Coolmore Classic 2020

Saturday March 14, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Coolmore Classic favourites have a poor recent record in the race

The Coolmore Classic takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is the sole Group 1 race at the meeting. Open only to fillies and mares aged three-years-old and above the quality handicap event is contested over 1500m and offers a total of $600,000 in prize money.

The Coolmore Classic winner is exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster Mile and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes held at Randwick Racecourse during The Championships in April.

The latest edition of the Coolmore Classic took place on Saturday March 14, 2020 and saw trainer Gai Waterhouse enjoy a record-equaling fifth victory with Con Te Partiro. 

Coolmore Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Hcp.
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1973

2020 Coolmore Classic Results

The full 2020 Coolmore Classic results, winner and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 14, 2020 and published right here.

  • 1st: #6 Con Te Partiro
  • 2nd: #12 Miss Fabulass
  • 3rd: #9 Noire

Co-trainer Gai Waterhouse celebrated her fifth Coolmore Classic victory with an upset in the wet, her 2020 victor Con Te Partiro ($21) storming home late on a Heavy (9) to defeat the Kris Lees-trained roughie Miss Fabulass ($41) on way to the Coolmore Legacy Stakes.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 6 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 55kg $21
2 12 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 1.3L 11 54kg $41
3 9 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 1.5L 13 54.5kg $12
4 15 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Andrew Adkins 6.9L 1 51kg $9
5 14 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 7.3L 14 52kg $13
6 11 SPANISH WHISPER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tom Marquand 7.6L 3 54.5kg $18
7 3 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 9L 9 56.5kg $17
8 5 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 9.2L 6 55.5kg $4.40F
9 4 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Jason Collett 10L 4 55.5kg $15
10 8 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 10.2L 2 54.5kg $14
11 16 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jay Ford 14.7L 12 50kg (cd 51kg) $16
12 1 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 15.6L 15 58kg $21
13 13 FIESTA Chris Waller Jye McNeil 15.8L 7 53kg $21
14 10 OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 17.3L 10 54.5kg $19
15 7 SYLVIA’S MOTHER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 44.4L 8 55kg $6.50
2 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 0

Coolmore Classic Odds & Betting

Peeping (2016) was at juicy Coolmore Classic odds for her Group 1 win

Peeping ($15 in 2016) scored an upset win in the Coolmore Classic as a four-year-old. Photo: Steve Hart.

Coolmore Classic betting is usually led by fillies and mares coming off a top two finish in their most recent Group lead-up.

Since 2008 just two Coolmore Classic winners have come off a worse-than-fourth lead-up when Heavens Above (2017) ran ninth in the Millie Fox Stakes before saluting at blowout Coolmore Classic odds of $26, and Con Te Partiro (2020) scored the Coolmore Classic upset at $21 on the back of a Guy Walter Stakes sixth.

In 2018 Daysee Doom did the Millie Fox – Coolmore Classic double as a $21 roughie in betting on the Group 1. Trainer Ron Quinton enjoyed back-to-back Coolmore Classic wins with roughies in the market when in 2019 his mare Dixie Blossoms took out the race, improving on a lead-up second in the Guy Walter Stakes, as a $21 outsider.

Coolmore Classic odds favour fillies and mares with proven form up to a mile and Millie Fox Stakes is the most successful recent lead-up.

The race’s barrier draw doesn’t often impact too heavily on the Coolmore Classic odds with a wide spread of winners from across the gates.

2020 Coolmore Classic Odds

The Coolmore Classic 2020 betting odds on the Group 1 autumn feature for fillies and mares will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

Coolmore Classic Field

Each autumn the Coolmore Classic field attracts Australia’s best female sprinter-milers and often attracts a near capacity field including in 2017 when Heavens Above faced 18 rivals in a bumper 19-starter Coolmore Classic field. There was another large field in the Coolmore Classic for 2019 with 20 starters.

The female gallopers in the Coolmore Classic field come from a variety of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill and the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

Many fillies and mares coming out of the Coolmore Classic field go on to take on the boys over 100m further in April’s lucrative Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick Racecourse.

Coolmore Classic nominations close the Monday before the race followed by the release of the final field of acceptances on the Wednesday.

2020 Coolmore Classic Field

The final 2020 Coolmore Classic field and barriers will be published right here once announced by Racing NSW.

There are sixteen hopefuls in the Coolmore Classic 2020 final field and the punters are tipping the Melbourne form to stack-up with Team Hawkes’ last-start Tressady Stakes winner in Flemington, Sylvia’s Mother, the firming favourite to defeat her Guy Walter Stakes winning stablemate Dawn Dawn and co. out of the Sydney lead-up.

  • Scratchings: #2 Sweet Deal (9)
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (Probable Weight) Hcp. Rating
1 x237x042x3 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 16 58kg 107
2 5451131×12 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Nash Rawiller 9 57.5kg 106
3 6x2130x341 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 10 56.5kg 104
4 432x7350x9 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Jason Collett 4 55.5kg 102
5 32x4247x33 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 6 55.5kg 102
6 9x16x405x6 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 55kg 101
7 115x513x11 SYLVIA’S MOTHER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 8 55kg 101
8 x790527x52 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 2 54.5kg 100
9 7x54565x55 NOIRE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 14 54.5kg 100
10 9x3232621x OCEANEX (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 11 54.5kg 100
11 96x21930x5 SPANISH WHISPER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tom Marquand 3 54.5kg (55kg) 100
12 908×771826 MISS FABULASS Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 12 54kg 99
13 607x504x08 FIESTA Chris Waller Jye McNeil 7 53kg 97
14 48x1332x64 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Robbie Dolan (a) 15 52kg 95
15 6117115×97 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Andrew Adkins 1 51kg 84
16 71115×49 ACTING (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jay Ford 13 50kg (51kg) 90

2020 Coolmore Classic Nominations

The official Coolmore Classic 2020 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

A bumper 26 fillies and mares make-up the 2020 Coolmore Classic nominations this season including the Guy Walter Stakes trifecta of Dawn Dawn, Sweet Deal and Pohutukawa.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x237x042x3 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 1 58kg 58kg 107
2 5451131×12 SWEET DEAL M 5 John Thompson 2 57.5kg 57.5kg 106
3 12x2914x16 FLIT F 3 James Cummings 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 105
4 65x422x111 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 105
5 6x2130x341 DAWN DAWN M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 56.5kg 56.5kg 104
6 432x7350x9 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 6= 55.5kg 55.5kg 102
7 32x4247x33 POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings 6= 55.5kg 55.5kg 102
8 004130×536 SPANISH REEF M 6 Ken Keys 6= 55.5kg 55.5kg 102
9 9x16x405x6 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9= 55kg 55kg 101
10 115x513x11 SYLVIA’S MOTHER M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9= 55kg 55kg 101
11 13x4274x24 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 9= 54.5kg 54.5kg 101
12 x790527x52 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees 12= 54.5kg 54.5kg 100
13 7x54565x55 NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 12= 54.5kg 54.5kg 100
14 9x3232621x OCEANEX (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 12= 54.5kg 54.5kg 100
15 96x21930x5 SPANISH WHISPER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12= 54.5kg 54.5kg 100
16 1113112 TRAVELLING LIGHT (NZ) F 3 Ben Foote 12= 54kg 54kg 100
17 908×771826 MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees 17 54kg 54kg 99
18 1260x4316x AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 18= 53kg 53kg 97
19 607x504x08 FIESTA M 4 Chris Waller 18= 53kg 53kg 97
20 48x1332x64 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller 20 52kg 52kg 95
21 727x27000x SCARLET DREAM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 21 51kg 51kg 91
22 71115×49 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 22 50kg 50kg 90
23 6117115×97 BENITOITE M 4 Clinton McDonald 23= 51kg 51kg 84
24 53×8010338 HOUSE OF CARTIER M 4 John Sargent 23= 51kg 51kg 84
25 7x1223x670 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 25 50kg 50kg 83
26 11x5x13 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman 26 50kg 50kg 77

Coolmore Classic Tips

Coolmore Classic tips favour proven Group performers in other fillies-and-mares feature races however the favourites have a poor recent record in the race.

From 2004 – 2020 only two favourites saluted for the punters with the latest to win being Aloha ($6 in 2011). Looking for fillies coming off a top two finish is a top Coolmore Classic tip and the only winners in the past 15 years to finish worse than fourth were Eskimo Queen in 2008, Heavens Above in 2017 and Con Te Partiro in 2020.

Other Coolmore Classic tips are to look for graduates out of the Guy Walter Stakes and Millie Fox Stakes at double-figure odds and those drawn in barriers 7 – 9.

2020 Coolmore Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Coolmore Classic 2020 tips and exotic betting selections will be available here after the field and markets are out so stay tuned for the fillies and mares to get behind this autumn.

Coolmore Classic Form Guide

The Coolmore Classic form guide shows punters all they need to know before placing a bet on the race including the saddlecloth numbers, allocated weights, jockeys and trainers of all the starters in the field.

The lead-up Coolmore Classic form races varies however running first or second last start is a key indicator in the race.

Coolmore Classic Form Facts

  • Since 2003 only two favourites in Coolmore Classic betting has saluted for the punters most recently Aloha (2011)
  • In the past 30 years trainer Gai Waterhouse has prepared five Coolmore Classic winners
  • The most successful Coolmore Classic barriers in the past three decades producing five and four winners respectively are gates two and seven
  • From 2009 – 2020 only three Coolmore Classic champions finished worse than third in her lead-up run
  • Four-year-olds have a dominant record in the Coolmore Classic results over the past decade

2020 Coolmore Classic Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Coolmore Classic 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Coolmore Classic Stakes Results

Upset Coolmore Classic results are not uncommon with a host of double-figure winners in recent years including Cono Te Partiro ($21 in 2020), Dixie Blossoms ($21 in 2019), Daysee Doom ($21 in 2018), Heavens Above ($26 in 2017), Peeping ($15 in 2016), Plucky Belle ($16 in 2015), Ofcourseican ($13 in 2012) and Alverta ($17 in 2010).

The full Coolmore Classic finishing order and results are displayed after the race jumps on a Saturday in mid-March as the only Group 1 on the card and also reveal the winning quinella, trifecta and margins.

Notable recent Coolmore Classic winners include Appearance (2013), Typhoon Tracy (2009) and Tuesday Joy (2007).

Coolmore Classic Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Con Te Partiro Miss Fabulass Noire 1:35.5
2019 Dixie Blossoms El Dorado Dreaming Princess Posh 1:31.9
2018 Daysee Doom Oregon’s Day Silent Sedition 1:28.2
2017 Heavens Above Silent Sedition Danish Twist 1:29.6
2016 Peeping Azkadellia Solicit 1:27.5
2015 Plucky Belle First Seal Diamond Drille 1:29.3
2014 Steps In Time Sweet Idea Catkins 1:28.7
2013 Appearance Red Tracer Norzita 1:28.3
2012 Ofcourseican Secret Admirer King’s Rose 1:30.3
2011 Aloha Jersey Lily Melito 1:30.5
2010 Alverta Gold Water Palacio De Cristal 1:28.5
2009 Typhoon Tracy Culminate Gallant Tess 1:29.9
2008 Eskimo Queen Hot Danish Deloraine 1:33.5
2007 Tuesday Joy Doubting Divine Madonna 1:30.7
2006 Regal Cheer Star Shiraz Mnemosyne 1:30.2
2005 Danni Martine Forum Floozie Johan’s Toy 1:29.5
2004 Shamekha Private Steer Forum Floozie 1:28.3
2003 Bollinger Lovely Jubly Galapagos Girl 1:29.5
2002 Sunline Gentle Genius Nanny Maroon 1:30.0
2001 Porto Roca Lady Mulan Belle Du Jour 1:28.1
2000 Sunline Beat The Fade Noircir 1:28.8