Winterbottom Stakes 2020

Saturday November 28, 2020

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 28, 2020 and was won by 30/1 outsider Elite Street. 

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Results

The official Winterbottom Stakes 2020 results and full finishing order will be available below once the million dollar sprint runs on Saturday November 28, 2020 over the Festival of Perth Racing.

  • 1st: #13 Elite Street
  • 2nd: #16 Celebrity Queen
  • 3rd: #2 Rock Magic 

Dan Morton’s progressive four-year-old Elite Street ($31) scored an upset win in the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes results narrowly defeating the in-form Celebrity Queen ($12) while veteran 11-year-old Rock Magic ($31) rounded out the lucrative trifecta in third. 

Winterbottom Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 28, 2020
  • 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 – 2020, 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.

In 2020 there was a notable upset with Elite Street beating a field of better fancied runners as a 30/1 shot in Winterbottom Stakes betting. 

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Odds

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2020 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.

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Winterbottom Stakes 2020 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.

  • Best Value Roughie: #13 Elite Street ($15) 

There is little doubt Trekking (nearing odds-on territory now) is the horse to beat in the Winterbottom 2020. But, for a bit of value Each Way Elite Street looks over the odds and in the right sort of form to present as a danger. Brad Rawiller rides the progressive Dan Morton-trained Street Boss four-year-old drawn one on the outside of Trekking and out to prove he can run the 1200m after back-to-back 1100m wins at the track this campaign. 

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.

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Field

The official Winterbottom Stakes 2020 Final Field is announced on the Monday of race week followed by the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes Barriers on the Tuesday and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

Last year’s fourth placegetter Trekking returns to dominate the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes field and betting markets as the Godolphin sprint star looks to atone 12 months on from his loss as the beaten favourite to Hey Doc in 2019. 

The Winterbottom Stakes 2020 barrier draw was conducted on Tuesday afternoon and saw the hot favourite Trekking draw barrier 11. 

  • Scratched: #9 Carocapo (13)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x7219x242 TREKKING James Cummings William Pike 11 58.5kg   118
2 3x493x0x35 ROCK MAGIC Chris & Michael Gangemi Jarrad Noske 2 58.5kg   109
3 7934403×00 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham   6 58.5kg   99
4 402122×617 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Mitchell Pateman 3 58.5kg   107
5 60x430x096 DURENDAL Chris & Michael Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 1 58.5kg   100
6 x422x7x355 VITAL SILVER Daniel & Ben Pearce Joseph Azzopardi 8 58.5kg   108
7 11x1x47324 RED CAN MAN Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 5 58.5kg   100
8 23694×1342 STAGEMAN Adam Durrant Patrick Carbery 9 58.5kg   99
9 1x51276x91 CAROCAPO Jim Taylor Jason Brown 13 58.5kg   93
10 21123×4193 LAVERROD Sean & Jake Casey   15 58.5kg   92
11 7414553×79 MANKIND Hayden Ballantyne Ms Jade McNaught 16 58.5kg   82
12 13x1131x13 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 4 58.5kg   95
13 4x411Dx11 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Brad Rawiller 12 58.5kg   82
14 156x3240x0 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 17 56.5kg   101
15 3x2136x524 ESSENTIAL SPICE Daniel & Ben Pearce Ms Lucy Warwick 14 56.5kg   97
16 5x1611x121 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Chris Parnham 10 56.5kg   95
17e 850x11x288 CONDOR HEROES Chris & Michael Gangemi Craig Staples 7 58.5kg   81
   Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations 

The early nominations for the 2020 Winterbottom Stakes close in early October over a month out from the Group 1 Perth sprint and will be published in full below. 

The 2020 Winterbottom Stakes nominations attracted 69 sprinters including the red hot favourite, Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 champion Trekking

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x1334x09x ALL TOO ROYAL G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   58.5kg    
2 11x1115x7x BATTLE STORM G 6 Grant & Alana Williams   58.5kg    
3 6x4x227x4x BELTER G 7 Sean & Jake Casey   58.5kg   91
4 111x51276x CAROCAPO G 7 Jim Taylor   58.5kg   89
5 69x312438x CHIX PIC G 5 David Harrison   58.5kg   84
6 111×31520 CLIFFS OF COMFORT G 4 Daniel & Ben Pearce   58.5kg    
7 x850x11x2x CONDOR HEROES G 6 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg   81
8 714x5465x3 DEPRIVE G 6 James Cummings   58.5kg    
9 509x60x75x DESPATCH G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy   58.5kg    
10 1x73360x0x DIG DEEP G 4 Daniel & Ben Pearce   58.5kg   82
11 x2308x8522 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy   58.5kg    
12 95x60x430x DURENDAL G 9 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg   102
13 314x11513x EEYORE WAYZ G 4 Misty Bazeley   58.5kg   75
14 4x4111x ELITE STREET G 4 Daniel Morton   58.5kg   70
15 x33216x17x FLOYD G 7 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg   94
16 21311x510x FREE TRADE G 6 Michael Lane   58.5kg   102
17 58x3129x84 HEY DOC G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy   58.5kg    
18 113x1131x INDIAN PACIFIC G 4 Neville Parnham   58.5kg   82
19 290x62832x JERICHO MISSILE G 4 David Harrison   58.5kg   84
20 11x4x8x353 KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly   58.5kg    
21 27x33580x4 KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings   58.5kg    
22 1x1221123x LAVERROD G 4 Sean & Jake Casey   58.5kg   88
23 x113x1115x LONG BEACH G 4 Grant & Alana Williams   58.5kg   78
24 7x7934403x MALIBU STYLE G 9 Neville Parnham   58.5kg    
25 8001x1x00x MAN BOOKER G 8 Daniel Morton   58.5kg   108
26 x37414553x MANKIND G 5 Hayden Ballantyne   58.5kg   82
27 227212111x MASSIMO G 4 Adam Durrant   58.5kg   98
28 151×211311 MONEY MATTERS G 4 Adam Durrant   58.5kg   98
29 141x411x24 NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller   58.5kg    
30 21x11x OVERKILL H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   58.5kg    
31 3x111x1x4x RED CAN MAN G 4 Steve Wolfe   58.5kg   96
32 2x7230121x RIDING THE WAVE G 5 Lindsey Smith   58.5kg    
33 153x493x0x ROCK MAGIC G 11 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg    
34 2x1511163x SAVATOXL G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy   58.5kg    
35 32114x99x1 SOME SORT G 4 Adam Durrant   58.5kg   76
36 6x211x345x SPECIAL REWARD G 5 Kris Lees   58.5kg    
37 1223694x1x STAGEMAN G 6 Adam Durrant   58.5kg   99
38 x14442626x STATE ATTORNEY G 6 Adam Durrant   58.5kg   72
39 0x84170x85 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 7 Kris Lees   58.5kg    
40 24x7219x2x TREKKING G 6 James Cummings   58.5kg    
41 111x960x6x UNI TIME G 5 Sharon Miller   58.5kg   95
42 61x402122x VALOUR ROAD G 5 Simon A Miller   58.5kg   103
43 x422x7x35x VITAL SILVER G 7 Daniel & Ben Pearce   58.5kg   109
44 52x111x13x BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken   56.5kg    
45 5x535x134x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold   56.5kg    
46 25x1611x1x CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams   56.5kg   82
47 322113x83x DANCE MUSIC M 5 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   93
48 x133x2136x ESSENTIAL SPICE M 5 Daniel & Ben Pearce   56.5kg   93
49 71376x745x EVALINA M 5 Kris Lees   56.5kg    
50 x1x11x1x0x FABERGINO M 6 Tiarnna Robertson   56.5kg    
51 80x2092x31 FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller   56.5kg    
52 117x112x1x FITUESE M 4 John Thompson   56.5kg    
53 1156x3240x FLIRTINI M 5 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   101
54 1211612x9x FLOWER OF WAR M 5 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   99
55 111221x17x HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller   56.5kg    
56 1x9702x674 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller   56.5kg    
57 166x25223x NICCOVI M 4 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   75
58 131x3417x5 XILONG M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy   56.5kg    
59 36x211x11x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   53.5kg    
60 31111×4 CHARLETON EDDIE G 3 Sean & Jake Casey   53.5kg    
61 11114×13 GEMMA’S SON C 3 David Harrison   53.5kg    
62 11919x613x HOLYFIELD C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   53.5kg    
63 11×8 REIGN OF FIRE G 3 Colin Webster   53.5kg    
64 1x SECRET PLAN G 3 Grant & Alana Williams   53.5kg   62
65 41114215x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   51.5kg    
66 1111 CLAIRVOYANCE F 3 Darren McAuliffe   51.5kg    
67 1x25208x12 MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   51.5kg    
68 1×1 MYSTICAL VIEW F 3 Grant & Alana Williams   51.5kg   63
69 51×18 REAL GRACE F 3 Grant & Alana Williams   51.5kg    
   Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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, Hey Doc (13 of 14) in 2019 and Elite Street (12 of 15 in 2020). 

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 four Winterbottom Stakes winners since 2005 have jumped from a double digit barrier
  • From 2011 – 2020 five 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 – 2020 having come off a Victorian run
  • From 2011 – 2020 four favourites in Winterbottom Stakes betting saluted for the punters

2020 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide

A link to a comprehensive Winterbottom Stakes 2020 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
2020 Elite Street Celebrity Queen Rock Magic 1:09.4
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