Danehill Stakes 2017

Saturday September 16, 2017

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 took place on Saturday September 16, 2017 .

2017 Danehill Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Catchy
  • 2nd: #2 Jukebox
  • 3rd: #11 Booker

Danehill Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 16, 2017
  • 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).

2017 Danehill Stakes Odds

The latest Danehill Stakes 2017 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.

Danehill Stakes betting tips online at Ladbrokes

Sepoy (2011) completed the Danehill Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double as a three-year-old. Photo Credit: Taron Clarke.

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.

2017 Danehill Stakes Field

The official Danehill Stakes 2017 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.

The 2017 Danehill Stakes Final Field attracted a class line-up of 11 three-year-old sprinters including the gun filly Catchy who is the early favourite to win followed by the likes of the rails-drawn Esperance and undefeated colt Jukebox.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2112x SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Mark Zahra 9 57kg 90
2 11×1 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 2 57kg 80
3 14x24x14 AZAZEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 11 56.5kg 79
4 3220x123x6 TAKING AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Melham 6 56.5kg 82
5 45×141 OVERSHARE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 5 56.5kg 75
6 11110×2 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 8 56kg 100
7 112×5 AL PASSEM Ken Keys Ben Thompson (a) 3 56kg 71
8 12×2 PLUTOCRACY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens (a) 10 56kg 71
9 11 ESPERANCE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1 56kg 69
10 3112×4 LIMESTONE Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 55kg 78
11 12×2 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 4 54kg 73

2017 Danehill Stakes Nominations

The Danehill Stakes 2017 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday of race week and will be listed below as soon as announced.

The 2017 Danehill Stakes Nominations drew 16 three-year-olds including the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond winner from the autumn Catchy, and undefeated youngsters Jukebox and Esperance.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11110×2 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 1 56kg 100
2 2112x SUMMER PASSAGE C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 2 57kg 90
3 11×1 JUKEBOX C 3 Ciaron Maher 3 57kg 80
4 3112×4 LIMESTONE F 3 Darren Weir 4 55kg 78
5 14x24x14 AZAZEL C 3 Tony McEvoy 5 56.5kg 79
6 3220x123x6 TAKING AIM C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 56.5kg 82
7 45×141 OVERSHARE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 7 56.5kg 75
8 12×2 BOOKER F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 8 54kg 73
9 112×5 AL PASSEM C 3 Ken Keys 9 56kg 71
10 2618 LONE EAGLE C 3 Mick Price 10 56kg 69
11 12×2 PLUTOCRACY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 56kg 71
12 11×5 ANDAZ G 3 Chris Waller 12 56kg 69
13 2x26x1x2 ECLAIR SUNSHINE G 3 Phillip Stokes 13 56kg 65
14 11 ESPERANCE G 3 James Cummings 14 56kg 69
15 1 METSON G 3 Michael Moroney 15 56kg 63
16 1x MACTIER G 3 Mick Price 16 56kg 63

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.

2017 Danehill Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Danehill Stakes 2017 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).

2017 Danehill Stakes Results

The official Danehill Stakes 2017 results and full race finishing order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 16, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 CATCHY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 8 56kg $3.60F
2 2 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 0.75L 2 57kg $8.50
3 11 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dwayne Dunn 0.95L 4 54kg $6.50
4 4 TAKING AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Melham 1.15L 6 56.5kg $31
5 7 AL PASSEM Ken Keys Ben Thompson (a) 2.15L 3 56kg $101
6 9 ESPERANCE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.25L 1 56kg $6.50
7 3 AZAZEL Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2.35L 11 56.5kg $11
8 1 SUMMER PASSAGE Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Mark Zahra 2.45L 9 57kg $9.50
9 5 OVERSHARE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Damien Oliver 4.95L 5 56.5kg $16
10 8 PLUTOCRACY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens (a) 8.2L 10 56kg $17
F 10 LIMESTONE Darren Weir Damian Lane 7 55kg $15

Danehill Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Catchy Jukebox Booker 1:10.3
2016 Saracino Archives Samara Dancer 1:09.8
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
2012 Snitzerland Stralia Rusambo 1.10.5
2011 Sepoy Hallowell Belle Unique Quality 1:08.7
2010 Soul Buffering General Truce 1:11.6
2009 Black Caviar Wanted Rarefied 1:09.9
2008 Aichi Time Chief Niccconi 1:10.4
2007 Tan Tat de Lago Scenic Blast Purrealist 1:10.9
2006 The One Anamato Sharkbite 1:10.4
2005 Jet Spur Queen of the Hill Stratum 1:09.5
2004 Fastnet Rock Brannigan Assafa 1:09.2
2003 Abdullah Critical List Bronc 1:12.0
2002 Planchet Blur Choisir 1:08.7
2001 Chongtong North Boy Spectatorial 1:09.0
2000 St Petersburg Cosset Ceffyl 1:10.4