Ladbrokes Tip: Wide barriers have been a big hoodoo for horses in the Chipping Norton Stakes field over the past 20 years
The Chipping Norton Stakes is the opening Group 1 race of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on the last Saturday in February or first in March. One of two Group 1 races on the card after the recent upgrade to the Surround Stakes (1400m), the Chipping Norton Stakes is run under weight-for-age conditions over a mile (1600m) and offers $600,000 in total prize money.
The event has held Group 1 status since 1986 and was cut from 2000m to 1600m in 1980. Multiple Chipping Norton Stakes winners are not uncommon with notable champions to take out the race more than once including the world’s best mare Winx (2016-18), Shoot Out (2012-13), four-time winner Tie The Knot (1999-2002) and Super Impose (1991-92).
The traditional lead-up into the Chipping Norton Stakes is via the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) held at Randwick Racecourse a fortnight before with the last horse to complete the Apollo – Chipping Norton Stakes double being Winx (2016 & 2017). Winx came back to salute in her third Chipping Norton Stakes in 2018 first-up by seven lengths.
This autumn’s Chipping Norton Stakes ran on Saturday March 3, 2018 and saw Winx dominate the results first-up with a seven length romp home.
2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Results
- 1st: #7 Winx
- 2nd: #4 Prized Icon
- 3rd: #1 Classic Uniform
Chipping Norton Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $600,000
- First Run: 1925
2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Results
The official Chipping Norton Stakes Results 2018 and finishing order will be published below on Saturday March 3, 2018 .
Winx dominated the 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes results winning the race for the third straight year, this time showing off first-up with an all-too-easy three length romp home.
|1||7||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||6||57kg||$1.09F|
|2||4||PRIZED ICON||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||7L||4||59kg||$16|
|3||1||CLASSIC UNIFORM||Gary Moore||Andrew Adkins||7.5L||2||59kg||$51|
|4||3||LIBRAN (IRE)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||8.5L||1||59kg||$71|
|5||5||STAMPEDE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||10.9L||5||59kg||$21|
|6||2||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||11.1L||3||59kg||$91|
|7||8||LASQUETI SPIRIT||Lee Curtis||Jay Ford||14.2L||7||57kg||$101|
|8||9||VINLAND||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||23.1L||8||56kg||$71|
|9||6||JEMADAR||David Pfieffer||Adam Hyeronimus||32.8L||9||59kg||$101|
Chipping Norton Stakes Betting & Odds
Chipping Norton Stakes betting markets are usually dominated by horses coming out of the Apollo Stakes a fortnight earlier at Randwick. Favourites in the Chipping Norton Stakes odds have a strong recent record with five wins in the six years from 2013 – 2018, boosted by the three straight victories by the Chris Waller-trained superstar mare Winx (2016-18).
The Chipping Norton Stakes odds are always affected by the barrier draw with gates 1 – 8 the most successful in the past two decades. In-form Gai Waterhouse-trained runners are also well favoured in the Chipping Norton Stakes markets based her hot winning strike rate in the race.
2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Odds
The updated Chipping Norton Stakes 2018 odds will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned.
Chipping Norton Stakes Field
The Chipping Norton Stakes field is made up of the season’s best weight-for-age hopefuls and milers and usually attracts graduates of the Apollo Stakes run two weeks prior. Chipping Norton Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances announced two days later.
While the field features a mix of male and female gallopers, triple champion Winx (2016-17) became the first mare since Tuesday Joy (2009) to salute. Trainer Gai Waterhouse always has a strong hand in the Chipping Norton Stakes field and has won the race six times most recently with Theseo (2010).
2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Field & Barrier Draw
The 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Field & Barrier Draw is set for release on Wednesday February 28, 2018 and will be published right here so stay tuned to see what WFA horses make the starting line-up.
After being ruled out of the Apollo Stakes on February 17 due to the suspension of jockey Hugh Bowman, the dual defending Chipping Norton Stakes winner and champion mare Winx is set to dominate the field in 2018 chasing a third win in the classic.
The official 2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Final Field attracted nine hopefuls with the odds-on favourite and two-time defending champion Winx the one to beat once more. Winx is first-up in the race and is drawn in barrier six chasing her 23rd win on the trot. Trainer Chris Waller has also accepted for stayers Who Shot Thebarman and Libran to kick off their autumn bids with a tough run against their star stablemate in the Chipping Norton Stakes field.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||80222511×7||CLASSIC UNIFORM||Gary Moore||Andrew Adkins||2||59kg||109|
|2||642x94491x||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||3||59kg||109|
|3||6Px616528x||LIBRAN (IRE)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||1||59kg||107|
|4||6202720×24||PRIZED ICON||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||4||59kg||107|
|5||12411x13x6||STAMPEDE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||5||59kg||103|
|6||x223x66411||JEMADAR||David Pfieffer||Adam Hyeronimus||9||59kg||80|
|7||111x11111x||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||6||57kg||132|
|8||027530x00x||LASQUETI SPIRIT||Lee Curtis||Jay Ford||7||57kg||101|
|9||56x1514x0||VINLAND||Tony McEvoy||Kerrin McEvoy||8||56kg||67|
Chipping Norton Stakes Tips
Chipping Norton Stakes tips favour the best performers in the Apollo Stakes, a race that has produced more Chipping Norton Stakes winners than any other event in the past 30 years including Contributer (2015) and Winx (2016 & 2017) who did the double. Winx also won the Chipping Norton Stakes for a third time in 2018 and dominated tipping and betting on the weight-for-age autumn feature.
A top Chipping Norton Stakes tip is to look at the horse drawn in barrier four as that gate has produced nine champions of the race from 1983 – 2018, most recently Winx (4 of 10 in 2017) for her successful title defence.
2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Chipping Norton Stakes 2018 tips will be provided below the week of the race each autumn so stay tuned for the runners to back and sack in the mile Group 1 this season.
- 1st: #7 WINX ($1.09)
- 2nd: #1 CLASSIC UNIFORM ($34)
- 3rd: #4 PRIZED ICON ($14)
WINX ($1.09) will win the Chipping Norton Stakes again. She’s done it the past two years on the back of an Apollo Stakes victory but is fresh this season and first-up over a mile. Still no danger to her being beaten. Hugh Bowman back on board, she had the simulated race a fortnight ago to bring her on and confidence in the Chris Waller camp is high. She is after Group 1 win number 16, which will be a new record in Australia seeing her surpass Black Caviar, and her 23rd win on the trot. Loves Randwick, mile a non-issue and the Soft track on works in her favour. CLASSIC UNIFORM ($34) looks value for a place, written off by plenty after failing to really do much in the lead-up Apollo Stakes seventh. Dual Group winner at the track before that in the spring, mile better and Soft track form is top notch. PRIZED ICON ($14) the danger, a dual Group 1 winner getting out to a more suitable distance third-up after finishing only a half-length back fourth in the Apollo a fortnight ago.
Chipping Norton Stakes Form Guide
The Chipping Norton Stakes form guide is essential viewing by all smart punters as it shows the saddlecloth numbers, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and barriers for all the runners in the field.
Based on the form placing a well-informed Chipping Norton Stakes bet becomes easier and it is crucial to look at horses drawn inside the first eight barriers that come off solid lead-up form especially out of the Apollo Stakes.
Chipping Norton Stakes Form Facts
- Trainer Chris Waller prepared seven of the eight Chipping Norton Stakes winners from 2011 – 2018 including Winx (2016-18)
- The last winner to jump from wider than barrier 8 in the race was Kingston Bay (10 of 12 in 1993)
- Favourites have dominated the Chipping Norton Stakes results in the past 30 years
- The Apollo Stakes is the key Chipping Norton Stakes form race to follow producing seven of the eight winners from 2011 – 2018
2018 Chipping Norton Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Chipping Norton Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.
Chipping Norton Stakes Results
The Chipping Norton Stakes results and finishing order of the field is known when the race runs at Warwick Farm in late February.
Punters can view that autumn’s Chipping Norton Stakes winner, see the winning exotics and payouts and check the winning time and margins. The Chipping Norton Stakes results from the past decade have been dominated by the favourites and graduates out of the Apollo Stakes.
The most notable upset Chipping Norton Stakes result in recent history was the 80/1 shock win by three-year-old He’s No Pie Eater in 2007. No other three-year-old has led the Chipping Norton Stakes results since.
Key Chipping Norton Stakes winners include the four-time champion Tie The Knot (1999-2002) and triple hero Winx (2016-18).
Recent Chipping Norton Stakes Winners
|2018||Winx||Prized Icon||Classic Uniform||1:34.92|
|2017||Winx||Lasqueti Spirit||Who Shot Thebarman||1:40.37|
|2015||Contributer||Hartnell||He’s Your Man||1:36.5|
|2014||Boban||It’s A Dundeel||Hawkspur||1:38.2|
|2011||Danleigh||Centennial Park||Sacred Choice||1:35.7|
|2009||Tuesday Joy||Vision And Power||Gallant Tess||1:34.8|
|2008||Casino Prince||Tuesday Joy||Sniper’s Bullet||1:36.4|
|2007||He’s No Pie Eater||Desert War||Mentality||1:37.6|
|2006||Desert War||Eremein||Ike’s Dream||1:36.3|
|2005||Grand Armee||Court’s In Session||Winning Belle||1:35.4|
|2003||Lonhro||Shogun Lodge||Dress Circle||1:37.9|
|2002||Tie The Knot||Freemason||Universal Prince||1:37.3|
|2001||Tie The Knot||Dottoressa||Referral||1:35.8|
|2000||Tie The Knot||Adam||Staging||1:37.7|