Lexus Stakes 2018

Saturday November 3, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Lexus Stakes is the final chance for stayers to make the 24-horse Melbourne Cup field

The $300,000 Lexus Stakes is run over 2500m at Flemington on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in late October or early November on Victoria Derby Day. A meeting regarded by many as the best the year and one for racing purists, the Group 1 $1.5m Victoria Derby (2500m) is the main event on the program.

The Group 3 Lexus Stakes is the last chance to qualify for the Group 1 $6.25m Melbourne Cup (3200m) run at Flemington the following Tuesday with the winner of the Lexus Stakes exempt from the ballot for the ‘Race That Stops The Nation’ if it was a first, second and final acceptor. The last horse to win the Lexus Stakes and go on and win the Cup three days later was Shocking in 2009.

The latest edition of the Lexus Stakes runs on Saturday November 3, 2018.

2018 Lexus Stakes Results

  • 1st: A Prince Of Arran
  • 2nd: Brimham Rocks
  • 3rd: Jaameh

Lexus Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 3, 2018
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 2500m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1869

2018 Lexus Stakes Results

The official Lexus Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing order including the Lexus Stakes winner exempt from Melbourne Cup ballot will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 3, 2018.

Lexus Stakes Betting & Odds

Odds for the Lexus Stakes are displayed shortly after the final field is released on the Wednesday prior to the race but most of the betting is done on the Saturday with the number of bets increasing as it gets closer to start time. The Lexus Stakes odds displayed by bookies are determined by each horses lead up form over the Spring Carnival and may include races in Melbourne as well as the Sydney Carnival. The prices on individual horses range from the favourite who would have been winning or running around the placings and could be as short as $3 and range up to $51 to $101 for those horses that have been running near to last than first.

Lexus Stakes betting is big business each Derby Day as the punters look for a last minute inclusion into the Melbourne Cup field.

2018 Lexus Stakes Odds

The season’s latest Lexus Stakes 2018 betting odds on the field of potential Melbourne Cup runners will be available as soon as released so stay tuned for access to the best markets on the Derby Day Group 3 this spring.

Lexus Stakes Tips

Tips for the Lexus Stakes are dominated by proven stayers and those in-form spring gallopers coming off good lead-up performances in races like the previous weekend’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup and the Geelong Cup, which is another important Melbourne Cup qualifying race.

Tipping international horses to win the Lexus Stakes is also a proven bet with the likes of Oceanographer (2016) winning from overseas.

2018 Lexus Stakes Tips

Lexus Stakes betting & tips - Ladbrokes.com.au

Shocking (2009) was the last spring stayer to complete the Lexus Stakes – Melbourne Cup double. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Lexus Stakes 2018 tips and selections on what horse will take out the Melbourne Cup ballot exemption will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned.

Lexus Stakes Field

The final field for the Group 3 Lexus Stakes is made up of seasoned stayers who are either having their final hit out for the Group 1 $6m Melbourne Cup (3200m) to be run at Flemington the following Tuesday or are seeking to gain automatic entry into Australia’s greatest race. Final acceptances are taken on the Wednesday prior to Saturday’s Derby Day meeting with a maximum of eighteen horses allowed to line up. The Lexus Stakes is run under handicap conditions and the non-apprentice claiming race is open to all horses.

2018 Lexus Stakes Field

The official 2018 Lexus Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw will be published below once announced on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what Melbourne Cup hopefuls make the line-up.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 32x03705x0 SOLE IMPACT (JPN) Hirofumi Toda Hugh Bowman 1 58kg 105
2 x2188632x3 A PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker 7 57.5kg 104
3 114656×641 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller Corey Brown 8 57.5kg 104
4 0x55211x31 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Darren Weir Craig Williams 4 57kg 103
5 0x0551x586 TALLY James Cummings Tim Clark 9 57kg 103
6 1x22x33222 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 3 56.5kg 102
7 31105×0248 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Darren Weir Damian Lane 5 56.5kg 102
8 231130×341 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 13 56.5kg 102
9 x04331x220 RISING RED (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 6 56kg 101
10 33x1x61812 JAAMEH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 2 55.5kg 100
11 1119×45842 NORTHWEST PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Dwayne Dunn 11 55.5kg 100
12 4421×22630 YOGI (NZ) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 10 54.5kg 98
13 1211×78728 LADIES FIRST (NZ) Allan Sharrock 12 54kg 101

2018 Lexus Stakes Nominations

The early Lexus Stakes 2018 Nominations close the Monday leading up to 2018 Victoria Derby Day, the entries to be published in full right here once released by Racing Victoria.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2×11 DIPLOMATICO C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 79
2 25166×8512 ENCRYPTION C 3 James Cummings 95
3 213×1223 GYTRASH G 3 Gordon Richards 71
4 13310×15 LEAN MEAN MACHINE C 3 Chris Waller 96
5 x4342x8662 LEGEND OF CONDOR C 3 Gerald Ryan 78
6 x10649x283 LONG LEAF C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 82
7 323x81x80 PAQUIRRI C 3 Gary Moore 80
8 6x225x435 REALLY SWISH C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 62
9 860×592183 RINGERDINGDING C 3 Darren Weir 73
10 72154×1 SESAR C 3 Steven O’Dea 92
11 11113×2117 SUNLIGHT F 3 Tony McEvoy 100
12 1214267 THORONDOR C 3 Robbie Laing 76
13 26×2151 VOILA F 3 Chris Waller 69
14 1x1114x11 WRITTEN BY C 3 Grahame Begg 104
15 146122×42 ZOUSAIN C 3 Chris Waller 99

Lexus Stakes Form Guide

Races that may show a good form line heading to the Lexus Stakes are the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m), and the Group 2 The Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) all at Caulfield and the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) run at Flemington. The Group 1 The Metropolitan which is run over 2400m at Randwick in Sydney in early October is also a strong lead up race for the Lexus Stakes.

A link to the full 2018 Lexus Stakes Form Guide will be provided below once the field is out.

Lexus Stakes Results

The Lexus Stakes Results revealing the potential runner in the next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup field are known when the Group 3 staying showdown runs on Victoria Derby Day. The Lexus Stakes results display the full finishing order of all the runners, their starting prices and weights along with the winning margins and times.

Notable Lexus Stakes winners in recent years including Shocking (2009) who went on to take out the Melbourne Cup next race, Signoff (2014) and Oceanographer (2016).

Lexus Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 A Prince Of Arran Brimham Rocks Jaameh 2:37.4
2017 Cismontane Vengeur Masque Pentathlon 2:35.4
2016 Oceanographer Tom Melbourne Tally 2:35.6
2015 Excess Knowledge Zanteca Havana Cooler 2:36.8
2014 Signoff Big Memory La Amistad 2:37.8
2013 Ruscello Let’s Make A Deal Araldo 2:39.8
2012 Kelinni Dare To Dream Exceptionally 2:37.6
2011 Niwot Macedonian Anudjawun 2:37.5
2010 Maluckyday Linton Once Were Wild 2:35.1
2009 Shocking Hume Irazu 2:38.3
2008 Moatise Light Vision Cape Cover 2:37.7
2007 Sculptor The Fuzz Desert Master 2:35.4
2006 Maybe Better Irazu Vanquished 2:35.8
2005 Strasbourg Bush Honey Mr Celebrity 2:40.3
2004 Don Raphael Catchmeifyoucan Winning Belle 2:36.6
2003 Big Pat Fawaz Dance On Wood 2:39.4
2002 Requiem Miss Meliss Piachay 2:35.3
2001 Maythehorsebewithu Spirit Of Westbury Touch The Groom 2:35.8
2000 Brew Mr Nelson Yammer 2:37.1