2020 Apollo Stakes: Tips and Race Preview

A crowd favourite heads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Apollo Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Happy Clapper winning the Yulong Australia Craven Plate
Happy Clapper winning the Yulong Australia Craven Plate Picture: Racing and Sports

Happy Clapper will be in it a long time at good odds of $5 in the 2020 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

2020 Apollo Stakes: Final Field, Barriers and Market

2020 Apollo Stakes: Race History

2020 Apollo Stakes: Nominations

2020 APOLLO STAKES – RACE ANALYSIS AND TIPS

Another key highlight with this year's Group 2 Apollo Stakes. Dreamforce looks to get all the favours in front, though notably the blinkers come back off.

HAPPY CLAPPER (1) went out a winner and by all indications he appears in fine fettle for his return off the back of two solid trials. Drawn to get a charmed run and while unlikely to be at his peak, he rarely runs a bad race. Sure to be in this for a long way.

DREAMFORCE (2) looks to get all the favours on-speed and while unlikely to love the conditions, the race sets up very well for him and he should prove hard to gun down. VERRY ELLEEGANT (9) will be better over further, but was trending the right way last preparation and the ear muffs notably come off. Has she turned the corner? ALIZEE (8) was fairly plain first up and hard to back her off that.

2020 APOLLO STAKES – SELECTIONS

1st – 1 Happy Clapper

2nd – 2 Dreamforce

3rd – 9 Verry Elleegant

4th – 8 Alizee

WHEN IS THE 2020 APOLLO STAKES?

WHEN: – Race 8 @ 4:30pm AEST

WHERE: Randwick Racecourse

Racing and Sports has all the form for Randwick

* Note that betting odds may differ from time of publication


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Randwick

Saturday, 15th February 2020

8
16:30
(local)

Aquis Apollo Stakes (G2)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $252,000
1400m TURF SOFT
8
16:30
(local)
AUD $252,000
1400m SOFT

Aquis Apollo Stakes (G2)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 8. ALIZEE (AUS) 5yo M
SEPOY (AUS) - ESSAOUIRA (AUS)
HUGH BOWMAN
JAMES CUMMINGS
$3.50
57.0kg
Godolphin
2nd 2. DREAMFORCE (AUS) 7yo G
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - ESKIMO QUEEN (NZ)
NASH RAWILLER
JOHN P THOMPSON
$2.50
59.0kg
Joy Luck (Mgr: A J Crisafi)

Sales Information

3rd 1. HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS) 9yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - BUSKING (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
PATRICK WEBSTER
$5.50
59.0kg
M W Thomas
4th 9. VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) 4yo M
ZED (NZ) - OPULENCE (NZ)
TIM CLARK
CHRIS WALLER
$9.00
57.0kg
5th 10. DANZDANZDANCE (AUS) 5yo M
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NIGHT DANZA (AUS)
TOM MARQUAND
CHRIS WALLER
$16.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 4. LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) 8yo G
THEWAYYOUARE (USA) - DONT CROSS TINA (IRE)
JASON COLLETT
CHRIS WALLER
$61.00
59.0kg

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7th 5. HUSH WRITER (JPN) 5yo G
RULERSHIP (JPN) - STAR OF SAPPHIRE (USA)
MS RACHEL KING
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$31.00
59.0kg
8th 6. ANGEL OF TRUTH (AUS) 4yo G
ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA) - SCARLETINI (AUS)
GLEN BOSS
GWENDA MARKWELL
$61.00
59.0kg
9th 3. COME PLAY WITH ME (AUS) 5yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - RUSSIAN PLAYMATE (AUS)
BRENTON AVDULLA
CHRIS WALLER
$51.00
59.0kg
10th 7. GLENALL (AUS) 6yo G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - OUR QUIVIRA (NZ)
J P SPENCER
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$21.00
59.0kg

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