Ladbrokes Tip: Danehill Stakes runners often head into the Coolmore Stud Stakes later in the spring
The Danehill Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds run down the famous ‘Straight Six’ at Flemington Racecourse on Makybe Diva Stakes Day during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The day’s racing at the mid-September meeting is headlined by the weight-for-age Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).
There are three Group 2 support acts on the card with the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Bobbie Lewis Quality (1200m) and the Danehill Stakes. A 1200m sprint, the Danehill Stakes is run at set weights plus penalties and offers $200,000 in total prize money.
It is a key lead-up into the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) over the same track and distance during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, a double recently completed by Sepoy (2011).
The latest edition of the Danehill Stakes takes place on Saturday September 15, 2018.
2018 Danehill Stakes Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Danehill Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday September 15, 2018
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1982
Danehill Stakes Betting & Odds
Danehill Stakes betting is led by in-form three-year-olds with proven form over 1200m that were likely tested in tougher company during their last campaign. Horses that ran well in lead-up races in Melbourne like the Vain Stakes and McKenzie Stakes and that have previous experience down the testing Flemington straight also sit high up the Danehill Stakes odds each year.
Double-figure hopes in Danehill Stakes markets have recent winning form in the Group 2 including Charlie Boy ($21 in 2013).
2018 Danehill Stakes Odds
The latest Danehill Stakes 2018 betting odds and links to our Flemington racing markets will be provided below the week of the race.
Danehill Stakes Field
The Danehill Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-olds many heading towards longer distance runs for their age during the spring. A key lead-up race into the Danehill Stakes is the Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield the previous month.
In 2015 Ready For Victory ran second in the McNeil and third in the Danehill Stakes behind Kinglike. Ready For Victory also went on to run third to Press Statement in that year’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m), which is a target for many horses coming out of the Danehill Stakes field each spring.
Another possible lead-up run is Moonee Valley’s Listed McKenzie Stakes (1200m), a race Rich Enuff won on way to his Danehill Stakes success in 2014. Rich Enuff also won the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) next start before his Caulfield Guineas second to Shooting To Win.
Éclair Big Bang come off a Danehill Stakes third to Charlie Boy in 2013 before backing up to win the Caulfield Guineas.
Fillies meanwhile may come off an August run in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield before taking on the boys. In 2013 Kiss A Rose won the Quezette before a second to Charlie Boy in the Danehill Stakes. In 2017 the previous season’s Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winning filly Catchy improved on a lead-up second in the Quezette Stakes to beat home the boys in the Danehill Stakes.
Danehill Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.
2018 Danehill Stakes Field
The official Danehill Stakes 2018 race field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of Makybe Diva Stakes week and will be published in full below, so stay tuned to see what three-year-olds make the starting line-up this spring.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||2x25166x85||ENCRYPTION||James Cummings||Craig Williams||1||58kg||79|
|2||11×4||MARCEL FROM MADRID||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||10||57.5kg||74|
|3||56113×31||NATIVE SOLDIER||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||12||57kg||82|
|4||11420×2||EF TROOP||Tony Gollan||Damien Oliver||4||56.5kg||79|
|5||8511×7||VASSILATOR (NZ)||Colin Little||Beau Mertens||6||56.5kg||73|
|6||42x2335x17||SPIN||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||2||56kg||78|
|7||25120×0||SANCTIMONIOUS||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||7||56kg||70|
|8||21×4||AL DORAMA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||5||56kg||69|
|9||1214||THORONDOR||Robbie Laing||Ben Thompson||11||56kg||70|
|10||16||MIG ENERGY||Brent Stanley||Noel Callow||8||56kg||67|
|11||16×5||OCEAN KNIGHT (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||9||56kg||67|
|12||6957×12||TAVISAN (NZ)||Mick Price||Ben Melham||3||56kg||66|
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||57211×1||PURE ELATION||F||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||1||56kg||–||90|
|3||110×6||AYLMERTON||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||3||58kg||–||84|
|4||1128×6||ENBIHAAR||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||4||55.5kg||–||83|
|5||11×4||MARCEL FROM MADRID||G||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||5||57.5kg||–||74|
|6||56113×31||NATIVE SOLDIER||C||3||Darren Weir||6||57kg||–||82|
|7||11420×2||EF TROOP||G||3||Tony Gollan||7||56.5kg||–||79|
|8||8511×7||VASSILATOR (NZ)||C||3||Colin Little||8||56.5kg||–||73|
|9||1114×415||MYSTIC JOURNEY||F||3||Adam Trinder||9||54.5kg||–||72|
|10||42x2335x17||SPIN||C||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||10||56kg||–||78|
|12||21×4||AL DORAMA||C||3||Darren Weir||12||56kg||–||69|
|15||16||MIG ENERGY||G||3||Brent Stanley||15||56kg||–||67|
|16||11×1||SMART MELODY||F||3||Kris Lees||16||54kg||–||74|
|17||16×5||OCEAN KNIGHT (NZ)||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||17||56kg||–||67|
|18||6957×12||TAVISAN (NZ)||C||3||Mick Price||18||56kg||–||66|
The Danehill Stakes 2018 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and features the likes of Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) winner Pure Elation and Kris Lees’ unbeaten three-year old filly, Smart Melody.
Danehill Stakes Form Guide
The Danehill Stakes form guide features all the information for punters from barriers, jockeys and trainers to the lead-up runs of the horses in the field. Looking at the form for three-year-olds coming off a top three run and jumping at single-figures in betting is key.
Danehill Stakes Tips
Danehill Stakes tips include looking for three-year-olds coming off a top three run in similar class last start, proven Group performers, those with winning Flemington form down the straight and runners backing up from a race like the McNeil Stakes or Quezette Stakes.
2018 Danehill Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Danehill Stakes 2018 betting tips and Group 2 Flemington selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you can get behind our tips online.
Danehill Stakes Results
The Danehill Stakes results have been dominated by class three-year-olds in the past decade jumping at under $10 in betting. The last filly and the latest favourite to dominate the Danehill Stakes results was the Lindsay Park-trained Catchy in 2017.
Notable recent Danehill Stakes winners include Cathcy (2017), Rich Enuff (2014), Snitzerland (2012), Sepoy (2011), Black Caviar (2009) and Fastnet Rock (2004).
2018 Danehill Stakes Results
The official Danehill Stakes 2018 results and full race finishing order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 15, 2018.
Danehill Stakes Winners
|2015||Kinglike||Raphael’s Cat||Ready For Victory||1:09.0|
|2014||Rich Enuff||Looks Like The Cat||Ghibellines||1:08.1|
|2013||Charlie Boy||Kiss A Rose||Eclair Big Bang||1:10.0|
|2011||Sepoy||Hallowell Belle||Unique Quality||1:08.7|
|2007||Tan Tat de Lago||Scenic Blast||Purrealist||1:10.9|
|2005||Jet Spur||Queen of the Hill||Stratum||1:09.5|