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, Group 3 Scarborough Stakes (1200m) for three-year-old fillies and the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) for potential Group 1-bound staying types. The Stutt Stakes is also run over the mile (1600m) and is a set weights race offering $300,000 in total prize money as of 2021.
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). Alternatively, sprinters may target the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) or those with staying potential the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) both run at Flemington on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The latest edition of the Bill Stutt Stakes took place on Friday September 24, 2021 and was won by the in-form Forgot You.
2021 Bill Stutt Stakes Results
The official Bill Stutt Stakes 2021 results & race finishing order will be detailed below once the race takes place on Friday September 24, 2021.
- 1st: #3 Forgot You
- 2nd: #1 Mr Mozart
- 3rd: #2 Daily Bugle
Savabeel colt Forgot You ($4.60) continued his good recent form, rising in grade to enjoy his maiden stakes victory in the 2021 Bill Stutt Stakes results in a final-stride victory over Mr Mozart.
Stutt Stakes Race Info
- Date: Friday September 24, 2021
- Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $300,000
- 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), that of odds-on Leonardo Da Hinchi in 2018 and most recently Glenfiddich ($2.50 in 2020).
2021 Stutt Stakes Odds
The season’s latest Bill Stutt Stakes 2021 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.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Bill Stutt 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.
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.
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.
2021 Stutt Stakes Field
The official Bill Stutt Stakes 2021 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.
The 2012 Stutt Stakes field features a small but class line-up three-year-old milers including Forgot You chasing back-to-back wins at The Valley.
- Scratched: #9 Adele Amour (9)
2021 Stutt Stakes Nominations
The Bill Stutt Stakes 2021 nominations are released the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night.
||CHEERFUL MOMENT (NZ)
||Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
||FORGOT YOU (NZ)
||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
||Richard & Michael Freedman
||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
||Ben & JD Hayes
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
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.
2021 Stutt Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bill Stutt Stakes 2021 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 Mr Mozart ($5.50 at time of publish)
Mid-field draw for Fred Kersley’s in-form Snitzel colt gives the youngster options in the run. Comes off a narrow but gutsy lead-up win in Flemington’s Listed Exford Plate at big odds. Looks like he’ll run out a strong mile.
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.
2021 Bill Stutt Stakes Form Guide
A link to our detailed Bill Stutt Stakes 2021 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), Leonardo Da Hinchi (2018) and Glenfiddich (2020).
Notable recent Bill Stutt Stakes winners include Almalad (2014), Pierro (2012), Whobegotyou (2008), Red Dazzler (2005) and Viscount (2011).
Bill Stutt Stakes Winners
||The Holy One
||Leonardo Da Hinchi
||Mark The House
||Land Of Plenty
||Get The Picture
||Chase The Rainbow
||Run For Levi
||Miss With Attitude
||Dash For Cash
||Make Me A Miracle