Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Sweet Embrace Stakes is a good lead-up for Golden Slipper bound fillies.

The Sweet Embrace Stakes is one of a number of Group 2 support races held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Verry Elleegant Stakes Day (formerly Chipping Norton Stakes Day) on a Saturday in late February – early March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes Winner Fireburn

2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Fireburn. Photo: Steve Hart.

The meeting’s headline race is the Group 1 Verry Elleegant Stakes (1600m), and the Sweet Embrace Stakes along with the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) are the key lead-up races for two-year-olds heading into the Group 1 $4.92 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens a fortnight later.

Run over 1200m under set weights conditions, the Sweet Embrace Stakes is open only to two-years-old fillies while the Skyline Stakes is the equivalent race for the juvenile colts and geldings.

Offering a total of $300,000 in prize money as of 2024 the Sweet Embrace Stakes winner takes out $170,000 in stakes for connections and is exempt from Golden Slipper Stakes ballot. The latest fillies to complete the Sweet Embrace Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double were Crystal Lily (2010) and Fireburn (2022).

The latest edition of the Sweet Embrace Stakes took place on Saturday March 2, 2024 at Randwick for Golden Slipper-bound fillies and was won by Michael Freedman’s consistent daughter of Tassort, Manaal ($2.05F).

2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting

The latest Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024 odds will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 2, 2024
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1979

2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday March 2, 2024 and published below.

2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Manaal

2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Manaal is onto the Group 1 Golden Slipper a last start winning filly. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #1 Manaal
  • 2nd: #11 Fly Fly
  • 3rd: #6 Extreme Diva

Tassort filly Manaal ($2.05F) was too good for her rivals second-up saluting as the short-priced favourite off a good mid-field run with cover in the 2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes results on way to her tough challenge against Storm Boy in the Golden Slipper Stakes.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting

Sweet Embrace Stakes betting favours the promising fillies in the field with proven form in their early career runs.

In recent years Fireburn (2022), Four Moves Ahead (2021), Scarlet Rain (2016), Sweet Allison (2015) and Believe Yourself (2014) all came off a last start win to take out the Sweet Embrace Stakes.

A nice lead-up race into the Sweet Embrace Stakes is the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) run over 100m less at Rosehill the previous weekend.

Fillies may also come into the race via the Widden Stakes (1100m) at Randwick the month before. One More Honey (5th in 2017) and Manaal (2nd in 2024) are the latest Sweet Embrace Stakes winners to come out of the Widden Stakes.

Four Moves Ahead ($2.70 in 2021) and Manaal ($2.05 in 2024) are the latest favourites in Sweet Embrace Stakes betting to win.

Sweet Embrace Stakes betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Scarlet Rain (2016) won the Sweet Embrace Stakes before running last in the Golden Slipper Stakes results that autumn. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Field

The Sweet Embrace Stakes race field attracts the season’s most promising two-year-old fillies. The majority are looking to earn a shot at the world’s richest juvenile’s race with the Golden Slipper Stakes run the following month at Rosehill Racecourse.

In recent times the best Sweet Embrace Stakes winner’s performance in the Golden Slipper were Believe Yourself (2014) who ran fourth to Mossfun in the Group 1 and Four Moves Ahead (2021) who also ran fourth in both the Golden Slipper and Inglis Sires’.

In 2022 Fireburn completed the Sweet Embrace Stakes – Golden Slipper – Inglis Sires’ treble.

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

2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024 final field and barrier draw is set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be announced below so stay tuned.

The 2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes field features a field of untapped fillies eyeing a spot in the Golden Slipper field with markets led by the Michael Freedman-trained Manaal looking to improve on her second first-up in the Group 3 Widden Stakes.

2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes Nominations

The early Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published here once released.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 4×4 ASTERIDE F 2 Robert & Luke Price
2 21 CASTANYA F 2 Annabel Neasham
3 1 CHATEAU MIRAVAL F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 4 DIDDLE DUMPLING F 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
5 1 DRIFTING F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
6 43 EXTREME DIVA F 2 Anthony Cummings
7 4 FLY FLY F 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
8 1×2 MANAAL F 2 Michael Freedman
9 MONTANA DAWN F 2 John Thompson
10 73×6 NYMPHADORA F 2 Stephen O’Halloran
11 1x PHOTOGRAPHICS (NZ) F 2 John Sargent
12 2 REASONABLE POINT F 2 Ben Brisbourne
13 1 TOO DARN LIZZIE F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
14 9×1 TOTOKA F 2 Paul Perry
15 6×5 VALABING F 2 David Payne
16 3 WAVE BREAKER F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
17 ZOUNAKA F 2 John Thompson

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips

Looking for fillies with a past win over similar distance in Sydney is crucial when doing the Sweet Embrace Stakes tips.

Maidens rarely win the race, but Seabrook did in 2018 breaking her maiden status in her first Sydney start as did Frankel filly Hungry Heart in 2020, and favourites have a credible recent strike rate.

Past form at the track is a good indicator, while many haven’t been over the distance before so looking for fillies with strong form over 1100m makes for successful Sweet Embrace Stakes tipping.

2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Sweet Embrace Stakes tips 2024 will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned for the potential Golden Slipper Stakes fillies to back and sack this season.

  • To Win: #1 Manaal ($2.10 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Typically open edition of the Sweet Embrace Stakes and happy to stick with the favourite Manaal looking to return to winning form second-up. The Michael Freedman-trained Tassort filly has her third career start and is one of the best drawn with barrier six and Tommy Berry in the saddle. She was a narrow Group 3 winner at the track on debut last year in the Gimcrack Stakes and good again fresh when runner-up in Rosehill’s Group 3 Widden Stakes. Distant second nearly three lengths beaten that day by the impressive winner Lady Of Camelot but takes improvement, sees an easier field here, and is back to Randwick. Back don’t sack.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Form Guide

The Sweet Embrace Stakes form guide provides punters with essential information like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of all the fillies in the field.

The form for the race has stacked up in the subsequent Golden Slipper Stakes in recent times with Crystal Lily (2010) winning both races.

In 2022 Fireburn franked the Sweet Embrace Stakes form with subsequent wins in the Golden Slipper and Sires’ before a Champagne Stakes second. The Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) was won by She’s Extreme who was runner-up in both the Sweet Embrace and Sires’ behind Fireburn. She’s Extreme also returned for a stellar spring full of Group 1 placings and her VRC Oaks victory in Melbourne.

2023 Sweet Embrace Stakes Winner Lazzago

2023 Sweet Embrace Stakes winner Lazzago was good at big odds in the Chipping Norton Stakes Day event. Photo: Steve Hart.

2024 Sweet Embrace Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Sweet Embrace Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

The longest-priced Sweet Embrace Stakes result in recent years was Romantic Moon ($14 in 2013) and double figure fancies have a good record in the race.

Notable recent Sweet Embrace Stakes winners include Fireburn (2022), Seabrook (2018), Crystal Lily (2010), Chinilla Rose (2007), and Ha Ha (2001).

Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners

Past Sweet Embrace Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 Manaal Fly Fly Extreme Diva 1:10.37
2023 Lazzago Facile Blanc De Blanc 1:10.7
2022 Fireburn She’s Extreme Lady Laguna 1:15.1
2021 Four Moves Ahead She’s All Class Mallory 1:10.5
2020 Hungry Heart Stellar Pauline Dismissal 1:09.6
2019 Anaheed Still Single Let It Pour 1:09.7
2018 Seabrook Fiesta Into The Abyss 1:10.9
2017 One More Honey Arctic Angel Teaspoon 1:12.2
2016 Scarlet Rain In The Vanguard Tale Of Choice 1:09.5
2015 Always Allison Speak Fondly Tibrogargan Miss 1:10.7
2014 Believe Yourself Twirl Tetsuko 1:11.2
2013 Romantic Moon Thump Greytfilly 1:10.0
2012 Jade Marauder Valerio Kyria 1:11.2
2011 Shared Reflections Streama Pane In The Glass 1:09.5
2010 Crystal Lily Ambers Waltz Zutara 1:09.0
2009 Headway Lovemelikearock Horizons 1:11.1
2008 Stripper Glowlamp Samantha Miss 1:11.0
2007 Chinchilla Rose Vecchia Roma Moonboat 1:10.1
2006 Universal Queen Tuesday Joy Pure Energy 1:11.4
2005 Carry On Cutie Media Flion Fenena 1:10.5
2004 Burning Sands All Knowledge Written By Xaar 1:11.9
2003 Legally Bay How Funny Bella Corona 1:10.0
2002 Victory Vein Chuckle Calaway Gal 1:09.9
2001 Ha Ha Moonflute Palais 1:11.0
2000 Dynamic Love Tyrolean Ateates 1:11.7