Ladbrokes Tip: The Stutt Stakes makes a nice Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) held later in October and the last horse to complete the double was Whobegotyou (2008).
The latest edition of the Bill Stutt Stakes took place on Friday September 29, 2017 .
2017 Stutt Stakes Results
- 1st: #3 Showtime
- 2nd: #7 Salsamor
- 3rd: #10 Holy Snow
Stutt Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Friday September 29, 2017
- Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1934
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 including the 2017 success of Showtime ($3.70).
2017 Stutt Stakes Odds
The season’s latest Bill Stutt Stakes 2017 betting odds and links to our markets will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Moonee Valley racing odds this spring.
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) and Showtime (5th in 2017). 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.
2017 Stutt Stakes Field
The official Bill Stutt Stakes 2017 final field & barrier draw will be released the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned to see what middle-distance three-year-olds line-up in the Moonee Valley Group 2.
The 2017 Stutt Stakes Field features 12 hopeful three-year-olds including Group 1 winner over the Randwick mile in the autumn The Mission on the quick back-up after his second last in the Golden Rose in Sydney last weekend.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x234161x70||THE MISSION||Paul Perry||Damian Lane||3||57kg||98|
|2||14x24x147||AZAZEL||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||11||57kg||78|
|3||2x4342x215||SHOWTIME||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Beau Mertens (a)||7||57kg||66|
|4||15×11||MASCULINO||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||2||57kg||73|
|5||601561||SILENT COMMAND||Nick Smart||Ms Linda Meech||12||57kg||72|
|6||1442×70||TOGA PICTA||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||10||57kg||67|
|7||12×2||SALSAMOR (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Dwayne Dunn||4||57kg||66|
|8||0x127||MIGHTY BOSS||Mick Price||Brad Rawiller||9||57kg||63|
|9||521||WASSERGEIST||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Hugh Bowman||8||57kg||63|
|10||421||HOLY SNOW||Mick Price||Michael Dee||6||57kg||62|
|11||1×50||OUYANG FENG (NZ)||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||5||57kg||63|
|12||2×3||MIGHTY QUINN (NZ)||Matt Cumani||Jordan Childs||1||57kg||61|
2017 Stutt Stakes Nominations
The Bill Stutt Stakes 2017 nominations are due out on the Monday of AJ Moir Stakes Night and will be available here once the early entries are announced.
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.
2017 Stutt Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Bill Stutt Stakes 2017 betting tips and exotic Moonee Valley night racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see the three-year-olds to back and sack in the race.
- 1st: #4 Masculino ($4.60) – Mick Price-trained Smart Missile colt was impressive here last time out with an all-the-way win over 1509m and he can get up on the speed again tonight from the good barrier (2) and make his own luck again. The mile is a non-issue and should be rock hard fit after back-to-back wins in the lead-up.
- 2nd: #1 The Mission ($9) – The big Stutt Stakes market mover backed into $9 from $16, so could be worth following. Won the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) over the mile in Sydney as a three-year-old, but has been out of the money in both his runs this time in. Sees Moonee Valley for the first time on the quick back-up after the 13th in the Golden Rose. An easier grade here, will enjoy getting back up to a mile and shapes-up as a danger with ran predicted as a known wet-tracker.
- 3rd: #2 Azazel ($4.60) – Tony McEvoy-trained Snitzel grey was fourth two back at this track beaten only 1.4 lengths and then raced down the Flemington straight on September 16 behind a star-studded field in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m). Finished off really well when only 2.35 lengths back seventh to the Blue Diamond winner Catchy. Needs to handle the mile, but has claims.
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 including Showtime (2017).
Notable recent Bill Stutt Stakes winners include Almalad (2014), Pierro (2012), Whobegotyou (2008), Red Dazzler (2005) and Viscount (2011).
2017 Bill Stutt Stakes Results
The official Bill Stutt Stakes 2017 results & race finishing order will be detailed below once the race takes place on Friday September 29, 2017 .
|1||3||SHOWTIME||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Beau Mertens (a)||–||7||57kg||$3.70F|
|2||7||SALSAMOR (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Dwayne Dunn||0.75L||4||57kg||$19|
|3||10||HOLY SNOW||Mick Price||Michael Dee||0.85L||6||57kg||$21|
|4||8||MIGHTY BOSS||Mick Price||Brad Rawiller||1.6L||9||57kg||$14|
|5||4||MASCULINO||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||3.1L||2||57kg||$4.80|
|6||1||THE MISSION||Paul Perry||Damian Lane||3.3L||3||57kg||$6.50|
|7||2||AZAZEL||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||3.5L||11||57kg||$6.50|
|8||12||MIGHTY QUINN (NZ)||Matt Cumani||Jordan Childs||5.5L||1||57kg||$31|
|9||11||OUYANG FENG (NZ)||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||6.75L||5||57kg||$51|
|10||9||WASSERGEIST||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Hugh Bowman||7.75L||8||57kg||$9.50|
|11||6||TOGA PICTA||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||7.95L||10||57kg||$21|
|–||5||SILENT COMMAND||Nick Smart||Ms Linda Meech||–||0||–||–|
Bill Stutt Stakes Winners
|2016||Hey Doc||Land Of Plenty||Kaching||1:37.4|
|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|