Queen Of The South Stakes 2020

Saturday May 2, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Queen Of The South Stakes is a good lead-up into the RA Lee Stakes each autumn

The Queen Of The South Stakes is a Group 2 race run at Morphettville Racecourse on a Saturday in early May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival. Run on the same day as the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) and the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m), the Queen Of The South Stakes is contested over a mile (1600m) and is open only to fillies and mares.

The event is a set weights plus penalties race and offers a total of $275,000 in total prize money. The 2020 edition was worth a reduced $175,000 in stakes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of the best runners in the Queen Of The South Stakes back-up at the track a fortnight later in the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) against the boys, the last to complete the double being Sylvaner who won both races in both 2002 and 2003.

The latest edition of the Queen Of The South Stakes took place on Saturday May 2, 2020 and was won by roughie hope Shrouded In Mist. 

Queen Of The South Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 2, 2020
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $275,000 ($175,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
  • First Run: 1981

Queen Of The South Stakes 2020 Results

The complete 2020 Queen Of The South Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be detailed in full once the race takes place on Saturday May 2, 2020.

  • 1st: #8 Shrouded In Mist
  • 2nd: #1 Seabrook
  • 3rd: #2 Fidelia

A tactical change for an on-pace ride saw the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained grey Shrouded In Mist ($21) atone for her recent poor form with a dominant all-the-way win in the 2020 Queen Of The South Stakes results.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 8 SHROUDED IN MIST Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 12 55kg $21
2 1 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Zac Spain 1.2L 1 59.5kg $4.40
3 2 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Damien Thornton 3.6L 8 55kg $10
4 3 SNOGGING Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ethan Brown 3.6L 7 55kg $6
5 11 DREAMED Ryan Balfour Dom Tourneur 4L 6 55kg $81
6 5 NIPPERKIN Barry Brook Jason Holder 4.3L 9 55kg $10
7 13 NOVEMBER DREAMING Danny O’Brien Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 4.6L 3 53kg $3.60F
8 7 PRETTY GLASS Sue Jaensch Todd Pannell 4.7L 10 55kg $41
9 12 MABEL JOSEPHINE Kristi Evans Ms Sophie Logan (a) 4.8L 5 55kg $91
10 6 VANUATU Grahame Begg Dean Holland 7.4L 4 55kg $9.50
11 9 COSMIC AWARD Travis Doudle Jake Toeroek 9.8L 11 55kg $26
12 10 POYSED TO REIN Richard & Chantelle Jolly Paul Gatt 10.1L 2 55kg $21
14 SACRED LASS (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 0
4 CLARICE CLIFFS Greg Eurell John Allen 0

Queen Of The South Stakes Odds & Betting

Queen Of The South Stakes betting markets open after the final field and barriers are released the week of the race, futures / all-in odds not usually available on the Group 2 Morphettville feature. Sitting top of the Queen Of The South Stakes odds each autumn are fillies and mares with proven ability over the mile and at the Morphettville track.

French Emotion (2018), Amelie’s Star (2017), Into The Mist (2016), Atlantis Dream (2015) and Tango’s Daughter (2014) are all recent Queen Of The South Stakes winners that came off a top three run, so mares that finished in the money last time out are often dominant in betting.

The most notable upset in recent times was the all-the-way win by Shrouded In Mist in 2020 who started at Queen Of The South Stakes odds of $21.

2020 Queen Of The South Stakes Betting

The latest Queen Of The South Stakes 2020 odds and Morphettville autumn betting markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices on your Group 2 Adelaide racing selections.

Queen Of The South Stakes Field

The Queen Of The South Stakes field attracts a collection of in-form fillies and mares with proven ability at a mile, the majority of which come from local stables. Runners come via a number of different lead-ups, but usually have form over the 1600m at Morphettville from earlier during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

One lead-up race for Queen Of The South Stakes-bound hopefuls is the Listed City Of Adelaide Stakes (1400m) run at Morphettville Parks the Saturday prior, and in 2016 Rocket Commander ran second in that before a third in the Group 2 a week later. The Listed Nitschke Stakes (1400m) is another possible lead-up into the Queen Of The South Stakes field, a double last completed by Tango’s Daughter (2014).

Atlantis Dream meanwhile won the 2015 Queen Of The South Stakes and ran second to Into The Mist in the 2016 edition when trying to defend her title. Queen Of The South Stakes nominations are taken by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

Queen Of The South Stakes odds - Ladbrokes.com.au

Into The Mist (2016) was at single figures in Queen Of The South Stakes betting for her win in the Adelaide Group 2. Photo Credit: Jenny Barnes.

2020 Queen Of The South Stakes Field

The official Queen Of The South Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and the full list of acceptors will be available below.

The rails-drawn topweight Seabrook (59.5kg) is early favourite in the 2020 Queen Of The South Stakes field chasing her first win since the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) two years ago.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x925954x32 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Zac Spain 1 59.5kg 100
2 3630×83338 FIDELIA Robbie Griffiths Damien Thornton 9 55kg 93
3 622x3554x1 SNOGGING Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ethan Brown 8 55kg 86
4 125×372421 CLARICE CLIFFS Greg Eurell John Allen 7 55kg 86
5 7126×42637 NIPPERKIN Barry Brook Jason Holder 10 55kg 81
6 160x1375x7 VANUATU Grahame Begg Dean Holland 4 55kg 77
7 121519×588 PRETTY GLASS Sue Jaensch Todd Pannell 11 55kg 77
8 985228×100 SHROUDED IN MIST Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 14 55kg 74
9 0x21191416 COSMIC AWARD Travis Doudle Jake Toeroek 13 55kg 73
10 312×1931 POYSED TO REIN Richard & Chantelle Jolly Paul Gatt 2 55kg 68
11 14520×7382 DREAMED Ryan Balfour Dom Tourneur 6 55kg 64
12 313275×354 MABEL JOSEPHINE Kristi Evans Ms Sophie Logan (a) 5 55kg 62
13 2x2123x21 NOVEMBER DREAMING Danny O’Brien Ms Georgina Cartwright (a) 3 53kg 68
14 0415 SACRED LASS (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ms Kayla Crowther (a) 12 53kg 57

Queen Of The South Stakes Form Guide

The Queen Of The South Stakes form guide features must know info like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the fillies and mare sin the field.

Interestingly the Queen Of The South Stakes form has stacked up in bigger and better interstate races in recent seasons. In 2014 Floria ran second to Tango’s Daughter in the Queen Of The South Stakes before running in three Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival features. She ran sixth in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m), third in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) and won the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m).

More recently the 2017 Queen Of The South Stakes winner Amelie’s Star went on to run a close fourth in the Doomben Cup results next race.

2020 Queen Of The South Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Queen Of The South Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Queen Of The South Stakes Tips

Good Queen Of The South Stakes tips include backing locally-trained mares with previous winning form over 1600m that have a successful strike-rate at Morphettville Racecourse.

Runners coming off a top three run last time out and mares that featured in the money in the previous year’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes results are also worth tipping.

2020 Queen Of The South Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queen Of The South Stakes 2020 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies and mares to back and sack in the Group 2 this season.

Queen Of The South Stakes Results

Queen Of The South Stakes results have been dominated by mares from local stables coming off a top three Adelaide run in recent years. Notable Queen Of The South Stakes winners include Atlantis Dream (2015), Star Of Giselle (2013) and Returntosender (2010).

Queen Of The South Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Shrouded In Mist Seabrook Fidelia 1:38.5
2019 Music Bay Snogging Clearly 1:36.5
2018 French Emotion Tahanee Shenandoah 1:36.4
2017 Amelie’s Star Have Another Glass Miles Of Krishan 1:36.1
2016 Into The Mist Atlantis Dream Rocket Commander 1:36.3
2015 Atlantis Dream Let’s Make Adeal Marianne 1:36.7
2014 Tango’s Daughter Floria Vivi Veloce 1:39.0
2013 Star Of Giselle Danish Spy Lake Sententia 1:39.5
2012 So Pristine Little House Blue Ribbon 1:39.1
2011 Goon Serpent Lady Lynette Ocean Challenger 1:36.4
2010 Returntosender Marchelle Belle Amberino 1:36.8
2009 Bird Of Fire Amberino Autumn Jeuney 1:37.3
2008 Trick Of Light Bellini Rose Cuban Girl 1:36.0
2007 Cinque Cento Isanami Subsequential 1:35.7
2006 Open Cut Holy Bounty Lotto Rock 1:36.8
2005 Hidden Strings Llanga Fairessa 1:35.1
2004 Jameela Infinite Grace Ruling Eyes 1:35.8
2003 Sylvaner Devonshire Tickle My 1:38.3
2002 Sylvaner Tyrolean Its Platonic 1:37.7
2001 Lady Marion Calm Smytzer Bumbelina 1:36.5
2000 La Zoffany Porto Roca Lady Marion 1:38.3