAL NEDIYM, FALVELON and THORN PARK all enjoy great careers at stud after winning the race.
Famous Winners Of The Underwood Stakes
The roll call of Underwood Stakes winners’ is the who’s who of racing. ZAAKI and RUSSIAN CAMELOT both won the race as short-priced favourites in recent years while modern-day greats SO YOU THINK, NORTHERLY and OCTAGONAL were also victorious. Before that, superstars BONECRUSHER, TOBIN BRONZE, AJAZ and PHAR LAP also saluted in grand style. There can be no disputing the esteem in which the Underwood Stakes is held by racing fans.
How To Bet On The Underwood Stakes
Short-priced favourites have stifled online horse betting in the last two Underwood Stakes. ZAAKI ($1.18) dominated the betting and scared off a majority of opponents when defeating four opponents in 2021 while RUSSIAN CAMELOT ($1.55) was too good for his rivals in 2020.
It is a race won by champion horses who can go on to win bigger races throughout the spring with the majority of horses moving on to the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes over 2000m at their next start. Astute bettors will analyse the race closely and identify horses to follow from the race.
With the race moved to the Spring Racing Carnival schedule it will be interesting to see how the race evolves in the future
2022 Underwood Stakes Predictions & Odds
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The Palmerbet Blog is a great source for free expert racing tips, betting previews and up-to-date racing odds as well as the all-important Underwood Stakes Betting tips.
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