Guy Walter Stakes 2022

Saturday February 26, 2022

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 Chipping Norton Stakes Day in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

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 $200,000 in total prize money including $110,000 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 via an earlier Sydney run in the Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) and the last to complete the double was Catkins (2014).

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 February 26, 2022 and was won in runaway fashion by the Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Forbidden Love ($7.50). 

Guy Walter Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Mares 4YO&Up – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1996

2022 Guy Walter Stakes Results

The full Guy Walter Stakes 2022 results including the Guy Walter Stakes winner in 2022 will be announced below on Saturday February 26, 2022.

  • 1st: #2 Forbidden Love ($7.50)
  • 2nd: #11 Promise Of Success
  • 3rd: #3 Vangelic

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.

2022 Guy Walter Stakes Odds

The season’s best Guy Walter Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned to back your favourites in the Group 2 on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Guy Walter Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

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 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.

The key lead-up is the Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) earlier in February and the Breeders Classic – Guy Walter Stakes double was won three straight years by Catkins (2014) and dual winner Steps In Time (2012-13).

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.

2022 Guy Walter Stakes Field

The official Guy Walter Stakes 2022 field of autumn mares will be released below on the Wednesday of race week so bookmark this page to view the line-up.

The spring’s $2 million The Invitation winning mare Icebath leads a top 2022 Guy Walter Stakes final field for Saturday in Sydney.

SCRATCHINGS UPDATE:

  • #4 Nimalee (5)
  • #5 Electric Girl (3)
  • #10 More Prophets (1)
  • #12 Lady Banff (11)

2022 Guy Walter Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Guy Walter Stakes 2022 close the Monday ahead of the event and will be updated below in full.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 349x1541x3 ELECTRIC GIRL M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 103
2 07x47830x2 FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 104
3 x132247x14 GALGANI M 5 Nikki Burke 77
4 1327x6030x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham 95
5 2x354912x6 ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 107
6 116x638x23 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 93
7 1x216133x2 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 4 Daniel Morton 102
8 85329×5722 LADY BANFF M 4 Matthew Dunn 73
9 14141216×5 MIRRA VISION M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
10 6x611920x9 MORE PROPHETS M 5 John Thompson 93
11 194x42446x NIMALEE M 5 Matthew Smith 106
12 x132x121x2 PROMISE OF SUCCESS (GB) M 6 John O’Shea 90
13 14x300x57x SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
14 245x41053x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 107

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.

2022 Guy Walter Stakes Tips

The Ladbrokes’ Best Bets and Guy Walter Stakes 2022 tips will be listed below the week of Chipping Norton Stakes Day so stay tuned for the mares to back and sack in the Group 2.

  • To Win: #8 Icebath ($2.30 at time of publish)

Great edition of the Guy Walter and there’s a few genuine mudlarks making for a contest on a sure to be Heavy track. Included in that group is the deserving favourite Icebath whose strike-rate in the wet is pretty good. She was a star in the spring winning the $2 million The Invitation here before heading south for a devastatingly close second in Flemington’s Group 1 Cantala Stakes. First-up in the Expressway was good over 1200m running second, she’s fitter and gets a better distance here. All class and should win.

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 best lead-up race is the Breeders Classic, while 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 placegetter 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.

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.

2022 Guy Walter Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Guy Walter Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Guy Walter Stakes Results

Favourites dominate the Guy Walter Stakes results in recent years. Notable recent Guy Walter Stakes / Wiggle Stakes winners include Krone (2021), Dixie Blossoms (2017-18), Catkins (2014), Steps In Time (2012-13) and Hot Danish (2008-09).

Guy Walter Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Guy Walter Stakes 1st Forbidden Love 1 minute 25.49 seconds
2nd Promise Of Success
3rd Vangelic
2021 Guy Walter Stakes 1st Krone 1 minute 22.76 seconds
2nd Tricky Gal
3rd Icebath
2020 Guy Walter Stakes 1st Dawn Dawn 1 minute 20.83 seconds
2nd Sweet Deal
3rd Pohutukawa
2019 Guy Walter Stakes 1st Alassio 1 minute 22.27 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Manicure
2018 Guy Walter Stakes 1st Dixie Blossoms 1 minute 22.66 seconds
2nd Raiment
3rd Francaletta
2017 Guy Walter Stakes 1st Dixie Blossoms 1 minute 26.58 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Flippant
2016 Guy Walter Stakes 1st Solicit 1 minute 20.3 seconds
2nd Zanbagh
3rd Peeping
2015 Guy Walkter Stakes 1st Danesiri 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Cosmic Endeavour
3rd Mahara
2014 Wiggle Stakes 1st Catkins 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Sharnee Rose
3rd Dear Demi
2013 Wiggle Stakes 1st Steps In Time 1 minute 21.6 seconds
2nd Streama
3rd Pear Tart
2012 Wiggle Stakes 1st Steps In Time 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Foxtar
3rd Lady’s Angel
2011 Wiggle Stakes 1st Jersey Lily 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Graceful Anna
3rd Turnstiles
2010 Wiggle Stakes 1st Dane Julia 1 minute 23.79 seconds
2nd Bejewelled
3rd Messenger
2009 Wiggle Stakes 1st Hot Danish 1 minute 21.40 seconds
2nd Absolutelyfabulous
3rd Mary’s Grace
2008 Wiggle Stakes 1st Hot Danish 1 minute 23.63 seconds
2nd Like Me Wild
3rd Hairy
2007 Wiggle Stakes 1st Doubting 1 minute 22.61 seconds
2nd Grey Stream
3rd Shirl Pegasus
2006 Wiggle Stakes 1st Bhandara 1 minute 23.08 seconds
2nd Prisoner Of Love
3rd Pekalan
2005 Wiggle Stakes 1st Danni Martine 1 minute 23.78 seconds
2nd Golden Weekend
3rd Hec Of A Party
2004 Wiggle Stakes 1st Gold Lottey 1 minute 24.45 seconds
2nd Hennessy Waltz
3rd Lucida
2003 Wiggle Stakes 1st Forum Floozie 1 minute 22.89 seconds
2nd Size Her Up
3rd Brecon Rose
2002 Wiggle Stakes 1st Youhadyourwarning 1 minute 23.03 seconds
2nd Veloce
3rd Card Queen
2001 Wiggle Stakes 1st Corelli 1 minute 26.89 seconds
2nd Say Good Morning
3rd Sorrento
2000 Wiggle Stakes 1st Stella Maree 1 minute 28.59 seconds
2nd Mary Machree
3rd Little Pattie