Autumn Stakes 2018

Saturday February 10, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Autumn Stakes makes a good lead-up into the Australian Guineas each autumn

The Autumn Stakes is one of the first Group 2 races held during the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and runs at Caulfield Racecourse on C.F. Orr Stakes Day in mid-February.

The meeting’s card is headlined by the season’s first elite level race – the Group 1 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m), and the Autumn Stakes for three-year-olds is one of three Group 2 support acts on the bill. Run over 1400m at set weights plus penalties, the Autumn Stakes offers a total of $200,000 in prize money and young horses often kick off their autumn campaigns in the race.

It also serves as a key early lead-up into the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington the following month and the double was recently achieved by Light Fantastic (2008).

The latest edition of the Autumn Stakes ran on Saturday February 10, 2018 .

2018 Autumn Stakes Results

  • 1st: #12 Holy Snow
  • 2nd: #13 Mr So And So
  • 3rd: #3 Astoria

Autumn Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1968

2018 Autumn Stakes Results

The full Autumn Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 10, 2018 and published right here so stay tuned.

The official 2018 Autumn Stakes results saw the Mick Price-trained Holy Snow push his Australian Guineas credentials with a charging late win over Mr So And So (2nd) and the returning VRC Derby placegetter Astoria (3rd).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 12 HOLY SNOW Mick Price Michael Dee 10 56kg $16
2 13 MR SO AND SO Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 1.25L 9 56kg $21
3 3 ASTORIA James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.5L 6 57kg $11
4 5 PREVAILING WINDS Darren Weir Damian Lane 3L 11 56kg $7
5 1 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Damien Oliver 3.1L 8 58kg $6
6 7 BLACK SAIL (NZ) Aaron Purcell Regan Bayliss 3.3L 3 56kg $7.50
7 2 VILLERMONT Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 4.55L 7 58kg $4.40F
8 6 MURAAHIB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 4.65L 5 56kg $51
9 11 WEAPON Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Stephen Baster 5.9L 4 56kg $41
10 9 ANDAZ Chris Waller Michael Walker 6.1L 2 56kg $15
11 14 ILLUMICON Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 7.35L 1 56kg $19
SB 10 SCARECROW Tony McEvoy Jason Holder 0 56kg
4 CAO CAO Mick Price Mark Zahra 0
8 ISLAND MISSILE Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 0

Autumn Stakes Betting & Odds

Autumn Stakes betting markets traditionally open after the field is announced on the Wednesday prior to the event running on CF Orr Stakes Day on the Saturday.

Three-year-olds proven over 1400m or further dominate the Autumn Stakes odds, as do those with Group 1 form the previous season and Melbourne race experience. Favourites and single-figure hopefuls have a solid record running top three in the Autumn Stakes.

2018 Autumn Stakes Odds

The updated Autumn Stakes 2018 betting odds will be available below as soon as released.

Autumn Stakes Field

The Autumn Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old gallopers each year, many racing first-up for the autumn. If not resuming in the Autumn Stakes, runners may come off a lead-up run in something like the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1300m) in January.

Autumn Stakes Tips & Odds -

Mahuta (2016) backed-up from a Magic Millions 3YO Guineas win to salute in the Autumn Stakes results. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Many Autumn Stakes hopefuls go on to contest the following month’s Australian Guineas over the Flemington mile.

Autumn Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race with final acceptances and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2018 Autumn Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

The official Autumn Stakes 2018 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned for the full line-up of gun autumn three-year-olds.

Returning Carbine Club Stakes winner Levendi leads the 2018 Autumn Stakes Field & Odds for this weekend’s feature at Caulfield Racecourse, the race attracting 14 three-year-old hopefuls eyeing a run in the Australian Guineas.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1x1661x LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Damien Oliver 9 58kg 82
2 3141x VILLERMONT Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 8 58kg 81
3 20x315533x ASTORIA James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7 57kg 86
4 x60x30x651 CAO CAO Mick Price Mark Zahra 11 56kg 74
5 3146×21271 PREVAILING WINDS Darren Weir Damian Lane 14 56kg 74
6 638x309x56 MURAAHIB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 5 56kg 67
7 48x142223x BLACK SAIL (NZ) Aaron Purcell Regan Bayliss 3 56kg 70
8 2114×422 ISLAND MISSILE Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 6 56kg 72
9 11x5387x6 ANDAZ Chris Waller Michael Walker 2 56kg 69
10 2×11 SCARECROW Tony McEvoy Jason Holder 10 56kg 68
11 4x3x11 WEAPON Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Stephen Baster 4 56kg 67
12 42139x HOLY SNOW Mick Price Michael Dee 13 56kg 67
13 66x214x4 MR SO AND SO Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 12 56kg 64
14 41×7 ILLUMICON Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 56kg 63

2018 Autumn Stakes Nominations

The Autumn Stakes 2018 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Day and the list of early entries will be available below once announced.

The 2018 Autumn Stakes Nominations feature 22 hopefuls including Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss who could take on the older horses on the same day in the CF Orr Stakes and the returning VRC Derby placegetter Astoria.

Autumn Stakes Tips

Autumn Stakes tips include looking for a runner under $10 for the win with proven Melbourne form in similar company.

Runners proven over the distance (1400m) or further also make a good Autumn Stakes betting tip, with Thunder Fantasy winning the race first-up in 2014 after a third in the previous year’s Victoria Derby (2500m).

The winning strike rate for favourites is only fair, but they make excellent place bets and shouldn’t be left out of Autumn Stakes tips more often than not.

2018 Autumn Stakes Tips

Our expert Autumn Stakes 2018 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #13 MR SO AND SO ($14)
  • 2nd: #5 PREVAILING WINDS ($7.50)
  • 3rd: #1 LEVENDI ($5)

Good value race and think MR SO AND SO ($14) could be a blowout chance at odds. Craig Williams rides the Anthony Freedman-trained son of So You Think who comes off a close fourth at Moonee Valley from January 26. Has winning form at the distance in easier company and will enjoy the step-up to 1400m here in a race where a number of the favourites will be peaking later in the season at a mile (in the Australian Guineas). PREVAILING WINDS ($7.50) has talent and will be looking to cross and get up on the pace early from the wide barrier. Darren Weir-trained and was impressive with the big weight to win at The Valley last time out. First go at the distance, should suit. LEVENDI ($5) has class and is an obvious danger resuming with D. Oliver in the saddle. First run since winning the Group 3 Carbine Club on Derby Day, 1400m first-up should be perfect.

Autumn Stakes Form Guide

The Autumn Stakes form guide details all of the must know info like the jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of the runners in the field along with their barriers. Looking at the form for first-up runners that have a good strike rate when resuming who have winning form over 1400m or further is important.

The Autumn Stakes form has also stacked up in the Australian Guineas in recent years including 2014 Autumn Stakes winner Thunder Fantasy running third in the Group 1 next start. Heart Of Dreams (2009) also ran third in the Autumn Stakes before winning that year’s Australian Guineas.

In 2013 Autumn Stakes runner-up Fiveandahalfstar went on to run second in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) two runs later and second in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) in Sydney after that before a win in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) that autumn at Rosehill Gardens.

2018 Autumn Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Autumn Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Autumn Stakes Results

The Autumn Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure hopes in recent years and have produced plenty of strong Group 1 performers over time.

Notable recent Autumn Stakes winners include Apache Cat (2006), Light Fantastic (2008), Denman (2010) and Mahuta (2016).

Autumn Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Holy Snow Mr So And So Astoria 1:24.89
2017 Oak Door Attention Knowable 1:23.54
2016 Mahuta Sailing By Snoopy 1:23.4
2015 San Nicasio Zebulon Firehouse Rock 1:23.6
2014 Thunder Fantasy Rock Hero Late Charge 1:23.8
2013 Mulaazem Fiveandahalfstar Super Cool 1:23.6
2012 Pied A Terre Proliferate Adamantium 1:24.7
2011 Dusty Star Under The Eiffel Eclair Mystic 1:37.2
2010 Denman Guru Bob Most Immediate 1:23.3
2009 Fravashi Nicconi Heart Of Dreams 1:22.8
2008 Light Fantastic Vivacious Spirit Viatorian 1:23.2
2007 Catechuchu Haradasun Eclair Passion 1:24.7
2006 Apache Cat God’s Own Empress Lily 1:24.7
2005 Shinzig Not A Single Doubt Danehill Express 1:23.4
2004 Special Harmony Youth Dane Fever 1:23.5
2003 Titanic Jack Storm Prince Step Ahead 1:25.1
2002 Dash For Cash Barkada Zonked 1:24.1
2001 Desert Sky Desert Eagle Crop 1:25.1
2000 Sudurka Skymaker Noble Sensation 1:24.0