Percy Sykes Stakes 2020

Saturday April 11, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Golden Slipper is a key Percy Sykes Stakes lead-up race

The Percy Sykes Stakes was upgraded to a Group 2 feature race for the first time in 2017 and is part of a bumper day of racing at Royal Randwick for Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Officially registered and previously known as the Keith Mackay Handicap in honour of former AJC Chairman Keith Mackay, the event is now run under set weights plus penalties by two-year-old fillies. It takes place on the second Saturday of April each year alongside four Group 1 races – the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Sydney Cup, Queen Of The Turf Stakes and Australian Oaks.

Since being added to The Championships series of races the Percy Sykes Stakes has increased dramatically in prestige and prize money and now offers a total of $600,000 in stakes. The key lead-up into the race is the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

The 2020 edition of the Percy Sykes Stakes had a reduced total stakes of $500,000 on offer due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The latest edition of the Percy Sykes Stakes took place on Saturday April 11, 2020 and was won by Golden Slipper runner-up Away Game. 

Percy Sykes Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 11, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $600,000 ($500,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • First Run: 1960

2020 Percy Sykes Stakes Results

The complete Percy Sykes Stakes 2020 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 11, 2020.

  • 1st: #2 Away Game
  • 2nd: #9 Vangelic
  • 3rd: #3 See You Soon

Magic Millions Classic winning filly Away Game added another feature race win to her two-year-old record with the $3.20 favourite saluting for the punters in the 2020 Percy Sykes Stakes results. The very tough Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained filly franked the Golden Slipper form as she relished a drop in grade to improve on a second in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds to take out the Group 2 event on Day 2 of The Championships by one and a half lengths.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 6 56kg $3.20F
2 9 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1.5L 1 54kg $18
3 3 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire (a) 2.8L 8 54kg $11
4 1 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 3L 2 57kg $7
5 10 ROCK MY WAND Matthew Smith Jason Collett 3.2L 13 54kg $13
6 14 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 3.5L 12 54kg $18
7 7 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 4.2L 4 54kg $15
8 4 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 6.4L 9 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $15
9 6 TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 7.6L 7 54kg $31
10 5 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Sam Clipperton 8.9L 10 54kg $8.50
11 12 MARY VALLEY Steele Ryan Robbie Dolan (a) 10.5L 3 54kg $11
12 13 CHIANTI Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 12.1L 11 54kg $17
13 11 JEMSS David Payne Glyn Schofield 18.7L 5 54kg $61
8 SANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Jay Ford 0

Percy Sykes Stakes Betting Odds

Percy Sykes Stakes betting is open the week of the race and is led by in-form young fillies that have previous winning form on their records over the 1200m distance.

Graduates out of the Golden Slipper field usually also dominate the Percy Sykes Stakes odds each autumn, with barriers also playing an important part in determining the favourites because of the Randwick straight.

Golden Slipper runner-up and that summer’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner on the Gold Coast, Away Game ($3.20 in 2020) was the last favourite in Percy Sykes Stakes betting to salute.

2020 Percy Sykes Stakes Odds

The latest Percy Sykes Stakes 2020 odds and betting markets will be available below once the field is announced the Tuesday before the race so stay tuned to view the prices on your favourite two-year-old fillies.

Percy Sykes Stakes Field

Each autumn the Percy Sykes Stakes field continues to attract a better class of fillies lured by the lucrative prize money that includes $348,000 for the connections of the Percy Sykes Stakes winner.

In 2020 only $287,000 was on offer for the winner with the reduced prizemoney across all The Championships’ races due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Most of the fillies in the Percy Sykes Stakes field, which runs at a capacity of 14 starters, are Golden Slipper graduates dropping back down in class for a final run of the season before heading out to the paddock to mature ahead of a three-year-old campaign in the spring.

Away Game (2nd in 2020) was the last Golden Slipper graduate to win the Percy Sykes Stakes next race.

Percy Sykes Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes

Streama (2011) is one of the most notable Percy Sykes Stakes winners having gone on to win four Group 1 races later in her career. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

2020 Percy Sykes Stakes Field

The official Percy Sykes Stakes 2020 field of final acceptances is released on the Tuesday of race week with the full line-up of two-year-old hopefuls to be published below.

The 2020 Percy Sykes Stakes final field attracted 14 juveniles with the Magic Millions Classic winning filly Away Game the favourite in barrier six coming off a Golden Slipper second.

  • Scratchings: #8 Sancy (14) 
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 21×317 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden James McDonald 2 57kg
2 411142 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 6 56kg
3 12×28 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire (a) 8 54kg
4 21×2520 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 9 54kg
5 1 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Sam Clipperton 10 54kg
6 1×323 TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 7 54kg
7 134 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Brenton Avdulla 4 54kg
8 1×0 SANCY Peter & Paul Snowden Jay Ford 14 54kg
9 162 VANGELIC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1 54kg
10 73321 ROCK MY WAND Matthew Smith Jason Collett 13 54kg
11 43×37 JEMSS David Payne Glyn Schofield 5 54kg
12 2×1 MARY VALLEY Steele Ryan Robbie Dolan (a) 3 54kg
13 1 CHIANTI Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 11 54kg
14 1 FORBIDDEN LOVE Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 12 54kg

2020 Percy Sykes Stakes First Acceptances

The early Percy Sykes Stakes nominations close in February followed by the official first acceptances a month out from the race.

The 2020 Percy Sykes Stakes first acceptances feature 85 two-year-old fillies including last start Golden Slipper runner-up Away Game.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 3 ACACIA ROAD F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 AKAHAI F 2 James Cummings
3 4 ALIGHTED F 2 Anthony Cummings
4 ALTERNATE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 ARCTIC THUNDER F 2 Gary Portelli
6 ATTRIBUTION F 2 James Cummings
7 AUDACIOUS HEART F 2 Anthony Freedman
8 0 AUTUMN FALLS F 2 Gary Portelli
9 AVENTURINE F 2 Tony Gollan
10 3435 AVENUE OF PLEASURE F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
11 411142 AWAY GAME F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 AZRAQ F 2 James Cummings
13 5 BROOKS BATTLE F 2 John O’Shea
14 CABARITA F 2 Richard & Michael Freedman
15 3×46 CANADIAN SPICE F 2 Chris Waller
16 4×153 CELLSABEEL F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
17 1 CHIANTI F 2 Kris Lees
18 32 CHICA FUERTE F 2 Anthony Freedman
19 227166 COSMIC GOSSIP F 2 Stuart Kendrick
20 COVENT GARDEN F 2 Chris Waller
21 27 DAISY CAKES F 2 Anthony Freedman
22 21×317 DAME GISELLE F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
23 25 DENIKI F 2 Mark Newnham
24 84377 DISMISSAL F 2 Gary Portelli
25 20 DOTTIE DEE (NZ) F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
26 26×18 DUBAI STAR F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
27 6×86 FALL ON A STAR F 2 Kris Lees
28 44443 FAYERRA F 2 Anthony Cummings
29 5×6343 GEIST F 2 James Cummings
30 1 GLACIERS F 2 James Cummings
31 155 HARMONIUM F 2 Richard & Michael Freedman
32 HEAD ON UP F 2 Richard & Michael Freedman
33 530 HEMBROW F 2 Michael Costa
34 4 HEROESS F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
35 215 HUNGRY HEART F 2 Chris Waller
36 19 HYBRID THEORY F 2 Bjorn Baker
37 1 I SAY HELLO (NZ) F 2 Kris Lees
38 5x25x IN FLANDERS F 2 James Cummings
39 43×37 JEMSS F 2 David Payne
40 10 KAAKIT AKIT F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
41 2763 LADY OF LUXURY F 2 Bjorn Baker
42 9 LATIN LYRIC F 2 Craig Carmody
43 LUCE DEL SOLE F 2 Richard & Michael Freedman
44 0x48 LUISELLI F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
45 MACROURA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
46 223 MASSEUSE F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
47 45 MEYDAN LASS F 2 Kris Lees
48 115×1330 MILDRED F 2 Grahame Begg
49 110 MINHAAJ F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
50 2×23 MISS CANADA F 2 Kris Lees
51 MISS PARMIGIANA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
52 MISSOURI WALTZ F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
53 14 MONTIA F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54 21×2520 MUNTASEERA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
55 0P ONLY MINE F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
56 4x PANNA COTTA F 2 Mark Newnham
57 2130 PERSONAL F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
58 134 PHILIZZY F 2 Anthony Cummings
59 510 PINK BEAU F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
60 POIGNANT F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
61 PRESS BUTTON F 2 Gregory Hickman
62 35×7 PRESS START F 2 Gregory Hickman
63 22 PRINCESS BETTY F 2 Kim Waugh
64 2 RAISON D’ETRE F 2 James Cummings
65 2 READY FOR CAVIAR F 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
66 3×9215 RIVER NIGHT F 2 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
67 73321 ROCK MY WAND F 2 Matthew Smith
68 1×0 SANCY F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
69 12×28 SEE YOU SOON F 2 Jean Dubois
70 SHIVANI F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
71 4x SOUL OBSESSION F 2 Anthony Freedman
72 2×2225 STELLAR PAULINE F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
73 15×5750 SUNBORN F 2 Edward Cummings
74 6 SWEET ANNA F 2 John Thompson
75 42110 THERMOSPHERE F 2 James Cummings
76 3×3468 TICKET TO RIDE F 2 Richard & Michael Freedman
77 1×323 TIME IS PRECIOUS F 2 Gerald Ryan
78 3 UNIVERSAL LADY F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
79 162 VANGELIC F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
80 WIJDAAN F 2 Anthony Cummings
81 7 WILD IRISH F 2 David Payne
82 45 XYLAROO F 2 Chris Waller
83 3×11 ZEFTABROOK F 2 Kris Lees
84 6 ZERETTE F 2 Archie Alexander
85 ZOU ISLAND F 2 Damien Lane

Percy Sykes Stakes Tips

The key Percy Sykes Stakes tips are to look out for fillies proven over the 1200m and coming off a last start win. It is always hard to bet against a filly in good form, so Percy Sykes Stakes betting tips favour the up-and-comers who won their lead-up races.

Other Percy Sykes Stakes tips include checking the price of Golden Slipper graduates set to enjoy the step down in grade and those with Randwick form who can handle the straight at the end of the race.

2020 Percy Sykes Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Percy Sykes Stakes 2020 betting tips will be detailed right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to back and sack in your The Championships Day 2 punting.

  • To Win: #2 Away Game ($3.20) 

Simply too much class and form around this favourite to bet against. The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly has been nothing short of brilliant her entire career and can’t see why that can’t continue here. Certainly she’s been up a long time, but she looks the type that simply loves a lot of racing. Group 3 winner here over 1100m by a big margin in early February before the very brave Group 1 Blue Diamond fourth in Melbourne when narrowly beaten. Returned to Sydney when runner-up in the Group 1 Golden Slipper. If she hasn’t peaked, she’ll be winning this.

Percy Sykes Stakes Form Guide

The Percy Sykes Stakes form guide details crucial race data including the starting barriers, jockeys and lead-up runs of the fillies in the Group 2 sprint field. When doing the Percy Sykes Stakes form look out for runners that won their lead-up race, are drawn close to the rails at Randwick and whose record shows a win over the 1200m distance.

2020 Percy Sykes Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Percy Sykes Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be available below the week of the race.

Percy Sykes Stakes Results

The Percy Sykes Stakes results in the past decade have been dominated by nice types and Golden Slipper graduates.

Notable recent Percy Sykes Stakes winners include subsequent four-time Group 1 winner Streama (2011), Eloping (2014) and Missrock (2016). The 2017 Percy Sykes Stakes winner Shoals franked the form with her subsequent Thousand Guineas second and Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) win that spring.

Percy Sykes Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Away Game Vangelic See You Soon 1:12.2
2019 Anaheed Flit Villami 1:09.6
2018 Pure Elation Fiesta Outback Barbie 1:10.0
2017 Shoals Formality Serena Bay 1:13.7
2016 Missrock Prompt Response Spright 1:11.0
2015 Ottoman Calaverite Lake Geneva 1:12.4
2014 Eloping Ygritte Shaumari 1:10.8
2013 Everage Little Miss Smiley Major Conquest 1:13.4
2012 Single Style Driefontein Meidung 1:10.5
2011 Streama Charm’s Honour Houston Benefactor 1:08.5
2010 Golden Millennium Boto Vermelho Parables 1:10.2
2009 Readyor Amarantha Tallow 1:13.1
2008 Shoboard Strawberry Field Silent But Deadly 1:12.6
2007 Sliding Cube Gamble Me Mega Lass 1:11.1
2006 Catechuchu Heart Of Fire Admirelle 1:10.6
2005 Blizzardly Regal Cheer Heart Strings 1:12.3
2004 Strawberry Storm Sweet Ransom Monsoon Wedding 1:11.5
2003 Bella Corona Shamekha Danish Magic 1:12.0
2002 Before Too Long Verstak Cirque du Soleil 1:10.2
2001 Allez France Miss Bussell Breezer 1:10.8
2000 Actress She’s A Pretender Mielleuse 1:09.7