Ladbrokes Tip: Up And Coming Stakes graduates may head towards that spring’s Golden Rose Stakes
The Up And Coming Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds run during August at Royal Randwick Racecourse* during the early stages of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
*Note: The 2021 Up And Coming Stakes moved from Randwick to Kembla Grange due to COVID-19.
A quality handicap race, the Up And Coming Stakes takes place over a middle sprint distance of 1300m and offers $160,000 in total prize money. Previously held on Winx Stakes Day a week later, in 2020 the event was moved to mid-August and is now the sole Group race on its own feature race meeting.
As the name suggests, the Up And Coming Stakes serves as a key launch pad for good three-year-olds and has been won by many greats of the turf and stud including Exceed And Excel (2003), Fastnet Rock (2004) and Snitzel (2005) who all went on to become great sires.
Inaugurated in 1980, the race began as a six-furlong sprint (1200m) before changing to its current 1300m distance in 2011. It now serves as a strong lead-up into the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) held later in the spring and Manawanui (2011) was the last horse to do the double.
Over the years the Up And Coming Stakes has taken place between Randwick and Warwick Farm, but has been held at the former consistently since 2014.
The latest edition of the Up And Coming Stakes ran on Saturday August 14th, 2021 at Kembla Grange Racecourse (moved from Randwick due to COVID) and was won by the Richard & Michael Freedman-trained favourite Tiger Of Malay.
2021 Up And Coming Stakes Results
The official Up And Coming Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the Group 3 race is run and won on Saturday August 14th, 2021.
- 1st: #1 Tiger Of Malay
- 2nd: #7 Coastwatch
- 3rd: #3 Construct
The Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Tiger Of Malay ($3.30F), last seen running third in the winter’s Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) in Brisbane, was excellent first-up charging home down the rails to win the 2021 Up And Coming Stakes ahead of a likely Group 1 Golden Rose bid.
Up And Coming Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday August 14th, 2021
- Track: Randwick (Kembla Grange in 2021 due to COVID)
- Distance: 1300m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Quality Handicap
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $160,000
- First Run: 1980
Up And Coming Stakes Betting
Up And Coming Stakes betting markets open the Wednesday before the race following the field and barrier draw for the Group 3 showdown. Each year the Up And Coming Stakes odds are led by quality three-year-olds that are kicking off their spring campaigns and that have a solid first-up record if resuming.
Sydney runners and past Randwick performers that had a good two-year-old season last campaign in also sit high up the event’s betting odds.
The favourites have a good recent strike rate with three consecutive wins by True Detective (2019), North Pacific ($1.85 in 2020) who won by five lengths and Tiger Of Malay ($3.30 in 2021).
2021 Up And Coming Stakes Odds
The best Up And Coming Stakes 2021 betting markets on the Group 3 will be available right here as soon as markets are released.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Up And Coming 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.
Up And Coming Stakes Field
Up And Coming Stakes graduates have a host of next-up options including the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) or Group 2 The Run To The Rose (1200m) both held at Rosehill Gardens.
The Up And Coming Stakes field attracts a line-up of smart three-year-olds heading towards other similar Group events for their age group over the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Most of the three-year-olds in the field are contesting the race first-up off a winter spell.
The Up And Coming Stakes nominations close the Monday of race week followed by the release of the final field and barriers on the Wednesday before the Group 3 runs on the Saturday.
2021 Up And Coming Stakes Field
The official Up And Coming Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barrier Draw for the Golden Rose Stakes spring lead-up will be published below following acceptances.
The 2021 Up And Coming Stakes field features nine three-year-olds with the returning JJ Atkins third placed Tiger Of Malay carrying the hefty 61kg top weight from the inside alley first-up.
2021 Up And Coming Stakes Nominations
The early Up And Coming Stakes 2021 nominations are taken by Racing New South Wales on the Monday of race week and will be detailed below.
The 2021 Up And Coming Stakes nominations feature 16 hopeful three-year-olds including the winter’s Group 1 JJ Atkins third placegetter Tiger Of Malay returning to racing.
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
||Peter & Paul Snowden
||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
||Peter & Paul Snowden
||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
||TIGER OF MALAY
||Richard & Michael Freedman
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Up And Coming Stakes Tips
Good Up And Coming Stakes tips to consider before placing your spring bets include looking at resuming runners with a strong record when fresh, past winners over the distance and youngsters with form the Sydney way of going.
Favourites also have a strong recent record in the race so sticking with the punters’ pick is also a top Up And Coming Stakes betting tip with True Detective (2019), odds-on fancy North Pacific (2020) and Tiger Of Malay (2021) all saluting as the punters’ picks.
2021 Up And Coming Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Up And Coming Stakes 2021 betting tips for the Group 3 this spring will be detailed below the week of the race.
- To Win: #3 Construct ($9.50 at time of publish)
No doubt Tiger Of Malay is the class horse in this field, but for value like the look of the in-form Construct from the Snowden stable to score the upset. Last start winner at the Kembla Grange track and has the fitness edge on the resuming favourite. Far from disgraced in the Group 1 Blue Diamond as a two-year-old in Melbourne running only four lengths off the winner at huge odds and presents as a genuine danger in an open race.
Up And Coming Stakes Form Guide
The Up And Coming Stakes form guide is released as soon as the field of final acceptors is out the week of the race and features crucial information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the line-up.
The Up And Coming Stakes form has stacked up in other Sydney Group races many times in recent years including Golden Rose Stakes, a Group 1 feature race the 2020 Up And Coming winner North Pacific ran a brave second in.
2021 Up And Coming Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes’ Up And Coming Stakes 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Up And Coming Stakes Results
The Up And Coming Stakes results show a good recent record of favourites including wins by True Detective (2019). North Pacific (2020) and Tiger Of Malay (2021).
Other top Up And Coming Stakes winners throughout history include Marscay (1982), Mahogany (1993), Exceed And Excel (2003), Fastnet Rock (2004), Snitzel (2005) and Manawanui (2011).
Up And Coming Stakes Winners
|2021||Tiger Of Malay||Richard & Michael Freedman||James McDonald||61 kgs||1:15.71|
|2020||North Pacific||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James McDonald||56.5 kgs||1:21.81|
|2019||True Detective||Chris Waller||James McDonald||55.5 kgs||1:15.59|
|2018||Master Ash||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||53 kgs||1:16.91|
|2017||Dracarys||Peter & Paul Snowden||Andrew Adkins||53.5 kgs||1:14.76|
|2016||Divine Prophet||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||55 kgs||1:16.68|
|2015||Shards||John O’Shea||James McDonald||56 kgs||1:16.31|
|2014||Scissor Kick||Paul Messara||Tye Angland||54.5 kgs||1:18.78|
|2013||War||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||54 kgs||1:16.66|
|2012||Albrecht||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||54.5 kgs||1:16.28|
|2011||Manawanui||Ron Leemon||Glyn Schofield||55 kgs||1:20.09|
|2010||Blackball||Peter Snowden||Tye Angland||54 kgs||1:10.96|
|2009||Rarefied||Peter Snowden||Chris Munce||54 kgs||1:09.98|
|2008||Dreamscape||Gai Waterhouse||Peter Robl||54 kgs||1:11.88|
|2006||Court Command||Darren Smith||Darryl McLellan||54 kgs||1:10.71|
|2005||Snitzel||Gerald Ryan||Scott Seamer||56.5 kgs||1:09.88|
|2004||Fastnet Rock||Paul Perry||Glen Boss||56 kgs||1:10.28|
|2003||Exceed And Excel||Tim Martin||Hugh Bowman||56 kgs||1:11.82|
|2002||Snowland||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||56 kgs||1:08.97|
|2001||Newquay||Gai Waterhouse||Brian York||54 kgs||1:11.23|
|2000||Zariz||Gerald Ryan||Brian York||54 kgs||1:09.41|
|1999||Testa Rossa||Dean Lawson||Damien Oliver||54 kgs||1:10.13|