Ladbrokes Tip: The Hollindale Stakes form often stacks up in the Doomben Cup during the winter in Brisbane
The A.D. Hollindale Stakes is a Group 2 race held at the Gold Coast Racecourse during the early stages of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival on a Saturday at the start of May. The feature event at the meeting, the A.D. Hollindale Stakes is run over 1400m under weight-for-age conditions and offers over $350,000 in total prize money.
Also run on A.D. Hollindale Stakes Day are the Group 2 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) for three-year-olds and the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial (1200m) for two-year-olds. A lead-up to tougher races at Doomben and Eagle Farm during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the A.D. Hollindale Stakes is traditionally contested by gallopers heading into the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) a fortnight later. The last horse to complete the A.D. Hollindale Stakes – Doomben Cup double was Streama (2014).
The next edition of the AD Hollindale Stakes runs on May, 2017.
2017 AD Hollindale Stakes Field
The A.D. Hollindale Stakes field attracts a collection of the season’s best staying types, many coming off lead-up runs in Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival events like the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) the month before.
Another possible Sydney lead-up into the AD Hollindale Stakes field is the Group 3 JRA Plate (2000m) at Randwick in late April, which Leebaz ran second in back in 2015 before his Group 2 Gold Coast win. Leebaz also won the 2016 Hollindale Stakes, the first back-to-back winner of the race since Shogun Lodge (2000-01).
AD Hollindale Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out two days later on the Wednesday.
Hollindale Stakes Odds & Betting
AD Hollindale Stakes betting markets are usually dominated by interstate-trained raiders coming off good lead-up runs in tougher and or similar class races in Sydney earlier in the autumn. Gallopers with proven form at the distance and further sit high up the Hollindale Stakes odds and the markets often favour runners dropping back in class out of a lead-up like the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney over more distance during April’s ‘The Championships’.
Favourites in AD Hollindale Stakes betting only have a fair recent record in the event however, but the winner will be at a firming price in markets for the upcoming Doomben Cup in Brisbane.
AD Hollindale Stakes Tips
AD Hollindale Stakes tips include looking for horses proven at around 2000m and those with good lead-up form in Sydney. Previous experience at the Gold Coast track isn’t crucial, so instead of tipping a local runner look at interstate raiders heading towards the Brisbane Winter Carnival features.
Hollindale Stakes Form Guide
The A.D. Hollindale Stakes form guide details essential information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the field. Checking the form for runners that come off a Group 1 Sydney lead-up, those with winning form over the distance and further and for the quality mares – who have a nice recent strike rate in the race – can all lead to a winning punt.
The Hollindale Stakes form has stacked up in the Doomben Cup in Brisbane many times in recent years including winners of the double: Streama (2014), Metal Bender (2010), Bush Padre (2003), Above Deck (2006) and Mr Bureaucrat (2002).
Hollindale Stakes Results
A.D. Hollindale Stakes results in recent years have been dominated by Sydney raiders as well as the season’s in-form mares like Streama (2014) and Lights Of Heaven (2013). Leebaz became a dual A.D. Hollindale Stakes winner in 2016 when successfully defending his title at a roughie’s price.
Other notable A.D. Hollindale Stakes winners from the past decade include My Kingdom Of Fife (2011), Metal Bender (2010) and Scenic Shot (2008). Earlier Hollindale Stakes winners of note include Shogun Lodge (2000-01), Might And Power (1998), Danewin (1995) and Rough Habit (1991-92).
Hollindale Stakes 2017} Results
AD Hollindale Stakes Winners
|2015||Leebaz||Sir Moments||I’m Imposing||1:47.9|
|2013||Lights Of Heaven||Foreteller||Transporter||1:49.5|
|2012||Shez Sinsational||Lights Of Heaven||Mawingo||1:56.0|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Glass Harmonium||Scenic Shot||1:52.2|
|2010||Metal Bender||Road To Rock||Gold Water||1:49.5|
|2007||Coalesce||Dracs Back||Desert War||1:47.4|
|2006||Above Deck||Vouvray||Roman Arch||1:49.1|
|2005||Platinum Scissors||Roman Arch||Devastating||1:52.4|
|2004||This Manshood||St Basil||Pentastic||1:45.9|
|2002||Mr Bureaucrat||Kaapstad Way||My Special Scorpio||1:50.9|
|2001||Shogun Lodge||Camarena||Go Flash Go||1:47.3|