Ming Dynasty Quality 2021

Saturday August 28th, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Ming Dynasty Quality serves as a potential Group 1 Golden Rose lead-up

The Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality is a 1400m middle distance showdown for three-year-olds run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse* in August each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is a quality handicap event and offers $160,000 in total prize money and was upgraded from a Group 3 race in 2013.

*Note: The 2021 Ming Dynasty Quality moved from Rosehill to Kembla Grange Racecourse due to COVID-19.

The Ming Dynasty Quality is one of the day’s feature races and is accompanied on the card by the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) also for three-year-olds and the Group 3 Premier’s Cup, while Melbourne’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes takes place on the same date at Caulfield.

The race is named in honour of dual Caulfield Cup hero Ming Dynasty (1977, 1980).

Three-year-olds in the Ming Dynasty Quality field are often heading towards tougher events for their age group over the spring including the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) back at the track in September and the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne each October.

Lonhro (2001) and Kenwood Melody (1998) are the last horses to complete the Ming Dynasty Quality – Caulfield Guineas double.

Many nice horses have won the Ming Dynasty Quality over the years including subsequent star stallion Lonhro (2001), the ill-fated Lion Tamer (2010) and Quick Thinker (2019) who won the following year’s Group 1 ATC Derby.

The latest edition of the Ming Dynasty Quality ran on Saturday August 28th, 2021 and Kembla Grange Racecourse having been moved from Rosehill due to COVID-19 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained favourite Coastwatch.

Ming Dynasty Quality 2021 Results

The official 2021 Ming Dynasty Quality Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday August 28th, 2021.

  • 1st: #2 Coastwatch
  • 2nd: #6 Military Expert
  • 3rd: #1 Subterranean

The Chris Waller-trained Coastwatch ($3.80F) improved on a lead-up second in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes to salute for the punters with a three-quarter length victory in the Ming Dynasty Quality 2021 results.

Ming Dynasty Quality Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 28th, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse (Kembla Grange in 2021)
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1986

Ming Dynasty Quality Field

The Ming Dynasty Quality field attracts a class line-up of the season’s most exciting young middle-distance horses, many of which contested Group 1 events as juveniles such as the Golden Slipper Stakes at the same track over the autumn.

Most three-year-olds are racing in the event first-up and are heading towards upcoming events including the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) or longer-distanced events including Melbourne’s Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m). Lion Tamer (2010) was the last horse to do the Ming Dynasty Quality – Victoria Derby double.

The Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) makes a nice lead-up into the Ming Dynasty Quality field with Holyfield (6th in 2020) followed by Coastwatch (2nd in 2021) are the latest Ming Dynasty winners to come out of that race.

The Ming Dynasty Quality nominations close the Monday of race week followed by final acceptances on the Wednesday.

2021 Ming Dynasty Quality Field

Ming Dynasty Quality Winner Lion Tamer (2010). Photo: Taron Clarke | Ladbrokes.com.au
2010 Ming Dynasty Quality winner Lion Tamer went on to win that year’s Group 1 VRC Derby in Melbourne. Photo: Taron Clarke.

The official Ming Dynasty Quality 2021 field and barriers for Group 3 race will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to San Domenico Stakes Day and published in full below.

Just nine three-year-olds have been accepted for the 2021 Ming Dynasty Quality final field at Kembla Grange on Saturday including the Chris Waller-trained favourite Coastwatch drawn the rails.

2021 Ming Dynasty Quality Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 Ming Dynasty Quality close on the Monday of race week with the list of potential runners in the three-years-olds’ feature to be published here.

Eighteen three-year-olds make-up the Ming Dynasty Quality 2021 nominations for this weekend including the Toby & Trent Edmonds-trained Alpine Edge carrying the hefty 61kg top weight after a lead-up win at Eagle Farm and Chris Waller’s Up And Coming Stakes runner-up Coastwatch.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1127×1 ALPINE EDGE C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 1 61kg 61kg   84
2 53x752x GIANNIS C 3 Chris Waller 2 59kg 59kg   78
3 13x53185x4 SUBTERRANEAN C 3 Matthew Dunn 3 58kg 58kg   76
4 135x200x RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 4 57kg 57kg   74
5 7x833126x MAURICE’S MEDAD C 3 Bjorn Baker 5 56kg 56kg   72
6 2x878x3513 CONSTRUCT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 55.5kg 55.5kg   71
7 038x10x52 COASTWATCH G 3 Chris Waller 7 55kg 55kg   70
8 5x10x6 HEAD OF STATE C 3 Chris Waller 8 54kg 53.5kg   67
9 147×1 ARNAQUEUR C 3 Jean Dubois 9 54kg 53kg   66
10 8628×71 CHILL F 3 Anthony Cummings 10= 54kg 53kg   65
11 108x DARK REBEL C 3 Edward Cummings 10= 54kg 53kg   65
12 5x025x1 ALEGRON G 3 James Cummings 12 54kg 53kg   64
13 241 MILITARY EXPERT C 3 Annabel Neasham 13 54kg 53kg   63
14 19x YULONG TURBO C 3 Chris Waller 14 54kg 53kg   62
15 30×1 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15= 54kg 53kg   61
16 1 FOOTLIGHTS (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 15= 54kg 53kg   61
17 160×5 PATTON C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 15= 54kg 53kg   61
18 9×26 CAP ESTEL F 3 Anthony Cummings 18 54kg 53kg   56

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Ming Dynasty Quality Betting

Ming Dynasty Quality odds are led each season by three-year-old gallopers proven in Group company that contested tougher races as two-year-olds last time in like the Golden Slipper Stakes or Melbourne’s Blue Diamond Stakes.

Youngsters with winning form in Sydney over the 1200m – 1400m or even a mile races feature highly in Ming Dynasty Quality betting tips.

Danawi ($5 in 2018) followed by Coastwatch ($3.80 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Ming Dynasty Quality betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Ming Dynasty Quality Odds

The season’s top Ming Dynasty Quality 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below once final acceptances are announced.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Ming will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Ming Dynasty Quality Tips

Solid Ming Dynasty Quality tips include looking for Group 1 graduates from the autumn, three-year-olds with winning Sydney form in similar company and proven 1400m performers over that middle-distance range.

2021 Ming Dynasty Quality Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Ming Dynasty Quality betting tips for 2021 will be detailed below listing the three-year-olds to back and sack in the Group 3 event this season so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #3 Arnaqueur ($4.80 at time of publish)

Small and open edition of the Ming Dynasty with a likely Heavy-rated track halving the number of contenders from the nominations. Decent price on offer for the in-form Arnaqueur coming off a narrow win at the Kembla Grange track. Hasn’t raced on anything worse than Good so that’s the query, but was competitive in tough races as a two-year-old including the Fernhill (4th) and a midfield finish in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes over the mile at Randwick. Can surprise.

Ming Dynasty Quality Form Guide

The Ming Dynasty Quality form guide features all the must-know information for punters including the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.

The Ming Dynasty Quality form has stacked-up in later Group 1 spring races for three-year-olds many times in recent years, including in 2010 when the winner Lion Tamer went on to win that year’s Victoria Derby at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The year before, So You Think ran second in the Ming Dynasty Quality results of 2009 before going on to take out that year’s Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley as a three-year-old. So You Think also won the following year’s Cox Plate in 2010 as a four-year-old.

2021 Ming Dynasty Quality Form Guide

A link to our detailed Ming Dynasty Quality 2021 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Ming Dynasty Quality Results

Ming Dynasty Quality results have featured plenty of recent upsets including wins by Quick Thinker ($11 in 2019) and Holyfield ($10 in 2020).

Ming Dynasty Quality Winners

Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap

(Run at Kembla Grange)
1stCoastwatch1 minute 24.03 seconds
2ndMilitary Expert
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1stHolyfield1 minute 22.55 seconds
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1stQuick Thinker1 minute 27.06 seconds
2ndAspect Ratio
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1stDanawi1 minute 25.05 seconds
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1stAddictive Nature1 minute 22.5 seconds
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1stSwear1 minute 26.97
2ndHigh Mist
3rdSkylight Glow
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1stMetallic Crown1:24.67
3rdKimberley Star
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1stPanzer Division1 minute 25.7 seconds
2ndShooting To Win
3rdLady Sharapova
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1stAussies Love Sport1 minute 21.7 seconds
2ndOpen Book
3rdChampagne Cath
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1stTatra1 minute 23.4 seconds
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1stAmbidexter1 minute 23.2 seconds
3rdDarci Be Good
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1stLion Tamer1 minute 27.98 seconds
3rdLevi’s Choice
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1stMore Than Great1 minute 21.03 seconds
2ndSo You Think
3rdExceed With Me
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1stPredatory Pricer1 minute 23.68 seconds
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1stRace Not Held
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1stMearas1 minute 25.86 seconds
2ndJust Mambo
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1stPrimus1 minute 23.85 seconds
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1stDane Shadow1 minute 23.19 seconds
3rdPublic Opinion
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1stPlay Around1 minute 22.78 seconds
2ndTerracotta Bay
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1stHalf Hennessy1 minute 23.93 seconds
3rdMagic Marvo
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1stLonhro1 minute 23.87 seconds
2ndPrince Of Play
3rdViking Ruler
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1stContinuum1 minute 22.26 seconds
2ndNational Saint
3rdCanny Fly