Ladbrokes Tip: The Expressway Stakes – Apollo Stakes is a popular early autumn betting double
The Expressway Stakes is the first Group 2 race run in Sydney each autumn and takes place at Rosehill Gardens on a Saturday at the end of January or in early February. One of the early feature meetings of the Sydney Summer Racing Carnival, Expressway Stakes Day is host to three Group races with the Expressway Stakes supported by the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) and the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m).
Offering $200,000 in total prize money and open to sprinters aged three-years-old and over, the Expressway Stakes is a weight-for-age feature and makes a good lead-up to future Group races held during the Sydney and Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnivals including the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) a fortnight later at Randwick.
The latest edition of the Expressway Stakes ran on Saturday February 3, 2018 and saw the returning Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist salute first-up.
2018 Expressway Stakes Results
- 1st: #5 Trapeze Artist
- 2nd: #7 Showtime
- 3rd: #8 Addictive Nature
Expressway Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday February 3, 2018
- Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1947
2018 Expressway Stakes Results
The full Expressway Stakes results 2018 and finishing order will be known on Saturday February 3, 2018 and published below.
The 2018 Expressway Stakes results saw the Gerald Ryan-trained Golden Rose winner from the spring Trapeze Artist fly first-up and salute by one and a quarter-lengths over Showtime. In third rounding out the trifecta was the beaten Bjorn Baker-trained favourite Addictive Nature.
|1||5||TRAPEZE ARTIST||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||–||6||55.5kg||$3.60|
|2||7||SHOWTIME||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||1.25L||5||55.5kg||$9.50|
|3||8||ADDICTIVE NATURE||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||1.45L||2||55.5kg||$2.50F|
|4||2||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Kerrin McEvoy||1.9L||3||56.5kg||$4.20|
|5||4||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||2.3L||1||55.5kg||$15|
|6||3||MEMES||Jason Coyle||Ms Rachel King (a)||7.3L||4||56.5kg||$16|
|–||1||TOP STRIKER||Gregory Hickman||Corey Brown||–||0||–||–|
|–||6||GOODFELLA||Bjorn Baker||Blake Shinn||–||0||–||–|
Expressway Stakes Odds & Betting
Expressway Stakes betting opens at bookies around the country after the field of final acceptors and barriers are out the Wednesday of race week.
Horses that are resuming and run well fresh, proven Rosehill performers, sprinters with good form over the 1200m distance and runners coming off an earlier Black-Type Sydney win sith high up the Expressway Stakes odds.
Favourites have a good recent record in the race, but the last winner to salute at double figures in betting was Appearance ($10 in 2014).
2018 Expressway Stakes Betting
The Expressway Stakes 2018 odds will be published below as soon as markets on the Group 2 early autumn feature are released so stay tuned for the top early autumn racing odds online this season.
Expressway Stakes Field
The Expressway Stakes field features a line-up of smart sprinters either coming off a summer run in Sydney or kicking off their new season campaigns.
The majority of the horses are locally Sydney-trained hopefuls looking to back-up in a race like the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick a fortnight later. In 2016 Solicit ran second in both races before a win in the Group 2 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) in late February and a third in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill in March.
The previous year the Expressway Stakes winner Weary (2015) ran third in the Apollo Stakes next start. The last horse to complete the Expressway Stakes – Apollo Stakes double was Appearance (2014) who also won that year’s Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) third-up in March. Rain Affair also won the Expressway and Apollo Stakes in 2012.
Expressway Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.
2018 Expressway Stakes Field
The official Expressway Stakes 2018 field of final acceptors and barriers will be published right here once released so stay tuned.
Just eight horses make up the final 2018 Expressway Stakes Field this autumn, but there is still plenty of depth including acceptances for dual Group 1 winner Global Glamour and the spring’s VRC Derby winner Ace High who gets the rails run first-up from barrier one.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||124x6905x0||TOP STRIKER||Gregory Hickman||Corey Brown||8||58.5kg||81|
|2||21302x19x6||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Kerrin McEvoy||3||56.5kg||108|
|3||11311216×1||MEMES||Jason Coyle||Ms Rachel King (a)||4||56.5kg||95|
|4||64x155111x||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||1||55.5kg||108|
|5||4163x6410x||TRAPEZE ARTIST||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||6||55.5kg||102|
|6||24×8110832||GOODFELLA||Bjorn Baker||Blake Shinn||7||55.5kg||86|
|7||342x21510x||SHOWTIME||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||5||55.5kg||84|
|8||1213x||ADDICTIVE NATURE||Bjorn Baker||Jason Collett||2||55.5kg||77|
2018 Expressway Stakes Nominations
The early Expressway Stakes 2018 Nominations are taken on the Monday of race week with the full list of pre-field entries to be made available below once announced.
The official 2018 Expressway Stakes Nominations drew just nine early entries with the top-class line-up headed by the likes of returning Victoria Derby champion Ace High, upset Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist and the early pre-field favourite Global Glamour.
Expressway Stakes Tips
Good Expressway Stakes tips include looking for in-form Sydney sprinters that have previous Group form, ran well last time out, are drawn well in the Rosehill race and have winning form over the distance.
Another top Expressway Stakes betting tip is to take the winner to finish in the money next start in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m).
2018 Expressway Stakes Tips
Our insider Expressway Stakes tips 2018 will be published below once the field is confirmed and betting markets released on the Group 2 sprint.
- 1st: #8 ADDICTIVE NATURE
- 2nd: #5 TRAPEZE ARTIST
- 3rd: # MEMES
Tipping the untapped three-year-old ADDICTIVE NATURE ($3.20) to kick-off his autumn with a win. Two-time winner from four starts and while only a 77-rated horse, is a Group 3 winner at the Rosehill track. WFA suits and with the gun run from the gate (2) in a small field, is a huge winning hope for trainer Bjorn Baker. Think fellow three-year-old TRAPEZE ARTIST ($3.90) can also make an impression first-up and atone for the Coolmore Stud Stakes flop. The Flemington straight didn’t suit and before that he was ultra-impressive scoring the blow-out 4 length Golden Rose victory. MEMES ($7) won over 1000m at Randwick last time out and will be fit up front.
Expressway Stakes Form Guide
The Expressway Stakes form guide details essential facts and stats like the lead-up runs of the horses in the field, their jockeys / trainers and records at the track / distance. In recent seasons the Expressway Stakes form has held-up in future autumn Group races including in 2016 when the third placed Big Money won the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) next start at Randwick. In 2015 Driefontein ran second in both the this race and Southern Cross Stakes and Territory ran third in both races.
2018 Expressway Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Expressway Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided below following final acceptances.
Expressway Stakes Results
The Expressway Stakes results have been dominated by first-up summer – autumn hopefuls from Sydney stables jumping under $10 in the markets. Notable recent winners of the race include Appearance (2014), Happy Galaxy (2013), Rain Affair (2012), Rangirangdoo (2010) and dual champion Court’s In Session (2005-06).
Expressway Stakes Winners
|2018||Trapeze Artist||Showtime||Addictive Nature||1:10.41|
|2017||Music Magnate||Kuro||Ball Of Muscle||1:09.48|
|2016||Our Boy Malachi||Solicit||Big Money||1:11.6|
|2013||Happy Galaxy||Skytrain||Centennial Park||1:22.8|
|2012||Rain Affair||Centennial Park||Shoot Out||1:10.7|
|2011||Centennial Park||Love Conquers All||Hot Danish||1:10.2|
|2009||Burdekin Blues||Gold Trail||Hurried Choice||1:09.7|
|2008||Paratroopers||He’s Canny||Sniper’s Bullet||1:09.6|
|2007||Mentality||Fashions Afield||More Than Lucky||1:10.0|
|2006||Court’s In Session||Shania Dane||Primus||1:09.1|
|2005||Court’s In Session||Our Egyptian Raine||Grand Armee||1:09.5|
|2003||Lonhro||Belle Du Jour||Carael Boy||1:10.7|
|2001||Tie The Knot||Referral||Landsighting||1:10.0|