Sir John Monash Stakes 2023

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.

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes winner Mileva

2022 Sir John Monash Stakes winner Mileva. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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.

2023 Sir John Monash Stakes winner Sigh

2023 Sir John Monash Stakes winner Sigh. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 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.

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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).

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerBallotWeightPenaltyHcp Rating
15873x1200xINGRATIATINGH4James Cummings158.5kg103
2x2113x570xFLYING MASCOT (NZ)M5Tom Dabernig256.5kg103
30x5025x157MALKOVICHG5Bjorn Baker358.5kg102
416274x032xMILEVAM5Phillip Stokes456.5kg99
520x49x5302GENERAL BEAUH4Mathew Ellerton558.5kg98
6x197x12x11SIGHM4Peter G Moody656.5kg93
71x5x256x42ESTA LA ROCA (NZ)M5Lloyd Kennewell756.5kg93
8199x69260xREGARDSMAREEG6Nick Ryan858.5kg93
920x961322xSWEET RIDEC3Annabel Neasham958kg91
1085206x646xBLESS HERM6Clayton Douglas1056.5kg90
112114x76x73ZAC DE BOSS (NZ)G5Simon Zahra1158.5kg86
12x106x9998xRANTING (NZ)G5Nick Ryan1258.5kg81
138x119x1132KATSUG3Grahame Begg1358kg79
1451822213×8RATTLE AND BANGG5Dean Binaisse1458.5kg78
15146x71328xNO WAY EVERM4Ciaron Maher & David Eustace1556.5kg77
1600x49x060xTATO KEY (ARG)G8Ben Brisbourne1658.5kg77
17444×111FLYING ON A LIMBF3Clinton McDonald1756kg75

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2023 Sigh Peter Moody Ms Carleen Hefel  56.5 kgs 1:04.14
2022 Mileva Phillip Stokes Daniel Moor 56.5 kgs 1:05.49
2021 Red Can Man David Brideoake Ben Melham 58.5 kgs 1:03.47
2020 Jungle Edge Mick Price Ms Jade Darose 58.5 kgs 1:05.00
2019 Oak Door John Sadler Ben Melham 58.5 kgs 1:04.41
2018 Voodoo Lad Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 58.5 kgs 1:03.91
2017 Supido Michael Kent Luke Nolen 58.5 kgs 1:03.58
2016 Wild Rain Mark Kavanagh Damien Oliver 56.5 kgs 1:03.82
2015 Miss Promiscuity David Hayes Dwayne Dunn 56.5 kgs 1:04.49
2014 Lord Of The Sky Robbie Laing Dwayne Dunn 58 kgs 1:05.25
2013 Pago Rock David Hayes Chad Schofield 58.5 kgs 1:04.43
2012 Platelet Darren Weir Damian Lane 56 kgs 1:06.79
2011 Secret Flyer Mark Young Luke Nolen 58.5 kgs 1:04.37
2010 Reward For Effort Peter Moody Luke Nolen 58 kgs 1:04.70
2009 I Am Invincible Peter Morgan Darren Gauci 58.5 kgs 1:05.97
2008 Tesbury Jack Julie Scott Darren Gauci 58.5 kgs 1:06.13
2007 Lucky Secret Tony Vasil Danny Brereton 58 kgs 1:04.95
2006 Sassbee David Jolly Nash Rawiller 57.5 kgs 1:04.13
2005 Super Elegant Tony Vasil Nash Rawiller 57.5 kgs 1:05.21
2004 Super Elegant Tony Vasil Greg Childs 57.5 kgs 1:00.16
2003 Dantana Rick Hore-Lacy Noel Callow 57 kgs 0:57.20
2002 Rubitano Brian Mayfield-Smith Nash Rawiller 57.5 kgs 0:57.54
2001 Regal Shot Brendan McCarthy Damien Oliver 57 kgs 0:58.02
2000 Honour The Name Lee Freedman Chris Munce 57 kgs 0:59.78