Ladbrokes Tip: The Adrian Knox Stakes serves as a last minute lead-up into the Australian Oaks
The Adrian Knox Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies held on Day 1 of Sydney’s ‘The Championships’ in April.
Traditionally held on the first Saturday in April at Royal Randwick, the meeting is host to four Group 1 races including the Doncaster Mile and TJ Smith Stakes.
Run over 2000m, the Adrian Knox Stakes is a key support act on the card outside the elite level races and is a quality handicap event.
Offering $200,000 in prize money, the race serves as a final lead-up for fillies looking to run in the following Saturday’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m).
Colette (2020) is the last filly to complete the Adrian Knox Stakes – Australian Oaks double. Incredibly, that year the same three fillies from the Adrian Knox Stakes trifecta finished in the same order in the Australian Oaks trifecta.
The event is named in honour of former Australian Jockey Club chairman, Adrian Knox, and was first contested in 1948 as the Princess Handicap.
Gaining Group 3 status in 1986, the Adrian Knox Stakes has been won by plenty of very good fillies over the years including Light Fingers (1965) who went on to win that year’s Melbourne Cup in the spring.
The Adrian Knox Stakes has been held over its current distance of 2000m since 1973 having been previous run over 1400m and then 1600m.
The latest edition of the Adrian Knox Stakes ran on Saturday April 2, 2022 as part of Day 1 of The Championships and was won by the James Cummings-trained Honeycreeper ($12).
Adrian Knox Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday April 2, 2022
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 2000m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap – 3YO Fillies
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1948
2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Results
The complete Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 Results and race finishing order will be available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday April 2, 2022.
- 1st: #2 Honeycreeper ($12)
- 2nd: #5 Charity Spirit
- 3rd: #12 Mamounia
The Godolphin-raced Honeycreeper ($12) powered away to put a notably three length gap on her rivals fresh in the Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 results, the Teofilo filly coming off a Tasmanian Oaks placing and now set for a quick back-up into the Group 1 Australian Oaks field.
Adrian Knox Stakes Betting
Adrian Knox Stakes betting favours the autumn’s in-form staying fillies coming off lead-up runs in similar grade company either in Sydney or Melbourne.
There’s been a number of recent upsets including in 2019 when Aliferous won at Adrian Knox Stakes odds of $41 and more recently Honeycreeper winning a price of $12 in betting.
Colette ($3 in 2020) was the last favourite in Adrian Knox Stakes betting to salute for the punters.
2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Odds
Betting on the Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 and odds for the Group 3 fillies’ race will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for markets on the eleventh-hour ATC Oaks lead-up.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Adrian Knox Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
Adrian Knox Stakes Field
The Adrian Knox Stakes field attracts promising young fillies that are chasing a feature race win on one of the biggest days of the autumn carnival in Sydney as well as those with an eye on the following weekend’s Australian Oaks over the mile and a half.
The best fillies out of the Adrian Knox Stakes field will continue on to tougher races including the Australian Oaks, Queensland Oaks and Adelaide’s Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m).
In 2020, Toffee Tongue finished runner-up in the Adrian Knox behind subsequent Australian Oaks winner Colette before a second in that Group 1 event and a win in the Australasian Oaks at Morphettville in May.
Adrian Knox Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.
2020 Adrian Knox Stakes winner Colette. Photo: Steve Hart.
2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Field
The official Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 final field and barriers are set to be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 30, 2022 and will be announced in full below.
2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Nominations
The early Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Doncaster Mile Day and will be available in full below once released.
||Lee & Cherie Curtis
||EMPRESS EL (NZ)
||IN DE SUMMERTIME
||MISS MADISON (NZ)
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Adrian Knox Stakes Form Guide
The Adrian Knox Stakes form guide details all the crucial info punters need before placing a bet like saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs.
Looking for fillies coming off a winning lead-up in Group company is key when doing the Adrian Knox Stakes form, as well as those three-year-old with previous winning form over at least 2000m.
The Adrian Knox Stakes form has gone on to stack-up in elite level company many times over the years including in 2021 when the winner Duais ran a next-up second in the Australian Oaks before winning that winter’s Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m) in Brisbane. The 2021 Adrian Knox runner-up Bargain further franked the form when third in the Australian Oaks trifecta.
The previous year, Colette (2020) won the ATC Oaks next-up and also went on to take out the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle at Rosehill that spring and the following year’s Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes.
2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Adrian Knox Stakes Tips
Adrian Knox Stakes tips favour fillies with proven Black-Type form in Sydney and those that finished in the money in the lead-up with last start winners boasting a strong recent record.
2022 Adrian Knox Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Adrian Knox Stakes 2022 best bets will be detailed below before the race takes place on the first Saturday of April so bookmark this page for the fillies to back and sack this autumn.
- To Win: #2 Honeycreeper ($6.50 at time of publish)
Adrian Knox Stakes Results
Proven Sydney-trained fillies coming off a top three run and those just under double-figures in betting have dominated the recent Adrian Knox Stakes results.
Adrian Knox Stakes Winners
Some of the more famous Adrian Knox Stakes winners throughout history include: Light Fingers (1965), Leilani (1974), Royal Descent (2013), Luvaluva (2018) and Colette (2020).
See below for a list of past Adrian Knox Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to 1988.
||Pretty To Sea
||Chilly Cha Cha
||Full Of Spirit
||Nothin’ Leica Cat
||Hey Pretty Katie
||Don’t Tell Clang
||Ain’t Seen Nothin’
||Life is Beautiful
||Circles Of Gold