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.
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
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.
||BAM’S ON FIRE
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||INTO THE ABYSS
||Richard & Michael Freedman
||REELEM IN RUBY
||Peter & Paul Snowden
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
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
||Steps In Time
||Steps In Time
||Like Me Wild
||Prisoner Of Love
||Hec Of A Party
||Size Her Up
||Say Good Morning