Ladbrokes Tip: The Toy Show Quality serves as a solid guide for the Golden Pendant each spring.
The Group 3 Toy Show Quality is a 1100m sprint showdown for horses at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is a quality handicap event open only to fillies and mares and offers $160,000 in total prize money and was upgraded from a Listed race in 2013.
The event runs as one of the key support races on Winx Stakes Day, which is headlined by the Group 1 Winx Stakes – formerly the Warwick Stakes and also features the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes as well as the Group 3 Show County Quality.
First run in 1995, the Toy Show Quality is named in honour of former champion filly Toy Show who won the 1975 Golden Slipper as a juvenile, the Thousand Guineas as a three-year-old as well as the 1976 Newmarket Handicap.
Plenty of top female gallopers have won the race including Red Tracer (2011) and Mizzy (2019).
The Toy Show Quality serves as a strong lead-up into upcoming spring features including the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) held the following month and Mizzy (2019) was the last to do the double.
Any four-year-old mares that contest the Toy Show Quality may also have the lucrative $7.5 million Golden Eagle in their sights, a November feature at Rosehill that Mizzy ran third in as a 40/1 outsider following her 2019 Toy Show win.
The latest edition of the Toy Show Quality ran on Saturday August 21, 2021 and saw Fituese salute for last year’s winning trainer John Thompson.
Toy Show Quality 2021 Results
The official 2021 Toy Show Quality Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday August 21, 2021 as part of the Winx Stakes Day race card.
- 1st: #11 Fituese
- 2nd: #7 Great News
- 3rd: #3 Tailleur
The John Thompson-trained Fituese ($12) displayed an excellent late turn of foot flying home for an upset win over Great News and Tailleur in the 2021 Toy Show Quality results to hand her trainer back-to-back wins in the event following the success of Sweet Deal in 2020.
Toy Show Quality Race Info
- Date: Saturday August 21, 2021
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: 3YOs & Upwards, Fillies & Mares – Quality Handicap
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $160,000
- First Run: 1995
Toy Show Quality Field
The Toy Show Quality field attracts a quality line-up of nice female sprinters each season, many of which are kicking off their campaigns in an easier grade race.
The race is usually contested by previous Group 1 performers and potential Golden Pendant-bound fillies and mares and can serve as a credible lead-up into many other top spring races.
Runners out of the Toy Show Quality field may go on to contest other similar events for fillies and mares over the spring carnival including September’s Group 2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m), a double most recently achieved by Mizzy (2019).
Four-year-old mares could also be on the Silver Eagle – Golden Eagle path, races Mizzy (2019) finished third in after her Toy Show Quality success.
2021 Toy Show Quality Field
The official Toy Show Quality 2021 field and barriers will be announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Winx Stakes Day and published in full below.
Kiwi mare Entriviere headlines a capacity 2021 Toy Show Quality field of fillies and mares, the top weight retaining favouritism in betting despite a nasty wide draw (19) before being scratched due to an unsatisfactory vet examinations. Godolphin’s Triscay Stakes winner from the autumn Tailleur is new favourite.
- Scratched: #5 Ballistic Lover (1); #2 Entriviere (19); #19 Dunbrody Power (13)
2021 Toy Show Quality Nominations
Nominations for the 2021 Toy Show Quality close on the Monday of race week with the list of potential runners in the short distance sprint to be published here.
The 2021 Toy Show Quality nominations feature 26 fillies and mares led in betting by the Jamie Richards-trained Kiwi raider Entriviere who ran second in Randwick’s Sappire Stakes here in the autumn.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||1121112x||ENTRIVIERE (NZ)||M||5||Jamie Richards||1||59kg||59kg||107|
|2||331319107x||FORBIDDEN LOVE||M||4||Richard & Michael Freedman||2||56.5kg||56.5kg||102|
|6||x1629x13x3||VILLAMI||M||5||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou||6||54kg||53.5kg||96|
|11||1x111x169x||WRITTEN BEAUTY||M||4||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||9=||54kg||53kg||93|
|12||8x46x1580x||EVERY ROSE||M||4||Mark Newnham||12||54kg||53kg||91|
|14||2130x2717x||MATCHMAKER (NZ)||M||4||Chris Waller||14=||54kg||53kg||88|
|15||x11715244x||NEVER TALK||M||4||Kris Lees||14=||54kg||53kg||88|
|17||1x1212x12x||GREAT NEWS||M||5||Kim Waugh||17||54kg||53kg||85|
|18||11610x116x||BALLISTIC LOVER||M||4||Joseph Pride||18=||54kg||53kg||84|
|20||4513x1444x||LE LUDE||M||6||John Thompson||20||54kg||53kg||83|
|21||x5163512x7||BEST STONE||M||5||John Thompson||21=||54kg||53kg||82|
|23||7x15316x65||DUNBRODY POWER||M||6||John Thompson||23||54kg||53kg||80|
|25||6211×57624||BRAZEN GEM (NZ)||M||5||Bjorn Baker||25||54kg||53kg||74|
|26||3262×1217||BELSIELLE||M||4||David & Coral Feek||26||54kg||53kg||69|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Toy Show Quality Betting
Toy Show Quality odds are led each season by resuming fillies and mares, many that have form in tougher events from the autumn.
First-up runners with a strong record fresh and proven Randwick performers sit high up the Toy Show Quality betting markets.
Mizzy ($3.30 in 2019) was the last favourite in Toy Show Quality betting to salute.
2021 Toy Show Quality Odds
The season’s top Toy Show Quality 2021 odds and betting market links will be available below once final acceptances are announced.
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Toy Show Quality 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.
Toy Show Quality Tips
Good Toy Show Quality tips include looking for Group 1 or 2 performers from the autumn, proven four and five-year-old mares with winning Sydney form in similar company and short-distance specialists that have won at the 1100m.
Sprinters heading towards events including the Golden Pendant, Randwick specialists and first-up mares under $10 in the markets also make good Toy Show Quality tips.
2021 Toy Show Quality Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Toy Show Quality betting tips for 2021 will be detailed below listing the fillies and mares to back and sack in the Group 3 race this season so stay tuned.
- To Win: #7 Great News ($10 at time of publish)
Going for a bit of value with the early favourite scratched. The double-figures on Great News looks attractive. Ultra-consistent Kim Waugh-trained five-year-old is up in grade, but racing so well. Recent form reads 2-1-2-1-2 so statistically due a win! Well-weighted and although this is a test, think she can surprise a few.
Toy Show Quality Form Guide
The Toy Show Quality form guide features all the must-know information for punters including the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.
Looking at the Toy Show Quality form guide for female horses with proven ability at the Randwick track and short 1100m distance, as well as for those that either are kicking off their spring with a good first-up record or runners out of the previous season’s more testing Group 1 races in Sydney are important tips to take.
The Toy Show Quality form has also stacked up in later, tougher grade races including the Golden Pendant, Silver Eagle and Golden Eagle in recent years.
2021 Toy Show Quality Form Guide
A link to our detailed Toy Show Quality 2021 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Toy Show Quality Results
Toy Show Quality results have been dominated by quality mares in recent years with notable winners including Winona (2001), multiple Group 1 winner Red Tracer (2011) and Mizzy (2019).
Toy Show Quality Winners
|2021||Fituese||John Thompson||Jean Van Overmeire||54 kgs||1:03.02|
|2020||Sweet Deal||John Thompson||James McDonald||59 kgs||1:04.44|
|2019||Mizzy||Anthony Cummings||Tommy Berry||53 kgs||1:02.23|
|2018||Egyptian Symbol||Bjorn Baker||Tim Clark||58 kgs||1:17.45|
|2017||Sweet Redemption||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||55 kgs||1:14.96|
|2016||Pearls||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||54 kgs||1:17.33|
|2015||Amicus||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||57.5 kgs||1:15.62|
|2014||My Sabeel||Kevin Moses||Glyn Schofield||54 kgs||1:19.22|
|2013||Hidden Kisses||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||54 kgs||1:16.37|
|2012||Dystopia||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||55.5 kgs||1:16.25|
|2011||Red Tracer||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||56 kgs||1:19.59|
|2010||Illuminates||Graeme Rogerson||Blake Shinn||60 kgs||1:23.44|
|2009||Moti||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||55.5 kgs||1:21.92|
|2008||Kishkat||Gai Waterhouse||Nash Rawiller||56 kgs||1:25.80|
|2006||Walk Alone||John Hawkes||Darren Beadman||56.5 kgs||1:23.34|
|2005||Nevis||David Payne||Lenny Beasley||56 kgs||1:22.94|
|2004||Catreign||John O’Shea||Corey Brown||54 kgs||1:23.61|
|2003||Arrabeea||Paul Perry||Chris Munce||53 kgs||1:24.66|
|2002||Youhadyourwarning(Usa)||John Hawkes||Corey Brown||58 kgs||1:23.30|
|2001||Winona||John O’Shea||Darren Beadman||52 kgs||1:24.14|
|2000||Chiming Lass||Bryan Guy||Glen Boss||52 kgs||1:16.91|
|1999||Fairytales||John Hawkes||Larry Cassidy||52 kgs||1:23.30|