Ladbrokes Tip: The Sir John Monash Stakes is a nice lead-up into the Bletchingly Stakes.
The Sir John Monash Stakes is one of the final Group races of the season run on a Saturday in early July at Caulfield Racecourse during the Melbourne Winter Racing Carnival. The weight-for-age sprint is contested over 1100m and offers a total of $200,000 in total prize money as of 2022.
It is the sole Black-Type race on the Caulfield card at the end-of-season meeting and can serve as a nice lead-up race into the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) run back at the track a fortnight later. A number of horses won both events during their careers, but Rubitano (2002) was the last horse to take out the Sir John Monash – Bletchingly Stakes double in the same year.
Many of the best Sir John Monash Stakes horses may also progress onto tougher assignments during the upcoming Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnivals.
The latest edition of the Sir John Monash Stakes ran on Saturday July 8th, 2023 at Caulfield Racecourse and was narrowly won by the in-form Peter Moody-trained Sigh ($7).
2023 Sir John Monash Stakes Results
The official Sir John Monash Stakes 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the Listed Caulfield race is run and won on Saturday July 8th, 2023.
- 1st: #13 Sigh
- 2nd: #9 Mileva
- 3rd: #3 General Beau
Peter Moody’s highly progressive four-year-old mare Sigh ($7) took her record up to six wins from nine starts for a third victory on the trot in the 2023 Sir John Monash Stakes results after digging deep late for apprentice hoop Ms Carleen Hefel’s first stakes success.
Sir John Monash Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday July 8th, 2023
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1994
Sir John Monash Stakes Betting
Sir John Monash Stakes betting odds are led by proven Caulfield performers and local Melbourne hopes with good form over the shorter sprint distances. The race attracts both end-of-season and resuming spring hopefuls, so any first-up runners with a good record fresh also sit high up the Sir John Monash Stakes betting markets.
Looking for in-form winter sprinters rounding out their preps in the Group 3 can also be a good Sir John Monash Stakes betting guide.
Jungle Edge ($2.60 in 2020) was the last favourite in Sir John Monash Stakes betting to salute.
2023 Sir John Monash Stakes Odds
Betting on the Sir John Monash Stakes 2023 opens the week of the race following the nominations and full markets will be provided below.
Early market betting odds on the 2024 Sir John Monash Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
Sir John Monash Stakes Field
The Sir John Monash Stakes race field attracts both end-of-season winter runners as well as spring-bound hopefuls kicking off the new season campaigns. Runners have a variety of different races they can come out of into the Sir John Monash Stakes including the Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) held at Grafton earlier in the month.
A likely next-up run for Sir John Monash Stakes graduates is the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes, which the 2018 Sir John Monash Stakes winner – the ill-fated Voodoo Lad – ran second in next-up before continuing on that summer to win Perth’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). In 2019 Jungle Edge ran second in both races before returning in 2020 to go one better in the Sir John Monash Stakes results.
2023 Sir John Monash Stakes Field
The official 2023 Sir John Monash field of final acceptors is released by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2023 Neds Sir John Monash Stakes field features a quality line-up of sprinters led in betting by the returning Godolphin-raced Ingratiating drawn well in gate four first-up and Phillip Stokes’ early market mover Mileva.
2023 Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations
The Sir John Monash Stakes 2023 nominations are taken the Monday of race week closing at 12:00PM (AEST).
|FLYING MASCOT (NZ)
|Peter G Moody
|ESTA LA ROCA (NZ)
|ZAC DE BOSS (NZ)
|RATTLE AND BANG
|NO WAY EVER
|Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
|TATO KEY (ARG)
|FLYING ON A LIMB
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Sir John Monash Stakes Tips
Top Sir John Monash Stakes tips include looking for runners with a strong record over the 1000m -1100m short sprint distance, Melbourne runners that run well at the Caulfield track and Black-Type graduates coming off good lead-up winter runs.
2023 Sir John Monash Stakes Tips
Our insider tips on the Sir John Monash Stakes 2023 will be listed here the week of the race so stay tuned for the winter sprinter to back in the Group 3 this season.
- To Win: #7 Sweet Ride ($11 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Going for the value in this year’s Monash Stakes with the resuming Annabel Neasham-trained Sweet Ride looking a forgotten first-up chance at 10/1. The talented Deep Field colt looks a rising star to watch this prep after a string of good performances last time in. An upset Group 3 San Domenico Stakes winner at Rosehill he went on to run in three subsequent Group races in the spring and placed in all. He is versatile with placings on everything from a Good (4) to a Heavy (10), has solid form around the likes of In Secret and Best Of Bordeaux, and is a two-time winner over this distance. He has won fresh previously and was last seen narrowly going down at The Valley last October when runner-up to Sejardan in the Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m). Two lead-up barrier trials have been good in Sydney. Can surprise a few of these at a nice price.
Sir John Monash Stakes Form Guide
The Sir John Monash Stakes form guide, released when final acceptances close on the Wednesday before the race runs that Saturday, details crucial information like the jockeys and barriers as well as the lead-up runs of the sprinters in the field.
The Sir John Monash Stakes form has stacked up in future Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival races a number of times in recent years including in 2016 when the winner Wild Rain went on to win the Group 2 McEwen Stakes and finish third in that spring’s Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley.
2023 Sir John Monash Stakes Form Guide
A link to our completed Sir John Monash Stakes 2023 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Sir John Monash Stakes Results
The Sir John Monash Stakes results over the past decade have been dominated by quality types with experience in tougher assignments including Jungle Edge (2020) who won the race as a nine-year-old and the ill-fated Group 1 champion Voodoo Lad (2018).
Blue Diamond Champion Reward For Effort (2010) is one of the most famous Sir John Monash Stakes winners, while Super Elleegant (2004-05) is the only dual Sir John Monash Stakes champion to date.
Mileva (2022) and Sigh (2023) are the latest Sir John Monash Stakes winning mares.
Lord Of The Sky (2014) was the last Sir John Monash Stakes winning three-year-old.
Red Can Man holds the current 1100m Sir John Monash Stakes race record winning in 2021 in a time of 1 minute 03:47 seconds.
Past Sir John Monash Stakes Winners
Recent Sir John Monash Stakes winners dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.
|Ms Carleen Hefel
|Red Can Man
|Ms Jade Darose
|Lord Of The Sky
|Reward For Effort
|I Am Invincible
|Honour The Name