Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes 2019

Saturday September 7, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes is a nice lead-up for Cox Plate types each spring

The Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes – now known as the John F. Feehan Stakes or the Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes due to sponsorship – is a Group 2 race held on a Saturday in early September at Moonee Valley Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. A mile clash contested over 1600m under weight-for-age conditions, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes ran as the John F Fehan Stakes from 1984 – 2004 and has reverted back to its original name.

The John Feehan Stakes offers a total of $250,000 in prize money and takes place on the same day as the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) for the spring sprinters.

It is a nice spring starting point for gallopers targeting Australasia’s weight-for-age championship, the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) back at Moonee Valley in late October.

The last Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner to go on and take out the Cox Plate was El Segundo (2007). Dual Cox Plate winners Fields Of Omagh (2002), Northerly (2001) and the mighty New Zealand-trained mare Sunline (2000) also all have their name on the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winners’ list.

The latest edition of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes took place on Saturday September 7, 2019 as the Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes and was won by last year’s Caulfield Cup runner-up Homesman.

2019 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Results

The official 2019 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Results will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 7, 2019 .

  • 1st: #3 Homesman
  • 2nd: #7 Mahamedeis
  • 3rd: #5 Best Of Days

Homesman dominated the Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes 2019, last year’s runner-up racing for the first time since his Caulfield Cup second going one better than 12 months ago to take out the Cox Plate ballot exemption.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 13 59kg $5
2 7 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 2.5L 5 59kg $26
3 5 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 2.6L 12 59kg $7.50
4 8 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 2.7L 10 59kg $9.50
5 14 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 2.9L 9 58.5kg $12
6 9 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 3.4L 8 59kg $10
7 6 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 4.15L 3 59kg $4.40F
8 15 KENEDNA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 4.35L 7 57kg $8
9 11 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 4.45L 6 59kg $19
10 12 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 4.95L 2 59kg $31
11 2 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Peter Hall 5.05L 15 59kg $51
12 4 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 5.15L 14 59kg $101
13 13 BEAU BALMAIN (GER) Jim Conlan Michael Dee 5.9L 4 59kg $71
14 10 NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 6.65L 11 59kg $31
15 1 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 6.95L 1 59kg $61

Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1948

Feehan Stakes Betting

Feehan Stakes odds are led by proven weight-for-age performers racing first or second-up in the mile showdown who have good records when fresh.

Previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley circuit and runners that have a strong record over 1600m – 2000m also feature highly up the Feehan Stakes betting markets each spring. Single-figure hopefuls have a strong record in the event and Homesman (2019) was the last favourite to salute for the punters.

2019 Feehan Stakes Odds

The season’s top John F. Feehan Stakes 2019 odds will be provided below as soon as betting on the Cox Plate lead-up opens.

Feehan Stakes Field

The Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes field features a classy line-up of weight-for-age, Cox Plate hopes.

Many are kicking off their spring campaigns in the mile clash and are heading towards tougher spring assignments including the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) three weeks later at Caulfield Racecourse and the Cox Plate.

In 2015 Mourinho finished sixth in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes, a race he was second to the previous year, before winning the Underwood Stakes next start. The 2014 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes third placed Foreteller also won the Underwood next time out.

Bonneval (2016) was the last galloper to complete the Feehan Stakes – Underwood Stakes double. In 2018 Homesman improved on a second in the Feehan Stakes to win the Underwood Stakes and later finish runner-up in the Caulfield Cup results. Homesman returned in 2019 to win the Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes.

One lead-up into the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes field is the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) run at Caulfield in mid-August. In 2015 The Cleaner ran second in the PB Lawrence before successfully defending his Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes title having won the race in 2014.

Another possible lead-up run into the Group 2 is the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in late August, a race the 2013 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner Fiorente ran sixth in first-up. Fiorente went on to place third in that year’s Cox Plate before his victory in the iconic Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

In 2012 Happy Trails ran second in the Memsie Stakes before his Dato’ win. Three starts later he took out the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2019 Feehan Stakes Field

The official Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes 2019 Field & Barriers are released the Wednesday leading-up to The Valley feature, the full line-up to be published below.

The 2019 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Final Field features 15 runners including the returning Williams-raced Homesman. Runner-up in the race last year before an Underwood Stakes win, the Liam Howley-trained Homesman is favourite to win on Saturday in his first run since a Caulfield Cup second last October.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 069x4719x0 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 1 59kg 110
2 216x5233x9 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Peter Hall 15 59kg 110
3 3x16x2172x HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 13 59kg 110
4 4840x5516x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 14 59kg 105
5 13211x5Nx7 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 12 59kg 108
6 11x60110x6 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 3 59kg 109
7 1x041650x6 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 5 59kg 91
8 11514132x SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 10 59kg 103
9 35x42170x4 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 8 59kg 103
10 12112x30x8 NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 11 59kg 106
11 12221x00x7 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 6 59kg 105
12 11x2x04105 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 2 59kg 102
13 21x41x3324 BEAU BALMAIN (GER) Jim Conlan Michael Dee 4 59kg 90
14 x22470141x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 9 58.5kg 95
15 1x931911x7 KENEDNA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 7 57kg 110

Feehan Stakes Tips

Sticking with horses under $10 for the win with experience in Group 1 company, proven form at Moonee Valley Racecourse and that have ability in weight-for-age races are good Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes tips.

Looking at runners that finished in the top four in the Memsie Stakes and that contested the previous year’s Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes are also helpful tips when it comes to Place and Exotic bets on the Group 2 feature.

Feehan Stakes Form Guide

The Feehan Stakes form guide features all the crucial information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and the lead-up runs of the horses in the field. The Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes form has held up in many Group 1 spring races in recent years including the Cox Plate.

In 2013 Fiorente won the Dato’ before a third in the Cox Plate. Other Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winners to finish third in the Cox Plate in the same season include Rekindled Interest (2011) and Whobegotyou (2010).

2019 Feehan Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Dato Tan Chin Nam / Feehan Stakes Results

Horses under $10 for the win have dominated the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes results of the past decade.

Notable winners of the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes – now the Feehan Stakes – include The Cleaner (2014-15), Fiorente (2013), Whobegotyou (2009-10) and El Segundo (2007).

Dato’ Tan Chin Nam / Feehan Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Homesman Mahamedeis Best Of Days 1:37.04
2018 Magic Consol Homesman Night’s Watch 1:36.5
2017 Bonneval Abbey Marie Rhythm To Spare 1:37.3
2016 Awesome Rock Real Love Set Square 1:37.0
2015 The Cleaner Bagman Dibayani 1:36.3
2014 The Cleaner Mourinho Foreteller 1:35.9
2013 Fiorente Spacecraft Lidari 1:37.2
2012 Happy Trails Green Moon Rekindled Interest 1:35.5
2011 Rekindled Interest Alcopop Whobegotyou 1:37.6
2010 Whobegotyou Typhoon Tracy Shoot Out 1:39.6
2009 Whobegotyou Mic Mac Jolie’s Shinju 1:37.3
2008 Guillotine Casual Pass Tears I Cry 1:35.9
2007 El Segundo Haradasun Cinque Cento 1:36.2
2006 Lad Of The Manor Apache Cat Spinney 1:35.8
2005 Lad Of The Manor Makybe Diva Fields of Omagh 1:37.6
2004 Delzao Makybe Diva Studebaker 1:42.5
2003 Natural Blitz Vocabulary De Gaulle Lane 1:36.7
2002 Fields Of Omagh Magical Miss Le Zagaletta 1:40.4
2001 Northerly Sunline Sir Clive 1:37.1
2000 Sunline Le Zagaletta Citra’s Prince 1:37.9