2020 Chandler Macleod Stakes Race Details

Race 5 at Moonee Valley on Saturday 5 September 2020.

The Chandler Macleod Stakes is a 1200 metre handicap race run by the Moonee Valley Racing Club at Moonee Valley. It is held in early September at the start of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

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

Chandler Macleod Stakes 2020 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Fine

Following the early scratching of Heptagon, eight runners will start in the $140,000 Chandler Macleod Stakes and five of them are resuming from a spell. The early favourite is popular Western Australian gelding Showmanship who has won his last five starts in a row and has a huge drop in weight here. Second favourite is Age Of Chivalry who resumed for a close 2nd in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes on 15 August and placed in two Group 1 races last Spring.Third favourite is Felicia, the only mare in the race, who is back from a 10 week let-up after a 3.75 length win over 1200m at Caulfield.

Mandela Effect is a talented gelding from Tasmania with 12 wins and 6 places from 23 starts. He is resuming after a spell of 27 weeks and goes well fresh. Achernar Star ran 2nd three times in a row before a 12 week let-up. Chicago Cub faded to finish fifth last start at Flemington when first up and has not had much success at Moonee Valley. Rainbow Thief is first-up after 21 weeks but goes best over further, while Gold Fields is another resuming who might need the run.

2020 Chandler Macleod Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Achernar Star

ran 2nd three times in a row before a 12 week let-up.

2. Mandela Effect

a talented gelding from Tasmania with 12 wins and 6 places from 23 starts. He is resuming after a spell of 27 weeks and goes well fresh.

3. Age Of Chivalry

resumed for a close 2nd in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes on 15 August and placed in two Group 1 races last Spring.

4. Heptagon  – SCRATCHED

5. Gold Fields

another resuming who might need the run.

6. Showmanship

popular Western Australian gelding Showmanship who has won his last five starts in a row and has a huge drop in weight here.

7. Chicago Cub

faded to finish fifth last start at Flemington when first up and has not had much success at Moonee Valley

8. Rainbow Thief

first-up after 21 weeks but goes best over further,

9. Felicia

the only mare in the race, who is back from a 10 week let-up after a 3.75 length win over 1200m at Caulfield.

Chandler Macleod Stakes 2020 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
6 Showmanship
3 Age Of Chivalry
2 Mandala Effect
9 Felicia

Previews for other races this week

Listed Wyong Gold Cup 2020  (Wyong 2100m on Friday)

Listed Mona Lisa Stakes 2020  (Wyong 1350m on Friday)

Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes 2020  (Randwick 1600m)

Group 2 Furious Stakes 2020  (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Tramway Stakes 2020  (Randwick 1400m)

Group 3 Concorde Stakes 2020  (Randwick 1000m)

Group 2 Feehan Stakes 2020  (Moonee Valley 1600m)

Group 2 McEwen Stakes 2020  (Moonee Valley 1000m)

Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes 2020  (Moonee Valley 1200m)

2020 Chandler Macleod Stakes Results

The track was rated as Gppd 3.

Scratchings were 4. Heptagon.

Result Horse Margin
1st 6. Showmanship
2nd 9. Felicia 1.3 lengths
3rd 3. Age of Chivalry 2.3 lengths
4th 7. Chicago Cub 2.4 lengths