Ladbrokes Tip: The Tea Rose Stakes is a key guide to the Flight Stakes
The Tea Rose Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in September on George Main Stakes Day during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
The day’s racing is headlined by the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m), which is supported by two Group 2 events: The Shorts (1100m) for the spring sprint stars and the Tea Rose Stakes. George Main Stakes Day also sees the running of the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) offering the winner an Epsom Handicap ballot exemption along with the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) for The Metropolitan hopefuls.
Part of the Princess’ Series of races, the Tea Rose Stakes is contested over 1400m at set weights plus penalties and offers a total of $200,000 in total prize money.
It is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in October and recent fillies to complete the double include Funstar (2019), Alizee (2017), First Seal (2014), Guleph (2013), Streama (2011), More Joyous (2009) and Samantha Miss (2008).
In 2020 Dame Giselle made it a hat-trick of Princess Series wins taking out the Silver Shadow – Furious – Tea Rose Stakes triple.
The latest edition of the Tea Rose Stakes ran on Saturday September 18, 2021 and was won by Four Moves Ahead for John Sargent.
2021 Tea Rose Stakes Results
The official Tea Rose Stakes 2021 race results and full finishing order will be available below once the Group 2 Randwick race is run on Saturday September 18, 2021.
- 1st: #1 Four Moves Ahead
- 2nd: #4 Mallory
- 3rd: #2 Swift Witness
Four Moves Ahead ($4.80) enjoyed a Group 2 win third-up in the 2021 Tea Rose Stakes results ahead of the Flight Stakes defeating Mallory who was elevated to second after a successful protest over original runner-up Swift Witness who was demoted to third.
Tea Rose Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday September 18, 2021
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1980
Tea Rose Stakes Betting & Odds
Tea Rose Stakes odds are led by the in-form fillies of the spring coming off good lead-up runs in Sydney races against similar company.
Upsets are not uncommon and notable recent double-figure hopes in Tea Rose Stakes betting to salute include Alizee ($10 in 2017), Pearls ($12 in 2015), First Seal ($15 in 2014) and Longport ($26 in 2012).
2021 Tea Rose Stakes Odds
The season’s best Tea Rose Stakes 2021 betting odds and links to our markets will be made available to punters right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Group 2 Randwick racing markets.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Tea Rose 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.
Tea Rose Stakes Field
The Tea Rose Stakes field attracts the season’s best middle-distance fillies heading towards a run in the Flight Stakes over a mile back at the track a fortnight later. The fillies that line-up in the Tea Rose Stakes field each spring can come off a number of earlier fillies’ only races including the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) the month before, which Kimberly Star ran second in before her third in the 2015 Tea Rose Stakes two runs later.
In 2017 the Tea Rose Stakes winner Alizee had earlier run second in the Silver Shadow Stakes.
The other popular lead-up run that is also part of the Princess’ Series for 3YO fillies is the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m). In 2014 the Furious Stakes winner Winx went on to run second in both the Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes. She would later win a host of Group 1s including the 2015 and 2016 Cox Plate. That same year Blue Diamond winner and Golden Slipper runner-up Earthquake ran third in both the Furious Stakes and Tea Rose Stakes.
More recently the Furious Stakes produced three of the four Tea Rose Stakes winners from 2016-19 with Foxplay (1st) doing the double, Alizee (4th) and Miss Fabulass (6th).
First Seal (2014) took out the Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double during her three-year-old season. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.
The Furious Stakes also produced the 2013 Tea Rose – Flight Stakes winner Guelph (2nd). That year the Furious Stakes winner Bound For Earth went on to run third in both the Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes.
Tea Rose Stakes graduates traditionally back-up in the Flight Stakes. In 2015 Honesta ran second in both races and later went on to cross second twice more in Melbourne including in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at Flemington.
The Tea Rose Stakes – Flight Stakes double has been achieved many times in the past decade, most recently by Funstar (2019), Alizee (2017) and First Seal (2014).
First Seal also went on to cross second in that year’s Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m), while Alizee would win features including the Queen Of The Turf (2018) and Futurity Stakes (2019) later in her career.
Plenty of Tea Rose Stakes winners also go on to place in the Flight Stakes trifecta.
In 2020 Dame Giselle won the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes – Tea Rose Stakes hat-trick.
2021 Tea Rose Stakes Field
The official Tea Rose Stakes 2021 final field and barrier draw will be available below once announced on the Wednesday of George Main Stakes Day.
A host of smart fillies do battle on their way to the Flight Stakes as the Princess Series’ continues with the 2021 Tea Rose Stakes on Saturday.
- Scratched: #12 Morioka (6)
2021 Tea Rose Stakes Nominations
The early Tea Rose Stakes 2021 nominations are announced on the Monday of race week and will be published below once released.
Tea Rose Stakes Form Guide
The Tea Rose Stakes form guide features all the crucial information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs. The best form line to follow into the Tea Rose Stakes is that out of the earlier Princess Series legs including the Furious Stakes.
Tea Rose Stakes form has held up more often than not in the Flight Stakes the following month as well as Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Group 1s later in the season.
In 2020 the Tea Rose Stakes fourth placegetter Montefilia went on to make history completing the Group 1 Flight Stakes – Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes double before running third in that year’s VRC Oaks in Melbourne.
The 2020 Tea Rose Stakes form was further franked by the runner-up Hungry Heart who ran second in the Flight Stakes quinella before returning the following autumn to take out the 2021 Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes – ATC Oaks double.
2021 Tea Rose Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Tea Rose Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Tea Rose Stakes Tips
Good Tea Rose Stakes tips include looking for fillies coming off a top three run in Sydney last time out, proven Randwick performers and those suited to at least 1400m. The favourites only have a fair recent record in the race so laying the top fancy is another popular Tea Rose Stakes betting tip during the spring.
2021 Tea Rose Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Tea Rose Stakes 2021 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed below leading up to the race so stay tuned for the fillies to get behind in the George Main Stakes Day support act this September.
- To Win: #4 Mallory ($6.50 at time of publish)
One of the more open editions of the Tea Rose and not sure what to make of the favourite Four Moves Ahead or how many chances to give her. With the rails run and the very nice lead-up third in the Furious, like the price on Mallory to surprise a few here with a cheeky inside run third-up on the improve.
Tea Rose Stakes Results
The Tea Rose Stakes results have been a mix between short-priced favourites and double-figure roughies in the past decade.
Tea Rose Stakes winners of late include Dame Giselle (2020), Funstar (2019), Alizee (2017), Foxplay (2016), Pearls (2015), First Seal (2014), Guelph (2013), Streama (2011), More Joyous (2009), Samantha Miss (2008) and Sunline (1998).
Tea Rose Stakes Winners
||Four Moves Ahead
||Pretty In Pink
||Bound For Earth
||Pane In The Glass
||Race Not Run
||My Lady’s Chamber
||Prisoner Of Love