Ladbrokes Tip: Hyperion Stakes form has held up in tougher Melbourne races over the spring
First contested in 1972, the Hyperion Stakes is a Group 3 ace held in early or mid June during the Perth Winter Racing Carnival. Contested at Belmont Racecourse – which is the other key Perth track outside of Ascot – the event is contested over 1600m and offers a total of $200,000 in prize money.
The weight-for-age race began as a 1000m sprint but has gradually had its distance increased to a mile and is open to horses aged two and above.
It serves as a nice next-up options for graduates out of the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) and Perfect Jewel (2020) was the last horse to do the double.
Many top Perth horses have won the Hyperion Stakes over the years including Asian Beau (1979), Luckygray (2012), Scales Of Justice (2017) and that year’s subsequent Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes winner in Melbourne Gatting (2019).
The latest edition of the Hyperion Stakes ran on Saturday June 12th, 2021 and was narrowly won by Valour Road.
Hyperion Stakes Race Info
- Date: 2021
- Track: Belmont Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1972
2021 Hyperion Stakes Results
The full Hyperion Stakes 2021 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 12th, 2021.
- 1st: #1 Valour Road
- 2nd: #11 Dance Music
- 3rd: #5 Money Matters
It was an exciting photo-finish in the Hyperion Stakes 2021 results between the Simon Miller-trained stablemates Valour Road ($9.50) and Dance Music ($9.50). The narrow winner heads to the paddock now to prepare for a Group 1 Railway Stakes bid in the summer, while Dance Music is expected to race on looking to go one better in the Group 3 Strickland Stakes next start.
Hyperion Stakes Betting
The Hyperion Stakes betting odds are usually led by the season’s top performing Perth horses, especially in-form mares as the female gallopers have a strong recent record in the event with wins by the likes of Elite Belle (2014), Fuchsia Bandana (2015), Wink And A Nod (2016) and Perfect Jewel (2020).
Proven form in the traditional Perth lead-up races is good, especially those coming off a Group 3 Belmont Sprint run over 200m shorter a fortnight prior.
Favourites in Hyperion Stakes markets only have a fair recent strike rate so backing the longer priced chances that ran well in the lead-up is a good bet.
Material Man ($1.75 in 2018) is the latest Hyperion Stakes favourite to win.
2021 Hyperion Stakes Odds
The latest Hyperion Stakes 2021 betting odds will be available right here once released the week of the race so check back for the updated prices on your favourites to win this season’s Hyperion Stakes race in Perth.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Hyperion 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.
Hyperion Stakes Field
The Hyperion Stakes race field is made up of classy local and interstate gallopers, many gearing up for similar features over the winter in Perth including the Group 3 Strickland Stakes (2000m). In recent years, Material Man completed the Belmont Sprint – Hyperion Stakes – Strickland Stakes treble in 2018.
Horses trained outside of Perth rarely make the trip east for the race, so the Hyperion Stakes field and results have been dominated by the local stables.
Fillies and mares have a very strong recent record in the race with four wins in the seven years from 2014-2021.
Nominations for the Hyperion Stakes are taken on the Tuesday of race week followed by final acceptances on the Wednesday at midday.
2021 Hyperion Stakes Field
The official Hyperion Stakes 2021 race field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below showing the top middle-distance horses engaged to face off in the popular Perth Winter Racing Carnival feature.
The 2021 Hyperion Stakes final field features a quality line-up of 13 winter hopefuls led in betting by last start Group 3 Belmont Sprint winner at the track The Velvet King.
2021 Hyperion Stakes Nominations
The Hyperion Stakes 2021 nominations close on the Tuesday of race week, just a day prior to final acceptances.
Hyperion Stakes Betting Tips
The key Hyperion Stakes betting tips are to back in-form mares who have an excellent strike-rate over the past decade and backing the best performers out of the Belmont Sprint lead-up race.
2021 Hyperion Stakes Tips
The Ladbrokes’ insider Hyperion Stakes 2021 betting tips and Belmont race selections on the June showdown will be detailed right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top runners to back for a win in the Group 3.
- To Win: #3 The Velvet King ($2.80 at time of publish)
Going to stick with the punters’ pick here and say The Velvet King can complete the Belmont Sprint – Hyperion Stakes double. The Belmont track specialist was very good last start fresh over 1400m and presents fitter for the run second-up here in a favourable barrier two draw.
Hyperion Stakes Form Guide
The Hyperion Stakes race form guide revels to punters all the relevant information they need to place a successful bet on the race like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of all the runners in the field.
Locally-trained mares have a strong record in the race, so looking at the in-form female gallopers from the WA stables on the Hyperion Stakes form is a top tip.
The Hyperion Stakes form has stacked-up in the later Perth winter Group races including the Strickland Stakes. In 2018 Material Man completed the treble winning all three races, while in 2019 the Belmont Sprint winner Galaxy Star ran a next-up second in the Hyperion before taking out the Strickland.
Perfect Jewel (2020) was the last runner to complete the Belmont Sprint – Hyperion Stakes double.
Hyperion Stakes Form Facts
- The favourites have a solid strike rate in the race with Material Man ($1.75 in 2018) the last to salute for the punters
- The mares have dominated the recent Hyperion Stakes results with four wins from 2014-2021
2021 Hyperion Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Hyperion Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Hyperion Stakes Race Results
The Hyperion Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure mares in recent years with notable winners including Scales Of Justice (2017), Material Man (2018) and Gatting (2019).
Winners of the Hyperion Stakes
|2021||Valour Road||Simon Miller||Brad Rawiller||59 kgs||1:38.56|
|2020||Perfect Jewel||Adam Durant||Patrick Carbery||57 kgs||1:38.60|
|2019||Gatting||Darren McAuliffe||Lee Newman||59 kgs||1:38.21|
|2018||Material Man||Justin Warwick||Lucy Warwick||59 kgs||1:36.55|
|2017||Scales Of Justice||Lindsey Smith||Daniel Staeck||59 kgs||1:37.53|
|2016||Wink And A Nod||Justin Warwick||Lucy Warwick||57 kgs||1:38.16|
|2015||Fuchsia Bandana||Darren Mcauliffe||Jarrad Noske||57 kgs||1:38.52|
|2014||Elite Belle||Grant Williams||William Pike||57 kgs||1:39.77|
|2013||Black Tycoon||Justin Warwick||Troy Turner||59 kgs||1:38.14|
|2012||Luckygray||Gino Poletti||Shaun O’Donnell||59 kgs||1:38.35|
|2011||King Kool Kat||Ian Glading||Duncan Miller||59 kgs||1:36.71|
|2010||Marasco||Fred Kersley||Daniel Staeck||59 kgs||1:23.30|
|2009||Tarzi||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||59 kgs||1:22.15|
|2008||Marasco||Fred Kersley||Paul Harvey||59 kgs||1:22.60|
|2007||No Questions||Trevor Andrews||Jason Brown||56.5 kgs||1:23.26|
|2006||Local Legend||John Price||Paul Harvey||58 kgs||1:22.53|
|2005||Ambers Halo +Lakeside Rhythm||Alan Mathews +Paula Wagg||Jason Whiting +Shaun O’Donnell||55.5 kgs58 kgs||1:25.34|
|2004||Dedicated Miss||Geoff Durrant||Jason Miller||55.5 kgs||1:24.42|
|2003||Tribula||Arthur Mortimer||Jason Brown||55.5 kgs||1:23.31|
|2002||Old Fashion||Vernon Brockman||Stephen Miller||58 kgs||1:24.11|
|2001||Country Blazer||Jim Taylor||Jason Brown||58 kgs||1:24.91|
|2000||Devilish Dealer||Paul Jordan||Mark Sestich||56 kgs||1:23.80|