Robert Sangster Stakes 2022

Saturday May 7, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: Favourites have a poor recent record in the Robert Sangster Stakes

The Robert Sangster Stakes is one of the major Group 1 South Australian races held at Morphettville Racecourse during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Now held one week after the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) on a Saturday in early May, the Robert Sangster Stakes is a sprint feature conducted over 1200m. It is open only to fillies and mares and is run under weight-for-age conditions with four-year-old mares dominating the Robert Sangster Stakes results over the past 30 years.

The key support races on the Robert Sangster Stakes Day card are the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m), Group 2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) and the Group 3 DC McKay Stakes (1100m) for The Goodwood-bound sprinters.

The race currently offers just over $500,000 in prize money and is contested by female gallopers coming out of a host of different lead-up races, the field attracting plenty of interstate hopefuls. From 2006 onwards it has been the sole 1200m Group 1 race for fillies and mares.

The 2020 edition of the Robert Sangster Stakes was worth only $400,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Robert Sangster Stakes serves as a potential lead-up into the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at the same track and distance a fortnight later and Black Caviar (2012) and Platelet (2013) completed the double on back-to-back years.

The latest edition of the Robert Sangster Stakes ran on Saturday May 7, 2022 and was won in an upset by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Snapdancer ($17). 

Robert Sangster Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $502,250
  • First Run: 1983

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Results

The complete Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 race results and full finishing order will be available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday May 7, 2022.

  • 1st: #7 Snapdancer ($17)
  • 2nd: #6 Away Game
  • 3rd: #1 September Run

Snapdancer ($17) returned to winning form saluting in her first Group 1 when defeating the fellow Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game, while Chris Waller’s beaten favourite September Run ran third in the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes results.

Robert Sangster Stakes Betting

Robert Sangster Stakes betting markets are rarely led by the older mares as three and four-year-olds have dominated over the past three decades. From 2004 – 2022 six three-year-old fillies took out the classic including Instant Celebrity (2021) and Shoals (2018), while from 2008 – 2010 all but seven of the Robert Sangster Stakes winners were four-year-old mares.

Robert Sangster Stakes odds traditionally favour fillies and mares with proven Group 1 sprint form earlier in the autumn coming out of races including Melbourne’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap or Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Favourites have a poor recent record in the race with just two getting the job done for the punters since 2007, most recently Peter Moody’s undefeated superstar Black Caviar (2012).

There was a notable upset in 2020 with Bella Vella saluting at Robert Sangster Stakes odds of 40/1.

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Betting

The autumn’s top Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 odds will be available here once markets on the Group 1 Adelaide Carnival sprint classic are out so stay tuned.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Robert Sangster Stakes Field

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Black Caviar (2012) is the most famous Robert Sangster Stakes winner. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Robert Sangster Stakes field is made up each season by fillies and mares from right around Australia coming via many different lead-up races.

The traditional lead-up is the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m), another weight-for-age sprint held at Morphettville Racecourse a fortnight earlier. The last mare to win the RN Irwin Stakes – Robert Sangster Stakes double was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Driefontein (2014).

Plenty of interstate talent features in the Robert Sangster Stakes field each year and visiting mares from outside of Adelaide boast an excellent record in the race.

Since 1983 no less than 10 horses have lined-up in the Robert Sangster Stakes field. The race attracted a record 20 starters in 2016 when Precious Gem scored an upset as a $21 roughie in betting becoming the first six-year-old Robert Sangster Stakes winner in over 30 years.

There were also a capacity 20 starters in the 2017 edition when Secret Agenda won as a $15 shot for the race’s now four-time winning trainer Mick Price. Robert Sangster Stakes nominations close the week before the race with the field out on the Tuesday along with the barrier draw.

Following a run in the Robert Sangster Stakes field runners may chose to drop in grade for a start over the same track and distance a fortnight later in the Group 3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m).

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Field

The official Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 final field and barriers are released the Tuesday before the race and will be announced in full below.

Chris Waller’s Exceed And Excel four-year-old September Run coming off her second career Group 1 win in the William Reid Stakes headlines the 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes field and betting markets for this weekend in Adelaide.

  • Scratched: #15 Gimmie Par (14)

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Nominations

The early Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 nominations are released on a Tuesday a week out from the event and will be published below once announced.

The 2022 Robert Sangster Stakes nominations attracted 29 fillies and mares including Chris Waller’s dual Group 1 winner September Run and a bumper seven entries for the powerhouse Ciaron Maher & David Eustace training partnership.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 5x263x1611 ALL BANTER M 4 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 101
2 41184×2711 ANOTHER AWARD M 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 83
3 1x8x122 ARGENTIA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 94
4 12286×2327 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 104
5 0x8849567x BAM’S ON FIRE M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 91
6 121323×581 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 108
7 x139x030x1 BELLA VELLA M 7 Will Clarken 106
8 10x054x262 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 105
9 8x10x177x6 CHAILLOT M 5 Archie Alexander 100
10 5317228×32 CHASSIS M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
11 39x726134x DIAMONDS M 4 Chris Bieg 76
12 3833119×04 DIRTY THOUGHTS M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
13 4x3516x07x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
14 156210×612 GAZE GRISE M 4 David Jolly 75
15 2x1x14x303 GIMMIE PAR F 3 Peter G Moody 82
16 23204×5415 HERESY F 3 James Cummings 88
17 412x3677x2 INSTANT CELEBRITY M 4 Phillip Stokes 107
18 1x418x9380 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
19 1x11x14 JUMP THE BROOM M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 80
20 133×127 LEMPICKA F 3 Ken & Kasey Keys 68
21 12x3139x55 MISS ALBANIA M 5 Paul Koumis 81
22 8x37664x31 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller 112
23 11x5143x53 SERADESS F 3 Mark & Levi Kavanagh 79
24 11339×2110 SNAPDANCER M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
25 11x17x50 SNEAKY FIVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 91
26 x93121119x SO YOU ASSUME M 4 Shane Nichols 96
27 8x8052x455 SWATS THAT M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 105
28 x0420x7164 WANDABAA M 5 Kris Lees 101
29 x169x555x7 WRITTEN BEAUTY M 4 Chris Waller 93

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Robert Sangster Stakes Form Guide

The Robert Sangster Stakes form guide provides all the crucial field information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the hopefuls.

Mick Price is now the most successful trainer in the race with four winners, most recently Secret Agenda (2017) who also ran a brave second to Shoals in the 2018 edition. Four-year-olds have the best record in the race including winning all three editions of the race form 2013 – 15 and again in 2017.

Wider barrier draws are dominant in the Robert Sangster Stakes history and form guide, however since 1983 with five winners gate nine is the most successful – most recently Response (2011).

Robert Sangster Stakes Form Facts

  • Four-year-old mares have dominated the Robert Sangster Stakes in the past 30 years including seven wins from 2008 – 2022
  • Just two favourites in Robert Sangster Stakes betting have saluted since 2007
  • Plenty of Robert Sangster Stakes winners have jumped from a double-digit barrier including Shoals (15 of 17 in 2018), Spright (13 of 13 in 2019), Bella Vella (11 of 16 in 2020) and Snapdancer (15 of 15 in 2021)
  • More winners have come off a Melbourne lead-up run than an Adelaide start leading into the race

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Robert Sangster Stakes Tips

Robert Sangster Stakes tips favour the three and four-year-olds in the field as they have a remarkable record in the Adelaide Group 1 feature. Interstate fillies and mares with good lead-up form in earlier autumn Group 1 races also make excellent Robert Sangster Stakes tips with the visitors beating the locals more often than not in the past decade or so.

Wide barrier draws have been a non-issue in the race with 11 of the Robert Sangster Stakes winners from 2007 – 2022 getting the job done from a double digit gate. With the top fancies in betting having a poor recent record, laying the Robert Sangster Stakes favourite can be another good tip.

2022 Robert Sangster Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Robert Sangster Stakes 2022 betting tips on the fillies and mares to back and sack in the lucrative Adelaide Group 1 sprint will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

  • To Win: #1 September Run ($4.80 at time of publish) 

Plenty of different form lines to consider ahead of the Robert Sangster as always, but tipping the interstate form to stack-up. Chris Waller’s two-time Group 1 winner September Run looks back to her best and a class above some of these. She needs to handle the in-form locals at Morphettville, which is always a task, but based on what she did at The Valley last time out winning the William Reid think she and Craig Williams can win for the punters.

Robert Sangster Stakes Results

Interstate raiders along with three-year-old fillies and four-year-old mares have dominated the Robert Sangster Stakes results over the years. Black Caviar (1/20 in 2012) was the last favourite to take it out with plenty of double digit winners in that time including Snapdancer ($17 in 2021), Bella Vella ($41 in 2020), Precious Gem ($21 in 2016), Rostova ($21 in 2010) and Juste Momente ($21 in 2008).

Along with Black Caviar the other most notable recent Robert Sangster Stakes winners include Shoals (2018), Miracles Of Life (2015), Alinghi (2005), Our Egypitan Raine (2003) and Dantelah (1999).

Robert Sangster Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Snapdancer Away Game September Run 1:10.1
2021 Instant Celebrity Subpoenaed Rubisaki 1:09.6
2020 Bella Vella Lyre Bam’s On Fire 1:11.0
2019 Spright Cool Passion Bella Martini 1:09.2
2018 Shoals Secret Agenda Mica Lil 1:09.1
2017 Secret Agenda Viddora I Am A Star 1:09.1
2016 Precious Gem Sheidel I Love It 1:09.4
2015 Miracles Of Life Gregers I Love It 1:09.7
2014 Driefontein Platelet Gregers 1:09.2
2013 Platelet Angelic Light Yosei 1:11.0
2012 Black Caviar Sistine Angel Power Princess 1:10.6
2011 Response Beaded Miss Octopussy 1:09.0
2010 Rostova Velocitea Sister Madly 1:09.4
2009 Bel Mer Hidden Energy Impressive Eagle 1:09.5
2008 Juste Momente Zipanese Serious Speed 1:09.7
2007 Universal Queen Media Flying Object 1:08.3
2006 Ellicorsam Social Glow Truly Wicked 1:09.7
2005 Alinghi Glamour Puss Solar Antiquity 1:08.7
2004 French Bid Fly For Me Social Glow 1:09.0
2003 Our Egyptian Raine Brief Embrace Dama De Noche 1:08.7
2002 Suzy Grey Regal Kiss Lady Belvedere 1:13.2
2001 Umaline Fayrouz Crixia 1:08.1
2000 Rain Dance Lady Tapalinga Daninkling 1:09.1