Verry Elleegant Stakes 2024 Race Details

Race 7 at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 2nd of March 2024.

The Verry Elleegant Stakes (previously the Chipping Norton Stakes) is a Group 1 race held at Randwick Racecourse and is run over 1600 metres. It is for horses aged three-years-old and older and is run under weight for age conditions. The total prize money is $1,000,000 this year.

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

Verry Elleegant Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Good Weather: Fine

Fangirl will be winning provided the rain stays away. Meets most of these again and simply looks unbeatable on a dry track. Just Fine can run well fresh. Think It Over had class but needs to find 3 lengths on an eased down Fangirl from last run. Gap to the rest.

Verry Elleegant Stakes 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Think It Over (3)

Class runner who did find a strong win last prep and does team up with Nash who rides very well. Suited over further but wouldn’t shock.

2. Cascadian (9)

Can be hard to catch but has a lethal turn of foot and is off a long break. Capable of running over the top of these if the tempo is on.

3. Arapaho (8)

Can’t have.

4. Buckaroo (1)

Sound run last start and gets the favours from barrier 1. Should give this race a shake and the odds suit.

5. Just Fine (2)

Capable of winning this fresh. Put together a few wins in a row last prep and looks nicely poised in this company. Bayliss steers and this race is well within reach.

6. Navajo Peak (4)

Can’t have.

7. Lindermann (5)

Sound when resuming and can go better here. Barrier 5 is ideal but hasn’t won for a while.

8. Athabascan (6)

Can’t have.

9. Fangirl (10)

Outstanding win last run and simply looks unbeatable if the track stays dry. Any rain and her chances are hindered a lot. Would love to see Waller get the win in honour of the great mare and the race she is named after.

10. Atishu (7)

Can’t have.

Verry Elleegant Stakes 2024 Tips

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

Bryce Parker’s Tips
9 Fangirl
5 Just Fine
1 Think It Over
2 Cascadian

Previews for other races this week

Listed Abell Stakes 2024 (Moonee Valley (1200m)  – Friday

Group 1 Surround Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1400m)

Group 2 Skyline Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024 (Randwick 1200m)

Group 3 Liverpool City Cup 2024 (Randwick 1300m)

Group 1 Australian Guineas 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Inglis Sprint 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 2 Blamey Stakes 2024 (Flemington 1600m)

Listed Furphy Trophy 2024 (Flemington 1000m)

Listed Ascot 1000 Guineas 2024 (Ascot 1800m)

Listed Lex Piper Stakes 2024 (Ascot 1600m)

Verry Elleegant Stakes Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 1 Think It Over
2nd 9 Fangirl 0.82 length
3rd 7 Lindermann 2.54 lengths
4th 2 Cascadian 2.86 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratchings: 4. Buckaroo, 10. Atishu.