Schillaci Stakes 2021

Saturday October 9, 2021

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) and the Toorak Handicap (1600m).

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), plus two Group 3 events led by the Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m).

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 9, 2021 and was won by Savatoxl ($6) first-up. 

2021 Schillaci Stakes Results

The official Schillaci Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021.

  • 1st: #1 Savatoxl 
  • 2nd: #8 Dosh
  • 3rd: #5 Bella Nipotina

Savatoxl ($6) was good first-up running down Dosh to salute in the Schillaci Stakes 2021 results in their first win since the autumn’s Group 1 The Goodwood in Adelaide.

Schillaci Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1970

Schillaci Stakes Betting

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).

2021 Schillaci Stakes Odds

The updated Schillaci Stakes 2021 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.

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

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.

2021 Schillaci Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Schillaci Stakes 2021 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.

  • To Win: #3 Isaurian ($7 at time of publish) 

Open edition of the Schillaci and a bit of value offered for the returning Isaurian from the Godolphin stables. Drawn well first-up in a small field and boasts an excellent first-up record of five wins from seven starts. This seven-year-old remains lightly-raced with this just his 19th start, great strike-rate at the distance and third in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes here in the winter last time out.

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.

More recently the 2020 Schillaci Stakes winner Dirty Work ran a good next-up third in the Manikato Stakes at The Valley.

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

2021 Schillaci Stakes Field

The official Schillaci Stakes 2021 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.

Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly from last spring, September Run, headlines a small 2021 Schillaci Stakes field of sprinters at Caulfield this weekend.

2021 Schillaci Stakes Nominations

The early 2021 Schillaci Stakes nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race and will be published in full right here.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x721610x5 SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 1 53kg 92
2 11x2048x37 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller 2 56.5kg 110
3 1127×6 PROFITEER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 3 53kg 82
4 52336×3121 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 56.5kg 99
5 141x91160x SAVATOXL G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 5 58.5kg 109
6 19x13638x9 ROHERYN G 6 James Cummings 6 58.5kg 102
7 6x12x3x53x ISAURIAN G 7 James Cummings 7 58.5kg 102
8 120x6025x3 HOW WOMANTIC M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 8 56.5kg 89
9 11x671x122 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 9 53kg 90
10 8x26353x56 WISDOM OF WATER H 4 Annabel Neasham 10 58.5kg 90
11 111x169x55 WRITTEN BEAUTY M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 56.5kg 93
12 1x1x3 DOSH F 3 Grahame Begg 12 51kg 80
13 1x16x ENTHAAR F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 13 51kg 82
14 114×23 OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody 14 58.5kg 85
15 142×8 FAKE LOVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 15 51kg 74
16 6x11x O’PRESIDENT C 3 Chris Waller 16 53kg 88
17 112x4x30x2 BLESS HER M 5 Clayton Douglas 17 56.5kg 89
18 138×1325 JIGSAW C 3 Cindy Alderson 18 53kg 74

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.

2021 Schillaci Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Schillaci Stakes 2021 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
2021 Savatoxl Dosh Bella Nipotina 1:03.3
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