racehorse syndication, futurity stakes

The Futurity Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race over 1400 metres at Caulfield. Total prizemoney is $500,000. The Futurity Stakes in run in March, on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Futurity Stakes 2021: Trevor Lawson’s Preview

BEHEMOTH resumed with a good win first-up over 1400m. What’s not to like? He’s on a similar path to his very successful spring. Looks ideally suited here.

STREETS OF AVALON is racing terrifically. Rolls forward here and sits in the first two. This is a different class to what he’s been facing lately, however. But he did win this last year.

MR QUICKIE ran well first-up in the spring. He gets Kah on here and did produce his biggest figure ever in the spring, so is on an upward trajectory.

ARCADIA QUEEN is the best horse in the race, but is resuming here and is drawn wide. You’d think she has bigger goals this Autumn so probably won’t be wound right up. Will go back and be running on.

PROBABEEL resumed with a good win first-up. Gets some natural improvement here and can roll forward from the barrier

OLE KIRK is the Guineas winner and second-up here. He worked home nicely first-up. Like Arcadia Queen however, he probably has bigger goals this prep. And he may settle back on the inside.

CROSSHAVEN was well beaten first-up. Gets blinkers first time here, but would have to run to a new peak to be competitive.

Verdict: I’ve got Behemoth favourite here. He’s a two-time Group 1 winner at the track and distance, and resumed with a good win. He’s very hard to go past. It’s Probabeel from there for me, followed by the class horses in Ole Kirk and Arcadia Queen – who are probably having a bit of warm-up for later in the carnival.

More from Trevor Lawson

Blue Diamond Stakes preview

Oakleigh Plate preview

Blue Diamond Stakes Day: Best bet and suggested quaddie

Futurity Stakes: Past winners

2020: Streets Of Avalon
2019: Alizee
2018: Brave Smash
2017: Black Heart Bart
2016: Turn Me Loose
2015: Suavito
2014: Moment Of Change
2013: All Too Hard
2012: King Mufhasa
2011: More Joyous

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