Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020

Saturday October 24, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The MV Fillies Classic is a good lead-up to the VRC Oaks over the Melbourne Cup Carnival

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day in late October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Previously known as the Moonee Valley Oaks and run in March during the autumn, since 2013 the event has been part of the spring line-up and makes a nice lead-up run for fillies heading towards the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Cox Plate Day is obviously headlined by the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m), which is the only elite level race on the card. The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is one of four Group 2 support acts along with the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m), Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) and the Crystal Mile (1600m). Contested over a mile (1600m) the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic is a set weights event and offers a total of $300,000 in prize money.

The last filly to win both the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (then the MV Oaks) and the VRC Oaks as a three-year-old was Special Harmony who won the Fillies Classic in 2004 after her 2003 Crown Oaks victory, when the former was contested in the autumn.

The latest edition of the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic ran on Saturday October 24, 2020 as the Lexus Fillies Classic and was won in an upset by Yes Baby Yes. 

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

The official Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 24, 2020 .

  • 1st: #6 Yes Baby Yes
  • 2nd: #2 Ecumenical
  • 3rd: #3 Miss Inbetween

Yes Baby Yes powered home under the guidance of Craig Williams to lead all-the-way and defeat the favourite Ecumenical by nearly four lengths in the 2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic result.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 5 57kg $13
2 2 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable John Allen 3.75L 9 57kg $2.05F
3 3 MISS INBETWEENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Michael Mehegan William Pike 5.75L 4 57kg $21
4 10 LA MARSA Michelle Payne Ms Michelle Payne 6.5L 8 57kg $26
5 9 MISS MADECSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ben Brisbourne Lewis German (a) 7.5L 6 57kg $51
6 8 MUSSENPHERE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 7.7L 7 57kg $19
7 5 QUEEN OF ROCKS Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Kerrin McEvoy 11.7L 2 57kg $31
8 1 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 13.95L 3 57kg $3.60
9 4 INCREDULOUS DREAM Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 15.95L 1 57kg $7.50
7 MISS CONDUCTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 24, 2020
  • Track: Moonee Valley
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1996

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Odds & Betting

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic odds are released after the final field is announced the Wednesday before Cox Plate Day on the Saturday.

Fillies that come off a promising run in a race like the Thousand Guineas over the same distance two weeks before that have earlier form on the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit often sit high up the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic betting markets.

Favourites have a good recent strike rate in the race but there can still be value tipping a double-figure hope in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic markets with recent upsets including Nurse Kitchen ($10 in 2016), Gypsy Diamond ($13 in 2013), Kazanluk ($10 in 2012) and Yes Baby Yes ($13 in 2020) all saluting at double figures.

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Betting

The updated Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020 odds and links to our Cox Plate Day betting markets will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best Group 2 Moonee Valley racing odds online.


Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Tips

Good Moonee Valley Fillies Classic tips include looking for fillies with previous winning form over the mile, those with experience at the tight Moonee Valley track and Group performed youngsters showing improvement in their spring runs.

Any past Group 2 or even Group 1 graduates make a good Moonee Valley Classic betting tip, as do the fillies coming back to a mile off a lead-up run over 2000m during the spring.

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020 betting tips and Cox Plate Day selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the fillies to back and sack in the Group 2 showdown.

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic attracts a class field of three-year-old fillies heading towards a run in a race like the VRC Oaks (formerly the Crown Oaks) or the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) against the older mares on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse. In 2016 I Am A Star finished third in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Trifecta before beating the mares home in the Myer Classic next start.

Many of the fillies in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field come off a run in Flemington’s Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) earlier in the month, which last produced a winner with My Poppette (3rd in 2015).

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field & Odds - Ladbrokes

I Am A Star (3rd in 2016) improved on her Moonee Valley Fillies Classic run to win the Myer Classic next race. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Fillies may also come off a run in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield a fortnight earlier, a race that produced recent Moonee Valley Fillies Classic winners Lumosty (8th) in 2014 and Gypsy Diamond (6th) in 2013. Also in 2013, Gregers ran second in the MV Fillies Classic on the back of a Thousand Guineas third.

Another possible next-up option for the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic graduates on Derby Day is the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m). Moonee Valley Fillies Classic nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday followed by the release of the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Field

The official Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be released on the Wednesday leading-up to Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day and detailed below, so stay tuned to see what fillies make the starting line-up in the Group 2 mile showdown.

The 2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic field features 10 hopefuls including the Thousand Guineas winner Thermosphere and eye-catching fourth placegetter out of the same race Ecumenical who is tipped to turn the tables.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2110×28516 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Damian Lane 3 57kg 88
2 15115×864 ECUMENICAL Mick Huxtable John Allen 10 57kg 75
3 2374×2212 MISS INBETWEENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Michael Mehegan William Pike 4 57kg 64
4 16×571 INCREDULOUS DREAM Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 1 57kg 68
5 3x375x2138 QUEEN OF ROCKS Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 62
6 48145462 YES BABY YES Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 5 57kg 66
7 3×515 MISS CONDUCTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 7 57kg 62
8 6×51 MUSSENPHERE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Mark Zahra 8 57kg 62
9 L15 MISS MADECSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Ben Brisbourne Lewis German (a) 6 57kg 63
10 4×34 LA MARSA Michelle Payne Ms Michelle Payne 9 57kg 58

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Nominations

The early Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020 nominations are taken the Monday of race week and will be published for punters below.

The 2020 Lexus Fillies Classic nominations attracted 14 fillies including Thousand Guineas winner Odeum who is a doubtful final acceptor.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1511 ODEUMSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 1 57kg 103
2 2110×28516 THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings 2 57kg 88
3 15115×864 ECUMENICAL F 3 Mick Huxtable 3 57kg 75
4 16×571 INCREDULOUS DREAM F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 57kg 68
5 2374×2212 MISS INBETWEENSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Michael Mehegan 5 57kg 64
6 3x375x2138 QUEEN OF ROCKS F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 6 57kg 62
7 48145462 YES BABY YES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 7 57kg 66
8 3×515 MISS CONDUCTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 8 57kg 62
9 1033 TYCHE GODDESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 9 57kg 62
10 6×51 MUSSENPHERE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 10 57kg 62
11 L15 MISS MADECSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Ben Brisbourne 11 57kg 63
12 4×34 LA MARSA F 3 Michelle Payne 12 57kg 58
13 72 ELECTRIC BELLE (NZ) F 3 Alexander Rae 13 57kg 59
14 6 ELOPEDSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew De Kock 14 57kg 59

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Form Guide

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic form guide details all the must know info for punters including the jockeys, trainers, barriers, lead-up runs and track / distance records of the runners in the field.

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic form has held-up in other spring races for female gallopers in recent years including the Crown Oaks, a race the 2013 MV Fillies Classic winner Gypsy Diamond ran fourth in two starts later. In 2011 Lights Of Heaven won the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic when it was held during the autumn before success in the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide next start.

More recently, the 2018 MV Vase winner Mystic Journey would continue on to have an incredible autumn campaign that saw her become the first Tasmanian-trained Group 1 winner in a century with her Australian Guineas success. She also won the $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) beating home a field of older rivals.

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Form Guide

A link to our insider Moonee Valley Fillies Classic 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results

The Moonee Valley Fillies Classic results have been dominated by classy fillies in recent years more than champion mares-in-the-making.

Notable Moonee Valley Fillies Classic winners from the past decade include My Poppette (2015), Gypsy Diamond (2013) and Lights Of Heaven (2011).

Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Race Time
2020 YES BABY YES CRAIG WILLIAMS LEON & TROY CORSTENS 01.39.1
2019 *LA FALAISE / FASCINO BEN MELHAM / MARK ZAHRA HENRY DWYER / CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE 01.37.2
2018 MYSTIC JOURNEY ANTHONY DARMANIN ADAM TRINDER 01:35.4
2017 BANISH CRAIG WILLIAMS JAMES CUMMINGS 01:36.56
2016 NURSE KITCHEN KERRIN MCEVOY DAVID BRIDEOAKE 01:40.0
2015 MY POPPETTE MARK ZAHRA ROBERT SMERDON 01:36.3
2014 LUMOSTY NICHOLAS HALL ROBERT SMERDON 01.37.3
2013 GYPSY DIAMOND JAMES MCDONALD JOHN O’SHEA 01.38.7
2012* KAZANLUK KERRIN MCEVOY ANTHONY FREEDMAN 01.38.3
2012* EMPRESS ROCK STEVEN ARNOLD BART CUMMINGS 01.36.8
2011 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN LUKE NOLEN PETER MOODY 01.35.6
2010 MY EMOTION CRAIG WILLIAMS MICHAEL KENT 01.36.4
2009 ROMNEYA KERRIN MCEVOY LEE FREEDMAN 01.30.6
2008 ABSOLUT GLAM STEVEN KING DANNY O’BRIEN 01.30.3
2007 ANAMATO MICHAEL RODD DAVID HAYES 01.31.0
2006 PURE HARMONY NOEL CALLOW MICK PRICE 01.30.8

*Dead Heat