Missile Stakes 2019

Saturday August 10, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Missile Stakes is a starting point for Group 1-bound sprinters in the spring

The Missile Stakes is a Group 2 sprint race held at the very start of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick Racecourse in early August. It is the headline race at the meeting that also features the $140,000 Listed The Rosebud (1200m) for three-year-olds heading towards the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Missile Stakes is contested over 1200m and offers $200,000 in total prize money. Recently upgraded from its previous Group 3 status, it is the first Group race of the new racing season in Sydney.

The bulk of the runners in the race are kicking off their campaigns and heading towards tougher assignments in Sydney and Melbourne over the coming weeks / months including Caulfield’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) or the new opening elite-level of the season, the Group 1 $500,000 Winx Stakes (1400m) in Sydney.

The latest edition of the Missile Stakes took place on Saturday August 10, 2019 . 

2019 Missile Stakes Results

The official Missile Stakes 2019 results and finishing order will be detailed below once the race is run and won on Saturday August 10, 2019 .

  • 1st: #4 Alizee
  • 2nd: #5 Invincible Gem
  • 3rd: #1 Le Romain

The Missile Stakes 2019 results saw the odds-on favourite Alizee win first-up, the Godolphin-raced Sepoy mare holding off the fast-finishing Invincible Gem and fellow Kris Lees-trained runner Le Romain.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg $1.30F
2 5 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 0.2L 1 56.5kg $17
3 1 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees James McDonald 4.7L 4 58.5kg $7.50
4 3 DISSOLUTE Grant Allard Ms Jenny Duggan (a) 4.9L 2 58.5kg $101
5 2 VEGADAZE Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 6.4L 5 58.5kg $6

Missile Stakes Betting

Horses with proven ability at the 1200m sprint distance and a good Sydney race record feature high-up the Missile Stakes odds each spring.

Of the resuming runners in the field, the best in Missile Stakes betting are those with a nice record first-up, while the in-form winter runners coming to the end of their campaigns are also handy in markets each season.

Alizee (2019) was the latest first-up champion in the Missile Stakes. Alizee was also the odds-on favourite in Missile Stakes betting saluting for the punters.

2019 Missile Stakes Odds

The top Missile Stakes 2019 odds will be provided below as soon as betting on the Group 2 race at Rosehill Gardens opens.

Missile Stakes Field

Missile Stakes Winners & History - Ladbrokes.com.au

2018 Missile Stakes winner Pierata went on to win the following year’s All Aged Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Missile Stakes field can feature a capacity of 18 starters but rarely reaches the limit. In fact, in recent years the Missile Stakes final field has drawn diminutive line-ups including just eight runners in 2017, ten in 2018 and only five when held at Rosehill in 2019.

Fit winter types can also feature in the Missile Stakes line-up and boast the edge over the resuming sprinters. Many horses make their four-year-old debuts in the Missile Stakes field having performed well over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in races like the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) as three-year-olds. In 2018 the Missile Stakes winner Pierata won first-up after a Randwick Guineas second last time out. He would also go on to run two Group 1 placings in the VRC Classic )2018) at Flemington and The Galaxy (Rosehill) in 2019 before his Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) win at Randwick in April of 2019.

Missile Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with final acceptances and the barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

The Missile Stakes field features a classy line-up of sprinters and middle distance gallopers, the bulk of which are first-up off a winter spell. It is the first Group race of the season and many runners have bigger targets coming up including Randwick’s Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m), another weight-for-age event.

2019 Missile Stakes Field

The official Missile Stakes 2019 final field and barriers will be provided in full below the week leading-up to the race as soon as acceptances are taken by Racing NSW.

The 2019 Missile Stakes Field attracted only five runners including three-time Group 1 winning mare Alizee who leads betting as the odds-on favourite and the 2017 winning mare Invincible Gem.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 242x28496x LE ROMAIN Kris Lees James McDonald 4 58.5kg 113
2 11125x VEGADAZE Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 5 58.5kg 89
3 52379×0705 DISSOLUTE Grant Allard Ms Jenny Duggan (a) 2 58.5kg 79
4 41x111306x ALIZEE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg 116
5 645x73810x INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 1 56.5kg 107

Missile Stakes Tips

Looking for the proven first-up sprinters with form in tougher company are good Missile Stakes betting tips. Other important tips to look at when making your Missile Stakes selections include keeping an eye out for runners with winning form at the Randwick track and those suited at weight-for-age. Any smart three-year-olds in the Missile Stakes field that ran well over the autumn in races like the Randwick Guineas (1600m) also make a nice Missile Stakes tip. In 2018 the Missile Stakes winner Pierata finished second in the Randwick Guineas earlier that year.

2019 Missile Stakes Tips

Our insider Missile Stakes 2019 tips and Group 2 race selections will be listed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the runners to back in the spring lead-up this season.

  • To Win: #4 Alizee ($1.50) – She may be of no value at $1.50 but Alizee is hard to go past for the win. She’s a gun first-up performer including a 2 length win at this track and distance in Group 2 grade last time in and with just four rivals will be the one to beat again. Hugh Bowman rides and the Winx connection will have the punters keen!
  • To Place: #5 Invincible Gem ($11) – Generous Missile Stakes odds on offer for the Kris Lees-trained mare who won this race at Randwick in 2017. She gets the rails run from the inside alley and has a 50% strike-rate at the track including a Group 2 win here in the mud back in late March.

Missile Stakes Form Guide

The Missile Stakes form guide features all the essential information including the saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and recent runs of the horses in the field.

The Missile Stakes form has stacked up in other good spring Group races over the years including the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m), which has been recently renamed to the Winx Stakes and elevated to a Group 1 event. In 2013 Rain Affair won the Missile Stakes before a third in the Warwick Stakes next time out. In 2011 Pinwheel ran third in the Missile before a Warwick Stakes victory and came back in 2012 to complete the Missile Stakes – Warwick Stakes double.

The best out of the Missile Stakes can also go onto Group 1 company during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. In 2014 Sweet Idea won the Missile Stakes before finishing second to Dissident in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield next time out. That same year the Missile Stakes third placegetter Rebel Dane also ran third next start in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in Victoria.

The Missile Stakes form was franked in 2018 when the champion Pierata went on to run third that spring in Melbourne’s Group 1 VRC Classic (1200m) over the Cup Carnival, second in the following year’s Group 1 the Galaxy (1100m) in Sydney and first in the 2019 All Aged Stakes results at elite-level.

2019 Missile Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Missile Stakes 2019 form guide will be available below after the field is announced for the $200,000 August feature.

Missile Stakes Results

The Missile Stakes results have been dominated by local Sydney sprinters running first-up for the season. Notable recent Missile Stakes winners include Godolphin’s classy mare Alizee (2019), Pierata (2018), Sweet Idea (2014), Rain Affair (2013 and 2011), Pinwheel (2012) and Dance Hero (2005).

Missile Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Alizee Invincible Gem Le Romain 1:11.2
2018 Pierata Kementari The Monstar 1:08.4
2017 Invincible Gem Le Romain The Monstar 1:11.8
2016 Tycoon Tara Rebel Dane Mount Nebo 1:15.6
2015 Burbero Weary Temple Of Boom 1:09.1
2014 Sweet Idea Messene Rebel Dane 1:09.4
2013 Rain Affair Mic Mac Title 1:10.8
2012 Pinwheel Centennial Park Rolling Pin 1:09.7
2011 Rain Affair Winter King Pinwheel 1:10.7
2010 Love Conquers All Danleigh Sniper’s Bullet 1:12.4
2009 Teasing Gold Trail Typhoon Zed 1:04.4
2008 Captain Bax Typhoon Zed Interfere 1:05.4
2007 German Chocolate La Montagna Vionneto 1:04.6
2006 Imprisoned Crimson Reign Mac’S Tune 1:06.3
2005 Dance Hero Snippetson Spark Of Life 1:02.8
2004 Spark Of Life Into The Night Dane Shadow 1:02.8
2003 Pompeii Academe Our Egyptian Raine 1:03.7
2002 Lonhro Ancient Song Notoire 1:03.5
2001 Sportsbrat Air She Goes Lonhro 1:06.7
2000 Padstow Wynciti Celestial Choir 1:03.8