Breeders Classic 2018

Saturday February 10, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Breeders Classic is a good lead-up into the Coolmore Classic each autumn

The Breeders Classic is one of the first Group 2 races held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and lights up Warwick Farm Racecourse on a Saturday in mid-February each year. Open only to mares aged four-years-old and above, it is a sprint showdown contested over 1200m at set weights plus penalties.

Offering a total of $200,000 in prize money, the Breeders Classic is one of two Group races held at Randwick that meeting along with the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) for three-year-olds. Mares in the Breeders Classic field are often targeting the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) held at Rosehill Gardens the following month and the last to complete the double was Alverta (2010).

The latest edition of the Breeders Classic ran on Saturday February 10, 2018 .

2018 Breeders Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Prompt Response
  • 2nd: #2 Egyptian Symbol
  • 3rd: #3 Danish Twist

Breeders Classic Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
  • Track: Warwick Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties – Mares 4YO&Up
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1996

2018 Breeders Classic Results

The official Breeders Classic 2018 results will be known on Saturday February 10, 2018 and published in full below.

The 2018 Breeders Classic Results saw the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Prompt Response score her first resuming run with an impressive 1.5 length success over the beaten Bjorn Baker-trained favourite Egyptian Symbol (2nd) who had to settle for second for the second year on the trot.

Place # Horse Trainer</th > Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 2 56kg $5
2 2 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 1.5L 5 55kg $2.40F
3 3 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1.7L 1 55kg $14
4 6 MEMES Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 2.6L 8 54kg $7
5 5 SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 2.9L 6 54kg $26
6 4 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 4.9L 7 54kg $5
7 9 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Brenton Avdulla 5.2L 3 54kg $26
8 8 TSWALU David Pfieffer Corey Brown 5.3L 4 54kg $18
7 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith Christian Reith 0

Breeders Classic Betting & Odds

With so many of the mares in the race returning to the track, the Breeders Classic odds are often dominated by proven first-up performers. Breeders Classic betting also often favours mares with winning form at the track / distance and any nice types trained by Chris Waller who has a gun recent record in the race.

Odds open on the Breeders Classic field after final acceptances are taken on the Wednesday before the race and favourites have a good record in the event for punters.

2018 Breeders Classic Odds

The full Breeders Classic 2018 betting odds will be published below the week of the race.

Breeders Classic Field

Breeders Classic odds were close to $10 for the 2016 winner Amicus

Amicus won the 2016 Breeders Classic at odds of $9.50 for top Sydney trainer Chris Waller. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Breeders Classic field features a host of sprinter / miler mares each autumn, many kicking off their carnival campaigns in the race.

It is the first Group race for mares-only in the metropolitan Sydney race scene for the year and usually attracts a class line-up of female gallopers heading towards other features including the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill in March.

Breeders Classic nominations close on the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday, which is also when betting on the feature opens at bookmakers around the country.

2018 Breeders Classic Field

The 2018 Breeders Classic field and barriers are out on the Wednesday prior to the race and will be published right here so check back in the autumn.

A small but class line-up of nine mares make up the Breeders Classic 2018 final field this year including the Jason Coyle-trained stablemates Slightly Sweet and Memes. Bjorn Baker, also a local Warwick Farm-based trainer, has two mares in the mix as well with last year’s runner-up Egyptian Symbol and the returning Bonny O’Reilly.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 212x50344x PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 2 56kg 103
2 62x5278x13 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 6 55kg 103
3 5070x7490x DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1 55kg 101
4 1130x1569x BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 8 54kg 102
5 05x074313x SLIGHTLY SWEET Jason Coyle Ms Jess Taylor 7 54kg 96
6 1311216×16 MEMES Jason Coyle Ms Rachel King (a) 9 54kg 95
7 8523x444x1 FARAWAY TOWN Matthew Smith TBA 5 54kg 79
8 214x42x131 TSWALU David Pfieffer Corey Brown 4 54kg 75
9 631x NETTOYER Wendy Roche TBA 3 54kg 67

2018 Breeders Classic Nominations

The Breeders Classic 2018 Nominations are taken the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries will be available below once released.

The official 2018 Breeders Classic Nominations drew just nine hopeful mares including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Prompt Response and the equally highest-rated entry Egyptian Symbol who ran third in the $1 million Magic Millions Sprint (1200m) at the Gold Coast last time out.

Breeders Classic Tips

Breeders Classic tips include looking for mares that come off a nice trial win ahead of a first-up run in the early Sydney Autumn showdown.

Mares with proven ability at Warwick Farm over the 1200m are also worth backing, as are the defending champions with both Steps In Time (2012-13) and Catkins (2014-15) going back-to-back in the race in recent years.

2018 Breeders Classic Betting Tips

Our insider Breeders Classic 2018 tips and betting preview on the early autumn Group 2 will be published below the week of the race.

  • 1st: #2 EGYPTIAN SYMBOL ($3.50)
  • 2nd: #6 MEMES ($8)
  • 3rd: #8 TSWALU ($26)

EGYPTIAN SYMBOL ($3.50) is deserving favourite for local trainer Bjorn Baker and can improve on her second in the race last year when run at Randwick. First official start at the home Warwick Farm track, but she runs well fresh and has had the little break between this and the brave third in the Magic Millions Sprint at the Gold Coast behind the impressive Viddora. Good win firs-tup before that on a wet Rosehill track, at her pet distance here and the small field of mares puts in right in contention. MEMES ($8) had a saddle slip last Saturday when last (6th) in the Expressway Stakes and that’s a forgive / forget. She is better than that and will prove herself here on successive weekends. TSWALU ($26) is way overs. She is the roughest in this, but is a genuine 1200m mare (6:3-1-1), saluted at the track / distance on Australia Day with 4.5kg more on her back and can surprise.

Breeders Classic Form Guide

The Breeders Classic form guide details all the must know information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers and the barriers for all the mares in the field. Trainer Chris Waller has a strong record in the Breeders Classic in the past half-a-decade and any mares from his stable are often worth looking for on the form.

Looking back at mares that ran in Melbourne’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington during the spring the season prior is also a good form line to follow in the Breeders Classic, the form of which recently held with the 2018 Breeders Classic winner Prompt Response who finished fourth in the previous spring’s Myer Classic.

2018 Breeders Classic Form Guide

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

Breeders Classic Results

The Breeders Classic results have been dominated by classy mares in recent history with notable winners including Hot Danish (2009), More Joyous (2011), Steps In Time (2012-13) and Catkins (2014-15).

Recent Breeders Classic Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2018 Prompt Response Egyptian Symbol Danish Twist 1:09.72
2017 In Her Time Egyptian Symbol Flippant 1:10.75
2016 Amicus Press Report I’ve Got The Looks 1:11.0
2015 Catkins Liliburbero Mihiri 1:09.3
2014 Catkins Steps In Time White Sage 1:10.7
2013 Steps In Time Red Tracer Choice Words 1:10.4
2012 Steps In Time Beaded Red Tracer 1:09.5
2011 More Joyous Graceful Anna No Evidence Needed 1:08.6
2010 Alverta Montana Flyer Madame Pedrille 1:10.5
2009 Hot Danish Belong To Many Lustre Lady 1:10.5
2008 Gallant Tess Flying Alpha Shirl Pegasus 1:10.0
2007 Pasikatera Spinner’s Magic Street Smart 1:09.6
2006 Steflara Wild Queen Imana 1:09.8
2005 Winning Belle Pentelikon Imana 1:10.5
2004 Private Steer Irgunette Forum Floozie 1:08.3
2003 Miss Helterskelter Hosannah Ritual 1:10.6
2002 Gwendolyn Another Misty Poppett 1:11.1
2001 Spinning Hill Say Good Morning Corelli 1:09.7
2000 Staging Just Like Crystal Zatella 1:09.5