Guy Walter Stakes 2020

Saturday February 29, 2020

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 next edition of the Guy Walter Stakes took place on Saturday February 29, 2020 and was won by the Team Hawkes-trained All Too Hard mare Dawn Dawn. 

Guy Walter Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 29, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Mares 4YO&Up – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1996

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Results

The full Guy Walter Stakes 2020 results including the Guy Walter Stakes winner in 2020 will be announced below on Saturday February 29, 2020.

  • 1st: #9 Dawn Dawn
  • 2nd: #4 Sweet Deal
  • 3rd: #6 Pohutukawa

The Team Hawkes-trained Coolmore Classic hopeful Dawn Dawn ($13) enjoyed a narrow win right on the line in the 2020 Guy Walter Stakes having run down the favourite and her last start conqueror in the Triscay Stakes, Sweet Deal ($2.50), in an upset.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 9 54kg $13
2 4 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Blake Shinn 0.1L 2 55.5kg $2.50F
3 6 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 0.2L 10 55kg $5
4 7 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 1.7L 8 54kg $17
5 2 NOIRE Chris Waller Glen Boss 1.9L 5 56kg $21
6 5 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3L 6 55kg $7
7 1 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3.2L 7 56kg $9
8 3 FIESTA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.7L 4 56kg $15
9 8 CONNEMARA Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 8.1L 3 54kg $21
10 10 HELGA Les Bridge Andrew Adkins 10.5L 1 54kg $61

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.

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Betting

The season’s best Guy Walter Stakes 2020 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 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.

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Field

The official Guy Walter Stakes 2020 field of autumn mares will be released below on the Wednesday of race week so bookmark this page to view the line-up.

The 2020 Guy Walter Stakes final field features 10 mares led in betting by Sweet Deal for John Thompson, the consistent five-year-old coming off a lead-up win in the Triscay Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2121x221x0 REELEM IN RUBY Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 56kg 104
2 47x54565x5 NOIRE Chris Waller Glen Boss 5 56kg 100
3 1607x504x0 FIESTA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 56kg 99
4 x5451131x1 SWEET DEAL John Thompson Blake Shinn 2 55.5kg 106
5 49x16x405x CON TE PARTIRO (USA) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 55kg 101
6 832x4247x3 POHUTUKAWA James Cummings James McDonald 10 55kg 99
7 448x1332x6 SWEET SCANDAL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 8 54kg 95
8 2222133×49 CONNEMARA Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 3 54kg 92
9 76x2130x34 DAWN DAWN Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 9 54kg 89
10 5x1138x315 HELGA Les Bridge Andrew Adkins 1 54kg 78

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.

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Tips

The Ladbrokes’ Best Bets and Guy Walter Stakes 2020 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.

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.

2020 Guy Walter Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Guy Walter Stakes 2020 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
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