Todman Stakes 2020

Saturday March 7, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Todman Stakes – Golden Slipper double is a popular betting exotic in the autumn

The Todman Stakes, formerly known as the Todman Slipper Trial, is a Group 2 race for two-year-old colts and geldings held on Randwick Guineas Day at Royal Randwick during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Contested on a Saturday in early to mid March each season the set weights event is a key support act at a meeting that also hosts the Group 1 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).

The Todman Stakes offers $300,000 in prize money including $170,000 to the winner and takes place over a 1200m sprint distance. It is the male juveniles’ equivalent of the Group 2 $300,000 Reisling Stakes (1200m) for the fillies and both races are traditional lead-ups to the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) run a fortnight later.

The Todman Stakes winner is exempt from Golden Slipper Stakes ballot and the double was most recently achieved by Vancouver (2015) and Pierro (2012).

The latest edition of the Todman Stakes took place on Saturday March 7, 2020 and saw Gai Waterhouse win for the eighth time with Farnan. 

Todman Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1973

2020 Todman Stakes Results

The full Todman Stakes 2020 results & finishing order revealing the winner of the Golden Slipper ballot exemption will be published below after the race takes place on Saturday March 7, 2020 .

  • 1st: #2 Farnan
  • 2nd: #1 Tagaloa
  • 3rd: #6 Blondeau

Co-trainer Gai Waterhouse enjoyed her eighth win in the 2020 Todman Stakes results with Silver Slipper champ Farnan ($1.80) saluting for the punters as the odds-on favourite with a nearly two length win over the Blue Diamond Stakes winner Tagaloa.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 1 55.5kg $1.80F
2 1 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 1.8L 6 55.5kg $3.80
3 6 BLONDEAU Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 4.6L 4 55.5kg $20
4 3 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller James McDonald 4.8L 5 55.5kg $6.50
5 9 ON THE LEAD Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 7.3L 3 55.5kg $21
6 4 BLAZE A TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 7.7L 2 55.5kg $17
5 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 0
8 BARBARIC Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0
7 BARTLEY Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 0

Todman Stakes Odds & Betting

Todman Stakes odds favour colts and geldings with previous winning form in Sydney. Proven ability at least over 1100m is key to the Todman Stakes betting markets as is previous experience in black-type company.

Favourites have a solid Todman Stakes record however in 2014 Ghibellines scored an upset as a 40/1 shot in betting only a few years after Smart Missile won at 20/1 in 2011.

Farnan ($1.80 in 2020) was the last favourite in Todman Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Todman Stakes Betting

The updated Todman Stakes 2020 betting odds will be made available below once released for you to back the key Golden Slipper Stakes contenders at the best autumn markets.

Todman Stakes Field

The Todman Stakes or Todman Slipper Trial field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising young two-year-old colts and geldings on the Golden Slipper Stakes path.

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Vancouver (2015) recently completed the Todman Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The race usually features youngsters coming out of races like the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) in January, February’s Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) or the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) a fortnight earlier.

The last horse to complete the Silver Slipper Stakes – Todman Stakes double was Farnan (2020). Before him it was the also Gai Waterhouse-trained Pierro (2012) who also won the Golden Slipper, ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes in Group 1 company at his next three starts.

Todman Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race followed by the final field of acceptances and barrier draw on the Wednesday.

2020 Todman Stakes Field

The official Todman Stakes 2020 Field of Golden Slipper-bound two-year-olds will be published below on the Wednesday before Royal Randwick Guineas Day.

It is shaping up as a thriller in the 2020 Todman Stakes with impressive Silver Slipper Stakes winner Farnan drawn barrier one in a nine-horse field, while Blue Diamond Stakes champ Tagaloa makes his Sydney race debut from gate eight.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 31×41 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 8 55.5kg
2 1101 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 1 55.5kg
3 1×22 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller James McDonald 7 55.5kg
4 3×6 BLAZE A TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 3 55.5kg
5 1 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2 55.5kg
6 242 BLONDEAU Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 6 55.5kg
7 13x BARTLEY Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 9 55.5kg
8 6×1 BARBARIC Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 55.5kg
9 3 ON THE LEAD Richard & Michael Freedman TBA 5 55.5kg

Todman Stakes Tips

Todman Stakes tips include looking for non-maidens with previous winning form in Sydney over 1100m or 1200m that hail from the state’s leading stables including Gai Waterhouse who prepared Vancouver (2015) and Pierro (2012) to victory in recent years.

2020 Todman Stakes Tips

Our insider Todman Stakes betting tips for 2020 will be available below leading-up to the Group 2 sprint so stay tuned for the two-year-old gallopers to back and sack this season.

  • To Win: #2 Farnan ($2.80) 

Firming and deserving favourite, happy to take this proven Sydney horse over the Blue Diamond Stakes winner who is yet to race this way. Gai Waterhouse is the Queen when it comes to preparing Golden Slipper contenders and this horse couldn’t have been more impressive at Rosehill winning the Silver Slipper by over three lengths. Drawn well, Bowman will be taking advantage of the horse’s speed from the inside alley and think he wins again.

Todman Stakes Form Guide

The Todman Stakes form guide lists all of the essential information needed before placing a bet including barriers, jockeys, trainers and barriers.

Gai Waterhouse has a good training record in the race as well as the Golden Slipper Stakes so looking for in-form youngsters prepared by her on the Todman Slipper Trial form guide is a good tip.

The Todman Stakes form has held-up in the Golden Slipper a number of times in recent years with Vancouver (2015) doing the double before Capitalist improved on a lead-up second in the Todman to take out the world’s richest race for juveniles.

2020 Todman Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Todman Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Todman Stakes Results

There has been a number of upset Todman Stakes results in recent years, but the set weights conditions of the race usually favours the classier two-year-old males in the field.

Notable recent Todman Stakes winners include subsequent The Everest champion Yes Yes Yes (2019), Vancouver (2015), Criterion (2013), Pierro (2012), Written Tycoon (2005), Charge Forward (2004) and Exceed And Excel (2003).

Todman Stakes Winners

2020 Farnan Tagaloa Blondeau 1:09.8
2019 Yes Yes Yes Bellevue Hill Dubious 1:08.4
2018 Aylmerton Ef Troop Tchaikovsky 1:08.8
2017 Gunnison Invader Veranillo 1:13.4
2016 Kiss And Make Up Capitalist Weatherly 1:09.5
2015 Vancouver Furnaces Headwater 1:08.8
2014 Ghibellines Unencumbered Cornrow 1:10.7
2013 Criterion Fast ‘N’ Rocking Havana 1:10.7
2012 Pierro Epaulette Shelford 1:12.1
2011 Smart Missile Sepoy Foxwedge 1:09.9
2010 Masquerader Decision Time Carved In Stone 1:11.4
2009 Real Saga Phelan Ready Purdey 1:11.5
2008 Krupt Related Typhoon Fury 1:10.6
2007 Meurice Zizou Shaft 1:11.1
2006 Diego Garcia Just Mambo My Middi 1:11.6
2005 Written Tycoon Domesday Flying Pegasus 1:12.0
2004 Charge Forward Dane Shadow Samboy 1:10.3
2003 Exceed And Excel Untouchable Niello 1:10.6
2002 Snowland Yell Takas 1:10.7
2001 Royal Courtship Viscount Mistegic 1:09.9
2000 Great Crusader Lord Dane Phoenix Park 1:10.0