Chelmsford Stakes 2020

Saturday September 5, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Trainer Chris Waller has a gun recent record in the Chelmsford Stakes

The Chelmsford Stakes is a Group 2 race conducted at Royal Randwick Racecourse in early September during the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

It is one of three Group 2 races on the card along with the Furious Stakes for three-year-old fillies and the Tramway Handicap. Offering $250,000 in total prize money, the Chelmsford Stakes is run over 1600m and the weight-for-age clash is open to gallopers aged three-years-old and over.

The race is a nice lead-up to tougher events in both Sydney and Melbourne during the spring including the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) back at the track a fortnight later.

The last horse to complete the Chelmsford Stakes – George Main Stakes double was Winx in 2017. In 2015 Kermadec ran second in the Chelmsford Stakes before winning the George Main at his next start, while stablemate Royal Descent ran third and second in the same two races respectively that year.

The latest edition of the Chelmsford Stakes took place on Saturday September 5, 2020 and saw Mister Sea Wolf lead an all-Waller trifecta. 

2020 Chelmsford Stakes Results

The official Chelmsford Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 5, 2020.

  • 1st: #3 Mister Sea Wolf
  • 2nd: #6 Yulong Prince
  • 3rd: #2 Finche

Trainer Chris Waller celebrated his sixth win in nine years with race favourite Mister Sea Wolf ($5) holding off stablemates Yulong Prince ($21) and Finche ($9) in the 2020 Chelmsford Stakes results.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 4 59kg $5EF
2 6 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 0.2L 2 59kg $21
3 2 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 0.7L 7 59kg $9
4 1 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1.2L 15 59kg $6
5 10 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1.8L 3 59kg $5EF
6 4 WU GOK Chris Waller Adam Hyeronimus 2L 10 59kg $71
7 9 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 2.3L 6 59kg $91
8 7 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Ms Rachel King 2.6L 8 59kg $61
9 8 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 3.3L 14 59kg $6.50
10 13 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 3.5L 11 58.5kg $7.50
11 5 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 3.7L 12 59kg $26
12 14 NETTOYER Wendy Roche James Innes Jnr 5.1L 1 57kg $17
13 11 MORTON’S FORK Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 5.3L 13 59kg $151
14 16 MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 5.5L 5 57kg $101
15 15 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5.7L 9 57kg $61
12 CUTADEEL Richard Litt Ms Louise Day (a) 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Chelmsford Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 5, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1895

Chelmsford Stakes Betting

Chelmsford Stakes odds are dominated by proven Sydney milers coming off a good run in the Group 1 Winx Stakes at the same track two weeks before.

In-form horses from the stables of Chris Waller also feature prominently in Chelmsford Stakes betting as he has a strong recent record in the race with victories from the likes of two-time champion Hawkspur (2013-14), Winx (2017) and Unforgotten (2018). Upsets are not uncommon however and the last double-figure winner was Complacent ($31 in 2015).

In 2020 Waller celebrated his sixth win in nine years with Mister Sea Wolf becoming the latest Chelmsford Stakes favourite to salute leading an all-Waller trifecta in the event.

2020 Chelmsford Stakes Odds

The best Chelmsford Stakes 2020 betting odds and market links to the milers contesting the Group 2 spring event at Royal Randwick will be provided below as soon as released.

Chelmsford Stakes Field

The Chelmsford Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s exciting milers and middle-distance weight-for-age performers.

Chelmsford Stakes winners & history - Ladbrokes.com.au

Winx (2017) is the best-known Chelmsford Stakes winner in recent history. Photo: Steve Hart.

The traditional lead-up to the race is the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) run at Randwick a fortnight earlier. Hartnell (2016) ran second in the then Group 2 Warwick Stakes before his Chelmsford success and would continue on to finish third in the Melbourne Cup trifecta that spring. The next spring the world’s best mare did the Warwick Stakes – Chelmsford Stakes double, before in 2018 her stablemate Unforgotten improved on a lead-up sixth in the Winx Stakes to take out the Group 2.

In 2019 Samadoubt became the latest horse to complete the Winx Stakes – Chelmsford Stakes double.

Earlier, in 2015 the Chelmsford Stakes winner Complacent came off a 12th in the Warwick Stakes. The Warwick Stakes also produced the Chelmsford Stakes runner-up Kermadec (5th) and third placegetter Royal Descent (1st).

Other recent Chelmsford Stakes winners to come off a Warwick Stakes run include dual champion Hawkspur (7th in 2013 and 5th in 2014), Danleigh (3rd in 2012), Trusting (5th in 2011) and Theseo (5th in 2010).

In 2018 the Warwick Stakes was renamed the Winx Stakes and elevated to a Group 1 event in honour of the race’s multiple champion Winx.

It remains an excellent lead-up into the Chelmsford Stakes field having produced the 2018 winner with another Chris Waller-trained mare, Unforgotten, improving on a lead-up sixth to her star stablemate in the Group 1 to win the Chelmsford for the stable.

2020 Chelmsford Stakes Field

The official Chelmsford Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week, the full list of runners to be published below.

Multiple Group 1 winner Avilius is favourite to win the Chelsmford Stakes 2020 first-up dominating the 16-horse field with last year’s runner-up tipped to go one better despite drawing the outside barrier.

  • Scratchings: #12 Cutadeel (4) – races in Race 5 on the card instead.
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 147x54533x AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 16 59kg 114
2 x34x51257x FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 8 59kg 110
3 6101x300x5 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 5 59kg 110
4 97730x117x WU GOK Chris Waller Adam Hyeronimus 11 59kg 108
5 374x66461x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 13 59kg 107
6 1x7207523x YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 2 59kg 105
7 1902x7691x BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Ms Rachel King 9 59kg 103
8 111x3103x0 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 15 59kg 103
9 222x0352x6 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 7 59kg 101
10 0x895756x2 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3 59kg 99
11 48126789×5 MORTON’S FORK Richard Litt Robbie Dolan 14 59kg 90
12 4248x600x9 CUTADEEL Richard Litt Ms Louise Day (a) 4 59kg 85
13 26x1122x8 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 12 58.5kg 96
14 6190x1410x NETTOYER Wendy Roche James Innes Jnr 1 57kg 110
15 955x5663x9 DANZDANZDANCE Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 10 57kg 103
16 x70504150x MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) Chris Waller Tim Clark 6 57kg 100

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Chelmsford Stakes Nominations

The early Chelmsford Stakes 2020 nominations close the Monday of the race and will be announced below as soon as released.

The 2020 Chelmsford Stakes nominations attracted 23 horses including a bumper 11 for five-time winning trainer Chris Waller led be 2018 Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter Finche.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x895756x2 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
2 147x54533x AVILIUS (GB) G 7 James Cummings 114
3 1902x7691x BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 103
4 222x0352x6 CARIF H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 101
5 8221111x COLETTE M 4 James Cummings 106
6 4248x600x9 CUTADEEL G 5 Richard Litt 85
7 955x5663x9 DANZDANZDANCE M 6 Chris Waller 103
8 x34x51257x FINCHE (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 110
9 57x40410x0 INTERLOCUTER (USA) G 8 Richard Litt 98
10 2x2113x5 KINANE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 83
11 11x45778x0 KOLDING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 109
12 374x66461x LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 107
13 x70504150x MISS SENTIMENTAL (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 100
14 8822x1180x MISS SISKA M 7 Matthew Smith 106
15 6101x300x5 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 110
16 48126789×5 MORTON’S FORK G 7 Richard Litt 90
17 6190x1410x NETTOYER M 7 Wendy Roche 110
18 011123×001 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 87
19 111x3103x0 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 103
20 x9358x12x7 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 6 Tony Pike 116
21 97730x117x WU GOK G 7 Chris Waller 108
22 1x7207523x YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 6 Chris Waller 105
23 26x1122x8 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 96

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Chelmsford Stakes Tips

Good Chelmsford Stakes tips include looking at the form coming out of the Winx Stakes, runners that have good records over the mile, proven weight-for-age performers and horses with a liking for the Randwick track.

Backing in-form Chris Waller-trained mares and any Group 1 performers dropping in grade are other top Chelsmford Stakes betting tips to take to the bookies this spring.

2020 Chelmsford Stakes Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Chelmsford Stakes 2020 tips with the runners to back and sack in the feature race on Chelmsford Stakes Day will be detailed below following final acceptances the week of the race.

Chelmsford Stakes Form Guide

The Chelmsford Stakes form guide gives punters all the information they need to place a well-informed wager on the race like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

Over the years the Chelmsford Stakes winner has come off a Warwick Stakes – now the Winx Stakes – run more than any other lead-up race. Chris Waller has prepared more horses to finish in the Chelmsford Stakes trifecta in the past decade than any other trainer.

The Chelmsford Stakes form has stacked up in other bigger races during the Spring Carnival in Sydney in recent years.

2020 Chelmsford Stakes Form

A link to our detailed Chelmsford Stakes 2020 form guide and betting preview will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Chelmsford Stakes Results

Local Sydney-trained gallopers under $10 for the win have dominated the Chelmsford Stakes results in the past 10 years. Notable recent Chelmsford Stakes winners include Winx (2017), Hawkspur (2013-14), Danleigh (2012), Theseo (2010) and Lonhro (2002-03).

Chelmsford Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Mister Sea Wolf Yulong Prince Finche 1:34.32
2019 Samadoubt Avilius Girl Tuesday 1:35.15
2018 Unforgotten Ace High Libran 1:35:1
2017 Winx Red Excitement Chocante 1:34.3
2016 Hartnell Grand Marshal Storm The Stars 1:39.1
2015 Complacent Kermadec Royal Descent 1:37.6
2014 Hawkspur Royal Descent Bagman 1:39.3
2013 Hawkspur Beaten Up Lightinthenite 1:34.7
2012 Danleigh Secret Admirer Lamasery 1:36.2
2011 Trusting My Kingdom Of Fife Strike The Stars 1:37.1
2010 Theseo Metal Bender Purple 1:39.6
2009 O’lonhro Miss Marielle Triple Honour 1:34.5
2008 Gallant Tess Triple Honour Kishkat 1:39.3
2007 Race not run
2006 Eremein Newton’s Rings Aqua d’ Amore 1:35.5
2005 Nevis Sir Dex Natural Blitz 1:35.7
2004 Unearthly So Assertive Niello 1:37.9
2003 Lonhro Platinum Scissors Excellerator 1:35.1
2002 Lonhro Platinum Scissors Republic Lass 1:36.3
2001 Brave Prince Zabeels Angel The Man 1:24.5
2000 Pasta Express Celestial Choir Al Mansour 1:30.3