Guy Walter Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Guy Walter Stakes form often stacks-up in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic.

The Guy Walter Stakes, formerly the Wiggle Stakes, is a Group 2 race held at Royal Randwick on Verry Elleegant Stakes Day (formerly Chipping Norton Stakes Day) in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Guy Walter Stakes Winner Forbidden Love

2022 Guy Walter Stakes winner Forbidden Love. Photo: Steve Hart.

Renamed in honour of late Sydney horse trainer Guy Walter who passed away in 2014 and prepared 36 Group 1 winners over his career, the 1400m set weights plus penalties race is open only to mares aged four-years-old and above.

It is run as a support act on a meeting headlined by the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and offers $300,000 in total prize money including $170,000 to the Guy Walter Stakes winner.

The race was upgraded to its current Group 2 status for the 2015/16 racing season. Most mares in the event come previously came via a Sydney run in the Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) and the last to complete the double was Catkins (2014) before that event was revamped and moved to the spring taking place now as the Hot Danish Stakes.

The Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) is a likely autumn target for the best Guy Walter Stakes mares and Krone (2021) was the last to do the double.

The latest edition of the Guy Walter Stakes took place on Saturday March 2, 2024 at Randwick Racecourse and saw the Annabel Neasham-trained Hell Hath No Fury ($9.50) knuckle down for an exciting Group 2 upset. 

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Results

The full Guy Walter Stakes 2024 results including the Guy Walter Stakes winner in 2024 will be announced below on Saturday March 2, 2024.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes winner Hell Hath No Fury

2024 Guy Walter Stakes winner Hell Hath No Fury was good up in grade at Royal Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #8 Hell Hath No Fury
  • 2nd: #2 Hinged
  • 3rd: #5 More Secrets

Hell Hath No Fury ($9.50) was good on Verry Elleegant Stakes Day, the four-year-old daughter of Hellbent digging deep when up in grade to hold off the favourite Hinged and post an upset for trainer Annabel Neasham in the 2024 Guy Walter Stakes results.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Odds

The season’s best Guy Walter Stakes 2024 betting odds will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned to back your favourites in the Group 2 on Verry Elleegant Stakes Day.

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Guy Walter Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday March 2, 2024
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Mares 4YO&Up – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1996

Guy Walter Stakes Betting

Guy Walter Stakes betting markets favour in-form mares with nice lead-up form in earlier Sydney races during the start of the autumn. Favourites have a strong record in the race as do last start winners with nice lead-up form.

Dixie Blossoms (2018) defending her title was the last favourite in Guy Walter Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

Krone ($16 in 2021) coming off a Magic Millions Fillies & Mares victory at the Gold Coast was the last mare to win the Guy Walter Stakes off a lead-up win.

Guy Walter Stakes Field

Guy Walter Stakes betting odds & tips at Ladbrokes

Solicit (2016) was odds-on in Guy Walter Stakes betting for her win. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Guy Walter Stakes race field attracts a quality line-up of mares each year that could be heading into tougher Group 1 races over the autumn carnival season in Sydney.

Following a run in the Guy Walter Stakes field, some mares may head to the Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) over the mile on Randwick Guineas Day.

Guy Walter Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Field

The official Guy Walter Stakes 2024 field of autumn mares will be released below on the Wednesday of race week so bookmark this page to view the line-up.

The Chris Waller-trained Hinged looking to return to winning form fresh leads betting on the small but quality Guy Walter Stakes 2024 field at Randwick this weekend following the scratching of her stablemate Olentia.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Guy Walter Stakes 2024 close the Monday ahead of the event and will be updated below in full.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x614x1250x AUSBRED FLIRT M 5 Brad Widdup 92
2 23417420×0 BARBIE’S FOX M 7 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 101
3 43x793342x DUAIS M 6 Edward Cummings 112
4 844x40786x HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 104
5 458×656371 ITA M 6 Bjorn Baker 82
6 17203x MISS COUVER M 4 Anthony Cummings 60
7 220×152114 MISS FABERGE M 4 John Sargent 80
8 3x353x530x MORE SECRETS M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97
9 11x15800x2 OLENTIA M 4 Chris Waller 96

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Guy Walter Stakes Tips

Guy Walter Stakes tips are dominated by mares coming off winning form in similar class races.

Backing the favourite is always a good Guy Walter Stakes betting tip in the event as is looking at those proven at the track and distance, or with Group 1 form from the spring.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Tips

The Ladbrokes’ Best Bets and Guy Walter Stakes 2024 tips will be listed below the week of Verry Elleegant Stakes Day so stay tuned for the mares to back and sack in the Group 2.

  • To Win: #1 Duais ($5.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Going for Edward Cummings’ resuming mare Duais for a touch of value as a class runner kicking things off in the Guy Walter. Nash Rawiller rides the talented six-year-old daughter of Shamus Award who chases her first win in a while. The three-time Group 1 champ hasn’t been first past the post since taking out the Tancred back in March of 2022. She was competitive in plenty of top events last prep however including a Cox Plate fourth and second in the Champions Stakes. Think she might be back in the winners stall soon and hopefully that is fresh on Saturday in a Sydney Group 2.

Guy Walter Stakes Form Guide

The Guy Walter Stakes form guide details for punters all of the essential information like jockeys, trainers and barriers.

The Guy Walter Stakes form has stacked up in better autumn races in recent years.

In 2014 Catkins backed up from her Wiggle Stakes win to run third to Steps In Time in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m). Catkins and Sharnee Rose ran the quinella in the then Group 3 Wiggle Stakes that year and two runs later also finished one-two in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m).

After her second win in 2013, Steps In Time went on to run a brave Coolmore Classic fourth and second place-getter Streama finished third in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) two runs later. The 2011 Wiggle Stakes winner Jersey Lily also backed-up to run second the Coolmore Classic to Aloha.

2023 Guy Walter Stakes Winner Hope In Your Heart

Hope In Your Heart was good fresh winning the 2023 Guy Walter Stakes in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

More recently the Guy Walter Stakes form from 2021 was franked with the winner Krone taking out the Group 1 Coolmore Classic next-up, while the third placed Icebath won that spring’s $2 million The Invitation race.

The 2022 Guy Walter form was franked with the winning mare Forbidden Love winning the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes – George Ryder Stakes double at her next two starts before a fourth in that year’s Doncaster Mile results. The runner-up Promise Of Success further franked the form with a win in that year’s The Invitation.

In 2023 the Guy Walter winning mare Hope In Your Heart went on to frank the form with Group 1 fourths in the Coolmore Classic and Doncaster Mile before finishing second in the Queen Of The Turf Stakes results that season.

2024 Guy Walter Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Guy Walter Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Guy Walter Stakes Results

Favourites have dominated the Guy Walter Stakes race results in recent years.

Notable recent Guy Walter Stakes / Wiggle Stakes winners include Forbidden Love (2022), Krone (2021), Dixie Blossoms (2017-18), Catkins (2014), Steps In Time (2012-13), and Hot Danish (2008-09).

Guy Walter Stakes Winners

Past Wiggle Stakes / Guy Walter Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Hell Hath No Fury Hinged More Secrets
2023 Hope In Your Heart Larkspur Run Mustang Valley
2022 Forbidden Love Promise Of Success Vangelic
2021 Crone Tricky Gal Icebath
2020 Dawn Dawn Sweet Deal Pohutukawa
2019 Alassio Dixie Blossoms Manicure
2018 Dixie Blossoms Raiment Francaletta
2017 Dixie Blossoms Zanbagh Flippant
2016 Solicit Zanbagh Peeping
2015 Danesiri Cosmic Endeavour Mahara
2014 Catkins Sharnee Rose Dear Demi
2013 Steps In Time Streama Pear Tart
2012 Steps In Time Foxstar Ladys Angel
2011 Jersey Lily Turnstiles Kiss From a Rose
2010 Dane Julia Bejewelled Messenger
2009 Hot Danish Absolutelyfabulous Mary’s Grace
2008 Hot Danish Like Me Wild Hairy
2007 Doubting Grey Stream Shirl Pegasus
2006 Bhandara Prisoner of Love Pekalan
2005 Danni Martine Golden Weekend Hec Of A Party
2004 Gold Lottey Hennessy Waltz Lucida
2003 Forum Floozie Size Her Up Brecon Rose
2002 Youhadyourwarning Veloce Card Queen
2001 Corelli Say Good Morning Sorrento
2000 Stella Maree Mary Machree Little Pattie