Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021

Saturday February 20, 2021

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 20, 2021 and was narrowly won in a blanket finish by Yes Baby Yes. 

Angus Armanaso Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1976

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Results

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 results will be known below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 20, 2021.

  • 1st: #1 Yes Baby Yes
  • 2nd: #3 Malicorne
  • 3rd: #7 Shojiki

The Leon & Troy Corstens-trained Yes Baby Yes held off a late swarming pack in a blanket finish, also surviving a dismissed protest to salute in the 2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes results on Blue Diamond Day.

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.

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Odds

The season’s best Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 betting odds will be available below for betting the week of the race so bookmark this page.

Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

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.

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Field

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 19, 2020.

Eight fillies are engaged in the 2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes field this season including the well-backed  Impecunious who carried 58kg to victory here in mid-December and Safe Passage drawn the rails and chasing a third win on the trot. 

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Nominations

The official Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

The 2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes nominations have been extended with just 10 early entries led by the progressive Impecunious.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 32x12310x CHICA FUERTE F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 81
2 3x1x1x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 68
3 22x210x122 MALICORNE F 3 Matt Laurie 74
4 7x17x MISS GUGGENHEIM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
5 9x42227x21 PERFECT WORLD F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 62
6 1x74x11 SAFE PASSAGE F 3 Danny O’Brien 70
7 14×33 SHOJIKI F 3 Phillip Stokes 63
8 431x STARLIGHT SCOPE F 3 Pat Carey
9 46315 WANALIRRI F 3 Patrick F Ryan Jnr 62
10 1454621×00 YES BABY YES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 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.

  • To Win: #4 Safe Passage ($7 at time of publish) 

Really hard race for the punters with so many different form lines to follow, but hard to knock a really in-form filly and this Danny O’Brien-trained daughter of Snitzel is certainly that. She’s drawn the rails and comes off back-to-back wins at Pakenham and Sandown-Hillside. In the big city on a big day and, while her latest win was narrow, she had 60kg on her back and will relish coming down in weight here.

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.

2021 Angus Armanasco Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Angus Armanasco Stakes 2021 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
2021 Yes Baby Yes Malicorne Shojiki 1:24.7
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