Ladbrokes Tip: The Stocks Stakes is a good betting guide for the Empire Rose Stakes during the spring
The W.H. Stocks Stakes is a Group 2 race for mares contested on Moir Stakes Night at Moonee Valley on a Friday evening in late September or early October during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Racing at the meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) for sprinters, while the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) for Caulfield Guineas types and the Stocks Stakes are the major support races.
Offering $200,000 in total prize money the Stocks Stakes is run over 1600m under weight-for-age conditions and makes a nice lead-up to other mares-only races in the spring including Flemington’s Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) – formerly known as the Myer Classic – on Victoria Derby Day.
The latest edition of the Stocks Stakes runs on Friday September 25, 2020.
2020 Stocks Stakes Results
The official Stocks Stakes 2020 race results and finishing order will be provided below once the race takes place on Friday September 25, 2020.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
WH Stocks Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Friday September 25, 2020
- Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Mares – Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1973
Stocks Stakes Betting
Stocks Stakes odds are led by in-form mares with form against similar company with proven ability at weight-for-age and over the mile. Runners that have winning form at the distance and previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley circuit also sit high up the Stocks Stakes odds.
Betting also favours graduates of earlier Melbourne lead-up runs for the mares like Caulfield’s Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington a fortnight before the race.
2020 Stocks Stakes Odds
The season’s best WH Stocks Stakes 2020 betting odds and links to our markets will be provided right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Moonee Valley racing odds this spring.
Stocks Stakes Field
The Stocks Stakes field attracts a quality field of weight-for-age mares with ability over the mile.
Many come into the race on the back of a lead-up run earlier in the spring in something like the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington, which produced the 2015 Stocks Stakes winner Fenway (9th) and the 2017 champion I Am A Star (7th). In 2018 I Am A Sta
r returned to complete the Let’s Elope Stakes / Stocks Stakes double, while the 2019 Stocks Stakes winner Princess Jenni improved on a lead-up seventh in the Let’s Elope Stakes.
Fenway meanwhile also went on to run second in the Myer Classic two runs later. The next year saw Don’t Doubt Mamma (2016) complete the Let’s Elope Stakes – Stocks Stakes double. The Let’s Elope Stakes also produced the 2015 runner-up May’s Dream (3rd) who finished fourth in the Myer Classic. In 2014 the Let’s Elope Stakes runner-up Dear Demi won the Stocks Stakes next start, while the winner of the former Commanding Jewel ran third in the race next start.
Stocks Stakes winner Atlantic Jewel (2013) came off a lead-up victory in that year’s Memsie Stakes. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.
The WH Stocks Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Friday night, while the final field and barriers are out on the Wednesday.
2020 Stocks Stakes Field
The official WH Stocks Stakes 2020 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be available right here once acceptances are taken on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see the mares set to face off under the lights at Moonee Valley in the Group 1 lead-up.
The 2020 W H Stocks Stakes field features 11 mares including inaugural The All-Star Mile winner Mystic Journey and the short-priced favourite Perfect Jewel down in grade off a run in the Group 1 Makybe Diva.
||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
||Grant & Alana Williams
||Ken & Kasey Keys
||PRINCESS JENNI (NZ)
||SHROUDED IN MIST
||Tony & Calvin McEvoy
||ONE MORE TRY
||MY GOLD BRACELET (NZ)
||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
||REALM OF FLOWERS
||Anthony & Sam Freedman
2020 Stocks Stakes Nominations
The WH Stocks Stakes Nominations for 2020 close on the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night.
Stocks Stakes Tips
Good WH Stocks Stakes betting tips to take in the spring include looking at mares with ability at the track and distance, previous Group winners, past winners over the mile distance and those coming off lead-up runs in the Let’s Elope Stakes.
Single figure hopefuls have a dominant recent record in the race so another useful tip is to pick a runner in the top half of the markets. Any mares coming down in class off an earlier Group 1 spring race also make for a nice Stocks Stakes winning tip.
2020 Stocks Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider WH Stocks Stakes tips and Moonee Valley Group 2 betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the mares to get behind in the race this spring.
- To Win: #6 Greysful Glamour ($6 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Interesting edition of the Stocks, but happy to take on the favourite and tip Greysful Glamour to improve second-up. She’s fit now after running an eye-catching second in Sydney’s Tramway Stakes behind the defending champ Dreamforce, and has winning form up to 2040m. She’s yet to win over a mile from six starts, but she went well at The Valley with a six length win here last October and think she can run well again.
Stocks Stakes Form Guide
The WH Stocks Stakes form guide features all the essential race information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the mares in the field. Group 1 form to follow into the Group 2 can come via the Memsie Stakes (1400m) held the month before as Atlantic Jewel completed that Group 1 spring double in 2013.
The Stocks stakes form has also stacked up in other elite level races including when Atlantic Jewel (2013) ran second next start in Caulfield’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) before a win in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) that October.
2020 Stocks Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Stocks Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Stocks Stakes Results
The WH Stocks Stakes results have been dominated over the past decade by classy Melbourne-trained mares coming off a run in the Let’s Elope Stakes. Notable recent Stocks Stakes winners include dual champion I Am A Star (2017-18), Fenway (2015), Dear Demi (2014), Atlantic Jewel (2013), Zarita (2009) and Tuesday Joy (2008).
Stocks Stakes Winners
||I Am A Star
||I Am A Star
||Hell Or Highwater
||Don’t Doubt Mamma
||Miss Rose De Lago
||Bird of Fire
||Annie La Vie