Ladbrokes Tip: First-up runners with a good fresh record are worth backing to win the Memsie Stakes
The Memsie Stakes is the opening Group 1 race of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and takes place at Caulfield Racecourse in late August. The headline race at the meeting the weight-for-age clash is run over 1400m and gives the season’s top milers and stayers an early chance at elite level glory. Worth $400,000 in prize money the Memsie Stakes is often contested by horses heading towards the season’s majors including the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup. Elevated to a Group 1 race in 2013 it has been won by many notable horses including Atlantic Jewel (2013), So You Think (2010), Weekend Hussler (2008), Miss Finland (2007), Makybe Diva (2005), dual champ Sunline (2000 & 2001) and Dane Ripper (1998).
This year the Memsie Stakes will be run on Late August, 2017.
Memsie Stakes Field
The Memsie Stakes field has a capacity of 16 starters but hasn’t run with its maximum number of contenders since 2000 when Sunline won the first of her two editions of the spring lead-up. The race field has attracted 11 or more starters every year since 2003 apart from in 2005 when Makybe Diva beat home only six rivals. The Memsie Stakes final acceptances are released on the Wednesday before the race runs on a Saturday and the nominations close that Monday.
Memsie Stakes Betting & Odds
Memsie Stakes betting is always popular as the markets usually feature some smart types returning from their winter spells. Favourites have a gun record in the race so looking for the horses at the top of the Memsie Stakes odds is always a good bet. Five punters’ picks have won in the past 10 years, most recently Atlantic Jewel (2013). Betting really heats up once the field is out and horses drawn well usually dominate the markets as just one Memsie Stakes winner has jumped from a double digit barrier since 2004 with King’s Rose (11 in 2011).
Memsie Stakes Tips
Memsie Stakes tips historically have the favourite predicted as the one to beat as history shows the shorter priced horses have a good record in the weight-for-age race. Classy miler – stayer types are also popular in the tipping as the past five Memsie Stakes winners from 2010 – 2014 all had their lead-up run into the race in Group 1 company, including two that came out of an autumn run in the Doncaster Mile with Dissident (12th in 2014) and Sincero (4th in 2012).
Memsie Stakes Form Guide
The Memsie Stakes form guide has all the details you need to know before placing your bets on the season’s opening Group 1 clash. Along with the saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys and barriers the form guide shows the recent lead-up runs of all the runners and their starting price in the markets. Looking for horses that have previous Group 1 experience, run well fresh and are drawn well are all important things the form guide will show you.
Memsie Stakes Results
The Memsie Stakes results and finishing order are published when the WFA feature runs as Caulfield Race 8 on the first major meeting of the spring in Melbourne. The results show the Memsie Stakes winner, successful quinella and trifecta as well as the margin and time run to see if any records are broken.
2016 Memsie Stakes Results
Memsie Stakes Winners
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Rising Romance||Mahuta||1:23.9|
|2015||Boban||Entirely Platinum||Stratum Star||1:24.6|
|2014||Dissident||Sweet Idea||Puissance De Lune||1:22.7|
|2013||Atlantic Jewel||Ferlax||Super Cool||1:24.4|
|2012||Sincero||Happy Trails||Second Effort||1:23.2|
|2011||King’s Rose||Heart Of Dreams||Red Colossus||1:23.4|
|2010||So You Think||Whobegotyou||Shoot Out||1:26.6|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Maldivian||Pompeii Ruler||1:23.2|
|2006||El Segundo||Casual Pass||Apache Cat||1:23.2|
|2005||Makybe Diva||Barely A Moment||Regal Roller||1:26.7|
|2004||Regal Roller||Pacific Dancer||Delzao||1:23.0|
|2003||Le Zagaletta||Super Elegant||Out Of Options||1:25.2|
|2002||Magical Miss||Fields Of Omagh||Dash For Cash||1:24.0|