Ladbrokes Tip: The Ted Van Heemst Stakes is a key lead-up to the Perth Cup each summer
The C.B. Cox Stakes – now known as the Ted Van Heemst Stakes – is one of the key races of the annual Perth Summer Racing Carnival and takes place at Ascot Racecourse on a Saturday in late December.
Run a fortnight later after the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m), the Group 2 Ted Van Heemst Stakes is contested at weight-for-age over 2100m and offers $250,000 in total prize money. It is the sole Group race on the Perth race card at the summer meeting and is supported by the $100,000 Listed Starstruck Classic (1600m) for local milers.
The Kingston Town Classic – Ted Van Heemst Stakes double was most recently completed by Truly Great (2020) and Regal Power (2021).
The Ted Van Heemst Stakes makes a good lead-up to the Group 2 $400,000 Perth Cup (2400m) back at the track in late December or early January and the double was last completed by Delicacy (2015-16).
The latest edition of the Ted Van Heemst Stakes ran on Saturday December 18, 2021 and saw the odds-on favourite Regal Power win the race for the second time.
Ted Van Heemst Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday December 18, 2021
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 2100m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $250,000
- First Run: 1914
2021 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Results
- 1st: #1 Regal Power
- 2nd: #3 Platoon
- 3rd: #6 Cockney Crew
The Grant & Alana Williams-trained Regal Power ($1.20) easily accounted for his rivals saluting for the punters as the odds-on favourite in the Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2021 results for the second time having also done so back in 2019.
Ted Van Heemst Stakes Betting
Ted Van Heemst Stakes betting markets are released the week of the race once the official field of Perth Cup hopefuls is announced. Proven Perth performers dominate the Ted Van Heemst Stakes betting markets, bookies favouring the best out of the Kingston Town Classic in the lead-up.
Genuine staying types and those with a good Ascot strike-rate sit at the top of the Ted Van Heemst Stakes markets and the favourites have a gun recent record in the race. The last double-figure CB Cox Stakes winner was God Has Spoken ($14 in 2011) who backed-up with a Perth Cup second next start at a similar price.
Regal Power ($1.65 in 2019 and $1.20 in 2021) and the fellow Grant & Alana Williams-trained Truly Great ($1.45 in 2020) are the latest favourites in Ted Van Heemst Stakes betting to win.
2021 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Odds
The season’s best Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2021 betting odds will be provided below on the season’s summer stayers so stay tuned for the top Perth racing markets.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Ted Van Heemst 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.
Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field
The summer’s Ted Van Heemst Stakes field attracts a line-up of mainly WA-trained stayers heading towards a run over the mile and a half back at Ascot in the Perth Cup.
Group 1 winner Delicacy (2015) is a standout Ted Van Heemst Stakes winner when the race was run as the CB Cox Stakes. Photo: Jenny Barnes.
Many of the runners in the Ted Van Heemst Stakes field are graduates from the Kingston Town Classic held a fortnight before.
Recent Ted Van Heemst / CB Cox Stakes winners to come out of the Kingston Town include Regal Power (6th in 2019), Galaxy Star (3rd in 2018), Pounamu (2017) who did the double, Delicacy (2nd in 2015), Railway Stakes winner Elite Belle (3rd in 2014) and Ihtsahymn who completed the double in 2013.
In 2019 the Ted Van Heemst Stakes winner Regal Power earlier won the Group 1 $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m).
The following year in 2020 Grant & Alana Williams along with jockey William Pike celebrated back-to-back Ted Van Heemst Stakes wins with their Kingston Town Classic winner Truly Great taking out the event.
Regal Power returned in 2021 to become the latest horse to do the Kingston Town Classic – Ted Van Heemst Stakes double.
2021 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Field
The official Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below the week of the race so stay tuned to see what Perth stayers making the starting line-up this season.
Just seven horses make-up this season’s Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2021 final field with markets dominated by odds-on favourite Regal Power after his lead-up Group 1 Kingston Town Classic win.
Ted Van Heemst Stakes Tips
Top Ted Van Heemst Stakes tips include looking for proven stayers with past winning form over the distance, locally-trained hopes with a good Ascot record and the graduates running on well in the Kingston Town Classic the start before.
Runners under $10 in betting have a dominant recent record so tipping an in-form galloper at singles is also a good Ted Van Heemst Stakes tip.
[2021 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2021 tips and Perth racing selections on the staying clash this summer will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack in the lucrative Group 2 W.A. race.
- To Win: #1 Regal Power ($1.40 at time of publish)
There’s no value in the favourite, but Regal Power even at $1.40 is impossible to bet against with just six rivals here. The Grant & Alana Williams-trained six-year-old was excellent winning the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic over 1800m in an upset over his stablemate Western Empire last time out. Is a multiple Group 1 winner, is proven up to 2400m and won this race in 2019. Is fit and faces a lower tier of rivals here, none of which finished better than fourth in their lead-up runs.
Ted Van Heemst Stakes Form Guide
The Ted Van Heemst Stakes form guide features all the crucial information punters need to place a wager on the summer staying showdown including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.
In recent years the CB Cox Stakes / Ted Van Heemst Stakes form has stacked up plenty of times in the Perth Cup the next month as well as in the next year’s Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival features like the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m). The 2012 CB Cox Stakes winner Mr Moet ran second in the 2013 CF Orr Stakes.
The form out of the 2019 Ted Van Heemst Stakes was also franked the following year during Melbourne’s autumn racing carnival with the winner Regal Power going on to take out the 2020 $5 million The All-Star Mile.
2021 Ted Van Heemst Stakes Form Guide
A link to a comprehensive Ted Van Heemst Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below once final acceptances close.
CB Cox Stakes / Ted Van Heemst Stakes Results
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