Widden Stakes 2022

Saturday January 29th, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The Widden Stakes serves as a nice early lead-up into the $5 million Golden Slipper each autumn.

The Group 3 Widden Stakes is a short-distance sprint contested over 1100m at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in late January as part of the early Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up races.

One of the key support races on the Expressway Stakes Day card – racing at the meeting headlined by the Group 2 Expressway Stakes – the set weights plus penalties showdown is open only to two-year-old fillies.

Also on the card is the colts’ and geldings’ equivalent, the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m). Both the Widden Stakes and Canonbury Stakes offer $160,000 in prize money.

Traditionally the Widden Stakes is used as a springboard for young fillies eyeing a run in that season’s upcoming Group 1 $5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

Run and won since 1943 and gaining Group 3 status in 2014, the event is named after Widden Stud in New South Wales where many champion sires have stood including Marscay, Vain, Bletchingly, Todman and General Nediym.

To date two fillies have completed the Widden Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double: Overreach (2013) and Mossfun (2014).

The latest edition of the Widden Stakes ran on Saturday January 29th, 2022 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse and saw Queen Of The Ball lead all-the-way at 14/1.  

Widden Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday January 29th, 2022
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 2YO Fillies
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $160,000
  • First Run: 1943

2022 Widden Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Queen Of The Ball ($15)
  • 2nd: #8 Revolutionary Miss
  • 3rd: #6 Pantonario

The Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Queen Of The Ball ($15) was far too good for her rivals in the Widden Stakes 2022 results, the filly leading from barrier to box to post a dominant win in the Golden Slipper lead-up.

The full Widden Stakes 2022 results and finishing order of the Rosehill Group 3 sprint for Golden Slipper-bound fillies will be detailed below once the race takes place as a Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up.

Widden Stakes Betting

Widden Stakes betting opens at bookies around the country after the field of final acceptors and barriers are out the Wednesday of race week.

Young fillies that are resuming and run well fresh, proven Rosehill performers, sprinters with previous form over the 1100m distance and runners coming off any earlier Black-Type Sydney assignments sit high up the Widden Stakes odds.

Many two-year-olds may be on debut in the Widden Stakes, so those with strong lead-up trials are often at shorter odds.

Favourites have a solid recent record in the race with Away Game ($2.10 in 2020) the last Widden Stakes favourite to salute.

2022 Widden Stakes Odds

The Widden Stakes 2022 odds will be published below as soon as markets on the Group 3 early autumn juveniles’ event are released so stay tuned for the top early autumn racing odds online this season.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Widden 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.

Widden Stakes Field

The Widden Stakes field features a line-up of promising young fillies either coming off a summer run or kicking off their new season campaigns.

If not resuming racing, eligible fillies in the Widden Stakes field may have contested the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on the Gold Coast in mid-January and Away Game (2020) was the last to do the double.

Widden Stakes Winners Away Game (Photo: Steve Hart) | Ladbrokes.com.au
2020 Widden Stakes winner Away Game. Photo: Steve Hart.

Widden Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

2022 Widden Stakes Field

The official Widden Stakes 2022 field of final acceptors and barriers will be published right here once released so stay tuned.

The 2022 Widden Stakes final field features a class line-up of untapped fillies with the resuming favourite Ebhaar in barrier five first-up.

  • Scratched: #11 Trendy Lass (11)

2022 Widden Stakes Nominations

The early Widden Stakes 2022 Nominations are taken on the Monday of race week with the full list of pre-field entries to be made available below once announced.

Merson Cooper Stakes winning filly on debut last November, Ebhaar, headlines the 2022 Widden Stakes nominations for this Saturday in Sydney as the Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up races get underway.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerBallotWeightTrue WeightPenaltyHcp Rating
113xOJAIF2James Cummings157.5kg
21xEBHAARF2Peter & Paul Snowden257.5kg
32xDRISANAF2Peter & Paul Snowden354.5kg
43×3PANTONARIOF2Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott454.5kg
52xQUEEN OF THE BALLF2Richard & Michael Freedman5=54.5kg
62REVOLUTIONARY MISSF2Peter & Paul Snowden5=54.5kg
73xMOKOF2Anthony & Sam Freedman754.5kg
83BONHEURF2Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young854.5kg
99×5STREET SMARTSF2Matthew Dunn954.5kg
104SMART VENGEANCEF2Annabel Neasham1054.5kg
113DAME CARTLANDF2Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott11=54.5kg
125xMUMBAI JEWELF2Annabel Neasham11=54.5kg
13A LOT MORE LOVEF2Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou13=54.5kg
14TOT OF RUMF2Annabel Neasham13=54.5kg
15TRENDY LASSF2Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott13=54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Widden Stakes Tips

Good Widden Stakes tips include looking for in-form Sydney fillies that have previous Group form, ran well last time out if not on debut, are drawn well in the Rosehill race and have winning form over at least 1000m.

Another top Widden Stakes betting tip is to take the winner to finish in the money next start in another Golden Slipper lead-up such as the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1200m) against the colts and geldings and or the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) for fillies.

2022 Widden Stakes Tips

Our insider Widden Stakes tips 2022 will be published below once the field is confirmed and betting markets released on the Group 3 sprint.

  • To Win: #2 Ojai ($6.50 at time of publish)

Typically open race for the two-year-old fillies and decent price offered on Ojai for the Godolphin stable. She has her third career start here and was a first-up winner at Randwick on debut so races well fresh. Other run produced a close third in the $1 million Golden Gift under a length beaten at the Rosehill track. Trialled well earlier in the month and looks a genuine first-up chance here ahead of bigger targets.

Widden Stakes Form Guide

The Widden Stakes form guide details essential facts and stats like the lead-up runs of the fillies in the field, their jockeys / trainers and records at the track / distance.

In recent seasons the Widden Stakes form has held-up in future autumn Group races including in 2020 when the winner Away Game running a next-up fourth in Melbourne’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) before her Golden Slipper second.

2022 Widden Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Widden Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided below following final acceptances.

Widden Stakes Results

The Widden Stakes results have been dominated by progressive fillies lower down in the set weights plus penalties scale with Away Game (57.5kg in 2020) the first filly in over 20 years to carry more than 56.5kg to victory.

Some of the more notable Widden Stakes winners include: Triscay (1989), Econsul (2004), Churchill Downs (2006), Horizons (2009), Driefontein (2012), Overreach (2013), Mossfun (2014) and the aforementioned Away Game (2020).

Widden Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Widden Stakes 1st Queen Of The Ball 1 minute 3.53 seconds
2nd Revolutionary Miss
3rd Pantonario
2021 Widden Stakes 1st Mallory 1 minute 6.03 seconds
2nd Total Babe
3rd Vianello
2020 Widden Stakes(Run at Randwick) 1st Away Game 1 minute 4.43 seconds
2nd Centimental
3rd Philizzy
2019 Widden Stakes 1st Amercement 1 minute 5.91 seconds
2nd Rotator
3rd Blazing Miss
2018 Widden Stakes 1st Fiesta 1 minute 5.50 seconds
2nd Adamina
3rd River Bird
2017 Widden Stakes 1st Teaspoon 1 minute 5.08 seconds
2nd Mystic Empire
3rd Sweet Deal
2016 Widden Stakes 1st Honesty Prevails 1 minute 5.7 seconds
2nd Smart Amelia
3rd Chipanda
2015 Widden Stakes 1st Fireworks 1 minute 5.4 seconds
2nd Lake Geneva
3rd Igraine
2014 Widden Stakes 1st Mossfun 1 minute 5.0 seconds
2nd Ygritte
3rd Twirl
2013 Widden Stakes 1st Overreach 1 minute 3.0 seconds
2nd Everage
3rd Brilliant Bisc
2012 Widden Stakes 1st Driefontein 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Agueda
3rd Hussousa
2011 Widden Stakes 1st Satin Shoes 1 minute 2.2 seconds
2nd Elite Falls
3rd Shared Reflections
2010 Widden Stakes 1st Georgette Silk 1 minute 5.19 seconds
2nd Mafia Miss
3rd So Detached
2009 Widden Stakes 1st Horizons 1 minute 4.44 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Marquardt
2008 Widden Stakes 1st Delta Girl 58.67 seconds
2nd Stripper
3rd Jiale
2007 Widden Stakes 1st Superfly 1 minute 4.8 seconds
2nd Goldam
3rd Illuminates
2006 Widden Stakes 1st Churchill Downs 1 minute 4.85 seconds
2nd Fleur Royale
3rd Big Joker
2005 Widden Stakes 1st Pasikatera 1 minute 4.02 seconds
2nd Snowden
3rd Kincharm
2004 Widden Stakes 1st Econsul 1 minute 5.15 seconds
2nd Ballybleue
3rd Segments
2003 Widden Stakes 1st Race Not Held
2002 Widden Stakes 1st Secret Land 58.92 seconds
2nd Hasna
3rd Danish Magic
2001 Widden Stakes 1st Riona 58.05 seconds
2nd Chatelaine
3rd Highest
2000 Widden Stakes 1st Miss Bussell 59.33 seconds
2nd Happens
3rd Vita