Magic Night Stakes 2020

Saturday March 14, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Magic Night Stakes has been a good guide to the ATC Inglis’ Sires Produce Stakes in recent years

The Magic Night Stakes is a Group 3 lead-up race into the iconic Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) and runs at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Coolmore Classic Day each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by the fillies and mares facing off in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m), while the Magic Night Stakes is one of a host of Group status support acts on the card. Held the week prior to the Golden Slipper Stakes the set weights event is open only to two-year-old fillies and is contested over 1200m sprint distance.

The Magic Night Stakes offers a ballot exemption to the winner for the Golden Slipper Stakes and offers a total of $175,000 in prize money, including just under $100,000 for the successful connections.

In 2019 the filly Kiamichi became the first two-year-old to complete the Magic Night Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double since Bint Marscay back in 1993 based on the difficulty for juveniles backing up on successive Saturdays. Prior to Kiamichi, the last Golden Slipper Stakes winner to come off a lead-up in the Magic Night Stakes was Calaway Gal (2nd in 2002).

The latest edition of the Magic Night Stakes took place on Saturday March 14, 2020 and was won by the Godolphin-raced Thermosphere in an upset. 

Magic Night Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 14, 2020
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $175,000
  • First Run: 1975

2020 Magic Night Stakes Results

The complete Magic Night Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be published right here once the race is run on Saturday March 14, 2020.

  • 1st: #6 Thermosphere
  • 2nd: #3 Time Is Precious
  • 3rd: #10 Jemss

The 2020 Magic Night Stakes results saw an upset win by last year’s winning stable, Godolphin going back-to-back in the Slipper lead-up this time with roughie hope but known wet-track performer Thermosphere ($19). She gets the chance now to complete the Magic Night – Golden Slipper double for trainer James Cummings who did it in 2019 with Kiamichi who also did it at big odds in the wet.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings James McDonald 5 55.5kg $19
2 3 TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 0.4L 2 55.5kg $8
3 10 JEMSS David Payne Glyn Schofield 0.6L 11 55.5kg $91
4 2 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Andrew Adkins 1.1L 6 55.5kg $12
5 1 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1.6L 3 55.5kg $3F
6 13 FALL ON A STAR Kris Lees Michael Walker 2L 1 55.5kg $61
7 7 DISMISSAL Gary Portelli Ms Rachel King 3.5L 12 55.5kg $31
8 5 DUBAI STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4.8L 13 55.5kg $8
9 12 HYBRID THEORY Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 5.9L 9 55.5kg $61
10 15 ONLY MINE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 6.6L 4 55.5kg $21
11 8 KAAKIT AKIT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 8.1L 10 55.5kg $7.50
12 9 DOTTIE DEE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 9L 7 55.5kg $15
13 4 SANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 10.7L 15 55.5kg $9.50
14 11 HEMBROW Michael Costa Jean Van Overmeire (a) 12.3L 14 55.5kg $61
15 14 EMBELLER John Thompson Jye McNeil 22.4L 8 55.5kg $31

Magic Night Stakes Betting & Odds

Magic Night Stakes odds favour fillies with previous winning form especially in Sydney and those previously tested at the 1200m distance.

Magic Night Stakes betting opens after the field of final acceptances is released the Wednesday before the race. Favourites have a fair record in the race that has been dominated by single figure hopes in recent years with Kiamichi ($21 in 2019) the first double-figure Magic Night Stakes winner since Indian Ocean ($12 in 2009). Upsets continued in 2020 however with Thermosphere ($19 in 2020), a stablemate of Kiamichi.

2020 Magic Night Stakes Odds

Our top Magic Night Stakes 2020 betting odds on the hopeful young fillies will be available right here the week of the race so bookmark this page for the best autumn racing markets.

Magic Night Stakes Field

The Magic Night Stakes field attracts a line-up of promising two-year-old fillies, many eyeing an eleventh hour shot at making the Golden Slipper Stakes field the following Saturday.

Fillies often come into the race via runs in earlier autumn events for their kind including the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) or the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m). The best performing fillies out of the Magic Night Stakes field often back-up into the Golden Slipper Stakes.

In 2014 Bring Me The Maid won the Group 2 and finished a brave third in the Golden Slipper Stakes the following weekend behind Mossfun. A few years later the 2017 Magic Night winner Tulip also finished third next-up in the Golden Slipper trifecta, as did Sunlight in 2018. In 2019 Kiamichi scored an upset win in the Magic Night Stakes before going on to win the Golden Slipper, the first to do the double since 1993.

Other recent Magic Night Stakes winners to place in the Golden Slipper Stakes include Portillo (3rd in 2008) and Media (3rd in 2005).

Magic Night Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

Magic Night Stakes betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Calliope (2016) saluted for the punters in the Magic Night Stakes but failed in the Golden Slipper Stakes next start. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2020 Magic Night Stakes Field

The official Magic Night Stakes 2020 field and barrier draw will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 11, 2020  and published below so bookmark this page to see what fillies make the cut in the Golden Slipper lead-up.

Team Snowden’s four-time runner-up Stellar Pauline is tipped to break her maiden status and atone for the string of second placings, including in the Sweet Embrace Stakes last start, heading the 15-starter 2020 Magic Night Stakes final field.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 2×222 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3 55.5kg
2 13 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Andrew Adkins 6 55.5kg
3 1×3 TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 2 55.5kg
4 1x SANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 15 55.5kg
5 26×1 DUBAI STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 13 55.5kg
6 421 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings James McDonald 5 55.5kg
7 843 DISMISSAL Gary Portelli Ms Rachel King 12 55.5kg
8 1 KAAKIT AKIT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Nash Rawiller 10 55.5kg
9 2 DOTTIE DEE (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 7 55.5kg
10 43x JEMSS David Payne Glyn Schofield 11 55.5kg
11 53 HEMBROW Michael Costa Jean Van Overmeire (a) 14 55.5kg
12 1 HYBRID THEORY Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 9 55.5kg
13 6×8 FALL ON A STAR Kris Lees Michael Walker 1 55.5kg
14 3 EMBELLER John Thompson Jye McNeil 8 55.5kg
15 1 ONLY MINE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4 55.5kg

Magic Night Stakes Tips

Looking for fillies with winning lead-up form in similar class, those proven over 1200m and Group race graduates in lead-up Sydney races for fillies are key Magic Night Stakes tips.

Backing runners under $10 for the win is another good Magic Night Stakes betting tip as double figure hopes have a poor recent record in the race.

Magic Night Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Night Stakes 2020 betting tips and exotic Group 3 racing selections will be detailed below soon after the field is out so stay tuned for the fillies to get behind in the Coolmore Classic Day race this autumn.

Magic Night Stakes Form Guide

The Magic Night Stakes form guide details all of the key information punters need including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form. As well as the Golden Slipper Stakes, the Magic Night Stakes form has stacked up in other subsequent Sydney Group 1 races.

In 2014 Peggy Jean ran third Bring Me The Maid in the Magic Night Stakes before winning the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick at her next start.

The previous year the Magic Night Stakes winner Scandiva (2013) finished second to Guelph in the Sires’ Produce next run, while in 2011 Magic Night Stakes runner-up Pane In The Glass ran third in the Inglis Sires’ and second the following run to Helmet in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m).

2020 Magic Night Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Magic Night Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Magic Night Stakes Results

Single-figure fancies have dominated the Magic Night Stakes results in recent years.

Notable recent Magic Night Stakes winners include Kiamichi (2019), Sunlight (2018), Tulip (2017), Speak Fondly (2015), Bring Me The Maid (2014) and Gold Edition (2006).

Magic Night Stakes Winners

Year Winner
2020 Thermosphere
2019 Kiamichi
2018 Sunlight
2017 Tulip
2016 Calliope
2015 Speak Fondly
2014 Bring Me The Maid
2013 Scandiva
2012 Ichihara
2011 Altar
2010 Willow Creek
2009 Indian Ocean
2008 Portillo
2007 Downhill Racer
2006 Gold Edition
2005 Media
2004 Alizes
2003 Shamekha
2002 Victory Vein
2001 Hosannah
2000 Preserve