Quezette Stakes 2020

Saturday August 15, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: Quezette Stakes fillies often go on to run top three in Group 2 company later in the spring

The Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies held in mid-August during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on PB Lawrence Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse. The meeting is headlined by the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) but also holds two Group 3 races with the Vain Stakes and this race in particular, both run over 1100m and offering $160,000 in total prize money.

A set weights plus penalties race, the Quezette Stakes is a good early carnival lead-up for smart fillies looking to progress onto races like the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington. Sunlight (2018) was the last filly to complete the Quezette Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double.

Alternatively, fillies out of the Quezette Stakes race may step out over more distance as their campaigns progress targeting events like the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). The 2016 Quezette Stakes winner I Am A Star went on to run second in the Thousand Guineas before also winning the then Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) – now run as the Empire Rose Stakes – beating the older mares over the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The latest edition of the Quezette Stakes took place on Saturday August 15, 2020 and was won in an upset by Bella Nipotina ($21). 

2020 Quezette Stakes Results

The official Quezette Stakes 2020 Race Results & Finishing Order will be published right here once the P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day event is run and won on Saturday August 15, 2020.

  • 1st: #5 Bella Nipotina
  • 2nd: #2 River Night
  • 3rd: #9 Aquagirl

Connections were ultra impressed by the breakthrough win of Bella Nipotina ($21) in Saturday’s Quezette Stakes 2020 results, the filly finally shrugging her maiden status at her eighth start defeating River Night ($10) and Aquagirl ($51) by two and two and three-quarter lengths respectively in a high-paying trifecta.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Michael Rodd 7 56kg $21
2 2 RIVER NIGHTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 2L 1 57kg $10
3 9 AQUAGIRL Phillip Stokes Dwayne Dunn 2.75L 2 56kg $51
4 12 AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 3.05L 4 56kg $5.50
5 4 SUPREME IDEASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 3.8L 11 57kg $41
6 3 PARLOPHONE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 4.55L 6 57kg $3F
7 1 ARYAAF Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 4.65L 9 58kg $16
8 8 MISS BOSETTISuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter & Paul Snowden Dean Yendall 5.4L 5 56kg $51
9 6 EUPHORIC SUMMER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 5.5L 3 56kg $13
10 13 ICANTOO (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 6.25L 12 56kg $9.50
11 7 FRESH Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 7.75L 8 56kg $9.50
12 10 DRONE STRIKE John McArdle Daniel Stackhouse 7.85L 10 56kg $31
13 11 SEERESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme George Osborne Ben Allen 8.6L 13 56kg $21
14 14 ZOOMING ZEBRASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Russell Osborne Jamie Mott 8.9L 14 56kg $81

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Quezette Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday August 15, 2020
  • Track: Caulfield
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set weights plus Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1992

Quezette Stakes Betting

Quezette Stakes betting markets are usually led by promising fillies having their first run as a three-year-old with proven form when fresh.

Any progressive three-year-olds coming off an earlier non-Black Type win in Melbourne also sit high up the Quezette Stakes odds, as do proven stakes performers from last time in. Single-figure fancies in the Quezette Stakes betting markets have a dominant recent record so backing the fillies under $10 for the win is a good bet.

The bookies release odds on the Quezette Stakes shortly after final acceptances and barriers are out the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

2020 Quezette Stakes Odds

Market links to the top Quezette Stakes 2020 odds on the potential Group 1 fillies of the spring will be provided below once available.

Quezette Stakes Field

The Quezette Stakes field attracts a line-up of smart young fillies, many kicking off their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaigns. Fillies in the Quezette Stakes field may come off a lead-up run at the start of the month at a venue like Moonee Valley Racecourse, or be having their first start of the new season.

A second-up run the following month at Flemington in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) is often on the cards for fillies, a race the 2013 winner Kiss A Rose placed second in next start.

An easier next start option may fillies go on to contest is the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on the same day as the Danehill Stakes. In 2015 Sabatini ran third in the Cap D’Antibes next start, while the year before Chloe In Paris ran third in the Quezette and second in the Flemington Listed race.

Graduates out of the autumn’s premier races for two-year-olds like the Blue Diamond Stakes at the Caulfield track often back-up in the Quezette Stakes as three-year-olds in the spring.

Race nominations close the Monday of race week followed by the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday before PB Lawrence Stakes Day on the Saturday.

2020 Quezette Stakes Field

The official Quezette Stakes 2020 Final Field and Barriers will be published below following acceptances on the spring campaign kick-off for top three-year-old fillies.

Aryaaf, a Group 3 Flemington winner last Cup Carnival, carries the 58kg topweight in the 14-filly field for Saturday’s Quezette Stakes 2020.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x20x ARYAAF Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 9 58kg 77
2 3x92152x RIVER NIGHTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 1 57kg 71
3 02×11 PARLOPHONE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 6 57kg 73
4 1718×7 SUPREME IDEASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 11 57kg 72
5 42x42424x BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Michael Rodd 7 56kg 70
6 2130×246 EUPHORIC SUMMER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 3 56kg 67
7 129x FRESH Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 8 56kg 70
8 6×51533 MISS BOSETTISuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Peter & Paul Snowden Dean Yendall 5 56kg 66
9 318×4 AQUAGIRL Phillip Stokes Dwayne Dunn 2 56kg 67
10 012x DRONE STRIKE John McArdle Daniel Stackhouse 10 56kg 65
11 9×15 SEERESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme George Osborne Ben Allen 13 56kg 62
12 1x AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 4 56kg 63
13 1x ICANTOO (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 12 56kg 64
14 75×1 ZOOMING ZEBRASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme Russell Osborne Jamie Mott 14 56kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Quezette Stakes Nominations

The nominations for the Quezette Stakes 2020 close on the Monday of race week and will be detailed in full below.

Among the bumper 19 Quezette Stakes 2020 nominations taken this season are the top Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes-trained stablemates Aryaaf – a Group 3 winner and Group 1 performer – and Bella Nipotina whose seven starts have all produced either a second or fourth placing.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x AGREEABLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 63
2 318×4 AQUAGIRL F 3 Phillip Stokes 67
3 1x20x ARYAAF F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 77
4 42x42424x BELLA NIPOTINASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 70
5 5×24 CLEAN MACHINESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 63
6 012x DRONE STRIKE F 3 John McArdle 65
7 2130×246 EUPHORIC SUMMER F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 67
8 129x FRESH F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 70
9 1x ICANTOO (NZ) F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 64
10 6×51533 MISS BOSETTISuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 66
11 02×11 PARLOPHONE F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 73
12 81 RINGSIDE ROSSASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Robbie Griffiths
13 3x92152x RIVER NIGHTSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 71
14 9×15 SEERESSSuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 George Osborne 62
15 1718×7 SUPREME IDEASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 72
16 33x UNIVERSAL LADY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 62
17 13379x UNSTOPPABELLESuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 67
18 5×12 WIDE AWAKE F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 65
19 75×1 ZOOMING ZEBRASuper Vobis Bonus Scheme F 3 Russell Osborne 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Quezette Stakes Tips

Quezette Stakes Winners - Sunlight (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Ladbrokes.com.au

2018 Quezette Stakes winner Sunlight. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Top Quezette Stakes tips include looking for past winners over similar distance and class races, any fillies with winning form over the colts / geldings coming back against their own kind and Melbourne runners with ability that way of going.

Single-figure fancies also have a top record so taking fillies under $10 in the markets is also a good Quezette Stakes betting tip.

2020 Quezette Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive betting tips on the Quezette Stakes 2020 will be listed below the week of the race.

  • To Win: #5 Bella Nipotina ($9.50 at time of publish) 

This Pride Of Dubai filly remains a maiden after seven starts, but she’s been ultra-consistent finishing either second or fourth in each run. She was fourth here in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Preview back in January and fourth again in Sydney’s Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes during the autumn so is definitely capable of a big run here at a price.

Quezette Stakes Form Guide

The Quezette Stakes form guide is published at Ladbrokes once the field and betting markets go up on the Wednesday of race week.

In the form guide on the Quezette Stakes race punters will find all the information and statistics they need to know before placing a bet like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and track / distance form of the fillies in the race.

Over the years the race form has held up in other Group races during the spring carnival including back in 2011 when the third-placegetter Mosheen franked the form with a Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) win three starts later, a Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) second that October and a Melbourne Cup Carnival win the next month in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m).

More recently Sunlight won the 2018 Quezette Stakes before three subsequent Melbourne Group 1 victories: the Coolmore Stud Stakes (2018),  Newmarket Handicap (2019) and William Reid Stakes (2019).

2020 Quezette Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes’ Quezette Stakes 2020 Form Guide & Betting Preview will be made available for punters below the week of the race.

Quezette Stakes Results

The Quezette Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure runners and notable recent winners include odds-on fancy Petits Filous (2015), I Am A Star (2016) and superstar sprinter Sunlight (2018).

Winners of the Quezette Stakes

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Bella Nipotina River Night Aquagirl 1:04.3
2019 Exhilarates Absolute Flirt Pin Sec 1:04.4
2018 Sunlight Humma Humma Thrillster 1:04.3
2017 Crown Witness Catchy Ploverset 1:05.6
2016 I Am A Star Leotie Athena Lass 1:05.0
2015 Petits Filous Jalan Jalan Miss Gunpowder 1:03.1
2014 Sabatini Royal Snitzel Novel Dancer 1:04.2
2013 Kiss A Rose Metastasio Chloe In Paris 1:02.7
2012 Elite Elle Agueda Ephemera 1:05.0
2011 Satin Shoes Metonymy Mosheen 1:04.2