Canterbury Stakes 2018

Saturday March 10, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Canterbury Stakes favourites have a gun record and are usually the best bet

The Canterbury Stakes is one of two Group 1 races held at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse on Randwick Guineas Day on a Saturday in early – mid March each year.

The meeting is one of the first Group 1 race days during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is headlined by the three-year-olds facing off in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m). The Group 1 Canterbury Stakes is the major support act on the card and offers $500,000 in prize money.

Originally run at Canterbury Racecourse it has taken place at Randwick after being transferred from Rosehill Gardens in 1997. Contested over a middle sprint distance of 1300m it is run under weight-for-age conditions and is open to horses aged three-years-old and upwards, holding Group 1 status since 2013 when star colt Pierro won.

The Canterbury Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the upcoming George Ryder Stakes and Doncaster Mile run at Rosehill and Randwick Racecourses respectively over the following four weeks.

The latest running of the Canterbury Stakes took place on Saturday March 10, 2018 .

2018 Canterbury Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Happy Clapper
  • 2nd: #7 Global Glamour
  • 3rd: #6 Invincible Gem

Canterbury Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1929

2018 Canterbury Stakes Results

The official Canterbury Stakes results 2018 and finishing order will be announced below on Saturday March 10, 2018 .

Happy Clapper dominated the 2018 Canterbury Stakes Results in a brilliant first-up success for the punters in a new race record time of 1 minute 14.25 seconds.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 1 59kg $4.60F
2 7 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1.3L 8 57kg $5.50
3 6 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Corey Brown 2.8L 6 57kg $7.50
4 3 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 3.6L 4 59kg $9
5 9 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jason Collett 4.1L 2 54kg $8
6 2 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 4.7L 3 59kg $7.50
7 8 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5L 5 56kg $6
8 5 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 5.8L 9 57kg $12
9 4 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joshua Parr 8.2L 7 59kg $61

Canterbury Stakes Odds & Betting

Last start winners saluted in the race four times from 2011 – 2018 so those horses coming off a win often dominate the Canterbury Stakes betting markets.

Favourites in the Canterbury Stakes odds have dominated the race throughout history including 13 winning since 1996, most recently Happy Clapper ($4.60 in 2018).

The latest Canterbury Stakes favourite to salute prior to Happy Clapper (2018) was Cosmic Endeavour (2015). Because the race often attracts a small field the Canterbury Stakes barriers rarely affect the betting markets however the standout gate producing nine winners in the past 30 years is barrier nine.

2018 Canterbury Stakes Betting

The season’s best Canterbury Stakes 2018 odds will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best Randwick Guineas Day Group 1 racing markets.

Canterbury Stakes Field

The Canterbury Stakes field attracts a wide variety of weight-for-age gallopers that come via different lead-up races and are often targeting different next-up options.

Canterbury Stakes betting odds were short on the 2013 winner Pierro

Pierro (2013) is one of the shortest-priced favourites to salute in the Canterbury Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart.

Because of the ballot exemptions on offer to the winner many Canterbury Stakes winners go on to run in the George Ryder Stakes and Doncaster Mile over 1500m and 1600m respectively later in the autumn.

Rarely does the race attract its capacity number of runners and the Canterbury Stakes field often features small numbers including 2018 (9), 2017 (8), 2016 (7), 2015 (8), 2014 (10) and 2011 (5) when More Joyous defeated home just four rivals. There were also only five runners in the 2008 Canterbury Guineas field when Mentality won as a 4/1 shot.

Canterbury Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw out two days later.

2018 Canterbury Stakes Field

The Canterbury Stakes 2018 field and barrier draw will be published below once announced on the Wednesday leading up to Randwick Guineas Day so stay tuned to see what gun sprinters make the starting line-up.

The official 2018 Canterbury Stakes Field attracted only nine sprinters, seven of which are under $10 for the win in early Canterbury Stakes betting. Doncaster Mile-bound Happy Clapper runs first-up from barrier one, while Chris Waller will saddle-up his Group 1 winning mare Foxplay in the outside barrier (9). Waller is also represented in the line-up by last start Apollo Stakes winner Endless Drama out to do the double last achieved by Appearance (2014).

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 25x121262x HAPPY CLAPPER Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 1 59kg 114
2 9113x385x6 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 3 59kg 111
3 5x0x360x31 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Tye Angland 4 59kg 107
4 81368x008x DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joshua Parr 7 59kg 102
5 41x23475x3 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 9 57kg 111
6 541112x13x INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Corey Brown 6 57kg 108
7 302x19x642 GLOBAL GLAMOUR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 57kg 107
8 2x21510x23 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 56kg 100
9 35x2450x41 TULIP David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jason Collett 2 54kg 90

2018 Canterbury Stakes Nominations

The Canterbury Stakes 2018 Nominations are open until the Monday of Randwick Guineas Day and will be available in full below.

The 2018 Canterbury Stakes Nominations attracted 12 hopefuls on Monday, with Racing NSW extending entries until Tuesday morning. Trainer Chris Waller has two entries with his last start Apollo Stakes winner Endless Drama and Group 1 winning mare Foxplay.

Canterbury Stakes Tips

The best Canterbury Stakes betting tip is to back the favourite as they have a stellar record in the weight-for-age feature, which is one of Australia’s youngest Group 1 races. From 2011 – 2018 five of the Canterbury Stakes favourites saluted for the punters.

Other Canterbury Stakes tips include looking at horses coming off a last-start win as they have a strong showing in the winners’ list and checking for any Gai Waterhouse-trained starters. Waterhouse has saddled-up over 20 runners in the race over the past three decades for an incredible seven wins including four of the five champions from 2011 – 2015. She also more recently ran second with Global Glamour in 2018.

2018 Canterbury Stakes Tips

Bookmark this page for our insider Ladbrokes’ Canterbury Stakes tips 2018 with exotic betting selections to make on the Randwick Guineas Day support act this autumn.

  • 1st: #5 FOXPLAY ($9)
  • 2nd: #2 CLEARLY INNOCENT ($4.80)
  • 3rd: #9 TULIP ($10)

FOXPLAY ($9) is up against the boys and after her first victory since last autumn’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes, but she looks ready to fire second-up after the nice lead-up third in the Millie Fox and the mares have a top record in this race. Loves Randwick, is always honest and can surprise especially on a Soft track that she boasts a great record on. CLEARLY INNOCENT ($4.80) is current favourite in an open betting race and out to atone for the very unlucky Southern Cross Stakes run last time out. Narrowly beaten after losing ground at the 300m and finished off better than anything in that race. Undefeated on Soft going and back to his pet distance (4:3-0-1). TULIP ($10) can add further value to the Trifecta. Fillies don’t win this race, but a place is not out of the question for this Lindsay Park-trained last start Typhoon Tracy Stakes winner who beat Clearly Innocent home in The Everest at this track in the spring.

Canterbury Stakes Form Guide

The Canterbury Stakes form guide shows runners in the race come off a mix of lead-up runs and there is no standout race line to follow into the event.

The only races to produce multiple Canterbury Stakes winners over the past decade are the Group 2 Apollo Stakes and the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes both held the previous month at Randwick.

Canterbury Stakes form also shows the barriers of all runners and while there is a fairly even spread one gate has produced more winners than any other, nine, but not since Empire (2002) and Defier (2003) went back-to-back. Mares also stand out in the Canterbury Stakes form guide with four winning from 2011 – 2015 with all but one prepared by Gai Waterhouse.

Canterbury Stakes Form Facts

  • From 2009 – 2018 all nine Canterbury Stakes winners came via a different lead-up race making that form hard to follow
  • In that time four last start winners saluted including Appearance (2014) who completed the Apollo Stakes – Canterbury Stakes double and Le Romain (2017) who came off a Southern Cross Stakes win at the track
  • From  2006 – 2018 six favourites in Canterbury Stakes betting saluted for the punters
  • Mares have a gun recent record in Canterbury Stakes results with four saluting in the from 2011 – 2018

2018 Canterbury Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Canterbury Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters the week of the race.

Canterbury Stakes Results

The Canterbury Stakes results and final finishing order of all runners in the field is released when the race event takes place on Randwick Guineas Day in early March each autumn.

The Canterbury Stakes winner, starting prices, successful margin and winning time are all listed in the results post-race. Notable recent Canterbury Stakes winners include Pierro (2013) and dual winner More Joyous (2011-12) both prepared by the race’s most successful trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Canterbury Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Happy Clapper Global Glamour Invincible Gem 1:14.25 (Record)
2017 Le Romain Chautauqua Hauraki 1:20.0
2016 Holler First Seal Kermadec 1:15.4
2015 Cosmic Endeavour Catkins Criterion 0:56.7
2014 Appearance Not Listenin’Tome Red Tracer 1:17.2
2013 Pierro More Joyous Solzhenitsyn 1:15.9
2012 More Joyous Monton Metal Bender 1:18.4
2011 More Joyous Love Conquers All Demerit 1:17.8
2010 Hot Danish Black Piranha Mr Baritone 1:16.4
2009 All Silent Forensics Royal Discretion 1:16.5
2008 Mentality Racing To Win Sniper’s Bullet 1:32.3
2007 Malcolm Cheeky Choice Kosi Bay 1:16.5
2006 Paratroopers Patezza Dance Hero 1:16.2
2005 Dance Hero Falkirk Ike’s Dream 1:17.0
2004 Yell Grand Armee True Glo 1:16.0
2003 Defier Cosmic Rays Gordo 1:09.1
2002 Empire Diamond Dane Shogun Lodge 1:10.3
2001 Shogun Lodge Assertive Lad El Mirada 1:10.0