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 $1.5 million in prize money in 2022.
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). More recently, Graceful Girl (2021) improved on a lead-up second in the Colonel Reeves to win the Group 1 at $9.
The next edition of the Winterbottom Stakes runs on Saturday November 26, 2022 and offers $1.5 million in prize money for the first time.
2022 Winterbottom Stakes Results
The official Winterbottom Stakes 2022 results and full finishing order will be available below once the million dollar sprint runs on Saturday November 26, 2022 over the Festival of Perth Racing.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Winterbottom Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday November 26, 2022
- Track: Ascot Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1.5 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) – now known as the Champions Sprint – 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 – 2021, 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.
2022 Winterbottom Stakes Odds
The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2022 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.
2022 Winterbottom Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Winterbottom Stakes 2022 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.
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.
2022 Winterbottom Stakes Field
The official Winterbottom Stakes 2022 Final Field is announced on the Monday of race week followed by the 2022 Winterbottom Stakes Barriers on the Tuesday and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.
2022 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations
The early nominations for the 2022 Winterbottom Stakes close in early October over a month out from the Group 1 Perth sprint and will be published in full below.
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 recently strong record in the race with a number of Winterbottom Stakes winners since Miss Andretti (13 of 16 in 2005) saluting from barrier nine or wider including: Magnifisio (10 of 12) in 2014, Voodoo Lad (13 of 14) in 2018, Hey Doc (13 of 14) in 2019, Elite Street (12 of 15 in 2020) and Graceful Girl (16 of 16 in 2021).
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
- Five Winterbottom Stakes winners since 2005 have jumped from a double digit barrier including Graceful Girl (16 of 16 in 2021)
- From 2011 – 2021 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 – 2021 having come off a Victorian run
- From 2011 – 2021 four favourites in Winterbottom Stakes betting saluted for the punters
2022 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide
A link to a comprehensive Winterbottom Stakes 2022 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
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||Moment Of Change
||Spirit of Boom
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