Australia Horse Racing By Andrew Brown

Criterion Best Backed for Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The David Hayes and Tom Dabernig-trained Criterion has emerged as the best supported runner for Saturday’s Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes on day 2 of the Championships at Royal Randwick. 

The dual Group 1 winner has been backed from $8 into $6.50 at since the final field and barrier draw on Tuesday. 

“We can’t write a bet for the two favourites but there’s been plenty of interest for Criterion,” said William Hill’s Andrew Brown.

“He loves a soft track and looks to have come back in good order, so the ingredients are there for him to be a genuine threat to the favourites.” 

The lack of money for Contributer has seen him drift from $3.40 to $3.70 at William Hill, while To The World has also eased from $3.90 to $4.20. 

Happy Trails has been specked at odds, firming from $41 into $31.

For William Hill’s up to the minute odds for the 2015 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes visit


2015 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Odds from          

Contributer $3.70

To The World $4.20

Criterion $6.50

Adelaide $8

Tosen Stardom $8

Royal Descent $15

Lucia Valentina $16

Beaten Up $26

Spillway $26

Happy Trails $31

Others $41+