Sunline Stakes 2022

Friday March 25, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Matron Stakes is a top lead-up race into the Sunline Stakes

The Sunline Stakes is a Group 2 support race run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on William Reid Stakes Night on a Friday in late March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) for the sprinters with the Sunline Stakes contested over a mile.

The 1600m feature is open to fillies and mares and contested under weight for age conditions. A total of $300,000 is on offer in the race including $180,000 to the Sunline Stakes winner and connections.

The Sunline Stakes is named in honour of champion New Zealand-bred thoroughbred Sunline who won 32 of her 48 career starts and was the highest earning racehorse in the world during her time. Her most notable wins included dual Cox Plate victories in 1999 and 2000 as well as the Hong Kong Mile (2000) overseas.

The latest edition of the Sunline Stakes ran on Friday March 25, 2022 under the lights at The Valley and was won in a four-length upset by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Shout The Bar ($10). 

Sunline Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Friday March 25, 2022
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares – 3YO&Up – Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1981

2022 Sunline Stakes Results

The official Sunline Stakes Results 2022 & Finishing Order will be published below once the event takes place on Friday March 25, 2022.

  • 1st: #1 Shout The Bar ($10)
  • 2nd: #7 Barb Raider
  • 3rd: #3 Flying Mascot

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Shout The Bar ($10) atoned for her lead-up last in the Guy Walter Stakes to run away from her rivals with a four-length upset in the 2022 Sunline Stakes results.

Sunline Stakes Betting

Sunline Stakes odds are usually dominated by the best performing mares coming out of Flemington’s Matron Stakes held a fortnight earlier over a mile with the Matron Stakes – Sunline Stakes double last completed by Spanish Reef (2018). Spanish Reef also won the 2019 Matron Stakes before a second in that year’s Sunline Stakes.

Good lead-up Melbourne form during the autumn is the key factor in the markets and the latest Sunline Stakes winners to jump at double figures were Nakaaya ($10 in 2011), Consensus ($26 in 2019), Mamzelle Tess ($21 in 2020) and Shout The Bar ($10 in 2022).

Sunline Stakes betting markets open on the Wednesday before the race after the final acceptances and barrier draw are out.

2022 Sunline Stakes Odds

The Sunline Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race, so make sure you bookmark this page for the best prices on the mares in the William Reid Stakes Night support race this season.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Sunline Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Sunline Stakes Field

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Spirit Song won back-to-back editions of the Sunline Stakes in 2012-13. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Sunline Stakes field attracts a host of good fillies and mares with form over a mile or further, many coming out of the Group 3 Matron Stakes (1600m) over the same distance at Flemington.

The latest horses to complete the Matron Stakes – Sunline Stakes double are Noble Protector (2015) Spanish Reef (2018). In 2018 the Matron Stakes runner-up Samovare also finished second in the Sunline Stakes, repeating the quinella.

Earlier in 2014 Text’n Hurley ran second in the Schweppervescence Trophy (Matron Stakes) before her Sunline Stakes win, while Bippo No Bungus crossed third and second in the same two races respectively.

More recently, in 2017 I’m A Star won the Sunline Stakes on the back of a lead-up win in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.

In 2021 the Sunline Stakes winner Quantum Mechanic backed-up from a second in that year’s Matron Stakes results.

The 2022 Sunline Stakes winner Shout The Bar improved on her lead-up last (8th) in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes to score an upset at $10.

Sunline Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

2022 Sunline Stakes Field

The Sunline Stakes field 2022 and barriers will be released below on Wednesday March 23, 2022 so bookmark this page to see the official line-up for the Group 2 mile event.

The Tom Dabernig-trained Flying Mascot coming off back-to-back Group 3 wins headlines a small 2022 Sunline Stakes final field at The Valley for this Friday night.

2022 Sunline Stakes Nominations

The official Sunline Stakes 2022 nominations are announced by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 12 ALWAYS ON MY MIND F 3 Ben & JD Hayes 64
2 113x2153x1 ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 103
3 321135×11 BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter 97
4 53110×653 BON’S A PEARLA F 3 Kevin Corstens 95
5 8x906424x5 BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
6 877x23x344 BOUND TO WIN M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 80
7 13514×2012 COMICA M 4 Michael Kent 73
8 0x1215x211 FLYING MASCOT (NZ) M 4 Tom Dabernig 106
9 3x12557x41 FORTUNATE KISS F 3 Daniel Bowman 77
10 23327×1 GLINT OF HOPE (JPN) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 76
11 6x3152x822 GROOVY KINDA LOVE M 5 Michael Kent 75
12 x216133x21 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS M 4 Daniel Morton 108
13 x658760241 OCEAN’S THIRTEEN (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
14 33x03402x4 QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 103
15 112×15 RAPID ACHIEVER (FR) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
16 4x300x57x8 SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 106
17 235x1114x7 SIRILEO MISS M 4 Symon Wilde 95

Sunline Stakes History

Sunline Stakes Tips

Looking for mares that ran top three in the Schweppervescence Trophy (also known as the Matron Stakes) over the Flemington mile the run before and those with proven form at the distance are the top Sunline Stakes tips.

Favourites have a gun recent record in the race so looking for the top fancies in the markets is also a good Sunline Stakes tip. The Sunline Stakes betting odds are open at bookmakers after the release of the field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2022 Sunline Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Sunline Stakes 2022 betting tips will be detailed right here a day or so out from the event so stay tuned for the Sunline Stakes best bets.

  • To Win: #7 Barb Raider ($3.90 at time of publish) 

Taking on the favourite and going a touch of value in this Rebel Raider filly who is in equally as good form. Back-to-back wins her latest two at Flemington in the Group 3 Vanity and Group 2 Kewney Stakes. The latter was over a mile and she’s got a strong 1600m record ahead of the Sunline against the older mares. Really small field, does need to handle that tight circuit after doing her best on the roomer course at headquarters, but is going too good to ignore.

Sunline Stakes Form Guide

The Sunline Stakes form guide provides punters with all of the must know race information including the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up runs of the female gallopers in the field.

The Sunline Stakes form has stacked up in better autumn races in recent years including the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) in Sydney during ‘The Championships’ that the 2015 Sunline Stakes winner Noble Protector ran third to Amanpour in.

The 2017 Sunline Stakes winner I Am A Star went on to place third in Adelaide’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) that winter.

In 2019 Kenedna finished third in the Sunline Stakes before her Queen Of The Turf (Coolmore Legacy Stakes) victory in Sydney, while the 2021 Sunline Stakes winner Quantum Mechanic ran third in that year’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes trifecta.

2022 Sunline Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Sunline Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Sunline Stakes Results

Single-figure hopefuls have a dominant record in the Sunline Stakes over the past decade with the latest favourite to salute being Spanish Reef (2018).

Notable recent Sunline Stakes winners include I Am A Star (2017), Noble Protector (2015), Spirit Song (2013-14) and Zarita (2010).

Sunline Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Shout The Bar Barb Raider Flying Mascot 1:35.0
2021 Quantum Mechanic Grand De Flora Scarlet Dream 1:36.4
2020 Mamzelle Tess Bam’s On Fire Fidelia 1:35.7
2019 Consensus Spanish Reef Kenedna 1:36.8
2018 Spanish Reef Samovare Flying Jess 1:35.3
2017 I Am A Star French Emotion First Seal 1:36.6
2016 Miss Rose De Lago Noble Protector Metaphorical 1:35.0
2015 Noble Protector Girl In Flight Marianne 1:36.5
2014 Text’n Hurley Bippo No Bungus You’re So Good 1:36.8
2013 Spirit Song Lights Of Heaven Goldslick 1:35.7
2012 Spirit Song Lady Lynette Raspberries 1:38.5
2011 Nakaaya Lady Lynette Platinum Passion 1:37.5
2010 Zarita Princess Marizza Silvercitymiss 1:39.6
2009 Subtle Cove Youthful High Fifth Avenue Lady 1:37.7
2008 Laura’s Charm Illnois Girl Wayne’s Gold 1:37.8
2007 Like It Is Laura’s Charm Brockman’s Lass 1:37.4
2006 Candy Vale Plans Holy Bounty 1:37.6
2005 Beautiful Gem Umber Charmed Lady 1:30.3
2004 Sylvaner La Sirenuse Love’s Here 1:37.9
2003 Tickle My Kayano White Mist 1:38.0
2002 Spurn Tickle My It’s Platonic 1:37.0
2001 Flushed Calm Smytzer Shelbourne Lass 1:40.3