Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020

Saturday February 22, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Kevin Hayes Stakes – Angus Armanasco Stakes double is a popular punt during the Melbourne Autumn Carnival

The Angus Armanasco Stakes is a race for three-year-old fillies contested at Caulfield Racecourse on Neds Blue Diamond Stakes Day, traditionally run on a Saturday in late February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting features three top level races headlined by the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), while the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes is a key support race on the program that also features the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) for short-distance specialists and the weight-for-age Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).

Run over 1400m the set weights plus penalties event is worth $200,000 in total prize money and offers $120,000 to the successful connections of the Angus Armanasco Stakes winner. A popular next-up option for the Angus Armanasco Stakes runners is the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington a fortnight later on Super Saturday. The Angus Armanasco – Kewney Stakes double however hasn’t been achieved since Zarita (2008).

The latest edition of the Angus Armanasco Stakes took place on Saturday February 22, 2020 and was won in an upset by the James Cummings-trained La Tene. 

Angus Armanaso Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 22, 2020
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1976

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020 results will be known below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 22, 2020.

  • 1st: #2 La Tene
  • 2nd: #6 Lady Lupino
  • 3rd: #8 Lunar Light

Last year’s Group 2 VRC Sires’ winner La Tene was back in winning form first-up scoring a narrow upset in the 2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes results on Blue Diamond Day.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 LA TENE James Cummings Brad Rawiller 2 57.5kg $18
2 6 LADY LUPINO Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 0.1L 6 55kg $11
3 8 LUNAR LIGHT Will Clarken Jamie Kah 1.35L 1 55kg $11
4 9 SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 1.55L 5 55kg $14
5 10 CHASSIS John Price Damian Lane 1.95L 4 55kg $12
6 3 WESTPORT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damien Oliver 2.35L 8 56kg $31
7 4 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 8.1L 7 55kg $4
8 7 SCORE John Sadler Dwayne Dunn 10.1L 3 55kg $4.60
9 1 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 10.5L 9 57.5kg $3.80F
11 SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 0
5 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 0

Angus Armanasco Stakes Odds & Betting

Angus Armanasco Stakes betting traditionally opens on the Wednesday before the race when the capacity 16-starter field for the fillies feature is released by Racing Victoria.

The markets are usually led by fillies coming off good Melbourne lead-up form including the best performers in the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes held at the same track over 200m less two weeks earlier.

Upsets are not uncommon however including in 2020 with $18 shot La Tene saluted in a race where the favourite Acting ran dead last.

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Odds

The season’s best Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020 betting odds will be available below for betting the week of the race so bookmark this page.


Angus Armanasco Stakes Field
Angus Armanasco Stakes odds & betting at Ladbrokes

Subsequent Cox Plate champion Pinker Pinker (2011) is one of the best known Angus Armanasco Stakes winners in recent years. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

The Angus Armanasco Stakes field has a capacity 16 starters and attracts the season’s best middle-distance fillies.

Popular lead-up races into the Angus Armanasco Stakes including the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield two weeks prior and the Group 3 The Vanity (1200m) at Flemington seven days earlier.

Sabatini (2015) and Spirits Dance (2014) both completed the Kevin Hayes Stakes – Angus Armanasco Stakes double, while Shopaholic (2012) was the last Vanity Stakes – Angus Armanasco Stakes double winner.

Fillies coming out of the Angus Armanasco Stakes may go on to contest the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) over the same distance at Flemington a fortnight later.

Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations close the Monday before race day with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Field

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020 field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 19, 2020.

The 2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes final field features 11 hopefuls led in betting by the widely-drawn favourite Acting jumping from the outside alley second-up. Thousand Guineas placegetter Southbank is also second-up out of the Kevin Hayes Stakes drawn worse than midfield in barrier nine.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 71115×4 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 11 57.5kg 91
2 323116x20x LA TENE James Cummings Brad Rawiller 3 57.5kg 79
3 8x111750x9 WESTPORT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 10 56kg 71
4 7x1223x6 SOUTHBANK Anthony Freedman Tim Clark 9 55kg 86
5 647×311 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 2 55kg 69
6 5913x70x84 LADY LUPINO Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 7 55kg 74
7 5445×115 SCORE John Sadler Dwayne Dunn 4 55kg 68
8 5×1117 LUNAR LIGHT Will Clarken Jamie Kah 1 55kg 67
9 21240x SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 6 55kg 70
10 44×11 CHASSIS John Price Damian Lane 5 55kg 67
11 15x SELICA (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Thompson 8 55kg 63

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Nominations

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Undefeated Kevin Hayes Stakes winning filly How Womantic heads the 2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations tipped to take her career record up to five-from-five.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1111 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 57.5kg 83
2 71115×4 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 2 57.5kg 91
3 323116x20x LA TENE F 3 James Cummings 3 57.5kg 79
4 89311×6326 PARMIE F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 4 56kg 72
5 8x111750x9 WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 5 56kg 71
6 7x1223x6 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 6 55kg 86
7 647×311 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 7 55kg 69
8 5913x70x84 LADY LUPINO F 3 Danny O’Brien 8 55kg 74
9 5445×115 SCORE F 3 John Sadler 9 55kg 68
10 5×1117 LUNAR LIGHT F 3 Will Clarken 10 55kg 67
11 21240x SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 55kg 70
12 13223×76 LADY LOIRE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 55kg 64
13 44×11 CHASSIS F 3 John Price 13 55kg 67
14 665x10590x SONG BROCADE F 3 John Sadler 14 55kg 61
15 15x SELICA (NZ) F 3 Phillip Stokes 15 55kg 63

Angus Armanasco Stakes Tips

Looking at the Kevin Hayes Stakes form is crucial when doing the Angus Armanasco Stakes tips as the double has been achieved many times in recent years.

Fillies with proven winning form over similar distances in Melbourne also make a good Angus Armanasco Stakes betting tip.

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020 tips and betting selections will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for who to back and who to sack in the three-year-old fillies’ autumn feature.

Angus Armanasco Stakes Form Guide

The Angus Armanasco Stakes form guide shows the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up form for all of the fillies in the field. The Angus Armanasco Stakes form has stacked up in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes a number of times in recent years including in 2014 when Marianne ran second in both races.

2011 Angus Armanasco winner Pinker Pinker also went on to run third in Sydney’s Australian Oaks that campaign and win the following spring’s Cox Plate in an upset. In 2007 the race was taken out by the previous year’s Golden Slipper – Thousand Guineas – Crown Oaks triple winner Miss Finland.

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Angus Armanasco Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race post-final acceptances.

Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

Favourites have a strong recent record in the Angus Armanasco Stakes results and the in-form fillies of the season generally perform well in the race.

Notable recent Angus Armanasco Stakes winners include Sabatini (2015), Pinker Pinker (2011) and Miss Finland (2007).

Angus Armanasco Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 La Tene Lady Lupino Lunar Light 1:22.1
2019 Qafila Angelic Ruler Zoubo 1:23.0
2018 Summer Sham Palazzo Vecchio Miss Wahoo 1:23.3
2017 Savanna Amour Ellicazoom Oregon’s Day 1:22.9
2016 Catch A Fire Mossin’ Around Pasadena Girl 1:23.5
2015 Sabatini Fontein Ruby Samartested 1:23.2
2014 Spirits Dance Marianne Metaphorical 1:23.5
2013 Meliora Members Joy Red Fez 1:23.3
2012 Shopaholic Soft Sand Cute Emily 1:23.4
2011 Pinker Pinker Sayahailmary Sistine Angel 1:21.4
2010 Set For Fame Gigas Irish Lights 1:22.5
2009 Gold Water Gallica Miss Scarlatti 1:35.9
2008 Zarita Pleasantsundaygirl El Daana 1:37.9
2007 Miss Finland Causeway Lass Kisumu 1:36.6
2006 Serenade Rose Doubting Fanciful Bella 1:34.8
2005 Ballet Society Astrodame Glen Shian 1:36.8
2004 Special Harmony Deep In The Woods Demerger 1:38.6
2003 La Bella Dama Lashed Dextrous 1:36.2
2002 Elegant Fashion Li Lo Lill Moon Dragon 1:36.7
2001 Rose Archway St Therese Ponton Flyer 1:35.9
2000 I Am A Ripper Danarich Super Sequel 1:38.4