Chelmsford Stakes 2018

Saturday 1st September, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Trainer Chris Waller has a gun recent record in the Chelmsford Stakes

The Chelmsford Stakes is a Group 2 race conducted at Royal Randwick Racecourse in early September during the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

It is one of three Group 2 races on the card along with the Furious Stakes for three-year-old fillies and the Tramway Handicap. Offering $250,000 in total prize money, the Chelmsford Stakes is run over 1600m and the weight-for-age clash is open to gallopers aged three-years-old and over.

The race is a nice lead-up to tougher events in both Sydney and Melbourne during the spring including the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) back at the track a fortnight later.

The last horse to complete the Chelmsford Stakes – George Main Stakes double was Winx in 2016. In 2015 Kermadec ran second in the Chelmsford Stakes before winning the George Main at his next start, while stablemate Royal Descent ran third and second in the same two races respectively that year.

The next edition of the Chelmsford Stakes takes place on Saturday 1st September, 2018.

Chelmsford Stakes Field

The Chelmsford Stakes field attracts a line-up of the season’s exciting milers and middle-distance weight-for-age performers.

A traditional lead-up to the race is the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) also run at Randwick a fortnight earlier. In 2015 the Chelmsford Stakes winner Complacent came off a 12th in the Warwick Stakes. The Warwick Stakes also produced the Chelmsford Stakes runner-up Kermadec (5th) and third placegetter Royal Descent (1st).

Other recent Chelmsford Stakes winners to come off a Warwick Stakes run include dual champion Hawkspur (7th in 2013 and 5th in 2014), Danleigh (3rd in 2012), Trusting (5th in 2011) and Theseo (5th in 2010). Lonhro (2003) was the last to complete the double.

2018 Chelmsford Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x0335x695x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) James Cummings Corey Brown 7 59kg 112
2 363x27314x MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB) James Cummings Christian Reith 4 59kg 109
3 511x7389x0 CLASSIC UNIFORM Gary Moore Jean Van Overmeire (a) 14 59kg 107
4 72x203x60x ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (IRE) Chris Waller James McDonald 1 59kg 107
5 611x22x047 RELIGIFY Chris Waller Jay Ford 2 59kg 107
6 6528x420x8 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Walker 13 59kg 105
7 0x242630x3 PRIZED ICON Kris Lees Tommy Berry 16 59kg 105
8 43321x806x ALLERGIC James Cummings Ms Rachel King 10 59kg 104
9 53722x240x RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan James Innes Jnr 11 59kg 103
10 11x11820x5 CABEZA DE VACA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 3 59kg 101
11 x2x38x947x SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8 59kg 101
12 11x55462x0 ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 17 58.5kg 106
13 420x22525x SINGLE GAZE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 57kg 108
14 1122x9131x SEDANZER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 12 57kg 105
15 111x0121x6 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg 105
16e 13114656×6 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 15 59kg 97
17e x7433923x3 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ms Rachel King 9 57kg 88

Chelmsford Stakes Betting & Odds

Chelmsford Stakes odds are dominated by proven Sydney milers coming off a good run in the Warwick Stakes at the same track two weeks before.

In-form horses from the stables of Chris Waller also feature prominently in Chelmsford Stakes betting as he has a strong recent record in the race. Upsets are not uncommon and the last double-figure winner was Complacent ($31 in 2015).

Chelmsford Stakes Tips

Good Chelmsford Stakes tips include looking at the form coming out of the Warwick Stakes, runners that have good records over the mile, proven weight-for-age performers and horses with a liking for the Randwick track.

Chelmsford Stakes Form Guide

The Chelmsford Stakes form guide gives punters all the information they need to place a well-informed wager on the race like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

Over the years the Chelmsford Stakes winner has come off a Warwick Stakes run more than any other lead-up race. Chris Waller has prepared more horses to finish in the Chelmsford Stakes trifecta in the past decade than any other trainer.

The Chelmsford Stakes form has stacked up in other bigger races during the Spring Carnival in Sydney in recent years.

Chelmsford Stakes Results

Local Sydney-trained gallopers under $10 for the win have dominated the Chelmsford Stakes results in the past 10 years. Notable recent Chelmsford Stakes winners include Hawkspur (2013-14), Danleigh (2012), Theseo (2010) and Lonhro (2002-03).

2018 Chelmsford Stakes Results

Chelmsford Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Unforgotten Ace High Libran 1:35:1
2017 Winx Red Excitement Chocante 1:34.3
2016 Hartnell Grand Marshal Storm The Stars 1:39.1
2015 Complacent Kermadec Royal Descent 1:37.6
2014 Hawkspur Royal Descent Bagman 1:39.3
2013 Hawkspur Beaten Up Lightinthenite 1:34.7
2012 Danleigh Secret Admirer Lamasery 1:36.2
2011 Trusting My Kingdom Of Fife Strike The Stars 1:37.1
2010 Theseo Metal Bender Purple 1:39.6
2009 O’lonhro Miss Marielle Triple Honour 1:34.5
2008 Gallant Tess Triple Honour Kishkat 1:39.3
2007 Race not run
2006 Eremein Newton’s Rings Aqua d’ Amore 1:35.5
2005 Nevis Sir Dex Natural Blitz 1:35.7
2004 Unearthly So Assertive Niello 1:37.9
2003 Lonhro Platinum Scissors Excellerator 1:35.1
2002 Lonhro Platinum Scissors Republic Lass 1:36.3
2001 Brave Prince Zabeels Angel The Man 1:24.5
2000 Pasta Express Celestial Choir Al Mansour 1:30.3