Magic Night Stakes 2018

Saturday March 17, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Magic Night Stakes has been a good guide to the ATC Inglis’ Sires Produce Stakes in recent years

The Magic Night Stakes is a Group 3 lead-up race into the iconic Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) and runs at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Coolmore Classic Day each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting is headlined by the fillies and mares facing off in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m), while the Magic Night Stakes is one of a host of Group status support acts on the card. Held the week prior to the Golden Slipper Stakes the set weights event is open only to two-year-old fillies and is contested over 1200m sprint distance.

The Magic Night Stakes offers a ballot exemption to the winner for the Golden Slipper Stakes and offers a total of $175,000 in prize money, including just under $100,000 for the successful connections.

The Magic Night Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double hasn’t been achieved since Bint Marscay back in 1993 based on the difficulty for juveniles backing up on successive Saturdays. The last Golden Slipper Stakes winner to come off a lead-up in the Magic Night Stakes meanwhile was Calaway Gal (2nd in 2002).

The latest edition of the Magic Night Stakes took place on Saturday March 17, 2018.

2018 Magic Night Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Sunlight
  • 2nd: #10 Cristobal
  • 3rd: #8 Sweet Ava

Magic Night Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $175,000
  • First Run: 1975

2018 Magic Night Stakes Results

The complete Magic Night Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be published right here once the race is run on Saturday March 17, 2018.

The official 2018 Magic Night Stakes Results saw the brilliant odds-on favourite Sunlight make it five straight wins as the punters’ pick with an all-the-way victory before her shot at the Golden Slipper on the quick back-up.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8 55.5kg $1.35F
2 10 CRISTOBAL James Cummings Tye Angland 1.3L 1 55.5kg $14
3 8 SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 1.8L 5 55.5kg $13
4 3 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Tim Clark 3.7L 2 55.5kg $31
5 11 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 3.8L 11 55.5kg $91
6 7 LILITH Allan Denham Joshua Parr 3.9L 3 55.5kg $31
7 4 PERFECT PITCH Gary Portelli Glyn Schofield 4L 7 55.5kg $81
8 5 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 4.2L 12 55.5kg $41
9 6 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Christian Reith 5.2L 9 55.5kg $21
10 13 LAILA DE VEGA John P Thompson Michael Dee 8.5L 4 55.5kg $101
11 2 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 11.4L 10 55.5kg $21
12 9 TERMINOLOGY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 13.9L 6 55.5kg $31
SB 12 ESTELLA MARIS John P Thompson Blake Shinn 0 55.5kg

Magic Night Stakes Betting & Odds

Magic Night Stakes odds favour fillies with previous winning form especially in Sydney and those previously tested at the 1200m distance.

Magic Night Stakes betting opens after the field of final acceptances is released the Wednesday before the race. Favourites have a fair record in the race that has been dominated by single figure hopes in recent years with the last double-figure Magic Night Stakes winner being Indian Ocean ($12 in 2009).

2018 Magic Night Stakes Odds

Our top Magic Night Stakes 2018 betting odds on the hopeful young fillies will be available right here the week of the race so bookmark this page for the best autumn racing markets.

Magic Night Stakes Field

The Magic Night Stakes field attracts a line-up of promising two-year-old fillies, many eyeing an eleventh hour shot at making the Golden Slipper Stakes field the following Saturday.

Fillies often come into the race via runs in earlier autumn events for their kind including the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) or the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m). The best performing fillies out of the Magic Night Stakes field often back-up into the Golden Slipper Stakes. In 2014 Bring Me The Maid won the Group 2 and finished a brave third in the Golden Slipper Stakes the following weekend behind Mossfun. A few years later the 2017 Magic Night winner Tulip also finished third next-up in the Golden Slipper trifecta.

Other recent Magic Night Stakes winners to place in the Golden Slipper Stakes include Portillo (3rd in 2008) and Media (3rd in 2005).

Magic Night Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

Magic Night Stakes betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Calliope (2016) saluted for the punters in the Magic Night Stakes but failed in the Golden Slipper Stakes next start. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2018 Magic Night Stakes Field

The official Magic Night Stakes 2018 field and barrier draw will be released by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 14, 2018  and published below so bookmark this page to see what fillies make the cut in the Golden Slipper lead-up.

There are 13 fillies in the 2018 Magic Night Stakes Final Field that is dominated by Magic Millions 2YO Classic – Silver Slipper Stakes winner Sunlight.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 3×1111 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 9 55.5kg
2 211×4 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 11 55.5kg
3 21257 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Tim Clark 2 55.5kg
4 31×86 PERFECT PITCH Gary Portelli Glyn Schofield 8 55.5kg
5 417 FUTOOH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 13 55.5kg
6 153 INTO THE ABYSS John P Thompson Christian Reith 10 55.5kg
7 212 LILITH Allan Denham Joshua Parr 3 55.5kg
8 1×5 SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 5 55.5kg
9 423 TERMINOLOGY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Corey Brown 6 55.5kg
10 1 CRISTOBAL James Cummings Tye Angland 1 55.5kg
11 8×5 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 12 55.5kg
12 ESTELLA MARIS John P Thompson Blake Shinn 7 55.5kg
13 LAILA DE VEGA John P Thompson Michael Dee 4 55.5kg

Magic Night Stakes Tips

Looking for fillies with winning lead-up form in similar class, those proven over 1200m and Group race graduates in lead-up Sydney races for fillies are key Magic Night Stakes tips.

Backing runners under $10 for the win is another good Magic Night Stakes betting tip as double figure hopes have a poor recent record in the race.

Magic Night Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Magic Night Stakes 2018 betting tips and exotic Group 3 racing selections will be detailed below soon after the field is out so stay tuned for the fillies to get behind in the Coolmore Classic Day race this autumn.

  • 1st: #1 SUNLIGHT ($1.40)
  • 2nd: #2 SETSUNA ($16)
  • 3rd: #9 TERMINOLOGY ($31)

SUNLIGHT ($1.40) is odds-on for a reason and is not only the best filly in this race, but the best two-year-old of the autumn. Very hard to see this Tony McEvoy-trained daughter of Zoustar getting rolled here as she chases a fifth win on the trot. Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner in January by two lengths and showed she’d lost none of her shine when first-up Rosehill winner on February 24 in the Silver Slipper Stakes. Same track, similar class of rivals and she’ll have an easy time here before backing-up on the seven day turnaround into the Golden Slipper as favourite. SETSUNA ($16) is a nice roughie Each Way chance if the top fancy doesn’t show up. Wide alley (11) has her at the juicy price, but think that could prove generous. Gai Waterhouse-trained and with a Slipper in mind that’s always a danger. Second-up she is fit and she won the Group 3 at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day second-up in the spring. Comes off a fourth in the Sweet Embrace Stakes fresh when 1.6 lengths beaten and has the upside. TERMINOLOGY ($31) also looks well overs for the Waterhouse & Bott stable. She is yet to race in Group company, but was second to Sunlight in a Magic Millions lead-up in early Janaury before a first-up third over 1100m here in late February. Only a quarter-length beaten, down in weight and meets the Godolphin-raced winner of that race CRISTOBAL equal in the kilos this time around.

Magic Night Stakes Form Guide

The Magic Night Stakes form guide details all of the key information punters need including saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form. As well as the Golden Slipper Stakes, the Magic Night Stakes form has stacked up in other subsequent Sydney Group 1 races.

In 2014 Peggy Jean ran third Bring Me The Maid in the Magic Night Stakes before winning the Group 1 Inglis Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick at her next start.

The previous year the Magic Night Stakes winner Scandiva (2013) finished second to Guelph in the Sires’ Produce next run, while in 2011 Magic Night Stakes runner-up Pane In The Glass ran third in the Inglis Sires’ and second the following run to Helmet in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m).

2018 Magic Night Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Magic Night Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Magic Night Stakes Results

Single-figure fancies have dominated the Magic Night Stakes results in recent years.

Notable recent Magic Night Stakes winners include Sunlight (2018) Tulip (2017), Speak Fondly (2015), Bring Me The Maid (2014) and Gold Edition (2006).

Magic Night Stakes Winners

Year Winner
2018 Sunlight
2017 Tulip
2016 Calliope
2015 Speak Fondly
2014 Bring Me The Maid
2013 Scandiva
2012 Ichihara
2011 Altar
2010 Willow Creek
2009 Indian Ocean
2008 Portillo
2007 Downhill Racer
2006 Gold Edition
2005 Media
2004 Alizes
2003 Shamekha
2002 Victory Vein
2001 Hosannah
2000 Preserve