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 Farnan (2020), Vancouver (2015) and Pierro (2012).
The latest edition of the Todman Stakes took place on Saturday March 6, 2021 and was won by the Godolphin-raced Anamoe.
Todman Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 6, 2021
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $300,000
- First Run: 1973
2021 Todman Stakes Results
The full Todman Stakes 2021 results & finishing order revealing the winner of the Golden Slipper ballot exemption will be published below after the race takes place on Saturday March 6, 2021.
- 1st: #3 Anamoe
- 2nd: #1 Profiteer
- 3rd: #4 Home Affairs
The James Cummings-trained Anamoe is a notable Golden Slipper market mover after getting up late over the beaten favourite Profiteer in a thrilling edition of the 2021 Todman Stakes.
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.
2021 Todman Stakes Betting
The updated Todman Stakes 2021 betting odds will be made available below once released for you to back the key Golden Slipper Stakes contenders at the best autumn markets.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Todman 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.
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.
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.
2021 Todman Stakes Field
The official Todman Stakes 2021 Field of Golden Slipper-bound two-year-olds will be published below on the Wednesday before Royal Randwick Guineas Day.
The 2021 Todman Stakes final field is down to just eight runners after the early scratching of Rocket Tiger, markets led by undefeated Capitalist colt Profiteer.
- Scratched: #6 Rocket Tiger (6); #9 Solar Winds (9)
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.
2021 Todman Stakes Tips
Our insider Todman Stakes betting tips for 2021 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: #1 Profiteer ($2.40 at time of publish)
The two-year-old races are always tricky, but hard to knock the lead-up form from this two-time winning son of Capitalist who is out to stay unbeaten with a third career win on the weekend. A month ago he saluted in the Inglis Millennium at this track by over five lengths. It was impressive. Hugh Bowman stays on and is drawn the rails in a small field, should win again without too much worry.
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 Farnan (2020) and Vancouver (2015) doing the double, while Capitalist also improved on a lead-up second in the Todman to take out the world’s richest race for juveniles.
2021 Todman Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Todman Stakes 2021 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 Farnan (2020), 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
||Yes Yes Yes
||Kiss And Make Up
||Fast ‘N’ Rocking
||Carved In Stone
||Exceed And Excel