2021 Up And Coming Stakes Race Details

Race 8 at Kembla Grange on Saturday 11 August 2021.

The Up And Coming Stakes is a quality handicap 1300 metre race for three-year-old colts and geldings run by the Australian Turf Club in August. It is normally held at Randwick but due to the Covid-19 situation in Sydney it has been transferred to Kembla Grange for the 2021 running.

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

Up And Coming Stakes 2021 Preview

Track: Good   Weather: Cloudy

There is a small field of nine runners for the $160,000 Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes. There are seven colts, one gelding and a filly, and Peter & Paul Snowden and James Cummings both have two runners. Two of the runners had their last start in the Group 1 JJ Atkins Plate over 1600m at Eagle Farm on 12 June, while three were in a 2YO Handicap over 1200m at Rosehill on 24 July. The other four all came via different races.

The early favourite is topweight Tiger Of Malay who has won more prizemoney than the rest of the field combined and won a Group 2 race in May. Second favourite is Concocted who is the least experienced runner with a win and a 2nd place from his two starts. Third favourite is Subterranean who won the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial back in May.

Coastwatch has a win and a place from six starts.  Revivalist has won at Newcastle and placed once this campaign. Brigantine broke his maiden at Kensington last outing at his third race start. Construct won a 3YO Maiden Plate at this track on 5 August. Patton resumes from a 16 week spell and gets the winkers on for the first time, while Picarones is the only filly in the field and blinkers come off for the first time.

2021 Up And Coming Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Tiger Of Malay

This Extreme Choice colt trained by Richard and Michael Freedman won the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce over 1400m at Eagle Farm on 29 May, then over-raced and ran on from well back for 3.3 lengths 3rd in the Group 1 J.J. Atkins Plate over 1600m at Eagle Farm on 12 June. Has a big weight of 61kg to carry but also has barrier 1 and James McDonald. Should fight out the finish.

2. Subterranean

Trained by Matthew Dunn, this Rebel Dane colt has two wins and three places from eight starts. He was caught wide and finished 4.1 lengths 8th in the BRC Sires’ Produce then was 5.7 lengths 5th in the J.J. Atkins Plate. Before that he was a narrow winner of the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial over 1200m on 8 May. Hasn’t raced for 9 weeks but has trialled. Not the worst.

3. Construct

One of two runners for Peter & Paul Snowden (the other is Revivalist) this I Am Invincible colt was 2nd in the Group 3 Breeders’ Plate at his first start In October 2020. He has now raced seven times and broke his maiden at his latest outing when a 0.4 length winner of a 3YO maiden plate at Kembla Grange. He is the only runner to have raced (and won) at this track, which could help him.

4. Revivalist

This Shalaa colt broke through for his maiden race win over 1200m at Newcastle two starts back before a very impressive effort in an open 2YO class over 1400m at Randwick last start where he was only nabbed late on the heavy track by the smart War Eternal. Can place.

5. Patton

An American Pharoah colt trained by Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes who has one win from his three starts. He hasn’t started for 16 weeks after running last of 14 in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes where he din’t run on. Gets the winkers on for the first time but would need to show a lot of improvement to win this.

6. Picarones

One of two runners for James Cummings (the other is Brigantine) she has a win and a place from four starts and is the only filly in the race. At the end of last campaign she finished 4th in the Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude, then resumed after 24 weeks for 3.3 lengths 7th over 1200m at Rosehill where she had the best last 800m to 400m race sectional. Place chance

7. Coastwatch

Trained by Chris Waller, this Fastnet Rock gelding has a win and a place from six starts. He resumed after 16 weeks for 2.54 lengths 5th over 1200m at Rosehill on 24 July.

8. Brigantine

He has one win from three starts, after a 0.4 length win in a Kensington 2YO Maiden over 1100m on 21 July. Has returned as a stronger looking horse and could go on with it.

9. Concocted

With only two runs, this Written Tycoon colt is the least experienced runner in the field. He debuted with a 0.9 length win over 1000m at Hawkesbury on 11 July, then finished 1.8 lengths 2nd over 1200m at Rosehill with the best last 200m race sectional. Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, history shows Gai has trained five winners of this race. One of the main chances.

Up And Coming Stakes 2021 Tips

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

Jo’s Tips
9 Concocted
1 Tiger Of Malay
4 Revivalist
8 Brigantine

Previews for other races this week

Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes 2021 (Caulfield 1400m)

Group 3 Vain Stakes 2021 (Caulfield 1100m)

Group 3 Spring Stakes 2021 (Morphettville 1200m)

2021 Up And Coming Stakes Results

The track was rated as Good 3

Scratchings: 6. Picarones

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Tiger Of Malay
2nd 7 Coastwatch 0.1 length
3rd 3 Construct 0.3 length
4th 2 Subterranean 1.8 lengths