Sir John Monash Stakes 2021

Saturday July 10th, 2021

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 $160,000 in total prize money.

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 10th, 2021 and was won by Group 1 performer Red Can Man.

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Results

The official Sir John Monash Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the Listed Grafton race is run and won on Wednesday July 7th, 2021.

  • 1st: #6 Red Can Man
  • 2nd: #10 Malkovich
  • 3rd: #12 Villami

Former Perth galloper and last year’s Group 1 Railway Stakes fourth placed Gingerbread four-year-old, Red Can Man ($9) returned to his best form second-up for his new trainer David Brideoake defeating the favourite Malkovich ($2.50F) in the 2021 Sir John Monash Stakes results.

Sir John Monash Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday July 10th, 2021
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1994

Sir John Monash Stakes Odds

Sir John Monash Stakes 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.

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Betting

Betting on the Sir John Monash Stakes 2021 opens the week of the race following the nominations and full markets will be provided below.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 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

Sir John Monash Stakes Field

The Sir John Monash Stakes 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.

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Field

The official 2021 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 Sir John Monash Stakes 2021 final field features 12 sprinters led in betting by the Bjorn Baker-trained Malkovich coming off a lead-up win over 1000m at the Caulfield track carrying 61kg.

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Nominations

The Sir John Monash Stakes 2021 nominations are taken the Monday of race week closing at 12:00PM (AEST).

Eighteen winter hopefuls make-up the 2021 Sir John Monash Stakes nominations including Group 1 placed Viridine and the in-form Zipping Boy chasing a fourth win on the trot.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerBallotWeightPenaltyHcp Rating
1x8568436x9TACTICAL ADVANTAGEG7Kris Lees158.5kg100
2x3722x329xORDER OF COMMANDG6Danny O’Brien258.5kg104
3000865×119INN KEEPERG7Symon Wilde358.5kg93
425x7277x52BANQUOH4Danny O’Brien458.5kg97
51x3425x463VIRIDINEG6James Cummings558.5kg105
63384337×33WILLIAM THOMASG6John Price658.5kg97
74232×63252DEXELATIONG6Richard & Chantelle Jolly758.5kg89
83x1629x13xVILLAMIM4Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou856.5kg96
9211818×211MALKOVICHC3Bjorn Baker958kg90
10109x4089x3TONY NICCONIG5Ben & JD Hayes1058.5kg80
112x711x5111ZIPPING BOYG3Jerome Hunter1158kg89
12414627×466ASHLORG7Dan McCarthy1258.5kg92
131x473246x7RED CAN MANG4David Brideoake1358.5kg97
14536x99x740I AM SOMEONEG6Matt Laurie1458.5kg90
1514x2501x72PROPELLEM5Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra1556.5kg82
16x11270x321EXPRESS PASSG4Nick Ryan1658.5kg86
1744522×5216KALKARNI ROYALEM4Kevin Corstens1756.5kg78
1820050x9x56FREE OF DEBTG4Chris Bieg1858.5kg78

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.

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes Tips

Our insider tips on the Sir John Monash Stakes 2021 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: #1 Viridine ($6 at time of publish)

Open edition of the short-distance Group 3 sprint, with Viridine still at a good price and looking the class horse in the mix. Group 1 placed during his career and still in consistent form. Third in Randwick’s June Stakes at the same distance with more weight last time out, narrowly beaten. Out to break a notable drought going back to last August’s Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at the Caulfield track, but looks a big chance to get back to winning form.

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.

2021 Sir John Monash Stakes

A link to our completed Sir John Monash Stakes 2021 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.

Sir John Monash Stakes Winners

2021Red Can ManDavid BrideoakeBen Melham58.5 kgs1:03.47
2020Jungle EdgeMick PriceMs Jade Darose58.5 kgs1:05.00
2019Oak DoorJohn SadlerBen Melham58.5 kgs1:04.41
2018Voodoo LadDarren WeirBrad Rawiller58.5 kgs1:03.91
2017SupidoMichael KentLuke Nolen58.5 kgs1:03.58
2016Wild RainMark KavanaghDamien Oliver56.5 kgs1:03.82
2015Miss PromiscuityDavid HayesDwayne Dunn56.5 kgs1:04.49
2014Lord Of The SkyRobbie LaingDwayne Dunn58 kgs1:05.25
2013Pago RockDavid HayesChad Schofield58.5 kgs1:04.43
2012PlateletDarren WeirDamian Lane56 kgs1:06.79
2011Secret FlyerMark YoungLuke Nolen58.5 kgs1:04.37
2010Reward For EffortPeter MoodyLuke Nolen58 kgs1:04.70
2009I Am InvinciblePeter MorganDarren Gauci58.5 kgs1:05.97
2008Tesbury JackJulie ScottDarren Gauci58.5 kgs1:06.13
2007Lucky SecretTony VasilDanny Brereton58 kgs1:04.95
2006SassbeeDavid JollyNash Rawiller57.5 kgs1:04.13
2005Super ElegantTony VasilNash Rawiller57.5 kgs1:05.21
2004Super ElegantTony VasilGreg Childs57.5 kgs1:00.16
2003DantanaRick Hore-LacyNoel Callow57 kgs0:57.20
2002RubitanoBrian Mayfield-SmithNash Rawiller57.5 kgs0:57.54
2001Regal ShotBrendan McCarthyDamien Oliver57 kgs0:58.02
2000Honour The NameLee FreedmanChris Munce57 kgs0:59.78