Ladbrokes Tip: The Kewney Stakes is a good autumn lead-up into the Vinery Stud Stakes
The A.V. Kewney Stakes is a Group 2 race run at Flemington Racecourse on ‘Super Saturday’ each March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
Run over 1400m the set weights feature is open only to three-year-old fillies and offers $200,000 in prize money including $120,000 to the Kewney Stakes winner and connections.
It is held at the same meeting as the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and makes a nice lead-up to later autumn features in Sydney including the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) in April.
The latest edition of the Kewney Stakes took place on Saturday March 10, 2018 .
2018 Kewney Stakes Results
- 1st: #1 Bella Martini
- 2nd: #8 Shokora
- 3rd: #7 Palazzo Vecchio
Kewney Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1952
2018 Kewney Stakes Results
The full Kewney Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be provided below once the race takes place on Saturday March 10, 2018 .
The official 2018 Kewney Stakes Results saw the Team Hawkes-trained Bella Martini return to winning form with a half-length win over Lindsay Park’s Shokora.
|1||1||BELLA MARTINI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||–||1||55.5kg||$5.50EF|
|2||8||SHOKORA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Andrew Mallyon||0.75L||3||55.5kg||$7|
|3||7||PALAZZO VECCHIO||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||0.95L||10||55.5kg||$8|
|4||5||SMART COUPE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||4.2L||8||55.5kg||$10|
|5||12||PLATINUM ANGEL||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||4.95L||9||55.5kg||$11|
|6||2||SEANNIE||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||5.05L||6||55.5kg||$8|
|7||9||MAWZOONA||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||7.05L||11||55.5kg||$21|
|8||3||SUMMER SHAM||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||7.25L||2||55.5kg||$5.50EF|
|9||15||FRENCH GIRL||Clinton McDonald||Michael Walker||7.35L||5||55.5kg||$61|
|10||4||COUNTERPLAY||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||7.45L||7||55.5kg||$20|
|11||6||TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ)||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ben Melham||7.65L||12||55.5kg||$17|
|12||10||STYLISH MISSILE||Aaron Purcell||Chad Schofield||8.15L||4||55.5kg||$21|
|–||11||CARIBBEAN PEARL||Mark Young||Ben Thompson||–||0||–||–|
|–||14||HONEY ESPRIT||Clinton McDonald||Luke Nolen||–||0||–||–|
|–||13||RUCHLA||John Sadler||Craig Williams||–||0||–||–|
Kewney Stakes Odds & Betting
Kewney Stakes odds favour fillies with proven winning form at least up to 1200m and experience at Flemington and the famous straight track.
Favourites have a poor recent record for the punters with upsets not uncommon so it is often worth looking further down the Kewney Stakes betting markets for fillies offering value. In 2018 however the equal favourite in Kewney Stakes betting Bella Martini ($5.50) saluted for the punters.
Fillies coming off good runs in lead-up races like the Typhoon Tracy Stakes and Angus Armanasco Stakes traditionally sit high up the Kewney Stakes betting odds each Super Saturday. The Typhoon Tracy Stakes produced the 2018 winner Bella Martini who improved on a lead-up sixth in the Moonee Valley race.
2018 Kewney Stakes Betting
The updated Kewney Stakes 2018 odds on the fillies heading into the Group 2 Flemington race field will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned to get the top autumn racing markets on the Super Saturday event.
Kewney Stakes Field
The Kewney Stakes field attracts a field of classy middle-distance performing fillies.
Many three-year-olds in the line-up come out of an earlier Flemington run in the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) and the double was last achieved by Solicit (2014) who continued on to run second in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill next start.
The next year Wawail (2015) improved off a third in The Vanity to win the Group 2.
Another telling lead-up into the Kewney Stakes is the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Blue Diamond Stakes Day and the last filly to take out that race and the Flemington follow-up was Zarita (2008).
Graduates out of the Kewney Stakes field may back-up in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) over the Moonee Valley mile on William Reid Stakes night and I Am A Star (2017) was the last to do the double.
Kewney Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and the barriers out on the Wednesday.
2018 Kewney Stakes Field
The official line-up of three-year-old fillies contesting the Kewney Stakes 2018 field will be published below as of Wednesday March 7, 2018.
The 2018 Kewney Stakes Final Field is now out and among the top fancies to salute in the Super Saturday Group 2 are Team Hawkes’ Gosford Guineas winner Bella Martini in barrier one and Seannie coming off a third in the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes. Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Summer Sham meanwhile has a favourable barrier three draw as the Danny O’Brien-trained daughter of Not A Single Doubt looks to retain her undefeated record.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||4x21x31116||BELLA MARTINI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||1||55.5kg||80|
|2||136x557x13||SEANNIE||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||7||55.5kg||75|
|3||111||SUMMER SHAM||Danny O’Brien||Daniel Moor||3||55.5kg||84|
|4||1x28236x24||COUNTERPLAY||Phillip Stokes||Dom Tourneur||8||55.5kg||69|
|5||11x33x265||SMART COUPE||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||9||55.5kg||72|
|6||2x13435x52||TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ)||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ben Melham||15||55.5kg||70|
|7||611×2||PALAZZO VECCHIO||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||11||55.5kg||73|
|8||3×1143||SHOKORA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Andrew Mallyon||4||55.5kg||71|
|9||44×6211353||MAWZOONA||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||12||55.5kg||65|
|10||143×134||STYLISH MISSILE||Aaron Purcell||Chad Schofield||5||55.5kg||67|
|11||5x65x12677||CARIBBEAN PEARL||Mark Young||Ben Thompson (a)||14||55.5kg||61|
|12||5x31x28||PLATINUM ANGEL||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||10||55.5kg||63|
|13||6×21||RUCHLA||John Sadler||Craig Williams||13||55.5kg||63|
|14||3×931||HONEY ESPRIT||Clinton McDonald||Luke Nolen||2||55.5kg||62|
|15||021||FRENCH GIRL||Clinton McDonald||Michael Walker||6||55.5kg||62|
2018 Kewney Stakes Nominations
The early Kewney Stakes 2018 nominations are taken by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading-up to Super Saturday and will be available right here once announced.
The official 2018 Kewney Stakes Nominations drew 15 hopefuls including unbeaten Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Summer Sham, runner-up in the same key lead-up Palazzo Vecchio and Seannie whose lead-up was third to Tulip in the Group 3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) at The Valley.
Kewney Stakes Tips
Kewney Stakes tips include looking for previous winners at Flemington and fillies with proven form over similar distance in Melbourne lead-up races especially The Vanity.
Laying the favourite if there is other in-form fillies with the right lead-up form is another good Kewney Stakes betting tip as double figure hopes have saluted many times in the past decade.
2018 Kewney Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Kewney Stakes betting tis 2018 will be detailed below leading up to Super Saturday so bookmark this page to check out what fillies to back for the win this autumn.
- 1st: #8 SHOKORA ($6)
- 2nd: #2 SEANNIE ($6.50)
- 3rd: #3 SUMMER SHAM ($7)
It’s a great edition of the Kewney Stakes with more than half the field boasting genuine claims, making it tough for the punters but also an exciting one to tune in for on way to the Coolmore Classic in Sydney. Hard to see anything outside the top three get the job done and leaning towards the early market mover SHOKORA ($6) who is drawn a treat in barrier four from the Lindsay Park stable. This Nicconi filly was very brave when only a quarter-length beaten for third to Rimraam in Flemington’s Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) over this track / distance last start. That form franked with the winner finishing under a length third to Shoals in the Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) in Sydney last weekend. SEANNIE ($6.50) is also flying and looks like she’ll run a better 1400m than she did when unplaced behind Booker last October. Two good Valley runs this time in including a third to Tulip in the Typhoon Tracy, think she’ll be right in the finish again. SUMMER SHAM ($7) is to date undefeated, the Danny O’Brien-trained daughter of Not A Single Doubt making it a hat-trick with the Group 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes (1400m) win on Diamond Day. Wouldn’t surprise to see her remain undefeated.
Kewney Stakes Form Guide
The Kewney Stakes form guide provides punters with all of the important information on the fillies in the field including their barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form. The Vanity held at the track over the same distance earlier in the autumn is the most successful form race to follow into the Group 2 Kewney Stakes in recent years.
The Kewney Stakes form has also stacked up in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) in Sydney in recent years so taking the winner at Flemington to place in the Rosehill classic can prove a good punt.
2018 Kewney Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Kewney Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Kewney Stakes Results
Recent upset AV Kewney Stakes results include Flying Snitzel ($15 in 2013) and Do Ra Mi ($10 in 2011).
Some of the more notable Kewney Stakes winners in recent times include Solicit (2014), Empress Rock (2012) and Faint Perfume (2010).
Kewney Stakes Winners
|2018||Bella Martini||Shokora||Palazzo Vecchio||1:22.3|
|2017||I Am A Star||Ellicazoom||Kenedna||1:22.4|
|2016||Badawiya||Don’t Doubt Mamma||Egypt||1:22.9|
|2013||Flying Snitzel||Norzita||Red Fez||1:22.9|
|2012||Empress Rock||Assertive Eagle||Bliss Street||1:22.5|
|2011||Do Ra Mi||Brazilian Pulse||Divorces||1:22.2|
|2010||Faint Perfume||Response||No Evidence Needed||1:23.3|
|2008||Zarita||Absolut Glam||Bashful Girl||1:36.7|
|2007||Anamato||Catechuchu||Flame Of Sydney||1:35.2|
|2006||Doubting||Serenade Rose||Empress Lily||1:37.8|
|2004||Special Harmony||Country Lodge||Sky Cuddle||1:35.5|
|2002||Elegant Fashion||Bridal Hill||Gold Lottey||1:34.9|
|2001||Ponton Flyer||St Therese||Flying Spice||1:35.2|