2010 Schweppes Stakes Early Preview & Betting Guide

September 22nd, 2010

The 2010 Schweppes Stakes will take place at the scenic Moonee Valley Racecourse on Saturday October 23 as part of the elite line up of races on Cox Plate Day.

The $200,000 Group 2 Schweppes Stakes (1200m) is a weight-for-age feature and is one of seven group races at the iconic meeting.

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The headline race of the day is the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) which will have one of the most competitive Ladbrokes.com.au markets.

Other features worth doing an odds comparison on include the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m), Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) and the Group 2 AAMI Vase (2040m).

Good lead-up races to the 2010 Schweppes Stakes punters can use as a guide include the Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m), Group 3 McEwen Stakes (1000m) and the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m).

The best guide to the Schweppes Stakes in recent years has been the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1000m), which will run at Caulfield on October 9 this year.

Last year’s Schweppes Stakes winner Apache Cat came via a second place finish in the Schillaci Stakes, so watch for the top performers in this earlier weight-for-age race.

Nominations for the 2010 Schweppes Stakes close on October 18 at midday.

Following the early entries, weights are out on October 19 and then the final field of acceptances is released on October 21.

We will be the first to publish the list of Schweppes Stakes runners so bookmark this page.

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