Winterbottom Stakes 2019

Saturday November 30, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: Horses coming off a Melbourne lead-up run have dominated the Winterbottom Stakes in recent years

The Winterbottom Stakes is one of the three Group 1 Perth Summer Racing Carnival features run at Ascot Racecourse annually and is the feature race of the late November – early December meeting.

Contested over 1200m the sprint feature is run at weight-for-age a week after the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m), both elite level events offering $1 million in prize money.

Horses come into the race via a host of different lead-up races, but the previous month’s Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) and also the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) both held in W.A. earlier in November have been good guides to the Group 1 in recent years.

The Colonel Reeves Stakes – Winterbottom Stakes double was most recently achieved by Barakey (2012).

The latest edition of the Winterbottom Stakes ran on Saturday November 30, 2019 and was won by Hey Doc who celebrated his third Group 1 win. 

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Results

The official Winterbottom Stakes 2019 results and full finishing order will be available below once the million dollar sprint runs on Saturday November 30, 2019 over the Festival of Perth Racing.

  • 1st: #3 Hey Doc
  • 2nd: #10 Vital Silver
  • 3rd: #4 Rock Magic

Hey Doc returned to winning form for his third Group 1 success and first win since October of 2017 with an all-the-way victory in the 2019 Winterbottom Stakes results. From a wide barrier, the six-year-old controlled the race up front to defeat Vital Silver by two and a half lengths with 10-year-old warhorse Rock Magic in third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 13 58.5kg $13
2 10 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Ben Melham 2.46L 5 58.5kg $7
3 4 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 2.69L 1 58.5kg $31
4 1 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.1L 3 58.5kg $2.90F
5 13 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 3.22L 11 56.5kg $7
6 15 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 4.5L 4 53.5kg $8
7 7 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 4.89L 6 58.5kg $17
8 11 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Steven Parnham 5.08L 10 58.5kg $101
9 12 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant William Pike 5.12L 9 58.5kg $13
10 9 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Tony Pike Leith Innes 5.41L 2 58.5kg $31
11 14 MISTY METAL Robert & Todd Harvey Shaun McGruddy 5.61L 7 56.5kg $31
12 8 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 5.96L 8 58.5kg $26
13 5 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Damian Lane 7.01L 14 58.5kg $21
14 2 MALAGUERRA Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 8.13L 12 58.5kg $71
6 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Brad Parnham 0

Winterbottom Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 30, 2019
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1952

Winterbottom Stakes Betting

All-in futures Winterbottom Stakes betting on the likely line-up opens the month before the race soon after nominations close. The markets firm once the Winterbottom Stakes field and barriers are confirmed the week of the race.

Last-start winners won four of the five editions of the race from 2011 – 2015, so sprinters coming off a lead-up win often dominate the Winterbottom Stakes odds.

Horses that performed well in events such as the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington if they are travelling across the country or the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes locally are well-fancied in the Group 1 markets for the Winterbottom.

Favourites have a gun Winterbottom Stakes record with six saluting for the punters from 2006 – 2019, most recently Buffering for his second in 2015. Buffering also led Winterbottom Stakes betting for his win in 2013 and was the third favourite in as many years to salute that season.

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Odds

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2019 odds and Perth Group 1 betting market links will be provided below so stay tuned for the top WA racing odds on the short distance specialists this summer.

Winterbottom Stakes Tips

Good Winterbottom Stakes tips include looking for sprinters proven over the distance and coming off a lead-up win in a race like the Colonel Reeves Stakes at the track earlier in the carnival.

Favourites have a strong strike rate in the race over the past 20 years, so sticking with the bookies’ pick is another historically successful tip in Winterbottom Stakes betting selections.

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Winterbottom Stakes 2019 tips and Group 1 betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the summer sprinters to back and sack this season.

Winterbottom Stakes Field

The Winterbottom Stakes field attracts a line-up of the spring / summer’s best Perth sprinters. Interstate talent often also makes the line-up and Robert Heathcote’s Brisbane-trained, internationally-performed champion Buffering won the Winterbottom Stakes twice in 2013 and 2015.

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Dual Winterbottom Stakes winner Buffering (2013 & 2015) saluted for the punters as the race favourite in both editions. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

The race has a capacity of 16 starters and the Winterbottom Stakes field was last run at capacity in 2005 when Miss Andretti won from barrier 13.

Winterbottom Stakes nominations close a month before the race in late October before the final field and barriers are released on the Monday before the event takes place on the Saturday.

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Field

The official Winterbottom Stakes 2019 Final Field is announced on the Monday of race week followed by the 2019 Winterbottom Stakes Barriers on the Tuesday and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

The 2019 Winterbottom Stakes field features 15 hopefuls with Godolphin’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Trekking the favourite.

Vital Silver returns to Perth looking to add to his undefeated record at the Ascot track, while the Simon Miller-trained mare Flirtini chases a hat-trick of wins.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 41131×8132 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4 58.5kg
2 0x03820x7x MALAGUERRA Vaughn Sigley Troy Turner 13 58.5kg
3 401x7x58x3 HEY DOC Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 14 58.5kg
4 451x153x49 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 1 58.5kg
5 4x70x52472 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Damian Lane 15 58.5kg
6 419x395x60 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Brad Parnham 3 58.5kg 104
7 04146×0401 VIRIDINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 7 58.5kg
8 455x1161x4 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Chris Parnham 9 58.5kg 96
9 042163x10x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Tony Pike Leith Innes 2 58.5kg
10 1213x13x42 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Ben Melham 6 58.5kg
11 3x226x530x SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Steven Parnham 11 58.5kg
12 3611212236 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant William Pike 10 58.5kg 95
13 3x1129x311 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 12 56.5kg 83
14 3212117×25 MISTY METAL Robert & Todd Harvey Shaun McGruddy 8 56.5kg 99
15 123015×426 DUBIOUS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 5 53.5kg

Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide

The Winterbottom Stakes form guide details all the must know facts for punters including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the field.

Looking over the historical data, horses drawn in double digits have a poor record in the race with the only Winterbottom Stakes winners since Miss Andretti (13 of 16 in 2005) to win from wider than nine being Magnifisio (10 of 12) in 2014, Voodoo Lad (13 of 14) in 2018 and Hey Doc (13 of 14) in 2019.

While locally-trained runners have a good record against any visitors, interstate horses and jockeys have plenty of recent wins including Paul Messara’s mare Ortensia (2009 and 2011), Buffering (2013 and 2015), Viddora (2017) from the Adelaide stables of Lloyd Kennewell, the ill-fated Voodoo Lad (2018) from Melbourne and the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Hey Doc (2019).

Winterbottom Stakes Form Facts

  • Just three Winterbottom Stakes winners since 2005 have jumped from a double digit barrier
  • From 2011 – 2019 four Winterbottom Stakes winners came off a lead-up victory
  • Melbourne races have been a good Winterbottom Stakes form line to follow with seven winners from 2011 – 2019 having come off a Victorian run
  • From 2011 – 2019 four favourites in Winterbottom Stakes betting saluted for the punters

2019 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide

A link to a comprehensive Winterbottom Stakes 2019 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Winterbottom Stakes Results

While favourites have dominated the recent Winterbottom Stakes results the biggest upset of the past decade was Hadabeclorka ($41 in 2010).

Along with dual champions Ortensia (2009 and 2011) and Buffering (2013 and 2015) other notable Winterbottom Stakes winners include Takeover Target (2008), Miss Andretti (2005) and the last back-to-back winner Hardrada (2002-03).

Winterbottom Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Hey Doc Vital Silver Rock Magic 1:08.5
2018 Voodoo Lad Enticing Star Malaguerra 1:10.2
2017 Viddora Fuhryk Durendal 1:10.0
2016 Takedown Sheidel Rock Magic 1:10.2
2015 Buffering Watermans Bay Fast ‘N’ Rocking 1:08.1
2014 Magnifisio Watermans Bay Shining Knight 1:10.2
2013 Buffering Moment Of Change Watermans Bay 1:10.3
2012 Barakey Power Princess Spirit of Boom 1:10.1
2011 Ortensia Rarefied Grand Nirvana 1:10.1
2010 Hadabeclorka King Kool Kat Whitefriars 1:08.7
2009 Ortensia Idyllic Prince Black In Time 1:08.5
2008 Takeover Target Apache Cat Marasco 1:09.1
2007 Glory Hunter Charlie Beau Dark Target 1:10.4
2006 Marasco Grasspatch Girl Electric General 1:10.0
2005 Miss Andretti Avenida Madero Rescuer 1:09.7
2004 Ellicorsam Redwoldt Modem 1:08.6
2003 Hardrada Irish Pride Golden Delicious 1:11.3
2002 Hardrada Kaprats Fair Alert 1:08.7
2001 Fair Alert Old Fashion Corporate Bruce 1:11.5
2000 Noble Sky Star System Victory Trump 1:10.6