Matriarch Stakes 2016

Saturday 5th November

Ladbrokes Tip: Matriarch Stakes winners often go on to win a Group 1 the following autumn.

The Matriarch Stakes is a Group 2 support race on the Emirates Stakes Day program held on the first Saturday of November at Flemington Racecourse each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The fourth and final meeting of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Emirates Stakes Day takes place four days after the coveted Melbourne Cup at the same track on the first Tuesday of November every year.

Two elite levels headline the program with the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (2000m), a race formerly known as the Mackinnon Stakes and held a week earlier prior to 2016, and the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m).

The race is the only Group 2 race on the card and offers $300,000 in total prize money.
It is a set weights plus penalties event open to mares only and has produced a number of subsequent Group 1 winners in recent years.

The next edition of the Matriach Stakes is set to run on Saturday November 5, 2016.

Matriarch Stakes Odds & Betting

While not as popular as the Group 1 odds on offer on Emirates Stakes Day, Matriarch Stakes betting still attracts plenty of interest each Cup Carnival and opens the Wednesday before the race when the field of mares is released by Racing Victoria.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2114×27156 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 15 59.5kg 107
2 9x2515x056 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Mark Zahra 9 57.5kg 100
3 4×67514261 KANIANA Darren Weir Damian Lane 12 57.5kg 95
4 2333×31622 ROCKET COMMANDER Matthew Dale Blake Shinn 16 56kg 94
5 8421×74087 GABELLA (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 18 56kg 90
6 63540×2740 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chad Schofield 5 55kg 106
7 7635×04674 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig William Buick 7 55kg 91
8 95262×4443 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer James McDonald 6 55kg 96
9 41282×3093 MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Nicholas Hall 13 55kg 92
10 574126×526 LADY LE FAY (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 55kg 96
11 16448×4133 TIDY PROPHET Will Clarken Ben Melham 2 55kg 84
12 732087×153 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 4 55kg 83
13 8113393161 CINNAMON CARTER Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 11 55kg 80
14 47315×6603 AMARELA (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 8 55kg 80
15 1x214x4141 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 14 55kg 84
16 x21130x633 HAPPY HANNAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 17 55kg 84
17 49×7321120 POWDERWORKS Darren Weir Luke Nolen 1 55kg 74
18 x94121x060 REPLIQUE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 10 55kg 75

Matriarch Stakes odds are led by the class mares in the field that have previous winning form in lead-up spring races and a proven ability at the Flemington track over at least a mile.
While the shorter-priced mares in Matriarch Stakes betting have a strong recent record there has been value in recent winners including Girl Gone Rockin’ ($17 in 2013) who was the last double-figure winner of the race.

Matriarch Stakes Field

The field attracts a line-up of classy mares every spring, the majority of which are using it as a final chance to secure a Group win for the season before turning out for a spell.
Matriarch Stakes runners come via a number of different lead-up runs. In 2015 Lucia Valentina came off a run in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and won the following autumn’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in Sydney.
Another more traditional lead-up into the Matriarch Stakes field for mares is the Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day. The last mare to complete the Tesio Stakes – Matriarch Stakes double was Suavito (2014) who also went on to win the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) the following autumn.
Mares that are not heading to the paddock may back-up in the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) a week later at Sandown, a race the 2015 Matriarch Stakes third placegetter Casino Dancer won on the quick back-up. In 2013 the Matriarch Stakes runner-up Queenstown ran third in the Group 2 Sandown Classic (2400m) a week later when the race ran at Caulfield.
Matriarch Stakes nominations close the Monday before Emirates Stakes Day runs on the Saturday and the final field and barriers are out on the Wednesday.

Matriarch Stakes Tips

Matriach Stakes tips to take to the bookmakers during the Melbourne Cup Carnival include backing mares with previous winning form over the distance (2000m) and at the Flemington track, looking at runners coming off a top three effort in similar class and the any recent Group 1 performers dropping back in class.

Matriarch Stakes Form Guide

The form guide provides punters with all the crucial information and statistics from the jockeys, trainers and barriers to the track / distance records of all the mares in the field.
In recent years the Matriarch Stakes form has gone on to hold-up in tougher races the following autumn with plenty of winners taking out a Group 1 race in Melbourne early the next year.

Matriarch Stakes Results

The Matriach Stakes results have been a mix between single and double-figure winners over the past decade, but the majority came off a top three run in Melbourne leading up to the Group 2.
Notable recent Matriarch Stakes winners include Lucia Valentina (2015), Suavito (2014) and Purple (2009).

2016 Matriarch Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 7 JESSY BELLE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 6 55kg $26
2 15 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 0.5L 13 55kg $6
3 16 HAPPY HANNAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0.6L 15 55kg $7.50
4 8 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer James McDonald 1.6L 5 55kg $5
5 12 ALASKAN ROSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 2.35L 3 55kg $21
6 10 LADY LE FAY (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2.75L 2 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $4F
7 3 KANIANA Darren Weir Damian Lane 2.85L 11 57.5kg $26
8 6 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chad Schofield 3.6L 4 55kg $21
9 17 POWDERWORKS Darren Weir Luke Nolen 4.1L 1 55kg $71
10 13 CINNAMON CARTER Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 5.85L 10 55kg $81
11 18 REPLIQUE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 6.35L 9 55kg $101
12 9 MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Brad Parnham 6.75L 12 55kg $15
13 4 ROCKET COMMANDER Matthew Dale Blake Shinn 7.75L 14 56kg $21
14 2 ZANBAGH John P Thompson Mark Zahra 8.75L 8 57.5kg $13
15 14 AMARELA (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Dwayne Dunn 9.75L 7 55kg $61

Matriarch Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Jessy Belle Sort After Happy Hannah 2:04.7
2015 Lucia Valentina Manageress Casino Dancer 2:04.1
2014 Suavito Girl In Flight Amanpour 2:01.7
2013 Girl Gone Rockin’ Queenstown Keep De Rose 2:04.7
2012 Midnight Martini Lake Sententia Crafty Irna 2:03.1
2011 Vintedge Stole Skyerush 2:01.2
2010 Well Rounded Purple Keep The Peace 2:02.5
2009 Purple Moment in Time Lady Lynette 2:00.1
2008 Bird of Fire Tan Tat De Lago El Daana 2:05.0
2007 Hidden Strings Sovereign Miss Danevade 2:03.9
2006 Brom Felinity Pin Up Purde 2:02.1
2005 Sutology Storm Alert Aqua D Amore 2:02.1
2004 Demerger Aint Seen Nothin Full Spec 2:04.8
2003 Sweet Corn Sylvaner Mrs Tendulkar 2:04.4
2002 Damaschino Little Miss Quick Terrenora 2:00.6
2001 Piper Star Umaline Tickle My 2:01.5
2000 Flushed Nova Clause Tickle My 2:02.6