Bill Stutt Stakes 2023

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.

2022 Stutt Stakes winner Tijuana

2022 Stutt Stakes winner Tijuana. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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 29, 2023 under the lights at Moonee Valley on Moir Stakes Night and was won narrowly by the in-form Griff ($5.50) from the Maher/Eustace stable. 

2023 Bill Stutt Stakes Results

The official Bill Stutt Stakes 2023 results & race finishing order will be detailed below once the race takes place on Friday September 29, 2023.

2023 Stutt Stakes winner Griff

2023 Stutt Stakes winner Griff was strong holding on to take out the Group 2 at The Valley. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #1 Griff
  • 2nd: #8 Verdad
  • 3rd: #11 Autumn Angel

Last start Exford Plate winner Griff ($5.50) was brave at The Valley on Friday night with the in-form Trapeze Artist colt hitting the lead at the top of the straight and to hold on by a neck defeating the fast-finishing favourite Verdad with the filly Autumn Angel third in the 2023 Stutt Stakes results.

2023 Stutt Stakes Odds

The season’s latest Bill Stutt Stakes 2023 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.

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Stutt Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Friday September 29, 2023
  • 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, Glenfiddich ($2.50 in 2020), and most recently Tijuana ($2.30 in 2022).

Bill Stutt Stakes Field

The Stutt Stakes race 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.

Forgot You Stutt Stakes 2021 Winner

2021 Stutt Stakes winner Forgot You. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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), Leonardo Da Hinchi (2nd in 2018), Tijuana (3rd in 2022), and Griff (2023) who was the latest to complete the Exford Plate – Stutt Stakes double.

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.

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.

2023 Stutt Stakes Field

The official Bill Stutt Stakes 2023 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 Bill Stutt Stakes 2023 field features a quality line-up of three-year-old milers led in betting by last start Exford Plate winner Griff from the Maher/Eustace stable.

2023 Stutt Stakes Nominations

The Bill Stutt Stakes 2023 nominations are released the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5 AKI C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 60
2 2×13 AUTUMN ANGEL F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 65
3 232 BINOTTO G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 61
4 01 BULAWAYO C 3 Pat Carey & Harris Walker 62
5 57x335x9 CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller 63
6 01290 DEADLY PRESS C 3 Nick Ryan 64
7 124×351 FISTSOFFURY G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 71
8 5x51x651 GRIFF C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 77
9 5×5 INVINCIBLE SHIELD C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 59
10 223 KING OF FIGHTERS C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 67
11 9×632 LIMBURG C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 61
12 6342569×80 MAKE A CALL C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 68
13 6x220x25 MOJAVE DESERT C 3 Chris Waller 63
14 2×114 MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 71
15 437 NEARING LIBERTY C 3 Matthew Brown
16 130×443145 SUNSOURCE C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 71
17 1 VERDAD G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 64

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.

2023 Stutt Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bill Stutt Stakes 2023 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 Griff ($3.40 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Happy to stick with the favourite Griff who remains decent value to secure back-to-back wins. The Trapeze Artist colt enjoyed his second career win at start number six last time out in Flemington’s Listed Exford Plate (1400m) and now goes up to a mile for the first time. Needs to handle the distance and his first go around The Valley, but he is well placed here and going good enough to suggest he can salute for the punter staying out of the hustle from the wider alley early stages before a strong finish.

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.

Virtuous Circle franked the 2022 Bill Stutt Stakes form improving on a third to finish runner-up next start in the Moonee Valley Vase and returning in the autumn of 2023 to finish second in Sydney’s Australian Derby results.

2023 Bill Stutt Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Bill Stutt Stakes 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Bill Stutt Stakes Results

Favourites have dominated the Stutt Stakes race results over the past 20 years with the class three-year-old usually saluting for the punters including Showtime (2017), Leonardo Da Hinchi (2018), Glenfiddich (2020), and Tijuana (2022).

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

St Clemens Belle (1998), who dead-heated for first with Helm, was the last Sutt Stakes winning filly.

Past Bill Stutt Stakes Winners

Recent Bill Stutt Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Griff Verdad Autumn Angel 1:36.0
2022 Tijuana Foujita San Virtuous Circle 1:39.3
2021 Forgot You Mr Mozart Daily Bugle 1:35.8
2020 Glenfiddich Cherry Tortoni Holyfield 1:37.6
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