Theo Marks Stakes 2019

Saturday September 14, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Theo Marks Stakes is a good lead-up to the Epsom Handicap Trifecta.

The Theo Marks Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Run To The Rose Day in September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Contested on the same day as the Group 2 The Run To The Rose for Group 1 Golden Rose-bound three-year-olds. The Theo Marks race is open to horses aged three-years-old and over and is run under quality handicap conditions over 1300m.

Offering a total of $200,000 in prize money, the race makes a nice lead-up to tougher spring features like the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick the following month. The last horse to complete the Theo Marks Stakes – Epsom Handicap double in a single season was Winx (2015).

Many horses also now use the Theo Marks Stakes as a lead-up to the world’s richest race on turf – the $14 million The Everest (1400m) at Randwick in October.

This year the Theo Marks Stakes ran on Saturday September 14, 2019 and was won first-up by Kingston Town Classic champion Arcadia Queen. 

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Results

The official Theo Marks Stakes 2019 results and race finishing order will be known and published below when the event takes place on Saturday September 14, 2019 .

  • 1st: #6 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #11 Trope
  • 3rd: #8 Gem Song

The 2019 Theo Marks Stakes results went the way of the punters with the now Chris Waller-trained WA expat Arcadia Queen saluting first-up ahead of her $14 million The Everest bid in October.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56kg $1.95F
2 11 TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1.8L 10 53kg $5.50
3 8 GEM SONG Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 2.1L 9 55kg (cd 56kg) $15
4 7 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 3.6L 5 56kg $26
5 5 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 4.9L 3 56.5kg $21
6 2 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.2L 6 57.5kg $15
7 9 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6L 2 54.5kg $18
8 4 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6.1L 7 57kg $31
9 3 VOLPE VELOCE Graham Richardson Andrew Adkins 6.6L 4 57kg $41
10 12 BALLER Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 7L 8 53kg $7.50
1 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller 0
10 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Sam Clipperton 0

Theo Marks Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 14, 2019
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1946

Theo Marks Stakes Field

The Theo Marks Stakes field features a line-up of strong spring types, many heading towards Group 1 runs in Sydney later during the carnival. Horses may contest the Theo Marks Stakes first-up, or come off an earlier run in a race like the Group 3 Show County Quality (1200m) at Randwick the month before. In 2017 Deploy completed the Show County Quality – Theo Marks Stakes double.

After running in the Theo Marks Stakes horses usually head towards a run in the Epsom Handicap via a race like the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) a fortnight later. In 2014 Ninth Legion ran third in the Theo Marks and Shannon Stakes before an Epsom Handicap fourth to He’s Your Man. That same year Bull Point ran third in the Show County and second in the Theo Marks before heading to Melbourne where he finished third in Caulfield’s Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).

In 2013 Solzhenitsyn was runner-up to Riva De Lago in the Theo Marks Stakes before a third in the Sir Rupert Clarke and a win in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m). The 2011 Theo Marks Stakes winner Master Of Design also ran third in that year’s Sir Rupert in Melbourne next start.

Before Winx (2015) who completed the Theo Marks – Epsom double, the best result of a Theo Marks winner in the Epsom Handicap was Ambidexter (2nd) in 2012.

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Field

The official Theo Marks Stakes 2019 field of potential The Everest or Epsom Handicap horses is announced the Wednesday leading-up to the race, the full line-up to be published below.

After two early scratchings from the 2019 Theo Marks Stakes field there are 10 hopefuls in the mix with the now Chris Waller-trained WA expat and confirmed $14 million The Everest runner Arcadia Queen returning as the odds-on favourite.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2871x0611x INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller 6 59kg 112
2 22x422x20x ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 57.5kg 105
3 x42414814x VOLPE VELOCE Graham Richardson Andrew Adkins 4 57kg 108
4 x16932225x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 57kg 104
5 8x466x308x DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 3 56.5kg 103
6 113111x ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56kg 106
7 311x34017x REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 5 56kg 102
8 12x154134x GEM SONG Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 10 55kg (Probable weight 56kg) 100
9 x3033x432x EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2 54.5kg 103
10 x432200x39 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Sam Clipperton 12 54kg 102
11 1272×2 TROPE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 53kg 96
12 12x1550x81 BALLER Anthony Cummings Glen Boss 9 53kg 83

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Theo Marks Stakes 2019 race on Run To The Rose Day close on the Monday of race week and will be published right here.

The 2019 Theo Marks Stakes nominations drew 13 runners led by the now Chris Waller-trained Kingston Town Classic winning mare Arcadia Queen who kicks off her confirmed The Everest campaign in the event.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 113111x ARCADIA QUEEN M 4 Chris Waller 106
2 12x1550x81 BALLER H 4 Anthony Cummings 83
3 8x466x308x DEPLOY G 7 Gerald Ryan 103
4 x3033x432x EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 103
5 11111x162x ENTICING STAR M 6 Chris Waller 105
6 12x154134x GEM SONG H 4 Kris Lees 100
7 2871x0611x INVINCIBELLA M 6 Chris Waller 112
8 7x6073447x NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 104
9 311x34017x REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker 102
10 x16932225x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 104
11 1272×2 TROPE H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 96
12 x42414814x VOLPE VELOCE M 6 Graham Richardson & Gavin Parker 108
13 22x422x20x ZOUSAIN H 4 Chris Waller 105

Theo Marks Stakes Betting

The Theo Marks Stakes betting markets are usually led by horses that ran well at Rosehill the start before in a race like the Show Country Quality, or first-up performers that have a strong fresh record.

While favourites in the Theo Marks Stakes odds have a strong recent record notable upsets include Riva De Lago ($11 in 2013) and Master Of Design ($13 in 2011).

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Odds

Our market links to the spring’s top Theo Marks Stakes 2019 odds will be provided below once betting on the Group 1 lead-up at Rosehill opens.

Theo Marks Stakes Tips

Good Theo Marks Stakes tips include looking for the best out of the Show County Quality the month before, proven Sydney performers and horses with good form over the distance.

Theo Marks Stakes Form Guide

The Theo Marks Stakes form guide features all the must know information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

The Theo Marks Stakes form has stacked up in better spring races a number of times in recent years like Winx (2015) who went on to win the Epsom Handicap and Melbourne’s Cox Plate. The 2015 Theo Marks runner-up Sons Of John also backed-up with an Epsom Handicap third.

2019 Theo Marks Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Theo Marks Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Theo Marks Stakes Results

The Theo Marks Stakes results have been dominated by class gallopers and future Group 1 winners in the past decade. Notable recent Theo Marks Stakes winners include Arcadia Queen (2019), Winx (2015), More Joyous (2010) and Racing To Win (2006 and 2009).

Theo Marks Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Arcadia Queen Trope Gem Song 1:14.9
2018 Home Of The Brave D’argento Trapeze Artist 1:19.1
2017 Deploy Egg Tart Euro Angel 1:14.9
2016 Mackintosh Counterattack Southern Legend 1:17.1
2015 Winx Sons Of John Ninth Legion 1:15.7
2014 Cluster Bull Point Ninth Legion 1:23.2
2013 Riva De Lago Solzhenitsyn Your Honour 1:21.6
2012 Ambidexter Fat Al Dystopia 1:22.2
2011 Master Of Design Torio’s Quest Fast Clip 1:16.7
2010 More Joyous Rothesay Drumbeats 1:22.1
2009 Racing To Win Rock Kingdom Triple Honour 1:22.1
2008 Hurried Choice Forensics Ice Chariot 1:17.1
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Racing To Win New Edge Regal Cheer 1:16.5
2005 Paratroopers Perfect Promise Outback Prince 1:16.8
2004 Falkirk Grand Armee Private Steer 1:17.7
2003 Fiery Venture Grand Armee Osca Warrior 1:16.3
2002 Defier Phoenix Park Carael Boy 1:15.7
2001 Shogun Lodge Fouardee Belle Du Jour 1:16.8
2000 Hire Landsighting Shogun Lodge 1:17.1