2016 Queen Of The South Stakes Tips

May 6th, 2016

A talented field has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Felicienne is our tip to win Saturday's 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Felicienne is our tip to win Saturday’s 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes at Morphettville. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

French Emotion has returned to racing in smart form this time and remains outright $3.90 favourite in Queen Of The South Stakes betting markets with Ladbrokes.com.au, ahead of Metaphorical ($4.40) and Into The Mist ($6.50).

Will French Emotion justify favouritism and win the 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes, or will one of her talented rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Felicienne ($13)

Felicienne has been a strong and consistent performer for leading Victoria trainer Darren Weir through her entire racing career, and represents terrific value for money at current 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes odds of $13 for success. Taking out a pair of talent-rich races over 1509m and 1700m respectively in December, Felicienne returned this time for tenth in the Group 3 Bellmaine Stakes (1200m); progressing to seventh in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) before taking out the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) on March 12th. Having run on for a credible fifth in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) last time out, the Al Maher mare will need luck in transit from a wide draw but appears primed for a big performance on Saturday.

2nd

Metaphorical ($4.50)

Consistent mare Metaphorical has returned to racing in good form this time and is a leading chance of a top three finish in the 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes, particularly with only 55kgs in tow. Claiming four wins and a further ten minors through 25 career starts, the Dylan Thomas mare returned for a close second in the Schweppervescence Trophy before running on late for third in the Sunline Stakes last time out. Mathew Nielson has been confirmed to take the ride on Metaphorical for the first time competitively in the 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes.

3rd

Mefnooda ($11)

Mefnooda undoubtedly faces the biggest test of her career in the 2016 Queen Of The South Stakes, but is drawn ideally in barrier 4 and should receive a gem of a ride from in-form hoop Craig Newitt. Returning to the paddock after running a credible sixth in the Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) in November, Mefnooda is yet to taste anything but success this time; taking out each of the No Fuss Event Hire BM78 (1200m) and Hyderabad RC BM84 (1440m) in succession through April.

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