Winterbottom Stakes 2021

Saturday November 27, 2021

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 next edition of the Winterbottom Stakes runs on Saturday November 27, 2021. 

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Results

The official Winterbottom Stakes 2021 results and full finishing order will be available below once the million dollar sprint runs on Saturday November 27, 2021 over the Festival of Perth Racing.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Winterbottom Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 27, 2021
  • 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.

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Odds

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2021 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 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit


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.

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Winterbottom Stakes 2021 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.

  • To Win: #2 Elite Street ($2.45 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Hard to bet against Elite Street who lines-up as the firm favourite to enjoy back-to-back Winterbottom Stakes wins. Dan Morton’s Street Boss five-year-old is hands-down the best sprinter getting around in WA right now and comes into the Group 1 on the back of three straight lead-up wins this campaign. Last time out he carried 59.5kg from a wide barrier to win the Group 3 Colonel Reeves and at WFA with Brad Rawiller retaining the ride on Saturday is the hard to beat favourite. 

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.

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Field

The official Winterbottom Stakes 2021 Final Field is announced on the Monday of race week followed by the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes Barriers on the Tuesday and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

The 2021 Winterbottom Stakes field features a capacity line-up of sprinters led in betting by last year’s champion Elite Street coming off three consecutive wins. 

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations

The early nominations for the 2021 Winterbottom Stakes close in early October over a month out from the Group 1 Perth sprint and will be published in full below.

The 2021 Winterbottom Stakes nominations attracted 66 sprinters including the reigning champion Elite Street looking to go back-to-back in the race for the first time since Hardrada (2002-03).

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 755132511x ALL DAY SESSION G 4 Ashley Maley   58.5kg   79
2 1210x1227x BEAU ROSSA G 4 Will Clarken   58.5kg    
3 3244x70x80 CAROCAPO G 8 Jim Taylor   58.5kg   96
4 88130x708x CHARGE G 6 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg    
5 x24660x15x CUP NIGHT G 6 Bernie Miller   58.5kg   102
6 09x60x755x DESPATCH G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy   58.5kg    
7 12733x501x DOM TO SHOOT G 4 Sean & Jake Casey   58.5kg    
8 11x80927x1 ELITE STREET G 5 Daniel Morton   58.5kg   112
9 1131422×13 HOT ZED G 4 Lou Luciani   58.5kg   84
10 915220x3x4 INDIAN PACIFIC G 5 Neville Parnham   58.5kg   105
11 64112x111x ISEERED ISEERED G 4 Luke Fernie   58.5kg   85
12 21x3x2x761 JONKER H 6 Tony Gollan   58.5kg    
13 81x6602x14 KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings   58.5kg    
14 x0x2161x37 KINLOCH H 4 Kris Lees   58.5kg    
15 5x33211x5x LAVERROD G 5 Sean & Jake Casey   58.5kg   101
16 5232x4516x LONG BEACH G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg   84
17 30x6094x22 MASSIMO G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg   104
18 5x756x71x5 MERVYN G 8 Luke Fernie   58.5kg   92
19 100x03103x MONEY MATTERS G 5 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg   106
20 251x181x15 MUCH MUCH BETTER G 4 Gary Moore   58.5kg    
21 117799x80x OUTRAGEOUS G 6 Luke Fernie   58.5kg    
22 114×231 OXLEY ROAD H 4 Peter G Moody   58.5kg    
23 35130284×6 PLATOON G 6 Neville Parnham   58.5kg   100
24 3x5241645x PLUTOCRACY G 7 Simon A Miller   58.5kg   83
25 318x9838x4 RANTING (NZ) H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens   58.5kg    
26 46x716330x RED CAN MAN G 5 Steve Wolfe   58.5kg    
27 2x312114x6 RIVER BEAU G 5 Bruce Watkins   58.5kg   86
28 0x353x20x2 ROCK MAGIC G 12 Chris & Michael Gangemi   58.5kg   109
29 1x91160x10 SAVATOXL G 6 Tony & Calvin McEvoy   58.5kg    
30 x323x31x12 SECRET PLAN G 4 Grant & Alana Williams   58.5kg   76
31 5025x009x9 SPECIAL REWARD G 6 Kris Lees   58.5kg    
32 94x13427x3 STAGEMAN G 7 Adam Durrant   58.5kg   101
33 24x554x336 TREKKING G 7 James Cummings   58.5kg    
34 1x113x1 TRIPLE MISSILE G 4 Lindsey Smith   58.5kg   77
35 07x4621x33 VALOUR ROAD G 6 Simon A Miller   58.5kg   110
36 7x35500x6x VITAL SILVER G 8 Daniel & Ben Pearce   58.5kg   104
37 2112x5662x ZIEBELL G 5 Luke Fernie   58.5kg   82
38 330×312286 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   56.5kg    
39 30x68090x8 BAM’S ON FIRE M 6 Neville Parnham   56.5kg   95
40 336×312132 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   56.5kg    
41 4875110×05 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold   56.5kg    
42 311x3323x1 DANCE MUSIC M 6 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   107
43 05812x54x7 FLIRTINI M 6 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   104
44 3311x211x1 GRACEFUL GIRL M 4 Grant & Alana Williams   56.5kg   81
45 20x6025x33 HOW WOMANTIC M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   56.5kg    
46 1x111124x2 MISS CONTEKI M 5 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   84
47 6x074x2143 MYSTICAL VIEW M 4 Susan Olive   56.5kg   74
48 x21174435x PLATINUM BULLET M 5 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   79
49 80×6871749 STARFIELD IMPACT M 4 Simon A Miller   56.5kg   72
50 112x358x80 SWATS THAT M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens   56.5kg    
51 30x6224x1x THIS’LL TESTYA M 6 Adam Durrant   56.5kg   78
52 x11x0111x1 WILCHINO M 5 Daniel Morton   56.5kg   79
53 1x ACROBAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   53.5kg    
54 30×113 BRUCKNER C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   53.5kg    
55 11×331 GENERATION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   53.5kg    
56 1×12 IT’SARAYDAY G 3 Simon A Miller   53.5kg   73
57 32536×28 PORT LOUIS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   53.5kg    
58 1×24 RUTHLESS TYCOON G 3 Stephen Miller   53.5kg   68
59 170×112 SPIN THE KNIFE G 3 Luke Fernie   53.5kg   77
60 12×130 CRYSTAL BOUND F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   51.5kg    
61 2x16111x83 FLYING MISSILE F 3 Neville Parnham   51.5kg   74
62 12 HARDLY EVER F 3 Simon A Miller   51.5kg   62
63 6x41423x15 LIWA F 3 Simon A Miller   51.5kg   78
64 133×68 PAT’S GOT SASS F 3 David Harrison   51.5kg   68
65 11×17 SNEAKY FIVE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace   51.5kg    
66 117×55 SNIPAROOCHY F 3 Stephen Miller   51.5kg   62

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

2021 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide

A link to a comprehensive Winterbottom Stakes 2021 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