Ladbrokes Tip: The Stutt Stakes makes a nice Caulfield Guineas betting guide each spring
The Bill Stutt Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds held under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse in late September / early October on Moir Stakes Night during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The meeting’s feature race is the Group 1 AJ Moir Stakes (1000m), while the Bill Stutt Stakes is the key support act on the card along with the Group 2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) for the mares. The Stutt Stakes is also run over the mile (1600m) and is a set weights race offering $200,000 in total prize money.
Over the years the Stutt Stakes has made a nice guide to the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held later in October and the last horse to complete the double was Whobegotyou (2008).
The next edition of the Bill Stutt Stakes takes place on Late September, 2017.
Bill Stutt Stakes Field
The Stutt Stakes field attracts the season’s most promising three-year-old milers and youngsters looking to step out over more distance later in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Horses in the mix usually come off a lead-up Melbourne run and the Listed Exford Plate (1400m) at Flemington a fortnight before has produced a number of Stutt Stakes winners in recent years including Sovereign Nation (7th in 2015). Graduates out of the Stutt Stakes field are often heading towards the Caulfield Guineas over the same distance and in 2015 the Stutt Stakes winner Sovereign Nation ran fourth in the Group 1 to Press Statement. The year before the 2014 Stutt Stakes third placed Kumaon also ran fourth in the Guineas next start.
In 2013 Stutt Stakes winner Divine Calling ran second next time out in the Caulfield Guineas, while the runner-up in the Group 2 that year Shamus Award ran third in the Guineas before success in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) later that campaign.
Pierro meanwhile won the 2012 Stutt Stakes before a Caulfield Guineas second and Cox Plate third, while Whobegotyou (2008) was the last winner of the Stutt Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double. The Bill Stutt Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Friday night with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.
Bill Stutt Stakes Betting & Odds
Stutt Stakes odds are led by in-form three-year-olds with good lead-up form in similar company that have proven ability over the mile.
The Moonee Valley track is a notoriously tight circuit so previous runs at the course by a runner will also see them sit higher up the Stutt Stakes betting markets. Stutt Stakes betting favourites have a gun record in the race over the past two decades.
Bill Stutt Stakes Tips
Good Bill Stutt Stakes tips include looking for graduates out of earlier Melbourne spring runs over at least 1400m, runners with previous form at the Moonee Valley track and backing the favourites. The last double-figure Stutt Stakes winner was Sarson Trail back in 2000, making laying the favourite a risky Stutt Stakes tip.
Bill Stutt Stakes Form Guide
The Stutt Stakes form guide features all the must-know info for punters from the jockeys and trainers to the barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field. The Stutt Stakes form has also stacked up in Group 1 races later in the spring over the years including in 2013 when the runner-up Shamus Award won the Cox Plate two runs later.
Another later Melbourne class the Stutt Stakes form has held up in recently is the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington, a staying classic the 2008 Stutt Stakes – Caulfield Guineas champ Whobegotyou ran second in that spring.
Bill Stutt Stakes Results
Favourites have dominated the Stutt Stakes results over the past 20 years with the class three-year-old usually saluting for the punters.
Notable recent Bill Stutt Stakes winners include Almalad (2014), Pierro (2012), Whobegotyou (2008), Red Dazzler (2005) and Viscount (2011).
2016 Bill Stutt Stakes Results
Bill Stutt Stakes Winners
|2015||Sovereign Nation||Get The Picture||Gredington||1:36.1|
|2013||Divine Calling||Shamus Award||Cluster||1:37.2|
|2011||Chase The Rainbow||Cute Emily||Sabrage||1:38.3|
|2010||Hollowlea||Run For Levi||Bullbars||1:37.2|
|2009||Carrara||Extra Hero||Miss With Attitude||1:39.5|
|2006||Churchill Downs||Magic Jet||Ankh Morpork||1:36.7|
|2005||Red Dazzler||Stratum||Maybe Better||1:38.0|
|2004||Mr Martini||Under Command||Danaurum||1:37.8|
|2003||Casual Pass||Special Harmony||Face Value||1:37.2|
|2002||Helenus||Aint Here||Half Hennessy||1:39.6|
|2001||Viscount||Dash For Cash||Amalfi||1:38.1|
|2000||Sarson Trail||Keeper||Make Me A Miracle||1:38.7|