Champagne Stakes 2017

Saturday April 15, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The ATC Sires’ Produce – Champagne Stakes double is often achieved by the season’s best three-year-old

The Champagne Stakes is one of two Group 1 races conducted at Royal Randwick Racecourse on the Saturday after two The Championships meetings during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival each April.

The major support act of All Aged Stakes Day the elite level feature is run over 1600m and is open to two-years-old horses only. Offering $500,000 in total prize money the Champagne Stakes winner takes out $300,000 for connections and the event is run under set weights.

Colts and geldings carrying 56.5kg and fillies are allocated 54.5kg in the mile classic. The winner of the Fernhill Handicap is exempt from Champagne Stakes ballot but the traditional lead-up is the Group 1 ATC Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) run a fortnight earlier at the track. The Inglis Sires’ – Champagne Stakes double was last completed by Guelph (2013), while Prized Icon completed the Fernhill Handicap – Champagne Stakes double in 2016.

The latest edition of the ATC Champagne Stakes took place on Saturday April 15, 2017.

Champagne Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 15, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1861

Champagne Stakes Odds & Betting

Champagne Stakes betting odds are traditionally led by the best performing two-year-olds in the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) held at Randwick over 200m shorter on Doncaster Mile Day two weeks earlier.

The Inglis Sires’ – Champagne Stakes betting double is a popular one and was achieved by three horses on the trot from 2011 – 2013 with Helmet, Pierro and Guelph respectively.

All but three of the Champagne Stakes winners from 1999 – 2017 came out of the Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes and the last winner to finish worse than fourth in their lead-up run was The Mission (Sires’ Produce 6th in 2017). Last start winners dominate the Champagne Stakes odds each year and of the winners from 2012 – 2017 five favourites saluted for the punters.

2017 Champagne Stakes Betting

The ATC Champagne Stakes 2017 betting odds will be found below once markets on the two-years-old Group 1 mile showdown are released in April.

Champagne Stakes Field

The largest Champagne Stakes field in the past 30 years was 15 runners in 2010 when Skilled won for trainer Peter Snowden.

The race has run with under 10 starters many times over the past three decades with the smallest line-up being just four starts when Dance Hero won in 2004. The season’s best two-year-old milers make up the Champagne Stakes field and favourites have a gun record in the race.

The Champagne Stakes nominations are taken on the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances plus the Champagne Stakes barrier draw out on the Wednesday before All Aged Stakes Day.

Champagne Stakes betting favoured the 2016 winner Prized Icon

Prized Icon (2016) was the last favourite in Champagne Stakes betting to salute for the punters in the Randwick Group 1 race. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2017 Champagne Stakes Field

The ATC Champagne Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw will be released on Wednesday April 12, 2017 and announced below.

The 2017 Champagne Stakes Field is dominated this weekend by Peter & Paul Snowden’s ATC Sires’ Produce winner Invader chasing the double last achieved by the filly Guelph (2013). With Golden Slipper runner-up Frolic out, the best fancied of the fillies in the field this year is last Saturday’s Fernhill Handicap winner Whispered Secret.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 4×25121 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 1 56.5kg
2 04×23416 THE MISSION Paul Perry Damian Lane 5 56.5kg
3 311161 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7 56.5kg
4 2×6556 ACE HIGH David Payne Blake Shinn 3 56.5kg
5 2×83 REFLECTIVITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg
6 22 ABERRO Matt Laurie James Doyle 2 56.5kg
7 1519 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Craig Williams 6 54.5kg
8 3×411 WHISPERED SECRET James Cummings Glyn Schofield 8 54.5kg
9 2×234 MEMENTO Anthony & Edward Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 54.5kg
10 22 NASHVILLE SKYLINE Bryan & Daniel Guy Brenton Avdulla 9 54.5kg

2017 Champagne Stakes Nominations

The official Champagne Stakes 2017 Nominations drew 15 young hopefuls led by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained ATC Sires’ Produce winning colt Invader who chases the double last achieved by the fellow Peter Snowden-trained Guelph in 2013.

Champagne Stakes Tips

Champagne Stakes tips favour the Inglis Sires’ Produce graduates as this lead-up race has produced more winners of the mile event than any other event.

The only other races to produce more than one Champagne Stakes champion in the past 30 years are the Magic Night Stakes run at Rosehill in March and the Fernhill Handicap a week out from the Group 1.

Fillies often dominate Champagne Stakes tips as all three winners from 2013 – 15 were female gallopers with Guelph (2013), Go Indy Go (2013) and Pasadena Girl (2015). Go Indy Go ($7) was the only non-favourite in Champagne Stakes betting of those to score an upset.

2017 Champagne Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ best Champagne Stakes 2017 bets and betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race outlining the two-year-olds to back and sack in the last Group 1 mile race in Sydney for the autumn.

Champagne Stakes Form Guide

The Champagne Stakes form guide reveals all the crucial information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the field. Looking for two-year-olds coming off a top two run in the Inglis’ Sires is crucial when doing the Champagne Stakes form.

Peter Snowden is the dominate Champagne Stakes winning trainer in recent years with three winners from 2010 – 2017, most recently Guelph (2013). Gai Waterhouse however holds the overall record with five winners since 2000 most recently star colt Pierro (2012).

The most successful Champagne Stakes barrier since 1983 producing the most winners is gate six. Barrier six produced all but two of the six Champagne Stakes winners from 2011 – 2017.

Champagne Stakes Form Facts

  • The Mission (2017) was the first Champagne Stakes winner since Mentality (2006) to run worse than fourth in their lead-up run
  • Fillies dominated the Champagne Stakes results from 2013 – 2016 with three of the four wins in that time
  • Favourites in Champagne Stakes betting have an excellent recent record with five of the seven wins from 2011 – 2017
  • Only one horse came off a run outside of Sydney to win the Champagne Stakes since 1983 – Go Indy Go (SA Sires’ Produce win in 2014)
  • Barrier six produced five of the seven Champagne Stakes winners from 2011 – 2017

Champagne Stakes Results

Champagne Stakes results have been dominated by favourites in the past half a decade.

There has been only two double figure winners since 1997 with Carry On Cutie ($26 in 2005) and Onemorenomore ($12 in 2009). Notable recent Champagne Stakes winners include Pierro (2012), Helmet (2011) and Dance Hero (2004).

2017 Champagne Stakes Results

The 2017 ATC Champagne Stakes results and finishing order will be announced on Saturday April 15, 2017 and listed below as soon as the race results.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 2 THE MISSION Paul Perry Damian Lane 5 56.5kg $9
2 1 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 2.3L 1 56.5kg $1.85F
3 8 WHISPERED SECRET James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2.6L 8 54.5kg $6
4 4 ACE HIGH David Payne Blake Shinn 4.2L 3 56.5kg $21
5 7 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Craig Williams 4.5L 6 54.5kg $17
6 6 ABERRO Matt Laurie James Doyle 5.6L 2 56.5kg $21
7 3 ESHTIRAAK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 7.4L 7 56.5kg $11
8 9 MEMENTO Anthony & Edward Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 9.5L 10 54.5kg $31
9 10 NASHVILLE SKYLINE Bryan & Daniel Guy Brenton Avdulla 11.3L 9 54.5kg $91
10 5 REFLECTIVITY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 24.7L 4 56.5kg $31

Champagne Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 The Mission Invader Whispered Secret 1:41.0
2016 Prized Icon Chimboraa Divine Prophet 1:36.8
2015 Pasadena Girl Street Rapper Tarquin 1:38.0
2014 Go Indy Go Zululand Kumaon 1:40.2
2013 Guelph Fuerza Equator 1:36.2
2012 Pierro Dear Demi Tatra 1:35.0
2011 Helmet Pane In The Glass Fast And Sexy 1:40.3
2010 Skilled Sasa Divorces 1:36.3
2009 Onemorenomore Tickets Manhattan Rain 1:39.4
2008 Samantha Miss Sebring Glowlamp 1:38.2
2007 Meurice Solo Flyer Camarilla 1:37.6
2006 Mentality Miss Finland Gallant Tess 1:35.0
2005 Carry On Cutie Fashions Afield Media 1:36.2
2004 Dance Hero Wager Savabeel 1:34.7
2003 Hasna Aim For Gold Bushland 1:36.9
2002 Victory Vein Half Hennessy Choisir 1:37.9
2001 Viscount Ustinov Miss Bussell 1:37.4
2000 Assertive Lad Clonmel Re Rinka 1:40.0