Tulloch Stakes 2020

Saturday March 28, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Tulloch Stakes is a good betting guide to the ATC Derby in Sydney each autumn

The Tulloch Stakes is a Group 2 support race on the Tancred Stakes Day card at Rosehill Gardens on a Saturday in late March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Two elite levels headline the bill with the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) run at weight-for-age and the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) for the three-year-old fillies.

Also run over the 2000m is the Tulloch Stakes for three-year-old colts and geldings that face off at set weights vying for $200,000 in total prize money. The Tulloch Stakes is a traditional lead-up race to the following weekend’s Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) over the mile and a half at Randwick during ‘The Championships’ and the double was last achieved by the likes of:  Starcraft (2004), Jon Snow (2017), Levendi (2018) and Angel Of Truth (2019).

The latest edition of the Tulloch Stakes ran on Saturday March 28, 2020 and was won by the Kiwi-trained favourite Quick Thinker. 

Tulloch Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 28, 2020
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1973

2020 Tulloch Stakes Results

The official Tulloch Stakes 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be known when the race takes place on Saturday March 28, 2020 and published in full below.

  • 1st: #1 Quick Thinker
  • 2nd: #5 Zebrowski
  • 3rd: #4 Diasonic

The New Zealand-trained Quick Thinker improved on his third behind the fillies in the Phar Lap Stakes to prove his ATC Derby credentials with a tidy win in the 2020 Tulloch Stakes results.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman James McDonald 2 56kg $2.70F
2 5 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 1.3L 6 56kg $4
3 4 DIASONIC Richard Laming Nash Rawiller 2.1L 8 56kg $13
4 3 RELUCENT (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4.1L 7 56kg $10
5 7 BLAZING SUNRISE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.5L 4 56kg $26
6 2 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 5L 5 56kg $10
7 9 HIGHMASTER Gwenda Markwell Glen Boss 9.1L 3 56kg $91
8 6 PRIDE OF ADELAIDE Nathan Doyle Tim Clark 9.3L 9 56kg $6
9 8 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Tom Marquand 39.3L 1 56kg $19

Tulloch Stakes Betting & Odds

Official Tulloch Stakes betting markets open after the field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday before the race but all-in odds are available once nominations are out.

Three-year-olds coming off a good lead-up in an earlier Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival event like the Phar Lap Stakes dominate the Tulloch Stakes odds.

Previous form up to at least 1500m or further and experience at the Rosehill track also help determine the order of the Tulloch Stakes markets each autumn.

2020 Tulloch Stakes Odds

The Tulloch Stakes 2020 betting odds will be updated below throughout race week so make sure you stay tuned to see the market movers and shakers ahead of the ATC Derby final lead-up this autumn.


Tulloch Stakes Field
Tulloch Stakes betting odds at Ladbrokes

Hauraki (2015) is one of the most notable recent Tulloch Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Tulloch Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old colts and geldings with staying ambition and potential.

It is run a week before the Australian Derby and is a last minute option for youngsters to make the Group 1 field over 400m further the following Saturday at Sydney’s other leading race track.

Many runners in the Tulloch Stakes field come off an earlier March run at the track in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m). In 2016 Old North ran fourth in the Phar Lap Stakes before his Tulloch Stakes win and the previous year Tulloch Stakes winner Hauraki (2015) came off a Phar Lap Stakes second. Hauraki also backed up to run second in the 2015 ATC Derby.

More recently, the 2020 Tulloch Stakes winner Quick Thinker improved on his lead-up third behind two Group 1 winning fillies – Funstar (1st) and Probabeel (2nd) – in the Phar Lap Stakes results.

Tulloch Stakes nominations are taken on the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday followed by the release of the final field and barriers on the Wednesday.

2020 Tulloch Stakes Field

The official Tulloch Stakes 2020 Field & Barriers will be announced the Wednesday prior to Tancred Stakes Day and published in full below so bookmark this page to see the young staying types that are in the mix.

The 2020 Tulloch Stakes final field features nine three-year-old Derby types including the Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained Kiwi galloper Quick Thinker in gate two leading the markets following his third to Vinery Stud Stakes favourite Funstar in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes last start.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x1356x423 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman James McDonald 2 56kg 77
2 1134×90 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 5 56kg 75
3 323234×142 RELUCENT (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 7 56kg 69
4 155×423 DIASONIC Richard Laming Nash Rawiller 8 56kg 68
5 26×11 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 6 56kg 67
6 2×211 PRIDE OF ADELAIDE Nathan Doyle Tim Clark 9 56kg 65
7 3212×781 BLAZING SUNRISE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4 56kg 63
8 331666×204 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Tom Marquand 1 56kg 60
9 6×3431 HIGHMASTER Gwenda Markwell Glen Boss 3 56kg 58

2020 Tulloch Stakes Nominations

The early 2020 Tulloch Stakes Nominations are taken by Racing NSW on the Monday of race week with the full list of potential Australian Derby horses to be published below once announced.

New Zealand raider Quick Thinker is favourite of the 12 Tulloch Stakes 2020 nominations after his third behind star fillies Funstar and Probabeel in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes last start.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 3212×781 BLAZING SUNRISE G 3 Kris Lees 63
2 155×423 DIASONIC G 3 Richard Laming 68
3 145x30x613 ERIC THE EEL G 3 Stuart Kendrick 80
4 1134×90 FORTRESS COMMAND C 3 Gerald Ryan 75
5 6×3431 HIGHMASTER G 3 Gwenda Markwell 58
6 26724×426 LIAM’S THE BOSS G 3 Brad Widdup
7 2×211 PRIDE OF ADELAIDE G 3 Nathan Doyle 65
8 1x1356x423 QUICK THINKER C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 77
9 6x66300x11 SACRAMENTO G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 62
10 331666×204 SIRMAZE G 3 Jason Coyle 60
11 1×1110 TORRENS C 3 Ethan Ensby 78
12 26×11 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 67

Tulloch Stakes Tips

Taking the three-year-olds coming off a top three run in the Phar Lap Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill a fortnight earlier is a top Tulloch Stakes betting tip. The Phar Lap Stakes form has stacked up in the Tulloch Stakes a number of times in recent years and runners that finished top three in their lead-up run have a top strike-rate in the Group 2 feature.

Looking at locking in a three-year-old out of the Tulloch Stakes for a top three run in the following weekend’s ATC Derby is another tip that has paid dividends in recent years for punters.

2020 Tulloch Stakes Tips

Bookmark this page to view the detailed Tulloch Stakes 2020 betting tips and selections from the expert team of autumn racing tipsters at Ladbrokes this season.

  • To Win: #1 Quick Thinker ($2.60) 

It could be a tough day for the bookies with so many of the favourites really looking hard to beat and that includes this Kiwi galloper in the Tulloch Stakes, so long as he gets the distance. Of those who have been over this distance or further, none have really come too close to winning event Relucent’s VRC Derby fourth saw him nine lengths beaten. So, happy to go out on a limb and trust this horse will salute and run a strong 2000m for Baker & Forsman back in NZ in iso. The bookies are saying Funstar and Probabeel will dominate the Vinery at Group 1 level over the 2000m on Saturday and Quick Thinker was third behind them in the Group 2 Phar Lap last time out.

Tulloch Stakes Form Guide

The Tulloch Stakes form guide details all the crucial information for punters like the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form to follow into the race.

Looking at the form guide for three-year-olds that finished first, second or third in their lead-up run in Sydney is important, and those higher up the markets have a good strike rate in the race.

The Tulloch Stakes form has stacked-up in other three-year-old staying races a number of times in recent years including the ATC Derby.

The Tulloch Stakes – ATC Derby double was completed three years on the trot from 2017-19 with Jon Snow (2017), Levendi (2018) and Angel Of Truth (2019) all franking the Tulloch Stakes form in the Group 1 classic next start.

2020 Tulloch Stakes Form Guide

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

Tulloch Stakes Results

Tulloch Stakes results have been dominated by Phar Lap Stakes graduates in recent years and plenty of classy types have run well in this Group 2 ahead of a quick back-up into the Australian Derby.

Some notable Tulloch Stakes winners in recent times include Jon Snow (2017), Hauraki (2015), Philippi (2013), Count Encosta (2010) and Starcraft (2004).

Tulloch Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Quick Thinker Zebrowski Diasonic 2:05.7
2019 Angel of Truth Madison County Cossetot 2:08.9
2018 Levendi Astoria Weather With You 2:04.1
2017 Jon Snow Prized Icon Captain Duffy 2:09.8
2016 Old North Torgersen Multifacets 2:01.9
2015 Hauraki Omeros Merion 2:03.1
2014 Gallatin Singing Flame Best Case 2:07.5
2013 Philippi Hippopus Sir Denzel 2:05.0
2012 Polish Knight Iggi Pop Rekindled Alliance 2:01.7
2011 Fast Clip I Think I Do Shootoff 2:03.8
2010 Count Encosta Descarado Maluckyday 2:03.9
2009 Harris Tweed Dr Doutes Old Jock 2:07.2
2008 Book Of Kells Rios Prince De Galles 2:08.0
2007 Tipungwuti Pacino Carnegie House 2:01.8
2006 Manton Sepia Goldtown 2:02.1
2005 Stella Grande Roving Owl King Johny 2:03.0
2004 Starcraft Strafed Delzao 2:01.6
2003 Natural Blitz Platinum Scissors So Assertive 2:00.9
2002 Prince Of War Valedict My Tally 2:02.0
2001 Zareyev Universal Prince Off Guard 2:00.7
2000 Shogun Lodge Now Voyager Padfoot Charlie 2:02.3