Ladbrokes Tip: The Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes is a nice lead-up for Cox Plate types each spring
The Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes – now known as the John F. Feehan Stakes – is a Group 2 race held on a Saturday in early September at Moonee Valley Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. A mile clash contested over 1600m under weight-for-age conditions, the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes ran as the John F Fehan Stakes from 1984 – 2004 and has reverted back to its original name.
The John Feehan Stakes offers a total of $250,000 in prize money and takes place on the same day as the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) for the spring sprinters.
It is a nice spring starting point for gallopers targeting Australasia’s weight-for-age championship, the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) back at Moonee Valley in late October.
The last Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner to go on and take out the Cox Plate was El Segundo (2007). Dual Cox Plate winners Fields Of Omagh (2002), Northerly (2001) and the mighty New Zealand-trained mare Sunline (2000) also all have their name on the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winners’ list.
The latest edition of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes takes place on Saturday September 7, 2019 as the John Feehan Stakes.
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
- Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $250,000
- First Run: 1948
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Field
The Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes field features a classy line-up of weight-for-age, Cox Plate hopes.
Many are kicking off their spring campaigns in the mile clash and are heading towards tougher spring assignments including the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) three weeks later at Caulfield Racecourse and the Cox Plate. In 2015 Mourinho finished sixth in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes, a race he was second to the previous year, before winning the Underwood Stakes next start. The 2014 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes third placed Foreteller also won the Underwood next time out.
One lead-up into the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes field is the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) run at Caulfield in mid-August. In 2015 The Cleaner ran second in the PB Lawrence before successfully defending his Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes title having won the race in 2014.
Another possible lead-up run into the Group 2 is the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in late August, a race the 2013 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner Fiorente ran sixth in first-up. Fiorente went on to place third in that year’s Cox Plate before his victory in the iconic Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.
In 2012 Happy Trails ran second in the Memsie Stakes before his Dato’ win. Three starts later he took out the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
2019 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||290x1304x2||HARTNELL (GB)||James Cummings||Craig Williams||9||59kg||113|
|2||5x0x92834x||AMBITIOUS (JPN)||Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||2||59kg||109|
|3||065214411x||MAGIC CONSOL||Paul Preusker||Jordan Childs||7||59kg||98|
|4||18x6427x34||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damien Thornton||1||59kg||98|
|5||2x11x5x0x0||RED CARDINAL (IRE)||Darren Weir||–||4||59kg||107|
|6||412153x16x||HOMESMAN (USA)||Liam Howley||Ben Melham||3||59kg||105|
|7||6412141×21||NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||5||59kg||96|
|8||2741x780x0||MIGHTY BOSS||Mick Price||Noel Callow||11||58.5kg||104|
|9||1111x1160x||BONNEVAL (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Regan Bayliss||8||57kg||112|
|10||2249x1110x||SPANISH REEF||Ken Keys||Dwayne Dunn||6||57kg||104|
|11||2343x312x6||HIYAAM (NZ)||Mick Price||Michael Dee||10||56.5kg||103|
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Betting & Odds
Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes odds are led by proven weight-for-age performers racing first or second-up in the mile showdown who have good records when fresh.
Previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley circuit and runners that have a strong record over 1600m – 2000m also feature highly up the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes betting markets each spring. Single-figure hopefuls have a strong record in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes.
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Tips
Sticking with horses under $10 for the win with experience in Group 1 company, proven form at Moonee Valley Racecourse and that have ability in weight-for-age races are good Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes tips.
Looking at runners that finished in the top four in the Memsie Stakes and that contested the previous year’s Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes are also helpful tips when it comes to Place and Exotic bets on the Group 2 feature.
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Form Guide
The Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes form guide features all the crucial information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and the lead-up runs of the horses in the field. The Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes form has held up in many Group 1 spring races in recent years including the Cox Plate.
In 2013 Fiorente won the Dato’ before a third in the Cox Plate. Other Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes winners to finish third in the Cox Plate in the same season include Rekindled Interest (2011) and Whobegotyou (2010).
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Results
Horses under $10 for the win have dominated the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes results of the past decade.
Notable winners of the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes include The Cleaner (2014-15), Fiorente (2013), Whobegotyou (2009-10) and El Segundo (2007).
2019 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Results
The official 2019 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Results will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 7, 2019 .
Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Winners
|2018||Magic Consol||Homesman||Night’s Watch||1:36.5|
|2017||Bonneval||Abbey Marie||Rhythm To Spare||1:37.3|
|2016||Awesome Rock||Real Love||Set Square||1:37.0|
|2012||Happy Trails||Green Moon||Rekindled Interest||1:35.5|
|2010||Whobegotyou||Typhoon Tracy||Shoot Out||1:39.6|
|2009||Whobegotyou||Mic Mac||Jolie’s Shinju||1:37.3|
|2008||Guillotine||Casual Pass||Tears I Cry||1:35.9|
|2007||El Segundo||Haradasun||Cinque Cento||1:36.2|
|2006||Lad Of The Manor||Apache Cat||Spinney||1:35.8|
|2005||Lad Of The Manor||Makybe Diva||Fields of Omagh||1:37.6|
|2003||Natural Blitz||Vocabulary||De Gaulle Lane||1:36.7|
|2002||Fields Of Omagh||Magical Miss||Le Zagaletta||1:40.4|
|2000||Sunline||Le Zagaletta||Citra’s Prince||1:37.9|