Bill Stutt Stakes 2020

Friday September 25, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Stutt Stakes makes a nice Caulfield Guineas betting guide each spring

The Bill Stutt Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds held under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse in late September / early October on Moir Stakes Night during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The meeting’s feature race is the Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes (1000m), while the Bill Stutt Stakes is the key support act on the card along with the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) for the mares. The Stutt Stakes is also run over the mile (1600m) and is a set weights race offering $200,000 in total prize money.

Over the years the Stutt Stakes has made a nice guide to the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held later in October and the last horse to complete the double was Whobegotyou (2008).

The latest edition of the Bill Stutt Stakes takes place on Friday September 25, 2020. 

2020 Bill Stutt Stakes Results

The official Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 results & race finishing order will be detailed below once the race takes place on Friday September 25, 2020.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Stutt Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Friday September 25, 2020
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1934

Bill Stutt Stakes Betting

Stutt Stakes odds are led by in-form three-year-olds with good lead-up form in similar company that have proven ability over the mile.

The Moonee Valley track is a notoriously tight circuit so previous runs at the course by a runner will also see them sit higher up the Stutt Stakes betting markets.

Stutt Stakes betting favourites have a gun record in the race over the past two decades including the 2017 success of Showtime ($3.70) and that of odds-on Leonardo Da Hinchi in 2018.

2020 Stutt Stakes Odds

The season’s latest Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 betting odds and links to our markets will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Moonee Valley racing odds this spring.


Bill Stutt Stakes Field

The Stutt Stakes field attracts the season’s most promising three-year-old milers and youngsters looking to step out over more distance later in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Horses in the mix usually come off a lead-up Melbourne run and the Listed Exford Plate (1400m) at Flemington a fortnight before has produced a number of Stutt Stakes winners in recent years including Sovereign Nation (7th in 2015), Showtime (5th in 2017) and Leonardo Da Hinchi (2nd in 2018).

Graduates out of the Stutt Stakes field are often heading towards the Caulfield Guineas over the same distance and in 2015 the Stutt Stakes winner Sovereign Nation ran fourth in the Group 1 to Press Statement. The year before the 2014 Stutt Stakes third placed Kumaon also ran fourth in the Guineas next start.

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Whobegotyou (2008) was the last horse to complete the Stutt Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

In 2013 Stutt Stakes winner Divine Calling ran second next time out in the Caulfield Guineas, while the runner-up in the Group 2 that year Shamus Award ran third in the Guineas before success in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) later that campaign.

Pierro meanwhile won the 2012 Stutt Stakes before a Caulfield Guineas second and Cox Plate third, while Whobegotyou (2008) was the last winner of the Stutt Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double.

The Bill Stutt Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Friday night with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.

2020 Stutt Stakes Field

The official Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 final field & barrier draw will be released the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned to see what middle-distance three-year-olds line-up in the Moonee Valley Group 2.

Eight classy three-year-olds make-up the 2020 Stutt Stakes field this Moir Stakes Night including last start Group 3 winner Holyfield, Glenfiddich coming off the excellent Group 1 Memsie Stakes third and the highly-spruiked Cherry Tortoni. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x2502162x3 GLENFIDDICH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 57kg   100
2 11919×61 HOLYFIELD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 4 57kg   85
3 5x52116x64 LUNAR FOXSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 2 57kg   80
4 111×3 CHERRY TORTONI Patrick Payne Billy Egan 7 57kg   75
5 221×2 FLYING AWARD Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1 57kg   77
6 2021x ALCYONE James Cummings John Allen 8 57kg   69
7 2123×24 CROWN MINT Gordon Richards Craig Williams 5 57kg   66
8 42×25 IRONEDGE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 6 57kg   64

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Stutt Stakes Nominations

The Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 nominations are released the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night. 

Bill Stutt Stakes Tips

Good Bill Stutt Stakes tips include looking for graduates out of earlier Melbourne spring runs over at least 1400m, runners with previous form at the Moonee Valley track and backing the favourites. Few double-figure chances win the Stutt Stakes, making laying the favourite a risky Stutt Stakes tip.

2020 Stutt Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 betting tips and exotic Moonee Valley night racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see the three-year-olds to back and sack in the race.

  • To Win: #1 Glenfiddich ($3.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

It’s a wide-open, throw-a-dart edition of the Stutt Stakes but the improver in the field at a good price is the now Peter Moody-trained Glenfiddich. The Fastnet Rock colt is a dual Group 1 placegetter, firstly against his own age in the autumn’s Champagne Stakes at a mile and then first-up against the older horses in the Memsie Stakes. Narrowly beaten by King’s Legacy at 20/1 in the Champagne over the 1600m and he’ll appreciate that distance, back against the fellow three-year-olds, fitter second-up on Friday night. 

Bill Stutt Stakes Form Guide

The Stutt Stakes form guide features all the must-know info for punters from the jockeys and trainers to the barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. The Stutt Stakes form has also stacked up in Group 1 races later in the spring over the years including in 2013 when the runner-up Shamus Award won the Cox Plate two runs later.

Another later Melbourne class the Stutt Stakes form has held up in recently is the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington, a staying classic the 2008 Stutt Stakes – Caulfield Guineas champ Whobegotyou ran second in that spring.

2020 Bill Stutt Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Bill Stutt Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Bill Stutt Stakes Results

Favourites have dominated the Stutt Stakes results over the past 20 years with the class three-year-old usually saluting for the punters including Showtime (2017) and Leonardo Da Hinchi (2018).

Notable recent Bill Stutt Stakes winners include Almalad (2014), Pierro (2012), Whobegotyou (2008), Red Dazzler (2005) and Viscount (2011).

Bill Stutt Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 The Holy One Vegas Knight Conqueror 1:37.3
2018 Leonardo Da Hinchi Muswellbrook Mark The House 1:37.5
2017 Showtime Salsamor Holy Snow 1:37.1
2016 Hey Doc Land Of Plenty Kaching 1:37.4
2015 Sovereign Nation Get The Picture Gredington 1:36.1
2014 Almalad Moonovermanhattan Kumaon 1:38.8
2013 Divine Calling Shamus Award Cluster 1:37.2
2012 Pierro Carringbush Jack Jimando 1:36.3
2011 Chase The Rainbow Cute Emily Sabrage 1:38.3
2010 Hollowlea Run For Levi Bullbars 1:37.2
2009 Carrara Extra Hero Miss With Attitude 1:39.5
2008 Whobegotyou All American Carnero 1:36.3
2007 Barbaricus Davcon Cecconi 1:36.0
2006 Churchill Downs Magic Jet Ankh Morpork 1:36.7
2005 Red Dazzler Stratum Maybe Better 1:38.0
2004 Mr Martini Under Command Danaurum 1:37.8
2003 Casual Pass Special Harmony Face Value 1:37.2
2002 Helenus Aint Here Half Hennessy 1:39.6
2001 Viscount Dash For Cash Amalfi 1:38.1
2000 Sarson Trail Keeper Make Me A Miracle 1:38.7