Sweet Embrace Stakes 2020

Saturday February 29, 2020

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 Chipping Norton Stakes Day on a Saturday in late February – early March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting’s headline race is the Group 1 Chipping Norton 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 $3.5 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 $200,000 in prize money the Sweet Embrace Stakes winner takes out $110,000 in stakes for connections and is exempt from Golden Slipper Stakes ballot. The last filly to complete the Sweet Embrace Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double was Crystal Lily (2010).

The latest edition of the Sweet Embrace Stakes took place on Saturday February 29, 2020 and was won by $300,000 Magic Millions buy Hungry Heart for Chris Waller. 

Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 29, 2020
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1979

2020 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 29, 2020 and published below.

  • 1st: #7 Hungry Heart
  • 2nd: #2 Stellar Pauline
  • 3rd: #10 Dismissal

Chris Waller’s blueblood filly Hungry Heart became the 50th stakes winner for gun sire Frankel with her impressive three-quarter length win from out wide over beaten favourite Stellar Pauline in the 2020 Sweet Embrace Stakes results winning her way into the Golden Slipper field.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 7 55.5kg $9.50
2 2 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 0.8L 5 55.5kg $2.30F
3 10 DISMISSAL Gary Portelli Ms Rachel King 3.1L 2 55.5kg $41
4 1 BELLA NIPOTINA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 3.4L 1 55.5kg $11
5 8 HARMONIUM Richard & Michael Freedman Tim Clark 3.6L 4 55.5kg $3.80
6 5 TILIA ROSE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 5L 3 55.5kg $5.50
7 3 QUEEN KAY Toby & Trent Edmonds Jason Collett 8.3L 6 55.5kg $17
4 SUPREME IDEA Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 0
9 CLOSE TO ME Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0
6 DUBAI STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 0

Sweet Embrace Stakes Odds & Betting

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

In recent years 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) was the last Sweet Embrace Stakes winner to come out of the Widden Stakes.

2020 Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting

The latest Sweet Embrace Stakes 2020 odds will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

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 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 was Believe Yourself (2014) who ran fourth to Mossfun in the Group 1.

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

2020 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2020 final field and barrier draw is set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be announced below so stay tuned.

The 2020 Sweet Embrace Stakes field features nine fillies following the scratching of Supreme Idea. Three-time runner-up Stellar Pauline leads betting tipped to break through with her first turf triumph following the nice second in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic last month.

  • Scratchings: #4 Supreme Idea (5), #6 Dubai Star (9), #9 Close To Me (8)
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 42×42 BELLA NIPOTINA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 1 55.5kg
2 2×22 STELLAR PAULINE Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 6 55.5kg
3 12 QUEEN KAY Toby & Trent Edmonds Jason Collett 7 55.5kg
4 171 SUPREME IDEA Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 5 55.5kg
5 1x TILIA ROSE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 3 55.5kg
6 26x DUBAI STAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 9 55.5kg
7 2 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 10 55.5kg
8 1 HARMONIUM Richard & Michael Freedman Tim Clark 4 55.5kg
9 50x CLOSE TO ME Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 55.5kg
10 84 DISMISSAL Gary Portelli Ms Rachel King 2 55.5kg

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.

2020 Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Sweet Embrace Stakes tips 2020 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.

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.

2020 Sweet Embrace Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Sweet Embrace Stakes 2020 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 Seabrook (2018), Crystal Lily (2010), Chinilla Rose (2007) and Ha Ha (2001).

Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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