Ladbrokes Tip: The Pago Pago Stakes form has stacked up in the Inglis’ Sires Stakes in recent years
The Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes is held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Coolmore Classic Day on a Saturday in mid-March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The meeting’s feature race is the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for fillies and mares, which is supported by a number of other Group status events including the Pago Pago Stakes.
Open only to two-years-old colts and geldings the Pago Pago Stakes is run at set weights over a 1200m spring distance. There is $175,000 in total prize money on offer including nearly $100,000 for the winning connections.
The Pago Pago Stakes winner is exempt from ballot for the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) back at the track the following Saturday.
The Pago Pago Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double was most recently achieved by Stratum in 2005, while in 2013 the Pago Pago winner Sidestep crossed second to Overreach in the Golden Slipper next run.
The latest edition of the Pago Pago Stakes took place on Saturday March 17, 2018.
2018 Pago Pago Stakes Results
- 1st: #1 Written By
- 2nd: #3 Sandbar
- 3rd: #5 Spin
Pago Pago Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
- Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2YO C&G – Set Weights
- Status: Group 3
- Prize Money: $175,000
- First Run: 1978
2018 Pago Pago Stakes Results
The complete Pago Pago Stakes 2018 results and finishing order will be published below when the race is run and won on Saturday March 17, 2018.
The official 2018 Pago Pago Stakes Results saw the odds-on favourite Written By salute in an all-the-way win having to fight off Sandbar on way to the Golden Slipper clash with Sunlight in seven days’ time.
|1||1||WRITTEN BY||Grahame Begg||Jordan Childs||–||3||55.5kg||$1.70F|
|2||3||SANDBAR||Brad Widdup||Christian Reith||0.2L||5||55.5kg||$19|
|3||5||SPIN||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||4L||2||55.5kg||$5.50|
|4||13||CHABREET||Peter & Paul Snowden||Joshua Parr||5.2L||4||55.5kg||$12|
|5||7||IRUKANDJI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||5.9L||12||55.5kg||$51|
|6||6||ZOUSAIN||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||6.4L||9||55.5kg||$18|
|7||12||VEGA ONE||John P Thompson||Michael Dee||7.5L||8||55.5kg||$101|
|8||8||RINGERDINGDING||Edward O’Rourke||Jason Collett||7.6L||13||55.5kg||$21|
|9||2||RAGGED RASCAL||Paul Perry||Stephen Baster||7.7L||6||55.5kg||$61|
|10||4||LEGISLATION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Corey Brown||7.8L||1||55.5kg||$26|
|11||11||VIRTUAL INSANITY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Blake Shinn||8L||10||55.5kg||$26|
|12||10||TOULOUSE||David Payne||Tim Clark||8.1L||7||55.5kg||$31|
|13||14||MANDALONG TAPIT (USA)||Gary Nickson||Jay Ford||8.5L||11||55.5kg||$301|
|–||9||ROOSEVELT||James Cummings||Tye Angland||–||0||–||–|
Pago Pago Stakes Betting & Odds
Pago Pago Stakes odds favour two-year-olds with proven experience over the 1200m and those with winning Sydney lead-up form over the autumn. Upsets are more common in the Pago Pago Stakes than in the fillies’ equivalent run on the same day, the Magic Night Stakes, with the latest winner to salute at double figures being Tarquin ($12 in 2015). The 2018 Pago Pago Stakes betting favourite saluted for the punters however with Written By odds-on.
Pago Pago Stakes betting markets open on the Wednesday afternoon before the race following the release of the final field of acceptances and barriers.
2018 Pago Pago Stakes Odds
The autumn’s Pago Pago Stakes 2018 betting odds will be available for betting below the week of the race so stay tuned.
Pago Pago Stakes Field
Many Pago Pago Stakes runners are also gearing up for autumn assignments over further distance including the Group 1 ATC Inglis’ Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick during The Championships in April.
In 2015 Rageese ran second in both the Pago Pago Stakes and the Inglis Sires’ Produce when he tied for second in the latter with that year’s Pago Pago third placegetter Odyssey Moon.
Pago Pago Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.
2018 Pago Pago Stakes Field
The official Pago Pago Stakes 2018 field of potential Golden Slipper Stakes horses will be published below once announced by Racing Victoria on Wednesday March 14, 2018.
The 2018 Pago Pago Stakes Final Field drew 14 young hopefuls with the dominant favourite being Grahame Begg’s undefeated Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winner Written By drawn a treat in gate four.
Update: Roosevelt (3) has been withdrawn from the Pago Pago Stakes field leaving 13 hopefuls led by the odds-on favourite Written By who is now into barrier three.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight|
|1||1×11||WRITTEN BY||Grahame Begg||Jordan Childs||4||55.5kg|
|2||212×6||RAGGED RASCAL||Paul Perry||Stephen Baster||7||55.5kg|
|3||116||SANDBAR||Brad Widdup||Christian Reith||6||55.5kg|
|4||1x48x||LEGISLATION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Corey Brown||1||55.5kg|
|5||42×2||SPIN||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||2||55.5kg|
|6||14||ZOUSAIN||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||10||55.5kg|
|7||8×2||IRUKANDJI||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Brenton Avdulla||13||55.5kg|
|8||1||RINGERDINGDING||Edward O’Rourke||Jason Collett||14||55.5kg|
|9||1||ROOSEVELT||James Cummings||Tye Angland||3||55.5kg|
|10||3×6||TOULOUSE||David Payne||Tim Clark||8||55.5kg|
|11||3||VIRTUAL INSANITY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Blake Shinn||11||55.5kg|
|12||43||VEGA ONE||John P Thompson||Michael Dee||9||55.5kg|
|13||4||CHABREET||Peter & Paul Snowden||Joshua Parr||5||55.5kg|
|14||5||MANDALONG TAPIT (USA)||Gary Nickson||Jay Ford||12||55.5kg|
Pago Pago Stakes Tips
Pago Pago Stakes tips include looking for juveniles with good lead-up runs over similar distance races in Sydney and for those with previous black-type form on their record.
Laying the favourite is another solid Pago Pago Stakes betting tip to consider with plenty of upset results occurring in the race in recent history. Traditional lead-up races into the Pago Pago Stakes to consider when doing your tips include the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) both held in Sydney in the lead-up.
2018 Pago Pago Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Pago Pago Stakes 2018 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race with the two-year-olds to back and sack in the final Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up.
1st: #6 ZOUSAIN ($13)
2nd: #1 WRITTEN BY ($1.95)
3rd: #5 SPIN ($4.80)
Tipping an upset Pago Pago Stakes result with nice odds on offer for the progressive Chris Waller-trained ZOUSAIN ($13). Well-bred Zoustar colt won at Randwick on debut before the close fourth when only a quarter-length beaten in the Skyline Stakes on March 3. Looks to have upside, drawn wider in gate 10 but has room from the barrier and the step-up in distance should suit. Up to this grade. WRITTEN BY ($1.95) is odds-on and has the class, undefeated and last seen winning the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond. Think class alone will see him in the finish, but there are a few queries. Hasn’t raced since the Diamond, yet to go the Sydney way on race day and was originally only trialling in the lead-up to the Slipper before the set back due to the track. Still a danger. SPIN ($4.80) is from the star stable of Peter & Paul Snowden who know how to get the best out of a 2YO Slipper hope. Kerrin McEvoy rides from the gun barrier two draw and the money is coming for him to break his maiden status here after three good runs including the Skyline second, the form of which can back-up.
Pago Pago Stakes Form Guide
The Pago Pago Stakes form guide lists all of the must-know information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up form.
The Pago Pago Stakes form has stacked up later in the autumn in tougher races including the Golden Slipper Stakes, Inglis Sires Produce Stakes and the Champagne Stakes run over 1200m, 1400m and 1600m respectively.
2018 Pago Pago Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Pago Pago Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided below for punters the week of the race.
Pago Pago Stakes Results
Pago Pago Stakes results list everything from the winning colt or gelding to the winning time and margins as well as the exact finishing order of all the gallopers in the race. Favourites have a fair record in the race and notable recent Pago Pago Stakes winners include Written By (2018), Sidestep (2013), All Too Hard (2012) and Stratum (2005).
Pago Pago Stakes Winners
|2014||Time For War||Kumaon||Klammer||1:12.7|
|2012||All Too Hard||Narcissus||Limes||1:11.2|
|2011||Salade||Boys On Tour||Exceed And Exalt||1:11.5|
|2009||Tickets||New Day Rising||Stryker||1:11.2|
|2008||Sidereus||Over The Wicket||Dubai To Sydney||1:11.9|
|2005||Stratum||Power Of Destiny||Seidnazar||1:09.2|
|2004||Genius And Evil||Fastnet Rock||High Priority||1:10.1|
|2001||Red Hannigan||Dash For Cash||Shags||1:09.9|
|2000||De France||Ombra Della Sera||Veteran||1:11.5|