2020 Regal Roller Stakes Race Details

Race 7 at Caulfield on Saturday 15 August 2020 is the Listed Regal Roller Stakes.

The Regal Roller Stakes is a 1200 metre handicap race run by the Melbourne Racing Club at Caulfield for horses four-years-old and upwards. It is held during August on PB Lawrence Stakes and is part of the MRC Everest series.

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

Regal Roller Stakes 2020 Preview

Track: Soft   Weather: Clear

There is a field of 9 runners for the $140,000 Regal Roller Stakes. Four runners are resuming from a spell, one runner has had one run back, while the other five have contested races through the winter and three of those had their last start in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes. The early favourite is Viridine who has won two of his last three starts and won the Bletchingly Stakes last outing. Second favourite is Bumper Blast who has won 4 of his 7 starts and resumed for a solid win over 1000m at Flemington on 18 July. Third favourite is Age Of Chivalry who has not raced for 24 weeks, but was 3rd in the Group 3 Shaftesbury Avenue last outing.

Begood Toya Mother won this race last year then two starts later went on to win the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes over 1400m.  Jungle Edge won the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes on a heavy track two starts back, before running 7th in the Bletchingly Stakes. She Shao Fly finished 5th in the Bletchingly and hasn’t won in three outings to Caulfield. Reykjavik is coming back in distance after 6th in the Listed Winter Championship Final over 1600m last start, while Tshahitsi is first-up after 37 weeks but has won a Devonport trial. Miami Bound is now an early scratching.

2020 Regal Roller Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Jungle Edge

This ten-year-old is still racing competitively and is arguably the best wet-tracker in Victoria. Last start he finished 7th in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes, but the start before he kicked away for a strong win in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes when the track was downgraded to heavy. His chances grow as more rain falls.

2. Viridine

Last start he won the Bletchingly Stakes, the start before he was 2nd in the Sir John Monash Stakes, and the start before that he won the Winter Dash at Randwick. He should be in the finish and will probably win.

3. Begood Toya Mother

He won this race last year which was his sixth consecutive win. His run came to an end the next start when he ran a nice 6th in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes then he returned to the winners stall in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. He resumes from a spell here and it would not surprise to see him in the finish.

4. Reykjavik

Three start ago he won over 1600m at Flemington, and has finished midfield at his two starts since. He is not the worst and could run a place.

5. Tshahitsi

Eight of his 13 starts have been over 1400m, so that is clearly his best distance rather than 1200m. He likes Csulfield and can go well fresh and since he has been trialling well in Tasmania he could surprise first-up

6. Age Of Chivalry

He resumes here after a spell of 24 weeks and has won first-up before. Last campaign he raced well at Group 1 level with a 2nd in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and a 3rd in the Toorak Handicap. He should be competitive and I expect to see him fighting out the finish.

7. Miami Bound – SCRATCHED

8. Bumper Blast

With 4 wins from 7 starts he has a great strike rate. He resumed after 27 weeks with a 0.75 length win over 1000m at Flemington on 18 July. He has won second-up before and he has won on soft going before, so is definitely a contender.

9. She Shao Fly

Following the scratching of Miami Bound she is the only mare in the race. She won a fillies and mares race at Sandown Park in early July then worked home nicely for 5th in the Bletchingly Stakes. She has not won at Caulfield before but is not the worst.

Regal Roller Stakes 2020 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
2 Viridine
8 Bumper Blast
6 Age of Chivalry
3 Begood Toya Mother

2020 Regal Roller Stakes Results

The track was rated Soft 6

Scratchings were 1. Jungle Edge and 7. Miami Bound.

Result Horse Margin
1st 2. Viridine  (2)
2nd 6. Age Of Chivalry  (1) 0.1 length
3rd 9. She Shao Fly  (4) 1.6 lengths
4th 3. Begood Toya Mother  (5) 1.7 lengths