Ladbrokes Tip: The Zeditave Stakes can serve as a potential lead-up into Sydney’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint in the autumn
The Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 sprint for three-year-old colts and geldings taking place in late February at Caulfield Racecourse on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.
Run and won over 1200m, the set weights plus penalties showdown offers $200,000 in prize money and takes place on the same day as three Group 1 races headlined by the $1.5 million Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) for two-year-olds.
First conducted in 1989 the race has held Group 3 status since 2014 and is named in honour of Zeditave who won the 1988 Blue Diamond Stakes and the 1989 Futurity Stakes – another Group 1 race run at the same meeting.
It was originally open to fillies but since 2005 has been restricted to the three-year-old colts and geldings.
The latest edition of the Zeditave Stakes ran on Saturday February 26, 2022 as part of Caulfield’s Blue Diamond Stakes Day card and was won in an all-the-way upset by Finance Tycoon ($6).
Zeditave Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday February 26, 2022
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – 3YO Colts & Geldings
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1989
2022 Zeditave Stakes Results
The official Zeditave Stakes 2022 results will be published in full below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 26, 2022.
- 1st: #1 Finance Tycoon ($6)
- 2nd: #2 Generation
- 3rd: #3 Chartres
The Danny O’Brien-trained Finance Tycoon ($6) was very good leading all-the-way and running slick sectionals to hold off odds-on favourite Generation in the 2022 Zeditave Stakes results ahead of a likely shot at the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on March 12.
Zeditave Stakes Betting
Zeditave Stakes odds and betting markets favour the season’s in-form colts and geldings with previous Group race experience and those with a good record at the track and distance.
Last start winners have a strong record in the race so any three-year-olds coming off a lead-up victory sit higher up the Zeditave Stakes betting markets. Oxley Road (2021), He’ll Haunt Us (2020) and Terbium (2019) all came off a win ahead of their Zeditave Stakes victories.
Favourites in Zeditave Stakes betting have a decent recent record with Overshare ($3.80 in 2018) and Oxley Road ($2.50 in 2021) the latest to salute for the punters.
2022 Zeditave Stakes Odds
The updated Zeditave Stakes 2022 odds on the Group 3 event at Caulfield Racecourse will be available the week of the race so stay tuned.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Zeditave 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.
Zeditave Stakes Field
The Zeditave Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old colts and geldings, many of which are kicking off their Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival campaigns.
If not resuming for the autumn, the Zeditave Stakes field is likely to feature graduates out of the summer races at Flemington and or Magic Millions Day runners from Queensland.
Another good lead-up race into the Zeditave Stakes field is the Group Manfred Stakes (1200m). Denman (2010) was the last runner to complete the Manfred Stakes – Zeditave Stakes double.
The best out of the Zeditave Stakes field may head up to Sydney for the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) during ‘The Championships’.
Zeditave Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.
2022 Zeditave Stakes Field
The official Zeditave Stakes 2022 field and barriers will be announced below on Wednesday February 23, 2022 so bookmark this page to see the colts and geldings lining-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes Day Group 3.
- Scratched: #4 Along The River (5)
2022 Zeditave Stakes Nominations
The official Zeditave Stakes 2022 nominations are open until the Monday of race week.
| NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO: 22/02/2022 10:00:00 AM|
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||26×1152||ALONG THE RIVER||C||3||Mathew Ellerton||67|
|3||361110×4||EXTREME FLIGHT||C||3||Anthony & Sam Freedman||82|
|4||2x25x110x||EXTREME WARRIOR||C||3||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||88|
|5||1x1641x6x3||FINANCE TYCOON||C||3||Danny O’Brien||85|
|6||11x331x1||GENERATION||C||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||95|
|7||25x14353x7||HE’S XCEPTIONAL||G||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||75|
|8||19x6414x40||LIGHTSABER||C||3||Peter G Moody||95|
|9||3×11||MARS MISSION||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||69|
|10||1||MIDNIGHT CHARM||G||3||Clayton Douglas||63|
|11||157x||MORNINGTON GLORY||C||3||Matt Laurie||65|
|13||2×83||STARZ BARWON||G||3||David Brideoake|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Zeditave Stakes Tips
Good Zeditave Stakes tips include backing last-start winners coming off a Melbourne victory over the summer in similar grade and backing single-figure fancies in betting with few winners saluting at long odds.
It is also worth looking at the runners in barriers 2 and 6 when doing your Zeditave Stakes tipping as these two gates have produced six winners each since 1999.
2022 Zeditave Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Zeditave Stakes 2022 tips and betting selections will be available for punters below the week of the race sorting the best from the rest in the race for three-year-old colts and geldings.
- To Win: #2 Generation ($2.15 at time of publish)
Zeditave Stakes Form Guide
The Zeditave Stakes form guide lists all the important facts and stats on the runners in the event including jockeys, trainers, barriers, weights, track/distance records and win/place rates.
The Zeditave Stakes form has gone on to stack-up in better races a number of times over the years including in 2017 when the third place-getter Derryn continued on to win that autumn’s Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint in Sydney.
In 2021 the Zeditave Stakes winner Oxley Road would go on to win the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1200m) that spring.
2022 Zeditave Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Zeditave Stakes 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Zeditave Stakes Results
The Zeditave Stakes results in recent years have been dominated by last-start winners under $10 in betting.
Notable Zeditave Stakes winners throughout history include Pins (2000), Not A Single Doubt (2005), Haradasun (2007), Denman (2010), Happy Galaxy (2013) and subsequent five-time Group 1 winner Santa Ana Lane (2016).
Zeditave Stakes Winners
|2022||Finance Tycoon||Danny O’Brien||Damian Lane||58.5 kgs||1:09.39|
|2021||Oxley Road||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||56 kgs||1:09.99|
|2020||He’ll Haunt Us||Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)||Damien Oliver||57 kgs||1:09.28|
|2019||Terbium||Phillip Stokes||John Allen||55 kgs||1:09.97|
|2018||Overshare||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||57 kgs||1:09.16|
|2017||Benz||Gordon Richards||Blake Shinn||55 kgs||1:08.71|
|2016||Santa Ana Lane||Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||55 kgs||1:09.53|
|2015||Rommel||Neville Parnham||Chris Parnham||57.5 kgs||1:10.36|
|2014||Not Listenin’tome||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||James McDonald||55 kgs||1:09.26|
|2013||Happy Galaxy||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||56 kgs||1:10.69|
|2012||Instinction||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||57.5 kgs||1:09.37|
|2011||Eclair Mystic||Robert Smerdon||Chris Symons||55.5 kgs||1:10.69|
|2010||Denman||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||57.5 kgs||1:08.66|
|2009||Time Thief||Lee Freedman||Dwayne Dunn||54 kgs||1:10.03|
|2008||Bundle O’ Gold||Paul Seater||Dwayne Dunn||55 kgs||1:09.66|
|2007||Haradasun||Tony Vasil||Nash Rawiller||56 kgs||1:09.50|
|2006||Minson||Michael Hibbs||Craig Williams||56 kgs||1:10.86|
|2005||Not A Single Doubt||Tony Vasil||Kerrin McEvoy||57.5 kgs||1:10.00|
|2004||St Elmo’s Fire||Brian Mayfield-Smith||Danny Nikolic||57.5 kgs||1:10.00|
|2003||Innovation Girl||Brian Mayfield-Smith||Nash Rawiller||55.5 kgs||1:08.35|
|2002||Barkada||Lee Freedman||Patrick Payne||56.5 kgs||1:08.24|
|2001||Desert Eagle||Mathew Ellerton||Patrick Payne||56.5 kgs||1:08.84|
|2000||Pins||Clarry Conners||Shane Dye||58 kgs||1:09.12|