Missile Stakes 2016

Saturday August 6th

Ladbrokes Tip: The Missile Stakes is a starting point for Group 1-bound sprinters in the spring.

The Missile Stakes is a Group 2 sprint race held at the very start of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday 6th August.It is the headline race at the meeting that also features the $100,000 Listed The Rosebud (1200m) for three-year-olds heading towards the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

Run under weight-for-age conditions, the Missile Stakes is contested over 1200m and offers $150,000 in total prize money. Recently upgraded from its previous Group 3 status, it is the first Group race of the new racing season in Sydney.

The bulk of the runners in the race are kicking off their campaigns and heading towards tougher assignments in Sydney and Melbourne over the coming weeks / months including Caulfield’s Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m).

The next edition of the Missile Stakes takes place on Saturday August 6th, 2016.

Missile Stakes Field

2016 Missile Stakes Field

The Missile Stakes field features a classy line-up of sprinters and middle distance gallopers, the bulk of which are first-up off a winter spell. It is the first Group race of the season and many runners have bigger targets coming up including Randwick’s Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m), another weight-for-age event.

Fit winter types can also feature in the Missile Stakes line-up and boast the edge over the resuming sprinters. Missile Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with final acceptances and the barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

The other runner to win all three Brisbane Winter features was Pressday (2010), while other recent winners of the Champagne Classic – BRC Sires’ double include Virage de Fortune (2005) and Lovely Jubly (2002). BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.

Missile Stakes Odds

Horses with proven ability at the 1200m sprint distance and a good Sydney race record feature high-up the Missile Stakes odds each spring.

Of the resuming runners in the field, the best in Missile Stakes betting are those with a nice record first-up, while the in-form winter runners coming to the end of their campaigns are also handy in markets each season.

Missile Stakes Tips

Looking for the proven first-up sprinters with form in tougher company are good Missile Stakes betting tips. Other important tips to look at when making your Missile Stakes selections include keeping an eye out for runners with winning form at the Randwick track and those suited at weight-for-age.

Missile Stakes Form Guide

The Missile Stakes form guide features all the essential information including the saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and recent runs of the horses in the field.

The Missile Stakes form has stacked up in other good spring Group races over the years including the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m). In 2013 Rain Affair won the Missile Stakes before a third in the Warwick Stakes next time out. In 2011 Pinwheel ran third in the Missile before a Warwick Stakes victory and came back in 2012 to complete the Missile Stakes – Warwick Stakes double.

The best out of the Missile Stakes can also go onto Group 1 company during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. In 2014 Sweet Idea won the Missile Stakes before finishing second to Dissident in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield next time out. That same year the Missile Stakes third placegetter Rebel Dane also ran third next start in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in Victoria.

Missile Stakes Results

The Missile Stakes results have been dominated by local Sydney sprinters running first-up for the season. Notable recent Missile Stakes winners include Sweet Idea (2014), Rain Affair (2013 and 2011), Pinwheel (2012) and Dance Hero (2005).

2016 Missile Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 6 TYCOON TARA Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 4 56.5kg $7
2 1 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Tommy Berry 0.5L 2 58.5kg $2.50F
3 4 MOUNT NEBO Allan Denham Jason Collett 1L 3 58.5kg $6
4 5 WOULDNT IT BE NICE Paul Perry Christian Reith 2.8L 5 58.5kg $7.50
5 3 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 3.1L 1 58.5kg $4

Missile Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Tycoon Tara Rebel Dane TBD TBD
2015 Burbero Weary Temple Of Boom 1:09.1
2014 Sweet Idea Messene Rebel Dane 1:09.4
2013 Rain Affair Mic Mac Title 1:10.8
2012 Pinwheel Centennial Park Rolling Pin 1:09.7
2011 Rain Affair Winter King Pinwheel 1:10.7
2010 Love Conquers All Danleigh Sniper’s Bullet 1:12.4
2009 Teasing Gold Trail Typhoon Zed 1:04.4
2008 Captain Bax Typhoon Zed Interfere 1:05.4
2007 German Chocolate La Montagna Vionneto 1:04.6
2006 Imprisoned Crimson Reign Mac’S Tune 1:06.3
2005 Dance Hero Snippetson Spark Of Life 1:02.8
2004 Spark Of Life Into The Night Dane Shadow 1:02.8
2003 Pompeii Academe Our Egyptian Raine 1:03.7
2002 Lonhro Ancient Song Notoire 1:03.5
2001 Sportsbrat Air She Goes Lonhro 1:06.7
2000 Padstow Wynciti Celestial Choir 1:03.8