Ladbrokes Tip: Coolmore Classic favourites have a poor recent record in the race
The Coolmore Classic takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is the sole Group 1 race at the meeting. Open only to fillies and mares aged three-years-old and above the quality handicap event is contested over 1500m and offers a total of $600,000 in prize money.
The Coolmore Classic winner is exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster Mile and the Queen Of The Turf Stakes held at Randwick Racecourse during The Championships in April.
The latest edition of the Coolmore Classic took place on Satuday March 17, 2018.
2018 Coolmore Classic Results
- 1st: #3 Daysee Doom
- 2nd: #18 Oregon’s Day
- 3rd: #2 Silent Sedition
Coolmore Classic Race Info
- Date: Satuday March 17, 2018
- Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Distance: 1500m
- Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Quality Hcp.
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $600,000
- First Run: 1973
2018 Coolmore Classic Results
The full 2018 Coolmore Classic results, winner and finishing order will be known on Satuday March 17, 2018 and published right here.
The official Coolmore Classic 2018 Results saw Ron Quinton’s honest mare Daysee Doom overcome a wide barrier 14 draw to complete the Millie Fox – Coolmore Classic double in an upset.
|1||3||DAYSEE DOOM||Ron Quinton||Andrew Adkins||–||14||57kg||$21|
|2||18||OREGON’S DAY||Mick Price||Michael Dee||0.2L||6||51kg||$11|
|3||2||SILENT SEDITION||Andrew Noblet||Craig Williams||0.3L||7||57.5kg||$10|
|4||11||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||0.6L||12||53kg||$21|
|5||5||PROMPT RESPONSE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||0.7L||10||56.5kg||$19|
|6||1||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Corey Brown||0.9L||4||57.5kg||$9.50|
|7||17||JUST DREAMING||Kris Lees||Ms Rachel King (a)||1L||13||51kg||$19|
|8||9||AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ)||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||1.2L||5||54kg||$17|
|9||4||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Tye Angland||1.3L||9||56.5kg||$26|
|10||10||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Tim Clark||1.8L||11||53kg||$61|
|11||15||BRING ME ROSES||Tony McEvoy||Dean Yendall||2.1L||8||51kg||$13|
|12||12||FLIPPANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jay Ford||2.2L||16||53kg||$61|
|13||8||ALIZEE||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||2.3L||15||54kg||$12|
|14||7||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||3.9L||3||55.5kg||$4.80F|
|15||14||FRANCALETTA||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Stephen Baster||5.4L||2||52kg||$13|
|16||13||RAIMENT||James Cummings||Michael Walker||5.8L||1||52.5kg||$9|
|17||6||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Christian Reith||6.9L||17||56kg||$151|
|–||19||SHUMOOKH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Jay Ford||–||0||–||–|
|–||16||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||Ms Jess Taylor||–||0||–||–|
Coolmore Classic Odds & Betting
Coolmore Classic betting is usually led by fillies and mares coming off a top two finish in their most recent Group lead-up.
Since 2008 just one Coolmore Classic winner has come off a worse-than-fourth lead-up when Heavens Above (2017) ran ninth in the Millie Fox Stakes before saluting at blowout Coolmore Classic odds of $26.
The following year Daysee Doom did the Millie Fox – Coolmore Classic double as a $21 roughie in betting on the Group 1.
Coolmore Classic odds favour fillies and mares with proven form up to a mile and Millie Fox Stakes is the most successful recent lead-up.
The race’s barrier draw doesn’t often impact too heavily on the Coolmore Classic odds with a wide spread of winners from across the gates.
2018 Coolmore Classic Odds
The Coolmore Classic 2018 betting odds on the Group 1 autumn feature for fillies and mares will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.
Coolmore Classic Field
Each autumn the Coolmore Classic field attracts Australia’s best female sprinter-milers and often attracts a near capacity field including in 2017 when Heavens Above faced 18 rivals in a bumper 19-starter Coolmore Classic field.
The female gallopers in the Coolmore Classic field come from a variety of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill and the Group 2 Surround Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.
Many fillies and mares coming out of the Coolmore Classic field go on to take on the boys over 100m further in April’s lucrative Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick Racecourse.
Coolmore Classic nominations close the Monday before the race followed by the release of the final field of acceptances on the Wednesday.
2018 Coolmore Classic Field
The official 2018 Coolmore Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw will be released below on Wednesday March 14, 2018 so bookmark this page!
The Coolmore Classic 2018 Field features a bumper line-up of 19 fillies and mares led by Ron Quinton’s Guy Walter Stakes winner Dixie Blossoms drawn ideally in barrier four with Corey Brown to ride. Her stablemate Dixie Blossoms was fourth in the race last year and comes off a Millie Fox Stakes win first-up, but has work to do from a wide gate 14 draw.
Update: The 2018 Coolmore Classic Field is down to 17 starters with the widely-drawn Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained filly Shumookh (18) scratched in favour of a run as the firming favourite against the colts & geldings in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) earlier in the day. The widest-drawn runner Slightly Sweet (19) also came out of the line-up on race day.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||33x42143x1||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Corey Brown||4||57.5kg||109|
|2||214x550x51||SILENT SEDITION||Andrew Noblet||Craig Williams||7||57.5kg||109|
|3||21x31250x1||DAYSEE DOOM||Ron Quinton||Andrew Adkins||14||57kg||108|
|4||10x56685x6||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Tye Angland||9||56.5kg||107|
|5||2x50344x14||PROMPT RESPONSE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||10||56.5kg||107|
|6||12x70100x8||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Christian Reith||17||56kg||106|
|7||1111x270x4||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||3||55.5kg||105|
|8||x124113x16||ALIZEE||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||15||54kg||103|
|9||1x22027x07||AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ)||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||5||54kg||102|
|10||70x7490x39||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Tim Clark||11||53kg||100|
|11||0x97620265||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||12||53kg||100|
|12||x536x26251||FLIPPANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jay Ford (late alt)||16||53kg||100|
|13||1x17159x32||RAIMENT||James Cummings||Michael Walker||1||52.5kg||99|
|14||110x1512x3||FRANCALETTA||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Stephen Baster||2||52kg||98|
|15||432102×23||BRING ME ROSES||Tony McEvoy||Dean Yendall||8||51kg||97|
|16||x074313x56||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||Ms Jess Taylor||19||51kg||96|
|17||12x0212x51||JUST DREAMING||Kris Lees||Ms Rachel King (a)||13||51kg||90|
|18||5x810583x2||OREGON’S DAY||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||6||51kg||90|
|19||1223||SHUMOOKH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Jay Ford||18||50kg||90|
2018 Coolmore Classic Nominations
The official Coolmore Classic 2018 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.
The 2018 Coolmore Classic Nominations attracted 23 hopefuls including last year’s winner Heavens Above looking to be the first ever back-to-back winner of the race. Runner-up in 2017, Silent Sedition is also back this year coming off a lead-up win in the Mannerism Stakes. Trainer Ron Quinton saddles-up his star stablemates Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom who also both come off first-up wins in the Guy Walter Stakes and Millie Fox Stakes respectively.
Coolmore Classic Tips
Coolmore Classic tips favour proven Group 3 performers in other fillies-and-mares feature races however the favourites have a poor recent record in the race.
From 2004 – 2018 only two favourites saluted for the punters with the latest to win being Aloha ($6 in 2011). Looking for fillies coming off a top two finish is a top Coolmore Classic tip and the only winners in the past 15 years to finish worse than fourth were Eskimo Queen in 2008 and Heavens Above in 2017.
Other Coolmore Classic tips are to look for graduates out of the Guy Walter Stakes and Millie Fox Stakes at double-figure odds and those drawn in barriers 7 – 9.
2018 Coolmore Classic Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Coolmore Classic 2018 tips and exotic betting selections will be available here after the field and markets are out so stay tuned for the fillies and mares to get behind this autumn.
- 1st: #3 DAYSEE DOOM ($13)
- 2nd: #2 SILENT SEDITION ($8)
- 3rd: #14 FRANCALETTA ($12)
Tipping Ron Quinton to take out the Group 1 with last year’s fourth placegetter DAYSEE DOOM ($13) who is drawn wide again (14) but whose lead-up win in the Millie Fox Stakes first-up was eye-catching. Barrier 14 produced back-to-back winners in 2009-10, while the Millie Fox has produced two of the past three champions. She is fitter second-up, won the Golden Pendant second-up last spring and loves the Rosehill track (8:4-1-2). SILENT SEDITION ($8) comes off a successful Mannerism Stakes title defence, the same race she won when narrow second in last year’s Coolmore Classic. Up in weight from then but a Group 1 William Reid winner in the interim. Gun run from barrier 7 and Craig Williams rides. The New Zealander FRANCALETTA ($12) was far from disgraced first-up running third to Dixie Blossoms in the Guy Walter Stakes. Gets things her way from barrier two here and is in on a very favourable 52kg.
Coolmore Classic Form Guide
The Coolmore Classic form guide shows punters all they need to know before placing a bet on the race including the saddlecloth numbers, allocated weights, jockeys and trainers of all the starters in the field.
The lead-up Coolmore Classic form races varies however running first or second last start is a key indicator in the race.
Coolmore Classic Form Facts
- Since 2003 only two favourites in Coolmore Classic betting has saluted for the punters most recently Aloha (2011)
- In the past 30 years trainer Gai Waterhouse has prepared four Coolmore Classic winners
- The most successful Coolmore Classic barriers in the past three decades producing four winners each are gates two and seven
- From 2009 – 2018 only two Coolmore Classic champions finished worse than third in her lead-up run
- Four-year-olds have a dominant record in the Coolmore Classic results over the past decade
2018 Coolmore Classic Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Coolmore Classic 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Coolmore Classic Stakes Results
Upset Coolmore Classic results are not uncommon with a host of double-figure winners in recent years including Daysee Doom ($21 in 2018), Heavens Above ($26 in 2017), Peeping ($15 in 2016), Plucky Belle ($16 in 2015), Ofcourseican ($13 in 2012) and Alverta ($17 in 2010).
The full Coolmore Classic finishing order and results are displayed after the race jumps on a Saturday in mid-March as the only Group 1 on the card and also reveal the winning quinella, trifecta and margins.
Notable recent Coolmore Classic winners include Appearance (2013), Typhoon Tracy (2009) and Tuesday Joy (2007).
Coolmore Classic Winners
|2018||Daysee Doom||Oregon’s Day||Silent Sedition||1:28.2|
|2017||Heavens Above||Silent Sedition||Danish Twist||1:29.6|
|2015||Plucky Belle||First Seal||Diamond Drille||1:29.3|
|2014||Steps In Time||Sweet Idea||Catkins||1:28.7|
|2012||Ofcourseican||Secret Admirer||King’s Rose||1:30.3|
|2010||Alverta||Gold Water||Palacio De Cristal||1:28.5|
|2009||Typhoon Tracy||Culminate||Gallant Tess||1:29.9|
|2008||Eskimo Queen||Hot Danish||Deloraine||1:33.5|
|2007||Tuesday Joy||Doubting||Divine Madonna||1:30.7|
|2006||Regal Cheer||Star Shiraz||Mnemosyne||1:30.2|
|2005||Danni Martine||Forum Floozie||Johan’s Toy||1:29.5|
|2004||Shamekha||Private Steer||Forum Floozie||1:28.3|
|2003||Bollinger||Lovely Jubly||Galapagos Girl||1:29.5|
|2002||Sunline||Gentle Genius||Nanny Maroon||1:30.0|
|2001||Porto Roca||Lady Mulan||Belle Du Jour||1:28.1|
|2000||Sunline||Beat The Fade||Noircir||1:28.8|