Sweet Embrace Stakes 2022

Saturday February 26, 2022

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 $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 26, 2022 and was won in impressive late fashion on a Heavy (10) by the Gary Portelli-trained Fireburn ($8). 

Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1979

2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 26, 2022 and published below.

  • 1st: #4 Fireburn ($8)
  • 2nd: #10 She’s Extreme
  • 3rd: #3 Lady Laguna

The Gary Portelli-trained Rebel Raider filly Fireburn ($8) was excellent late holding off the fast-finishing She’s Extreme having made up lots of late ground in the 2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes results run and won on a Heavy (10). Fireburn is now exempt from ballot for the $5 million Golden Slipper Stakes on March 19, which her trainer Portelli won back in 2017 on a Heavy (10) track with fellow filly She Will Reign.

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

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

2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting

The latest Sweet Embrace Stakes 2022 odds will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 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 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’.

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

2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2022 final field and barrier draw is set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be announced below so stay tuned.

The undefeated Inglis Millennium champ Xtravagant Star are the fillies to beat in Saturday’s 2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes final field in Sydney.

Scratched: #1 Coolangatta (5) has been scratched, the all-in favourite having to wait for another day to attempt a fourth straight win due to the wet conditions in Sydney; #8 Magic Carpet (8).

2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes Nominations

The early Sweet Embrace Stakes 2022 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published here once released.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1×11 COOLANGATTA F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 34 DAME CARTLAND F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
3 411 FIREBURN F 2 Gary Portelli
4 3x FUN SUNDAY F 2 Brad Widdup
5 11×2 LADY LAGUNA F 2 Annabel Neasham
6 40×6 MAGIC CARPET F 2 James Cummings
7 7 MISS FABERGE F 2 John Sargent
8 5×61 MUMBAI JEWEL F 2 Annabel Neasham
9 4 SHE’S EXTREME F 2 Anthony Cummings
10 1 TRENDY LASS F 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
11 0x1 TROACH F 2 James Cummings
12 11 XTRAVAGANT STAR F 2 Tony & Calvin McEvoy

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.

2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Sweet Embrace Stakes tips 2022 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: #3 Lady Laguna ($4.60 at time of publish) 

What an edition of the Sweet Embrace Stakes! We’ve got a three-time winner in Coolangatta racing for the first time since her $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic success last month at the Gold Coast, and the also unbeaten Inglis Millennium winner Xtravagant Star. But….it’s a rain-soaked Randwick track on Saturday and that’s the unknown. The only one proven on Heavy going is Lady Laguna for Annabel Neasham, and so going for her at a decent price. She’s been good so far winning her opening two starts last time in including a four length romp home on a Heavy (10) at Rosehill in late November. First-up was no flop either when narrow runner-up here over 1000m at the start of the month. Has improvement, will appreciate the step-up in distance and will swim not sink in the going.

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.

2022 Sweet Embrace Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Sweet Embrace Stakes 2022 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
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