all aged stakes

The All Aged Stakes is a 1400m Group 1 weight-for-age race held at Randwick Racecourse. Total prizemoney is $600,000.

The All Aged Stakes is an extremely old event, having been held during the Sydney autumn carnival since 1865. In recent times, it has served as the feature race on the final Saturday of the carnival – the week following The Championships.

All Aged Stakes: Key runners

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MASKED CRUSADER is deserved favourite after a barnstorming closing run behind NATURE STRIP in the TJ, a key lead-in race for this one. He is in career-best form right now and the 1400m looks ideal. He rated 115 in the TJ and was unlucky. That figure very likely wins here, so he’s a deserved favourite. That being said, he’s drawn wide and he has an issue on the map! It’s all about price really in the end. He’s the best horse in the race, what price would you take that he’ll overcome the map issues and hold form? I think my $3.60 rating is about his right price. The market is shorter right now.

TAGALOA is the biggest danger in a wall of runners that I have behind the favourite, Masked Crusader. Tagaloa is off a little let-up after just failing to run out a strong 1600m in the Australian Guineas. He’s more suited back here to the 1400m and has an ideal position on the map. He’s right in this and hopefully becomes a bet!

SAVATIANO is another big danger to the favourite. He’s an ultra-consistent galloper who’s been freshened seven weeks, but he races well this way, he races well here and this trip is right in his wheelhouse. He maps well just behind the speed and with Bowman on, there’s a lot of boxed ticked.

CASCADIAN got to his absolute top last start… knocking me off by a nostril in the Doncaster, bless him. He has a different task here In gate 1 and going well back, he will need all of Kah’s magic. But he’s in form and racing well.

FIFTY STARS is a chance at his top, but is unplaced in three runs here and generally races best at Flemington. He was very good three runs back in the Blamey, then not a lot went right in the Australian Cup. Then the pattern was against at The Valley in the All Star Mile. Can make a case that he’s in much better form than those last two runs and he’s had a little freshen. Can charge home and if he can find his top, he can win.

DREAMFORCE got to his top last start in the George Ryder (his top now, not his older top!) but he should get his chance to hold it. He should map on the pace and has JMac on board. One of many good chances behind the favourite.

PELTZER has been good this prep without finding his top, but should get his chance to do that here. He can cross over and if leaders are favoured on the day his stocks increase again. He loves the track too.

ZOUTORI was excellent two back at Flemington in the Newmarket, then serviceable here last start in the TJ. The query is whether his best is at Flemington, but I don’t think that’s necessarily true. He’ll get a great run from the gate and Williams should give him his chance. Trip fine.

KEMENTARI was very good in Perth winning the Scahill, rating at his top. Then first-up he was good against the pattern. He’s a knockout chance if he can find his top again. He loves the track and distance.

IMAGING got to his top resuming, then couldn’t hold it in the Newmarket. This trip is okay though. Goes back but gets in. Some chance.

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