Ladbrokes Tip: The Autumn Stakes makes a good lead-up into the Australian Guineas each autumn
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).
|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.
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
|2018||Holy Snow||Mr So And So||Astoria||1:24.89|
|2015||San Nicasio||Zebulon||Firehouse Rock||1:23.6|
|2014||Thunder Fantasy||Rock Hero||Late Charge||1:23.8|
|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|
|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|