McEwen Stakes 2020

Saturday September 5, 2020

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 John F. 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 VRC Sprint 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 5, 2020 and was won by returning Group 1 winning mare Bella Vella. 

2020 McEwen Stakes Results

The official Mitty’s McEwen Stakes 2020 results and finishing order will be known and published below on Saturday September 5, 2020.

  • 1st: #5 Bella Vella
  • 2nd: #2 Ashlor
  • 3rd: #7 Brooklyn Hustle

Bella Vella ($4) returned a Group 2 winner at The Valley with the resuming Robert Sangster champ digging deep to salute in the McEwen Stakes 2020 results ahead of the Group 1 Moir.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Jamie Kah 8 56.5kg $4
2 2 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 0.1L 4 58.5kg $31
3 7 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Ben Melham 0.85L 2 56.5kg $3.80EF
4 8 HANSEATIC Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Williams 1.05L 9 52kg $3.80EF
5 4 FINE DANE John Moloney Patrick Moloney 1.55L 1 58.5kg $31
6 9 RULERSHIP Peter & Paul Snowden Dean Yendall 2.05L 3 52kg $12
7 1 DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 2.35L 6 58.5kg $31
8 3 BONS AWAY Wendy Kelly Craig Newitt 5.35L 7 58.5kg $8
9 6 WITHERSPOON Kris Lees Damien Oliver 6.1L 5 56.5kg $14

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

McEwen Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday September 5, 2020
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1000m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1995

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.

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

Nature Strip ($1.50 in 2018) was the last favourite in McEwen Stakes betting to win when saluting at an odds-on quote.

2020 McEwen Stakes Odds

Market links to our top Mitty’s McEwen Stakes 2020 odds on the potential Group 1 winning sprinters of the spring will be detailed below the week of the race.

McEwen Stakes Field

McEwen Stakes Winners - Nature Strip (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Ladbrokes.com.au

2018 McEwen Stakes winner Nature Strip. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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 VRC Sprint Classic – formerly 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.

2020 McEwen Stakes Field

The official Mitty’s McEwen Stakes 2020 Field & Barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The 2020 McEwen Stakes final field attracted just nine hopefuls led in betting by the returning colt Hanseatic in the outside alley and last start winner Brooklyn Hustle out to add to her commanding record at The Valley.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x4509x60x DESPATCH Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 58.5kg 105
2 4132494146 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 4 58.5kg 96
3 x2255x497x BONS AWAY Wendy Kelly Craig Newitt 7 58.5kg 101
4 219x60230x FINE DANE John Moloney Patrick Moloney 1 58.5kg 87
5 10152x111x BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Jamie Kah 8 56.5kg 105
6 2×16203113 WITHERSPOON Kris Lees Damien Oliver 5 56.5kg 88
7 1x55x535x1 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Dwayne Dunn 2 56.5kg 84
8 1x1120x HANSEATIC Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Williams 9 52kg 92
9 1284×33 RULERSHIP Peter & Paul Snowden Dean Yendall 3 52kg 75

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 McEwen Stakes Nominations

The early Mitty’s McEwen Stakes 2020 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

The 2020 McEwen Stakes nominations have been extended until 11am on Tuesday morning after drawing just 11 early entries led by returning Blue Diamond Stakes runner-up Hanseatic.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 4132494146 ASHLOR G 7 Dan McCarthy 96
2 10152x111x BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken 105
3 x2255x497x BONS AWAY G 7 Wendy Kelly 101
4 1x55x535x1 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 84
5 0x4509x60x DESPATCH G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 105
6 41x548111x DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 94
7 219x60230x FINE DANE G 5 John Moloney 87
8 1x1120x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
9 x1330D0517 JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell 107
10 1284×33 RULERSHIP C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 75
11 2×16203113 WITHERSPOON M 5 Kris Lees 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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 especially in the Moir Stakes.

2020 McEwen Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ McEwen Stakes 2020 best bet will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned!

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 Moir Stakes and VRC Sprint Classic.

For example, the 2018 McEwen Stakes winner Nature Strip went on to win the following year’s Moir Stakes – VRC Sprint Classic double among other subsequent Group 1 sprint wins by the champion.

2020 McEwen Stakes Form Guide

A link to our complete McEwen Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

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 Nature Strip (2018), Chautauqua (2015), Buffering (2011), Hay List (2010) and Miss Andretti (2006).

McEwen Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Bella Vella Ashlor Brooklyn Hustle 0:58.02
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