Memsie Stakes 2019

Saturday August 31, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: First-up runners with a good fresh record are worth backing to win the Memsie Stakes

The Memsie Stakes is the opening Group 1 race of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and takes place at Caulfield Racecourse in late August or early September. The headline race at the meeting, the weight-for-age clash is run over 1400m and gives the season’s top milers and stayers an early chance at elite level glory. Worth a lucrative $1 million in prize money, the Memsie Stakes is often contested by horses heading towards the season’s majors including the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

Elevated to a Group 1 race in 2013 it has been won by many notable horses including Atlantic Jewel (2013), So You Think (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Miss Finland (2007), Makybe Diva (2005), dual champ Sunline (2000 & 2001) and Dane Ripper (1998).

The latest edition of the Memsie Stakes took place on Saturday August 31, 2019 and saw Scales Of Justice defeat So Si Bon (2nd) and Alizee (3rd).

2019 Memsie Stakes Results

The official Memsie Stakes 2019 results & finishing order will be published in full right here once the Group 1 race is run and won on Saturday August 31, 2019 .

  • 1st: #5 Scales Of Justice
  • 2nd: #8 So Si Bon
  • 3rd: #11 Alizee

The Memsie Stakes results for 2019 saw the Lindsey Smith-trained veteran seven-year-old Scales Of Justice score an impressive late win ahead of a likely Ladbrokes Cox Plate run in October at The Valley.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 5 59kg $3.70
2 8 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 0.75L 3 59kg $21
3 11 ALIZEE James Cummings Damien Oliver 0.85L 11 57kg $2.70F
4 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 1.25L 1 59kg $10
5 7 DESPATCH Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 2.75L 8 59kg $31
6 9 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 2.85L 13 59kg $11
7 12 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 3.6L 6 56.5kg $31
8 2 BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 4L 9 59kg $61
9 13 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 5.75L 4 56.5kg $17
10 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 6.25L 10 59kg $26
11 6 CLIFF’S EDGE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 7L 2 59kg $12
12 10 SESAR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7.75L 7 58.5kg $31
13 4 MATERIAL MAN Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 12L 12 59kg $101

Memsie Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 31, 2019
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1899

Memsie Stakes Betting

Memsie Stakes betting is always popular as the markets usually feature some smart types returning from their winter spells. Favourites have a gun record in the race so looking for the horses at the top of the Memsie Stakes odds is always a good bet.

From 2007 – 2019 seven favourites in Memsie Stakes betting saluted for the punters, most recently Black Heart Bart (2016) and Vega Magic (2017).  Betting really heats up once the field is out and horses drawn well usually dominate the markets as just one Memsie Stakes winner has jumped from a double digit barrier since 2004 with King’s Rose (11 in 2011).

2019 Memsie Stakes Odds

The season’s top Memsie Stakes 2019 odds and betting market links will be available below as soon as open.

Memsie Stakes Field

The Memsie Stakes field has a capacity of 16 starters, but hasn’t run with its maximum number of contenders since 2000 when Sunline won the first of her two editions of the spring lead-up. The race field has attracted 11 or more starters every year since 2003 apart from in 2005 when Makybe Diva beat home only six rivals.

Memsie Stakes betting at Ladbrokes.com.au

Black Heart Bart (2016) was the last favourite in Memsie Stakes betting to salute for the punters. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Horses traditionally run in the Memsie Stakes field first-up and in 2015-16 the winner had their last start in Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap the previous June with Boban (2015) and Black Heart Bart (2016) both improving on seconds in that winter feature.

The best out of the Memsie Stakes field traditionally back-up a fortnight later at Flemington in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), the double last completed by Dissident (2014).

In more recent years horses out of the Memsie Stakes field have headed back to Sydney for a shot at the world’s richest race on turf – The Everest. In 2017 The Everest winner Vega Magic represented one of The Everest slot-holders and finished runner-up to Redzel in the inaugural edition of the event that is now worth $14 million in 2019.

The Memsie Stakes final acceptances are released on the Wednesday before the race runs on a Saturday and the nominations close that Monday.

2019 Memsie Stakes Field

The official Memsie Stakes 2019 field and barriers will be published in full below once final acceptances are taken by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week.

The 2019 Memsie Stakes Field features 13 gallopers including the Godolphin-raced favourite Alizee drawn wide in barrier 11. Her brilliant and ultra-consistent stablemate Hartnell came up trumps with the inside alley.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 20x53233x3 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 1 59kg 116
2 29x496870x BLACK HEART BART Lindsey Smith Brad Rawiller 9 59kg 109
3 84x817333x HUMIDOR (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damian Lane 10 59kg 116
4 x32x6900x6 MATERIAL MAN Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 12 59kg 107
5 2730x53x12 SCALES OF JUSTICE Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 5 59kg 109
6 x071516x32 CLIFF’S EDGE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 2 59kg 107
7 50x11110x4 DESPATCH Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 8 59kg 107
8 41292450×1 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 3 59kg 104
9 48x11111x1 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER Daniel Bowman Declan Bates 13 59kg 94
10 154x17x163 SESAR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 7 58.5kg 100
11 1x111306x1 ALIZEE James Cummings Damien Oliver 11 57kg 116
12 44130x08x7 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 6 56.5kg 103
13 3x432200x3 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 4 56.5kg 102

2019 Memsie Stakes Nominations

Punters get an early indication of the horses that will line-up in the opening Group 1 race in Melbourne for the spring when the Memsie Stakes 2019 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the race.

The official Memsie Stakes 2019 Nominations attracted 17 hopefuls including early favourite Alizee coming off a first-up win in Sydney. Alizee won at the Memsie Stakes track and distance back in February beating a class field in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m).

Other key Memsie Stakes nominees for 2019 include the defending champ Humidor who is a dual Cox Plate placegetter behind the mighty Winx and Alizee’s incredibly consistent stablemate Hartnell.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 20x53233x3 HARTNELL (GB) G 9 James Cummings 1 59kg 116
2 29x496870x BLACK HEART BART G 9 Lindsey Smith 2 59kg 109
3 84x817333x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 59kg 116
4 1x111306x1 ALIZEE M 5 James Cummings 4 57kg 116
5 1x931911x7 KENEDNA M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 57kg 110
6 x32x6900x6 MATERIAL MAN G 8 Pat Carey 6 59kg 107
7 2730x53x12 SCALES OF JUSTICE G 7 Lindsey Smith 7 59kg 109
8 44130x08x7 OOHOOD M 4 Tony McEvoy 8 56.5kg 103
9 x071516x32 CLIFF’S EDGE H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 59kg 107
10 50x11110x4 DESPATCH G 5 Tony McEvoy 10 59kg 107
11 3002x7509x ALOISIA (NZ) M 5 Anthony Freedman 11 57kg 99
12 41292450×1 SO SI BON G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 59kg 104
13 3x432200x3 FUNDAMENTALIST M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 56.5kg 102
14 425x14941x QAFILA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 14 56.5kg 102
15 77027x90x7 VASSILATOR (NZ) G 4 Colin Little 15 58.5kg 95
16 154x17x163 SESAR H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 58.5kg 100
17 48x11111x1 BEGOOD TOYA MOTHER G 5 Daniel Bowman 17 59kg 94

Memsie Stakes Tips

Memsie Stakes tips historically have the favourite predicted as the one to beat as history shows the shorter priced horses have an outstanding recent record in the weight-for-age race. Classy miler – stayer types are also popular in the tipping as all seven winners from 2010 – 2016 had their lead-up run into the race in Group 1 company, including two that came out of an autumn run in the Doncaster Mile with Dissident (12th in 2014) and Sincero (4th in 2012).

2019 Memsie Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Memsie Stakes 2019 betting tips and early spring Group 1 race selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the horses to back and sack in the Caulfield classic.

Memsie Stakes Form Guide

The Memsie Stakes form guide has all the details you need to know before placing your bets on the season’s opening Group 1 clash. Along with the saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys and barriers the form guide shows the recent lead-up runs of all the runners and their starting price in the markets. Looking for horses that have previous Group 1 experience, run well fresh and are drawn well are all important things the form guide will show you.

Memsie Stakes Form Facts

  • All seven Memsie Stakes winners from 2010 – 2016 had their final lead-up run in Group 1 company
  • The Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane produced back-to-back winners in 2015 and 2016
  • Since 2003 just one victor has jumped form a double-digit barrier
  • Favourites saluted in the race seven times from 2008 – 2019

2019 Memsie Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Memsie Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Memsie Stakes Results

The results and finishing order are published when the WFA feature runs at Caulfield on the first major meeting of the spring in Melbourne. The results show the winner, successful quinella and trifecta as well as the margin and time run to see if any records are broken.

Memsie Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Scales Of Justice So Si Bon Alizee 1:22.14
2018 Humidor Kementari Kings Will Dream 1:23.2
2018 Vega Magic Black Heart Bart Tosen STardom 1:23.3
2016 Black Heart Bart Rising Romance Mahuta 1:23.9
2015 Boban Entirely Platinum Stratum Star 1:24.6
2014 Dissident Sweet Idea Puissance De Lune 1:22.7
2013 Atlantic Jewel Ferlax Super Cool 1:24.4
2012 Sincero Happy Trails Second Effort 1:23.2
2011 King’s Rose Heart Of Dreams Red Colossus 1:23.4
2010 So You Think Whobegotyou Shoot Out 1:26.6
2009 Mic Mac Whobegotyou Zarita 1:24.4
2008 Weekend Hussler Maldivian Pompeii Ruler 1:23.2
2007 Miss Finland Haradasun Tipungwuti 1:24.2
2006 El Segundo Casual Pass Apache Cat 1:23.2
2005 Makybe Diva Barely A Moment Regal Roller 1:26.7
2004 Regal Roller Pacific Dancer Delzao 1:23.0
2003 Le Zagaletta Super Elegant Out Of Options 1:25.2
2002 Magical Miss Fields Of Omagh Dash For Cash 1:24.0
2001 Sunline Piavonic Rum 1:25.5
2000 Sunline Umrum Oliver Twist 1:25.4