Matriarch Stakes 2020

Saturday November 7, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Matriarch Stakes winners often go on to win a Group 1 the following autumn

The Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 support race on the Mackinnon Stakes Day program held on the first Saturday of November at Flemington Racecourse each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The fourth and final meeting of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Mackinnon Stakes Day takes place four days after the coveted Melbourne Cup at the same track on the first Tuesday of November every year.

Two elite levels headline the program with the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m), a race formerly held a week earlier prior to 2016, and the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) for the spring sprinters.

The race is the only Group 2 race on the card and offers $300,000 in total prize money. It is a set weights plus penalties event open to mares only and has produced a number of subsequent Group 1 winners in recent years including Lucia Valentina (2015) who won the Group 1 $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney the following April.

The latest edition of the Matriach Stakes ran on Saturday November 7, 2020 and was won by Affair To Remember. 

2020 Matriarch Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Affair To Remember
  • 2nd: #6 Paradee
  • 3rd: #2 Toffee Tongue
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Poy (a) 10 55kg $7
2 6 PARADEE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 0.1L 7 57.5kg $10
3 2 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Ben Melham 0.2L 13 58.5kg $8.50
4 11 ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani Craig Williams 1.95L 9 55kg $31
5 10 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Daniel Stackhouse 2.05L 12 55kg $7.50
6 8 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 2.15L 2 55kg $18
7 5 BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 2.25L 6 57.5kg $31
8 13 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 2.65L 4 55kg $4.80F
9 3 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Hugh Bowman 2.85L 5 57.5kg $5.50
10 7 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3.6L 3 56.5kg $13
11 4 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Luke Currie 5.6L 1 57.5kg $15
12 15 NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 7.1L 11 55kg $151
13 14 IMELDA MARY (NZ) Brett Scott Michael Walker 13.1L 8 55kg $201
1 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Jye McNeil 0
9 DANZDANZDANCE Dean Binaisse Glen Boss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Matriarch Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday November 7, 2020
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 4YO&Up Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1995

Matriarch Stakes Odds & Betting

While not as popular as the Group 1 odds on offer on Mackinnon Stakes Day, Matriarch Stakes betting still attracts plenty of interest each Cup Carnival and opens the Wednesday before the race when the field of mares is released by Racing Victoria.

Mares that have previous Group 1 spring racing experience often dominate the Matriarch Stakes odds, especially those out of tougher lead-up races like the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) the Saturday before on Derby Day.

Previous Flemington race experience and proven form over 2000m also has mares kept safe in Matriarch Stakes betting by the bookies each season.

2020 Matriarch Stakes Betting

The season’s top Matriarch Stakes 2020 betting odds and Flemington market links to the Mackinnon Stakes Day support act will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the top prices on the spring mares.


Matriarch Stakes Tips

Matriach Stakes tips to take to the bookmakers during the Melbourne Cup Carnival include backing mares with previous winning form over the distance (2000m) and at the Flemington track, looking at runners coming off a top three effort in similar class and the any recent Group 1 performers dropping back in class.

The set weights plus penalties conditions of the race ensure that the classier mares usually reign supreme so favourites make for a good Matriarch Stakes betting tip.

2020 Matriarch Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Matriarch Stakes 2020 tips and Flemington racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the mares to back and sack in the Matriarch Stakes betting markets this spring.

Matriarch Stakes Field

The Matriarch Stakes field attracts a line-up of classy mares every spring, the majority of which are using it as a final chance to secure a Group win for the season before turning out for a spell.

Matriarch Stakes runners come via a number of different lead-up runs. In 2015 Lucia Valentina came off a run in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and won the following autumn’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney.

Matriarch Stakes odds & betting - Ladbrokes.com.au

Matriarch Stakes winner Lucia Valentina (2015) went on to win a Group 1 in Sydney the following autumn. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Another more traditional lead-up into the Matriarch Stakes field for mares is the Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day.

The last mare to complete the Tesio Stakes – Matriarch Stakes double was Suavito (2014) who also went on to win the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) the following autumn. In 2017 the Matriarch Stakes winner Savapinski improved on a lead-up second in the Tesio Stakes.

Mares that are not heading to the paddock may back-up in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) a week later at Sandown, a race the 2015 Matriarch Stakes third placegetter Casino Dancer won on the quick back-up. In 2013 the Matriarch Stakes runner-up Queenstown ran third in the Group 2 Sandown Classic (2400m) a week later when the race ran at Caulfield.

Matriarch Stakes nominations close the Monday before Mackinnon Stakes Day runs on the Saturday and the final field and barriers are out on the Wednesday.

2020 Matriarch Stakes Field

The official Matriarch Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Mackinnon Stakes Day and will be published in full below once released so stay tuned to see what mares make the line-up in the lucrative Group 2 showdown.

The 2020 Matriarch Stakes field features 15 quality mares including last start Bendigo Cup winner Princess Jenni and Chris Waller’s Group 1 winner Toffee Tongue out wide in gate 15 as the equal highest-rated in the event.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x356x80571 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Jye McNeil 13 59.5kg 105
2 22221×5820 TOFFEE TONGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Ben Melham 15 58.5kg 105
3 21111×9039 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Hugh Bowman 5 57.5kg 99
4 10320×4028 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Luke Currie 1 57.5kg 97
5 04x180x384 BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 7 57.5kg 89
6 x13116x453 PARADEE Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 8 57.5kg 83
7 0x38x31145 IN GOOD HEALTH Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 3 56.5kg 98
8 x507x06360 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah (late alt) 2 55kg 101
9 x5663x9006 DANZDANZDANCE Dean Binaisse Glen Boss 6 55kg 99
10 111×536132 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Daniel Stackhouse 14 55kg 92
11 x3473x6363 ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani Craig Williams 10 55kg 88
12 3133×50192 AFFAIR TO REMEMBER Dan O’Sullivan Michael Poy (a) 11 55kg 82
13 11×134 CHAILLOT Archie Alexander Declan Bates 4 55kg 87
14 1300x1x797 IMELDA MARY (NZ) Brett Scott Michael Walker 9 55kg 89
15 21x302x745 NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 12 55kg 72

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Matriarch Stakes Form Guide

The Matriarch Stakes form guide provides punters with all the crucial information and statistics from the jockeys, trainers and barriers to the track / distance records of all the mares in the field.

In recent years the Matriarch Stakes form has gone on to hold-up in tougher races the following autumn with plenty of winners taking out a Group 1 race in Melbourne early the next year.

2020 Matriarch Stakes Form Guide

A link to the comprehensive Matriarch Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for all the facts / stats you need to place a winning wager on the Matriarch Stakes field this spring.

Matriarch Stakes Results

The Matriach Stakes results have been a mix between single and double-figure winners over the past decade, but the majority came off a top three run in Melbourne leading up to the Group 2.

Notable recent Matriarch Stakes winners include Lucia Valentina (2015), Suavito (2014) and Purple (2009).

Matriarch Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Affair To Remember Paradee Toffee Tongue 2:03.0
2019 Oceanex Miss Siska Aristocratic Miss 2:03.2
2018 Kenedna Miss Siska Luvaluva 2:03.8
2017 Savapinski Payroll Token Of Love 2:01.5
2016 Jessy Belle Sort After Happy Hannah 2:04.7
2015 Lucia Valentina Manageress Casino Dancer 2:04.1
2014 Suavito Girl In Flight Amanpour 2:01.7
2013 Girl Gone Rockin’ Queenstown Keep De Rose 2:04.7
2012 Midnight Martini Lake Sententia Crafty Irna 2:03.1
2011 Vintedge Stole Skyerush 2:01.2
2010 Well Rounded Purple Keep The Peace 2:02.5
2009 Purple Moment in Time Lady Lynette 2:00.1
2008 Bird of Fire Tan Tat De Lago El Daana 2:05.0
2007 Hidden Strings Sovereign Miss Danevade 2:03.9
2006 Brom Felinity Pin Up Purde 2:02.1
2005 Sutology Storm Alert Aqua D Amore 2:02.1
2004 Demerger Aint Seen Nothin Full Spec 2:04.8
2003 Sweet Corn Sylvaner Mrs Tendulkar 2:04.4
2002 Damaschino Little Miss Quick Terrenora 2:00.6
2001 Piper Star Umaline Tickle My 2:01.5
2000 Flushed Nova Clause Tickle My 2:02.6