Schillaci Stakes 2020

Saturday October 10, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Schillaci Stakes serves as a good lead-up to the Group 1 VRC Classic during the Cup Carnival

The Schillaci Stakes is a short-distanced sprint clash run at Caulfield Racecourse on Caulfield Guineas Day in early or mid-October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by four Group 1 races: the Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Caulfield Stakes (2000m), Toorak Handicap (1600m) and the Thousand Guineas (1600m) for the fillies.

Also on the lucrative race card is the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) for Caulfield Cup types and the sprinters facing off in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m).

A weight-for-age clash, the Schillaci Stakes race offers $300,000 in total prize money and makes a gun lead-up to the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Mackinnon Stakes Day in November.

The last sprinter to complete the Schillaci Stakes – VRC Sprint Classic double was the mighty Black Caviar who did it in both 2010 and 2011. The following year’s Schillaci Stakes winner Buffering (2012) went on to win the Darley Classic the following year when the Group 1 ran as the VRC Sprint Classic in 2013 – as it is again now.

There was increased interest in the 2019 Schillaci Stakes following the announcement that the winner would back-up in Sydney at Randwick the following Saturday representing the ATC / MRC slot holders in the The Everest (1200m). Trekking won the event and placed third in The Everest 2019 results.

The latest edition of the Schillaci Stakes ran on Saturday October 10, 2020 and was won by the Hawkes Racing-trained Dirty Work.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Results

The official Schillaci Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed below once the race takes place on Saturday October 10, 2020.

  • 1st: #8 Dirty Work
  • 2nd: #10 Diamond Effort
  • 3rd: #7 Octane

The Hawkes Racing-trained Dirty Work ($4.20) flew home late off a patient ride from William Pike to narrowly hold out the favourite Diamond Effort ($4) in the 2020 Schillaci Stakes results.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 7 58.5kg $4.20
2 10 DIAMOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Mark Zahra 0.1L 6 56.5kg $4F
3 7 OCTANE Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 0.3L 4 58.5kg $13
4 1 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 0.8L 5 58.5kg $5.50
5 3 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Hugh Bowman 1L 1 58.5kg $5.50
6 6 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Craig Williams 1.75L 3 58.5kg $8.50
7 4 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 3.5L 2 58.5kg $11
5 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price Michael Dee 0
9 ALFA ORO (NZ) Matt Laurie Damian Lane 0
2 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Schillaci Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $400,000
  • First Run: 1970

Schillaci Stakes Odds

Schillaci Stakes betting opens on the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday once final acceptances and the barrier draw is released.
Short-distance specialists with previous winning form in Melbourne races, Group 1 experience and a good barrier draw in the 1100m showdown usually dominate the Schillaci Stakes odds.

Favourites have a good recent record in the race so looking for the single-figure starters in the Schillaci Stakes markets can prove profitable. The strike-rate of Schillaci Stakes favourites is enhanced by the dual victories of the iconic super sprinter Black Caviar (2010-11). The last favourite in Schillaci Stakes betting to win was Trekking ($4 in 2019).

2020 Schillaci Stakes Odds

The updated Schillaci Stakes 2020 betting odds and links to our Caulfield Guineas Day markets on the Group 2 sprint feature will be available below once open so stay tuned for access to the top prices on the season’s short-distance spring runners.

Schillaci Stakes Tips

Good Schillaci Stakes tips include looking for first-up runners with previous experience in Group 2 or Group 1 fields, proven Melbourne performers and those drawn close to the rails.

Single-figure fancies have strong form in the race so taking those under $10 in betting is also a Schillaci Stakes tip to consider, as is seeking out the class sprinters in the race that could head into the VRC Classic next race.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Schillaci Stakes 2020 tips and Caulfield betting tips this Guineas Day will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprinters to back and sack in your exotic betting.

Schillaci Stakes Field

The Schillaci Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of the spring’s top performing sprinters heading towards a Group 1 run in the VRC Sprint Classic during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

A possible lead-up race a number of race hopefuls have come via in recent years is the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley the previous month, which Kuroshio won in 2013 before a third in the Schillaci next start.

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Black Caviar won back-to-back editions of the Schillaci Stakes in 2010 and 2011. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The previous year Buffering (2012) completed the Moir Stakes – Schillaci Stakes double when the former only held Group 2 status.

Runners out of the field often back-up next start in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later on Cox Plate Eve at Moonee Valley. In 2008 the Schillaci Stakes runner-up Lucky Secret won the Group 2 Schweppes Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Day next start. The following year Lucky Secret returned to win the 2009 Schillaci Stakes, which also produced that season’s Schweppes Stakes winner Apache Cat (2nd) and the Darley Classic (then Patinack Classic) runner-up Wanted (3rd).

In 2016 the Schillaci Stakes winner was three-year-old Star Turn who went on to run third in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) against his own age at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. That year’s Schillaci Stakes runner-up meanwhile was Malaguerra who won the Darley Classic next race.

The Schillaci Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Field

The official Schillaci Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be available below as soon as announced on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what sprinters make the starting line-up.

The 2020 Schillaci Stakes field shapes up as an open edition of the short-distance sprint with Diamond Effort the narrow favourite dropping in grade off here nice Group 1 Moir Stakes run at Moonee Valley.

  • Scratched: #9 Alfa Oro (6), #2 Jungle Edge (4), #5 William Thomas (8). 
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x58x3129x8 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 7 58.5kg 112
2 330D0517x0 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 4 58.5kg 106
3 x331911x56 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Hugh Bowman 1 58.5kg 105
4 527x1153x3 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 2 58.5kg 106
5 41x70515x3 WILLIAM THOMAS John Price Michael Dee 8 58.5kg 99
6 128438×466 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Craig Williams 3 58.5kg 96
7 x111x41114 OCTANE Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 5 58.5kg 86
8 x548111x34 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 10 58.5kg 102
9 12x21111x1 ALFA ORO (NZ) Matt Laurie Damian Lane 6 58.5kg 89
10 80x1111x15 DIAMOND EFFORT Clinton McDonald Mark Zahra 9 56.5kg 104

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Nominations

The early 2020 Schillaci Stakes nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published in full right here.

A host of in-form sprinters led in betting by the San Domenico Stakes winning colt Anders make-up the Schillaci Stakes 2020 nominations for this weekend.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 12x21111x1 ALFA ORO (NZ) G 5 Matt Laurie 89
2 0x1334x09x ALL TOO ROYAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
3 436x211x11 ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
4 128438×466 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 96
5 80x1111x15 DIAMOND EFFORT M 5 Clinton McDonald 104
6 x548111x34 DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
7 x58x3129x8 HEY DOC G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 112
8 11118×12 HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
9 330D0517x0 JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell 106
10 21x25208x1 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 77
11 x111x41114 OCTANE G 5 Phillip Stokes 86
12 527x1153x3 ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien 106
13 x331911x56 SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham 105
14 41x70515x3 WILLIAM THOMAS G 6 John Price 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Schillaci Stakes Form Guide

The Schillaci Stakes form guide features information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field to help punters uncover the value in the markets.

A number of runners have won the Schillaci Stakes first-up so looking for sprinters resuming off a short break that run well fresh can be a good guide, including first-up specialist Super Cash who saluted in 2017. The Schillaci Stakes form has stacked up in other Group races in Melbourne many times over the years including in the Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic (1200m).

Another example of the Schillaci Stakes form holding was when the 2016 winner Star Turn went on to run third in four straight Group 1 Melbourne races in the 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes; and the 2017 Lightning Stakes, Newmarket Handicap and William Reid Stakes.

2020 Schillaci Stakes Form Guide

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

Schillaci Stakes Results

The Schillaci Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure sprinters over the past decade. Notable recent Schillaci Stakes winners include Trekking (2019), Buffering (2012), Black Caviar (2010-11), Gold Edition (2007) and Miss Andretti (2006).

Schillaci Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Dirty Work Diamond Effort Octane 1:03.3
2019 Trekking Ball Of Muscle The Bostonian 1:02.3
2018 Ball of Muscle Spirit of Valor Missrock 1:02.5
2017 Super Cash Illustrious Lad Rock Magic 1:03.2
2016 Star Turn Malaguerra Fell Swoop 1:02.8
2015 Alpha Miss Cashed Lankan Rupee 1:03.5
2014 Rubick Platelet Overreach 0:56.6
2013 Unpretentious Pago Rock Kuroshio 57.6
2012 Buffering Golden Archer Stirling Grove 0:56.9
2011 Black Caviar Karuta Queen Stirling Grove 0:56.7
2010 Black Caviar Winter King General Truce 0:56.6
2009 Lucky Secret Apache Cat Wanted 0:55.9
2008 Wilander Lucky Secret Gamble Me 0:58.0
2007 Gold Edition Royal Asscher Let Go Thommo 0:57.3
2006 Miss Andretti Green Birdie Nediyms Glow 0:57.2
2005 Segments Danerich Miss Mooney Mooney 0:57.6
2004 Patpong Alizes Regimental Gal 0:58.2
2003 Halibery Dantana Spinning Hill 0:56.7
2002 Spinning Hill Falvelon Mistegic 0:57.1
2001 Mistegic Windigo Falvelon 0:57.6
2000 Falvelon Mannington Super Elegant 0:58.0