Sweet Embrace Stakes 2021

Saturday February 27, 2021

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 27, 2021 and was won by the favourite Four Moves Ahead. 

Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1979

2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 27, 2021 and published below.

  • 1st: #5 Four Moves Ahead
  • 2nd: #1 She’s All Class
  • 3rd: #3 Mallory

The John Sargent-trained favourite Four Moves Ahead ($2.70) enjoyed a narrow victory for the punters in the 2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes results as she heads towards the Golden Slipper.

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

2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting

The latest Sweet Embrace Stakes 2021 odds will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

Sweet Embrace Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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 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.

2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2021 final field and barrier draw is set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be announced below so stay tuned.

The 2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes field features a line-up of 15 two-year-old fillies led in betting by the John Sargent-trained Four Moves Ahead looking to remain undefeated.

2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes Nominations

The early Sweet Embrace Stakes 2021 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published here once released.

Eighteen two-year-old fillies make-up the 2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes nominations led in betting by Chris Waller’s $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic third-placed She’s All Class.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 CAP ESTEL F 2 Anthony Cummings
2 46x CENTRO STORICO F 2 Richard Litt
3 665×3 COLLIER BAY F 2 Anthony Cummings
4 9×2 EMERALD BAY F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
5 1 FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 2 John Sargent
6 16 HI HI HI F 2 Gary Portelli
7 12 JAMAEA F 2 Robert & Luke Price
8 2×1 MALLORY F 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
9 5×07 MISTAKEN IDENTITY F 2 Matthew Smith
10 2×4 NICE FOR WHAT F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
11 4 NORTHULDRA F 2 Annabel Neasham
12 PEACEFUL AFFAIR F 2 Anthony Cummings
13 1x ROBODIRA F 2 John O’Shea
14 3×13 SHE’S ALL CLASS F 2 Chris Waller
15 12x SLIDERS F 2 James Cummings
16 6×3 TESTIMONIAL F 2 James Cummings
17 11 TILIANAM (NZ) F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
18 YATSUMI F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden

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.

Four Moves Ahead ($2.70 in 2021) was the last favourite in Sweet Embrace Stakes betting to win.

2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Sweet Embrace Stakes tips 2021 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 She’s All Class ($4.60 at time of publish) 

These early two-year-old races are always tough, especially with a big field, but going for the well-tried She’s All Class who has her fourth start here. She’s drawn wide (14), otherwise she’d probably start favourite, but think she’s got the speed to overcome the alley and return to winning form after her last-start third in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic where she also jumped from barrier 14.

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.

2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Sweet Embrace Stakes 2021 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
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