Guy Walter Stakes 2021

Saturday February 27, 2021

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 latest edition of the Guy Walter Stakes took place on Saturday February 27, 2021 and was won by $16 outsider Krone from Queensland. 

Guy Walter Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Mares 4YO&Up – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1996

2021 Guy Walter Stakes Results

The full Guy Walter Stakes 2021 results including the Guy Walter Stakes winner in 2021 will be announced below on Saturday February 27, 2021.

  • 1st: #8 Krone
  • 2nd: #9 Tricky Gal
  • 3rd: #7 Icebath

Queensland raider Krone ($16) backed-up off her January success in the $1 million Magic Millions Fillies & Mares race to beat home the Sydney mares in an upset 2021 Guy Walter Stakes result.

Guy Walter Stakes Odds & 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 (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.

2021 Guy Walter Stakes Betting

The season’s best Guy Walter Stakes 2021 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.

Guy Walter Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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).

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

2021 Guy Walter Stakes Field

The official Guy Walter Stakes 2021 field of autumn mares will be released below on the Wednesday of race week so bookmark this page to view the line-up.

Chris Waller’s class mare Funstar heads a 10-horse 2021 Guy Walter Stakes field but also holds a final acceptance for the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes on the same race card.

2021 Guy Walter Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the Guy Walter Stakes 2021 close the Monday ahead of the event and will be updated below in full.

Racing NSW have extended the 2021 Guy Walter Stakes nominations until Tuesday with 15 early entries led in betting by the Chris Waller-trained Epsom Handicap runner-up Funstar.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 17222130×6 BAM’S ON FIRE M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 101
2 7x415219x3 EMERALDS M 4 John Sargent 101
3 142x6220x4 FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller 108
4 x40280115x GREYSFUL GLAMOUR M 5 Mark Newnham 106
5 x3150x6583 HELGA M 5 Les Bridge 76
6 3x242512x3 ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 104
7 60x4970x06 INTO THE ABYSS M 5 John Thompson 87
8 02521×0301 KRONE M 5 Tony Gollan 101
9 68×6332252 MAUI GIRL M 5 Jason Coyle 69
10 21363×9341 OUTBACK DIVA M 5 Richard & Michael Freedman 85
11 1x221x07x4 REELEM IN RUBY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 102
12 0x425x1133 SNAPDANCER M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
13 255x19941x SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson 108
14 27x15522x2 TRICKY GAL M 5 Matthew Smith 96
15 0x44205x50 YAMAZAKI M 5 David Pfieffer 84

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.

2021 Guy Walter Stakes Tips

The Ladbrokes’ Best Bets and Guy Walter Stakes 2021 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: #4 Sweet Deal ($7 at time of publish) 

A number of different form lines to follow into the Guy Walter this year, but for value going to go with the resuming Sweet Deal. She gets the run of the race from barrier three and has an excellent first-up record (7:2-2-1). Won Newcastle’s $1 million The Hunter last start in the spring, has looked strong in two recent Randwick trials and this is an excellent distance for her.

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.

2021 Guy Walter Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Guy Walter Stakes 2021 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 Dixie Blossoms (2017-18), Catkins (2014), Steps In Time (2012-13) and Hot Danish (2008-09).

Guy Walter Stakes Winners

Year Winner Runner-UP Third Winning Time
2020 Krone Tricky Gal Icebath 1:22.76
2019 Dawn Dawn Sweet Deal Pohutukawa 1:20.83
2018 Dixie Blossoms Raiment Francaletta 1:22.66
2017 Dixie Blossoms Zanbagh Flippant 1:26.58
2016 Solicit Zanbagh Peeping 1:20.3
2015 Danesiri Cosmic Endeavour Mahara 1:22.2
2014 Catkins Sharnee Rose Dear Demi 1:23.4
2013 Steps In Time Streama Pear Tart 1:21.6
2012 Steps In Time Foxtar Ladys Angel 1:23.6
2011 Jersey Lily Graceful Anna Turnstiles 1:22.2
2010 Dane Julia Bejewelled Messenger 1:23.7
2009 Hot Danish Absolutelyfabulous Mary’s Grace 1:21.4
2008 Hot Danish Like Me Wild Hairy 1:23.6
2007 Doubting Grey Stream Shirl Pegasus 1:22.6
2006 Bhandara Prisoner Of Love Pekalan 1:23.0
2005 Danni Martine Golden Weekend Hec Of A Party 1:23.7
2004 Gold Lottery Hennessy Waltz Lucida 1:24.4
2003 Forum Floozie Size Her Up Brecon Rose 1:22.8
2002 Youhadyourwarning Veloce Card Queen 1:23.0
2001 Corelli Say Good Morning Sorrento 1:26.8
2000 Stella Maree Mary Machree Little Pattie 1:28.5