McEwen Stakes 2019

Saturday September 7, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The McEwen Stakes is a good guide to the Group 1 Manikato Stakes

The McEwen Stakes is a Group 2 sprint race contested at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Day in early September during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Headlining the day’s action is the Group 2 John F. Feehan Stakes (1600m) for Cox Plate hopes, while the McEwen Stakes attracts horses heading towards the carnival’s Group 1 sprint features.

Run over 1000m, the McEwen Stakes is a weight-for-age event offering $200,000 in total prize money and was elevated from a Group 3 event for the 2013/14 season. It makes a nice spring kick-off for horses heading towards features like the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) back at Moonee Valley the following month as well as Flemington’s Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) held during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Recent winners of the McEwen Stakes – Manikato Stakes double include Chautauqua (2015), Hay List (2010) and Miss Andretti (2006).

The latest edition of the McEwen Stakes ran on Saturday September 7, 2019 and was won first-up by fresh specialist Faatinah for the Lindsay Park stable.

2019 McEwen Stakes Results

The official Mitty’s McEwen Stakes 2019 results and finishing order will be known and published below on Saturday September 7, 2019 .

  • 1st: #1 Faatinah
  • 2nd: #3 Bons Away
  • 3rd: #4 Eduardo

The McEwen Stakes 2019 winner was impressive first-up specialist Faatinah who returned from his Dubai campaign overseas to salute fresh ahead of his third attempt at the Group 1 Moir Stakes.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 3 58.5kg $8
2 3 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 0.2L 9 58.5kg $4.40
3 4 EDUARDO Sarah Zschoke Brian Park 0.4L 1 58.5kg $3.70F
4 7 MERYL Lee Curtis Dean Yendall 0.6L 2 56.5kg $31
5 2 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 0.8L 6 58.5kg $41
6 9 EVERYDAY LADY Will Clarken John Allen 1L 5 56.5kg $61
7 8 MISS LEONIDAS Shaun Dwyer Dwayne Dunn 1.1L 8 56.5kg $10
8 6 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Oliver 1.3L 4 56.5kg $4.60
9 10 PROPHET’S THUMB David Pfieffer Damian Lane 1.4L 7 56.5kg $6.50
10 5 INN KEEPER Symon Wilde Craig Williams 3.15L 10 58.5kg $31

McEwen Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1995

McEwen Stakes Field

The McEwen Stakes field attracts a class line-up of early spring sprint types heading towards more lucrative features over similar distance over the coming weeks and months in Melbourne.

Many runners in the McEwen Stakes field will be racing first-up or coming off an earlier run at the track in the Listed Carlyon Stakes (1000m).

In 2014 Angelic Light ran third in the Carlyon Stakes before her McEwen Stakes success. She also went on to run second to Lankan Rupee in that year’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes. Lankan Rupee had run second in both the McEwen Stakes and Moir Stakes before his Manikato win and subsequent third in the Darley Classic.

The following year Chautauqua (2015) won the McEwen Stakes first-up before winning the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington followed by the Manikato Stakes. He also ran second in the Darley Classic that November.

2019 McEwen Stakes Field

The official Mittys McEwen Stakes 2019 Field & Barriers is released on the Wednesday of race week and published below.

The 2019 McEwen Stakes Final Field features 10 hopefuls, the wide-open betting market dominated by the likes of Oakleigh Plate third placed Edurado drawn the rails, Bons Away fit second-up and the classy Lindsay Park runner Faatinah drawn a treat in gate three.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 166481320x FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 3 58.5kg 105
2 x1614174x4 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 6 58.5kg 97
3 22x14025x2 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 9 58.5kg 101
4 1x221x303x EDUARDO Sarah Zschoke Brian Park (late alt) 1 58.5kg 101
5 1123x4680x INN KEEPER Symon Wilde Craig Williams 10 58.5kg 93
6 7282x19x0x BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Oliver 4 56.5kg 109
7 0x672133x0 MERYL Lee Curtis Dean Yendall 2 56.5kg 84
8 1x36x2132x MISS LEONIDAS Shaun Dwyer Dwayne Dunn 8 56.5kg 96
9 x12131740x EVERYDAY LADY Will Clarken John Allen 5 56.5kg 92
10 x18316835x PROPHET’S THUMB David Pfieffer Damian Lane 7 56.5kg 82

McEwen Stakes Betting

McEwen Stakes odds are released by bookmakers shortly after the final field and barrier draw is out the Wednesday before the race. Betting is traditionally led by smart sprinters with form at the tight Moonee Valley circuit that have been tested in tougher class.McEwen Stakes Betting & Odds

If racing first-up, those with good records fresh are also dominant in McEwen Stakes betting each spring.

2019 McEwen Stakes Odds

Market links to our top Mittys McEwen Stakes 2019 odds on the potential Group 1 winning sprinters of the spring will be detailed below the week of the race.

McEwen Stakes Tips

Good McEwen Stakes tips include looking for previous Moonee Valley winners, sprinters that can handle the short 1000m trip and class gallopers that have Group 1 experience from previous campaigns.

McEwen Stakes Form Guide

The McEwen Stakes form guide provides punters with all the must-know information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the field.

In recent years the McEwen Stakes form has held up in many tougher spring races including the Moire Stakes and Darley Classic.

McEwen Stakes Results

McEwen Stakes in the past decade have been dominated by the class horses in the race, many of which went on to enjoy Group 1 success later that campaign. Upsets still occur however including the win by Kuroshio ($16) in 2013.

Notable recent McEwen Stakes winners include Chautauqua (2015), Buffering (2011), Hay List (2010) and Miss Andretti (2006).

McEwen Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Faatinah Bons Away Edurado 0:58.4
2018 Nature Strip Houtzen Shoals 0:56.9(R)
2017 Russian Revolution Heatherly Houtzen 0.58.1
2016 Wild Rain Furnaces Heatherly 0:58.8
2015 Chautauqua Flamberge Furnaces 0:58.2
2014 Angelic Light Lankan Rupee Eloping 0:57.5
2013 Kuroshio Moment Of Change General Truce 0:57.8
2012 Bel Sprinter Platelet Snitzem 0:57.3
2011 Buffering Crystal Lily Atomic Force 0:58.5
2010 Hay List Catapulted Reward For Effort 0:59.6
2009 Nicconi Morgan Dollar Secret Flyer 0:57.4
2008 Kaphero Morgan Dollar Lucky Secret 0:59.4
2007 Here De Angels Gold Edition Dr Nipandtuck 0:57.4
2006 Miss Andretti Sassbee Cargo Cult 0:58.8
2005 Strikeline Truly Wicked Titanic Jack 0:59.8
2004 Edgeton Reactive Mistegic 1:01.8
2003 Yell The Big Chill Dantana 0:59.6
2002 Mistegic Shaye Spice Aragonce 1:00.2
2001 Strategic Image Sports Ateates 0:58.4
2000 Testa Rossa Sports Chattanooga 1:13.4