Ladbrokes Tip: The Guy Walter Stakes form often stacks-up in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic
The Guy Walter Stakes, formerly the Wiggle Stakes, is a Group 2 race held at Royal Randwick on Chipping Norton Stakes Day in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Renamed in honour of late Sydney horse trainer Guy Walter who passed away in 2014 and prepared 36 Group 1 winners over his career, the 1400m set weights plus penalties race is open only to mares aged four-years-old and above.
It is run as a support act on a meeting headlined by the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) and offers $200,000 in total prize money including $115,000 to the Guy Walter Stakes winner. The race was upgraded to its current Group 2 status for the 2015/16 racing season. Most mares in the event come via an earlier Sydney run in the Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) and the last to complete the double was Catkins (2014).
The latest edition of the Guy Walter Stakes took place on Saturday March 3, 2018.
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Results
- 1st: #4 Dixie Blossoms
- 2nd: #5 Raiment
- 3rd: #8 Francaletta
Guy Walter Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Mares 4YO&Up – Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1996
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Results
The full Guy Walter Stakes 2018 results including the Guy Walter Stakes winner in 2018 will be announced below on Saturday March 3, 2018.
The official 2018 Guy Walter Stakes Results saw the reigning champion Dixie Blossoms post back-to-back wins saluting for the punters first-up.
|1||4||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Christian Reith||–||7||56kg||$2.60F|
|2||5||RAIMENT||James Cummings||Tye Angland||0.8L||4||55.5kg||$7|
|3||8||FRANCALETTA||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||2.1L||9||55kg||$4|
|4||11||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Ms Rachel King (a)||2.2L||6||54kg||$71|
|5||6||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||2.8L||3||55kg||$7|
|6||10||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||Ms Jess Taylor||2.9L||8||54kg||$41|
|7||2||AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ)||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||3L||2||58kg||$41|
|8||3||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Hugh Bowman||5.8L||1||57kg||$21|
|9||7||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||7.7L||5||55kg||$10|
|–||1||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||–||0||–||–|
|–||9||FARAWAY TOWN||Matthew Smith||Tim Clark||–||0||–||–|
Guy Walter Stakes Odds & Betting
Guy Walter Stakes betting markets favour in-form mares with nice lead-up form in earlier Sydney races during the start of the autumn. Favourites have a strong record in the race as do last start winners with nice lead-up form. Dixie Blossoms (2018) defending her title was the last favourite in Guy Walter Stakes betting to salute for the punters.
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Betting
The season’s best Guy Walter Stakes 2018 betting odds will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned to back your favourites in the Group 2 on Chipping Norton Stakes Day.
Guy Walter Stakes Field
The Guy Walter Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of mares each year that could be heading into tougher Group 1 races over the autumn carnival season in Sydney.
The key lead-up is the Group 2 Breeders’ Classic (1200m) earlier in February and the Breeders Classic – Guy Walter Stakes double was won three straight years by Catkins (2014) and dual winner Steps In Time (2012-13).
Guy Walter Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Field
The official Guy Walter Stakes 2018 field of autumn mares will be released below on the Wednesday of race week so bookmark this page to view the line-up.
The 2018 Guy Walter Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw is now out with a host of smart mares in the mix including last start Triscay Stakes winner Faraway Town chasing her third win on the trot and last year’s Guy Walter Stakes winner Dixie Blossoms resuming for trainer Ron Quinton.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||11111x270x||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||6||59kg||105|
|2||21x22027x0||AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ)||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||2||58kg||102|
|3||612x70100x||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Hugh Bowman||1||57kg||107|
|4||033x42143x||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Christian Reith||8||56kg||108|
|5||21x17159x3||RAIMENT||James Cummings||Tye Angland||4||55.5kg||94|
|6||10×9762026||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||3||55kg||102|
|7||070x7490x3||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||5||55kg||101|
|8||1110x1512x||FRANCALETTA||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||11||55kg||98|
|9||523x444x11||FARAWAY TOWN||Matthew Smith||Tim Clark||9||55kg||97|
|10||5x074313x5||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||Ms Jess Taylor||10||54kg||96|
|11||631×7||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Ms Rachel King (a)||7||54kg||67|
Guy Walter Stakes Tips
Guy Walter Stakes tips are dominated by mares coming off winning form in similar class races.
Backing the favourite is always a good Guy Walter Stakes betting tip in the event as is looking at those proven at the track and distance, or with Group 1 form from the spring.
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Tips
The Ladbrokes’ Best Bets and Guy Walter Stakes 2018 tips will be listed below the week of Chipping Norton Stakes Day so stay tuned for the mares to back and sack in the Group 2.
- 1st: #8 FRANCALETTA ($8)
- 2nd: #4 DIXIE BLOSSOMS ($3.30)
- 3rd: #5 RAIMENT ($4.20)
Kiwi raider FRANCALETTA is across the Tasman for the first time and has been outstanding at home so far with six wins and a second from nine career starts. Hasn’t raced since a Group 2 second in late November when narrowly beaten over 1400m and this distance fresh will be ideal. She has great 1400m form (5:3-1-0) and is undefeated first-up (2:2-0-0), plus looks well-weighted and has top hoop Kerrin McEvoy aboard in another plus. DIXIE BLOSSOMS is the reigning champion and Ron Quinton’s mares are always competitive in these races. She has trilled twice and was last seen running third in the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) in Melbourne. RAIMENT a genuine challenger from a good gate, Godolphin’s progressive Street Cry four-year-old third in the Triscay Stakes a fortnight back first-up with improvement to come.
Guy Walter Stakes Form Guide
The Guy Walter Stakes form guide details for punters all of the essential information like jockeys, trainers and barriers. The best lead-up race is the Breeders Classic, while the Guy Walter Stakes form has stacked up in better autumn races in recent years.
In 2014 Catkins backed up from her Wiggle Stakes win to run third to Steps In Time in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m). Catkins and Sharnee Rose ran the quinella in the then Group 3 Wiggle Stakes that year and two runs later also finished one-two in the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m).
After her second win in 2013, Steps In Time went on to run a brave Coolmore Classic fourth and second placegetter Streama finished third in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) two runs later. The 2011 Wiggle Stakes winner Jersey Lily also backed-up to run second the Coolmore Classic to Aloha.
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Guy Walter Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Guy Walter Stakes Results
Favourites dominate the Guy Walter Stakes results in recent years. Notable recent Guy Walter Stakes / Wiggle Stakes winners include Dixie Blossoms (2017-18), Catkins (2014), Steps In Time (2012-13) and Hot Danish (2008-09).
Guy Walter Stakes Winners
|2014||Catkins||Sharnee Rose||Dear Demi||1:23.4|
|2013||Steps In Time||Streama||Pear Tart||1:21.6|
|2012||Steps In Time||Foxtar||Ladys Angel||1:23.6|
|2011||Jersey Lily||Graceful Anna||Turnstiles||1:22.2|
|2009||Hot Danish||Absolutelyfabulous||Mary’s Grace||1:21.4|
|2008||Hot Danish||Like Me Wild||Hairy||1:23.6|
|2007||Doubting||Grey Stream||Shirl Pegasus||1:22.6|
|2006||Bhandara||Prisoner Of Love||Pekalan||1:23.0|
|2005||Danni Martine||Golden Weekend||Hec Of A Party||1:23.7|
|2004||Gold Lottery||Hennessy Waltz||Lucida||1:24.4|
|2003||Forum Floozie||Size Her Up||Brecon Rose||1:22.8|
|2001||Corelli||Say Good Morning||Sorrento||1:26.8|
|2000||Stella Maree||Mary Machree||Little Pattie||1:28.5|