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.
|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
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|
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
|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|
|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|
|2004||Private Steer||Irgunette||Forum Floozie||1:08.3|
|2001||Spinning Hill||Say Good Morning||Corelli||1:09.7|
|2000||Staging||Just Like Crystal||Zatella||1:09.5|