Ladbrokes Tip: The Breeders Classic is the key form line to follow for Guy Walter Stakes betting
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 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 February 25, 2017 .
2017 Guy Walter Stakes Results
- 1st: Dixie Blossoms
- 2nd: Zanbagh
- 3rd: Flippant
Guy Walter Stakes Race Facts
- Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Mares 4YO&Up – Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1996
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.
2017 Guy Walter Stakes Field
The official Guy Walter Stakes 2017 field of autumn mares will be released below on Wednesday February 22, 2017 so bookmark this page to view the line-up.
The 2017 Guy Walter Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw is now out with a host of smart mares in the mix including the 2014 Flight Stakes winner First Seal, Danish Twist in the outside barrier (11) and Dixie Blossoms coming off a third in the Triscay Stakes.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x1240x518x||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||Christian Reith||4||57kg||110|
|2||2515x0560x||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Jason Collett||8||56kg||99|
|3||1118x359x4||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||11||55kg||104|
|4||22x20214x3||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Tim Clark||9||55kg||101|
|5||110x2248x4||THAMES COURT||David Brideoake||Tye Angland||10||55kg||98|
|6||4x7x01x053||FLIPPANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Corey Brown||3||54kg||101|
|7||1130x6333x||HAPPY HANNAH||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tommy Berry||2||54kg||93|
|8||71x51024x9||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||5||54kg||88|
|9||3390×30464||PRESS REPORT||Kris Lees||Ms Kathy O’Hara||7||54kg||85|
|10||1124×61915||I TOLD GEORGIE||Danny Williams||Jay Ford||1||54kg||70|
|11||627x97x451||MALI ROSE||Anthony Cummings||Robert Thompson (late alt)||6||54kg||64|
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.
2017 Guy Walter Stakes Betting
The season’s best Guy Walter Stakes 2017 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 Tips
Guy Walter Stakes tips are dominated by mares coming off winning form in similar class races.
Backing the favourite is always a good tip in the event as is looking at those proven at the track and distance, or with Group 1 form from the spring.
2017 Guy Walter Stakes Tips
The Ladbrokes’ Best Bets and Guy Walter Stakes 2017 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.
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.
Guy Walter Stakes Results
Favourites dominate the Guy Walter Stakes results in recent years. Notable recent Guy Walter Stakes / Wiggle Stakes winners include Catkins (2014), Steps In Time (2012-13) and Hot Danish (2008-09).
2017 Guy Walter Stakes Results
The full Guy Walter Stakes 2017 results including the Guy Walter Stakes winner in 2017 will be announced below on Saturday February 25, 2017 .
|1||4||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Tim Clark||–||9||55kg||$3.10F|
|2||2||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Jason Collett||6.5L||8||56kg||$8|
|3||6||FLIPPANT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Corey Brown||8L||3||54kg||$5.50|
|4||8||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||8.4L||5||54kg||$5|
|5||10||I TOLD GEORGIE||Danny Williams||Jay Ford||12.2L||1||54kg||$71|
|6||11||MALI ROSE||Anthony Cummings||Robert Thompson||12.9L||6||54kg||$41|
|7||3||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||13L||11||55kg||$3.20|
|–||1||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||Christian Reith||–||0||–||–|
|–||9||PRESS REPORT||Kris Lees||Ms Kathy O’Hara||–||0||–||–|
|–||7||HAPPY HANNAH||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tommy Berry||–||0||–||–|
|–||5||THAMES COURT||David Brideoake||Tye Angland||–||0||–||–|
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|