Stocks Stakes 2020

Friday September 25, 2020

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 betitng tips online at Ladbrokes

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. 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x1255x5x80 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Luke Currie 9 57kg   111
2 20x507x063 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2 57kg   102
3 81x0112x18 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 8 57kg   106
4 30x53640x9 SPANISH REEF Ken & Kasey Keys Mark Zahra 3 57kg   101
5 104x356x80 PRINCESS JENNI (NZ) David Brideoake Ben Melham 1 57kg   102
6 14x10320x4 GREYSFUL GLAMOUR Mark Newnham Jamie Kah 5 57kg   100
7 28x10016x0 SHROUDED IN MIST Tony & Calvin McEvoy Jamie Mott 4 57kg   93
8 15x97437x9 BENITOITE Clinton McDonald Billy Egan 11 57kg   84
9 226x3473x6 ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani Craig Williams 6 57kg   88
10 41x11x30 MY GOLD BRACELET (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) John Allen 10 56.5kg   84
11 21x13611x5 REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 7 56.5kg   77
   Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Princess Jenni Rondinella Oceanex 1:36.3
2018 I Am A Star Mrs Gardenia Samovare 1:37.3
2017 I Am A Star Flying Jess Hell Or Highwater 1:37.3
2016 Don’t Doubt Mamma Kaniana Miss Rose De Lago 1:38.7
2015 Fenway May’s Dream Scratchy Bottom 1:34.9
2014 Dear Demi Solicit Commanding Jewel 1:37.8
2013 Atlantic Jewel Oasis Bloom Oriental Ruby 1:36.8
2012 Oasis Bloom Spirit Song Chateau Margaux 1:36.9
2011 King’s Rose Pinker Pinker Lady Lynette 1:37.0
2010 Avienus Belscenica Lady Lynette 1:38.3
2009 Zarita Cats Whisker Soul Diva 1:37.0
2008 Tuesday Joy Devil Moon Bird of Fire 1:36.3
2007 Devil Moon Brom Felinity Hidden Strings 1:36.4
2006 Astrodame Brockman’s Lass Belle Bizaare 1:36.1
2005 Flowerdrum Honest Politician Taken 1:38.5
2004 She’s Archie Annie La Vie Zumanity 1:41.9
2003 Sunday Joy Liberty Rose Monde Special 1:36.8
2002 Gold Lottey Tyrolean Visage 1:38.7
2001 Lady Marion Tickle My Tyrolean 1:38.7
2000 Hula Wonder Camarena Mrs Bentley 1:38.4