2021 George Main Stakes Race Details

Race 7 at Randwick on Saturday 18 September 2021.

The George Main Stakes is a 1600 metre weight-for-age race run by the Australian Jockey Club at Randwick. It is held during September and is the feature race of the meeting.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the George Main Stakes page.

George Main Stakes 2021 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

There is an elite field of nine runners for the $1,000,000 George Main Stakes. Three of them had their last start in the Group 1 Winx Stakes over 1400m on 21 August, three of them had their last start in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes over 1400m on 4 September and the other three in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes over 1600m on 4 September. Chris Waller has 4 runners as he did in 2020 when they were the first four home, and Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott have two runners. There are six geldings and three mares.

The early favourite is Verry Elleegant who has already won eight Group 1 races and resumed for 2nd in the Winx Stakes. She was favourite last year too when she finished 4th. Second favourite is Think It Over who won the Chelmsford last start with the best last 800m race sectional. Third favourite is 2020 winner Kolding who finished 1.8 lengths 9th in the Winx Stakes last outing after being held up.

Cascadian finished 0.5 length 5th in the Winx then 4th in the Chelmsford.  Hungry Heart won two Group 1 races at the end of last campaign and resumed for 1.8 lengths 8th in the Winx. Riodini was caught on the line to finish 2nd in the Chelmsford. Star Of The Seas  was runner-up in this race last year and finished 3rd in the Tramway last start. Lion’s Roar finished 9th in the Tramway, while Shout The Bar finished 5th.

2021 George Main Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Kolding

One of four runners for Cris Waller this six-year-old Ocean Park gelding won this race last year and has won 11 of his 32 starts, with 6 of those wins being at this track.  Finished 1.8 lengths 9th in the Winx Stakes last outing after being held up. He is one of the main chances again.

2. Think It Over

won the Chelmsford last start with the best last 800m race sectional

3. Cascadian

finished 0.5 length 5th in the Winx then 4th in the Chelmsford

4. Star Of The Seas

was runner-up in this race last year and finished 3rd in the Tramway last start

5. Riodini

was caught on the line to finish 2nd in the Chelmsford

6. Lion’s Roar

finished 9th in the Tramway

7. Verry Elleegant

has already won eight Group 1 races and resumed for 2nd in the Winx Stakes. She was favourite last year too when she finished 4th

8. Shout The Bar

finished 5th in the Tramway

9. Hungry Heart

won two Group 1 races at the end of last campaign and resumed for 1.8 lengths 8th in the Winx

George Main Stakes 2021 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
7 Verry Elleegant
2 Think It Over
9 Hungry Heart
5 Riodini

Previews for other races this week

Listed Balaklava Cup 2021 (Balaklava 1600m) – Wednesday

Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup 2021 (Newcastle 2300m) – Friday

Group 2 The Shorts 2021 (Randwick 1100m)

Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2021 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude 2021 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2021 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 How Now Stakes 2021 (Caulfield 1200m)

Group 3 Naturalism Stakes 2021 (Caulfield 2000m)

2021 George Main Stakes Results

The track was rated as Soft

Scratchings were –

Result Horse Margin
1st 7. Verry Elleegant
2nd 5. Riodini 0.81 length
3rd 2. Think It Over 0.88 length
4th 9. Hungry Heart 2.58 lengths