Alister Clark Stakes 2017

Friday March 17, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Alister Clark Stakes runners often head to Sydney next for the ATC Derby in April

The Alister Clark Stakes is a Group 2 race run under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse during a stand-alone Friday night meeting during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in mid-late March each year.

It is the sole Group race on the Alister Clark Stakes Night program and is contested over 2040m, the same distance as the coveted Group 1 Cox Plate during the Spring.

Open only to three-year-old horses it is a set weights race offering a total of $200,000 in prize money including $120,000 to the Alister Clark Stakes winner and connections. The race used to be considered a lead-up to the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) in Sydney, but a change of scheduling sees the better graduates now head to Royal Randwick during ‘The Championships’ for a shot at the Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m).

In 2012 Ethiopia ran second to Highly Recommended in the Alister Clark Stakes before winning the Australian Derby next start as a $14 chance in betting for the Group 1.

The latest edition of the Alister Clark Stakes took place on Friday March 17, 2017 .

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Results

  • 1st: Hardham
  • 2nd: Ruthven
  • 3rd: Farson

Alister Clark Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Friday March 17, 2017
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 2040m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1939

Alister Clark Stakes Odds & Betting

Alister Clark Stakes odds are usually led by three-year-old colts and geldings boasting good lead-up form over at least a mile (1600m). Previous Melbourne runs and experience at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit are also pluses and affect Alister Clark Stakes betting.

Horses coming off a good Autumn Classic run over the 1800m at Caulfield also feature prominently in the markets and the last double figure Alister Clark Stakes winner was Pre Eminence ($16 in 2009). Alister Clark Stakes betting markets open on the Wednesday before the race after final acceptances close and the barriers are released.

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Betting

The latest Alister Clark Stakes 2017 odds will be available below as soon as we open betting on the Moonee Valley Group 2 so bookmark this page for access to the markets.

Alister Clark Stakes Field

The Alister Clark Stakes field attracts a line-up of promising young staying types.

Many are heading towards longer distance features in Sydney and the three-year-olds in the Melbourne Group 2 come via a number of different lead-ups. Horses may come out of earlier autumn features including the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) at Caulfield.

In 2015 Chill Party ran eighth in the Autumn Classic before winning the Alister Clark Stakes two runs later. The last horse to complete the Autumn Classic – Alister Clark Stakes double was Tally (2016). Tally also went on to run third in the ATC Derby next start.

Another possible lead-up is the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington, a race the 2015 Alister Clark Stakes runner-up Stratum Star finished third in. The previous year in 2014 Surge Ahead ran sixth in the Australian Guineas before his Alister Clark Stakes third to Pheidon.

The Alister Clark Stakes nominations close the Wednesday before the race followed by the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

Alister Clark Stakes betting online at Ladbrokes

Alister Clark Stakes winner Tally (2016) went on to run third in that year’s Australian Derby trifecta in Sydney. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Field

The official Alister Clark Stakes 2017 field and barriers are due for release on Wednesday March 15, 2017 and will be published in full below so stay tuned.

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

The Alister Clark Stakes Field 2017 drew twelve final acceptors including the Autumn Classic winner Farson drawn well in barrier three and third placegetter in the same traditional lead-up Captain Rhett drawn the rails for the rematch.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weigth Hcp. Rating
1 4×14111 FARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 3 57kg 84
2 30167×212 CLIFF HANGER Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben E Thompson (a) 9 57kg 75
3 112×52 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 2 57kg 74
4 1x3670x67 HARDHAM David Brideoake Luke Nolen 11 57kg 66
5 160×4221 SUNDAY PRAY John Moloney Patrick Moloney 6 57kg 66
6 x837x52223 CAPTAIN RHETT Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 1 57kg 66
7 9×2161 ARCTIC FLOW Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4 57kg 66
8 2217645 ELECTRIC CHARLIE John & Chris Ledger Dean Yendall 5 57kg 62
9 3×33 LYNCH MOB Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 12 57kg 59
10 9231×99481 PARTHESIA (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 8 55kg 74
11 936×14 MISS STRATHALLAN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 7 55kg 64
12 0x3313 MANNING ROAD Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 10 55kg 62

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Nominations

On Monday March 13 Racing Victoria received a bumper 23 Alister Clark Stakes 2017 Nominations led by the Autumn Classic trifecta of Farson (1st), Cliff Hanger (2nd) and Captain Rhett (3rd) out to frank the form out of that 1800m race at Caulfield.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 9×2161 ARCTIC FLOW G 3 Darren Weir 66
2 8x60x9133 BLUE OCEAN F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 61
3 x837x52223 CAPTAIN RHETT G 3 Pat Carey 66
4 30167×212 CLIFF HANGER G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 75
5 1513 COMIC SET G 3 Michael Kent
6 2217645 ELECTRIC CHARLIE G 3 John & Chris Ledger 62
7 4×14111 FARSON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 84
8 0x216 GOOD HOST G 3 Cindy Alderson 62
9 1x3670x67 HARDHAM C 3 David Brideoake 66
10 51429×338 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 71
11 3×33 LYNCH MOB G 3 Tony McEvoy
12 062 MANDLAKAZI G 3 Pat Carey
13 0x3313 MANNING ROAD F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 62
14 936×14 MISS STRATHALLAN F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 64
15 85×443321 NAMIB F 3 Mitchell Freedman 58
16 9231×99481 PARTHESIA (NZ) F 3 Darren Weir 74
17 165×844 RIBBON OF CHOICE G 3 Brian Gentle 59
18 442 ROCK WITH YOU G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 58
19 112×52 RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher 74
20 x454282x06 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 107
21 6×114173 SNITZSON C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
22 8421×3 SO BELLE F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 62
23 160×4221 SUNDAY PRAY G 3 John Moloney 66

Alister Clark Stakes Tips

Alister Clark Stakes tips include looking for horses with good lead-up form in Melbourne, runners proven over similar distance and those high up the markets. Favourites have a good recent record in the Alister Clark Stakes so laying the favourite is best avoided.

Another good Alister Clark Stakes betting tip is to back the best finishers in the Autumn Classic that will be suited to the step-up in distance.

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Alister Clark Stakes 2017 betting tips on the three-year-old stayers to back and sack in the Moonee Valley Group 2 will be detailed below a couple of days out from the race so stay tuned.

Alister Clark Stakes Form Guide

The Alister Clark Stakes form guide lists all of the crucial information punters need including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

The Autumn Classic has been a solid form guide for the Alister Clark Stakes in recent years.

Alister Clark Stakes Results

Single-figure hopefuls and the favourites have dominated the Alister Clark Stakes results in recent years. Notable recent Alister Clark Stakes winners include Highly Recommended (2012), Linton (2010) and Casino Prince (2007).

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Results

The official Alister Clark Stakes 2017 Results & full finishing order will be announced below when the race is run and won on Friday March 17, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 HARDHAM David Brideoake Luke Nolen 10 57kg $12
2 3 RUTHVEN Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 0.75L 2 57kg $2.80
3 1 FARSON Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 0.95L 3 57kg $2.70F
4 7 ARCTIC FLOW Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 3.7L 4 57kg $26
5 6 CAPTAIN RHETT Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 5.45L 1 57kg $21
6 11 MISS STRATHALLAN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 5.65L 7 55kg $19
7 9 LYNCH MOB Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 5.75L 11 57kg $101
8 10 PARTHESIA (NZ) Darren Weir Damian Lane 5.95L 8 55kg $16
9 12 MANNING ROAD Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 6.05L 9 55kg $101
10 8 ELECTRIC CHARLIE John & Chris Ledger Dean Yendall 9.55L 5 57kg $51
11 5 SUNDAY PRAY John Moloney Patrick Moloney 13.3L 6 57kg $11
2 CLIFF HANGER Lee & Anthony Freedman Ben E Thompson (a) 0

Alister Clark Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Hardham Ruthven Farson 2:05.7
2016 Tally Palentino Hardern 2:08.3
2015 Chill Party Stratum Star Maastricht 2:06.1
2014 Pheidon Cadillac Mountain Surge Ahead 2:06.6
2013 Philippi Sheer Talent Gerontius 2:05.6
2012 Highly Recommended Ethiopia Sangster 2:08.6
2011 Domesky Coldens Choice Folding Gear 2:06.6
2010 Linton Take The Rap Offhanded 1:39.4
2009 Pre Eminence Eagle Falls Definitive 1:37.1
2008 Sound Journey Playwright Schilling 1:35.8
2007 Casino Prince Furio Ambitious General 1:36.3
2006 Spinney Langarza Bonny Laird 1:36.7
2005 Lieutenant Volitant Renewable 1:38.9
2004 Speedy King Confectioner Strafed 1:37.8
2003 Titanic Jack Tycoon Ruler Regicide 1:37.7
2002 Royal Code Ebony Night Mr Trickster 1:38.2
2001 Mr Murphy Diamond Dane Fubu 1:31.0
2000 Pins Diatribe Oval Office 1:36.2