Theo Marks Stakes 2021

Saturday September 11, 2021

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.

*Note: The 2021 Theo Marks Stakes ran at Kembla Grange Racecourse (moved from Rosehill due to COVID-19)

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 $15 million The Everest (1400m) at Randwick in October.

The latest edition of the Theo Marks Stakes ran on Saturday September 11, 2021 at Kembla Grange (moved from Rosehill) and was won by the underrated Chat (30/1). 

2021 Theo Marks Stakes Results

The official Theo Marks Stakes 2021 results and race finishing order will be known and published below when the event takes place on Saturday September 11, 2021.

  • 1st: #7 Chat
  • 2nd: #11 Embracer
  • 3rd: #10 Big Parade

The John Thompson-trained Chat saluted in an upset at 30/1 in the Theo Marks Stakes 2021 results, the son of Deep Field bouncing back to beat Embracer (2nd) while the odds-on favourite Big Parade (3rd) rounded out the trifecta. 

Theo Marks Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 11, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens (Kembla Grange in 2021) 
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1946
 

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 Chat ($31 in 2021), Riva De Lago ($11 in 2013) and Master Of Design ($13 in 2011).

Arcadia Queen ($1.95 in 2019) was the last favourite in Theo Marks Stakes betting to get the job done for the punters.

2021 Theo Marks Stakes Odds

Our market links to the spring’s top Theo Marks Stakes 2021 odds will be provided below once betting on the Group 1 lead-up in Sydney opens. 

Theo Marks Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Theo Marks 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.


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.

2021 Theo Marks Stakes Field

The official Theo Marks Stakes 2021 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.

The 2021 Theo Marks Stakes field is down to 11 runners following the early scratching of the Chris Waller-trained Imaging with Mark Newnham’s recent three-length winner at the Kembla Grange track, Big Parade, leading betting. 

  • Scratched: #1 Imaging (5); #8 Hilal (3)

2021 Theo Marks Stakes Nominations

Early nominations for the Theo Marks Stakes 2021 race on Run To The Rose Day close on the Monday of race week and will be published right here.

The 2021 Theo Marks Stakes nominations attracted 15 hopefuls led in betting by last start Show County Quality winner at Randwick Private Eye

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 303x2007x7 IMAGING (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 1 59kg 59kg   107
2 12x33542x3 ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 2 56.5kg 56.5kg   106
3 1x260x634x MADAM ROUGE M 6 Chris Waller 3= 56kg 56kg   105
4 160x17257x SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 3= 56kg 56kg   105
5 2235x1194x NIMALEE M 5 Matthew Smith 5 55.5kg 55.5kg   104
6 219x13638x ROHERYN G 6 James Cummings 6 56.5kg 56.5kg   102
7 1111x821x1 PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride 7 55.5kg 55.5kg   100
8 142355×127 CHAT G 5 John Thompson 8 54kg 54kg   97
9 x41x6131x1 BIG PARADE G 5 Mark Newnham 9= 54kg 53.5kg   96
10 0x30x177x2 EMBRACER G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9= 54kg 53.5kg   96
11 5x117799x8 OUTRAGEOUS G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9= 54kg 53.5kg   96
12 12722×5 HILAL C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 54kg 53kg   94
13 35113x236x DISCHARGED G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13 54kg 53kg   92
14 13×56 MAZU C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 14 54kg 53kg   75
15 5718379×18 PEYTON PLACE G 6 Greg Stephens 15 54kg 53kg   72

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

2021 Theo Marks Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Theo Marks Stakes 2021 best bet will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned!

  • To Win: #6 Private Eye ($3.70 at time of publish) 

Battling for top spot in betting, this in-form Joe Pride-trained four-year-old won the Group 2 Queensland Guineas in the winter and franked the form first-up winning the Group 3 Show County fresh. Needs to improve off that against a strong field carrying more weight, but looks a very nice type. 

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.

2021 Theo Marks Stakes Form Guide

A link to our detailed Theo Marks Stakes 2021 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

2021

(Run at Kembla Grange)

Chat Embracer Big Parade 1:17.3
2020 Wild Planet Funstar Ranier 1:15.7
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