Percy Sykes Stakes 2018

Saturday April 14, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Golden Slipper is a key Percy Sykes Stakes lead-up race

The Percy Sykes Stakes was upgraded to a Group 2 feature race for the first time in 2017 and is part of a bumper day of racing at Royal Randwick for Day 2 of ‘The Championships’ each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Officially registered and previously known as the Keith Mackay Handicap in honour of former AJC Chairman Keith Mackay, the event is now run under set weights plus penalties by two-year-old fillies. It takes place on the second Saturday of April each year alongside four Group 1 races – the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Sydney Cup, Queen Of The Turf Stakes and Australian Oaks.

Since being added to The Championships series of races the Percy Sykes Stakes has increased dramatically in prestige and prize money and now offers a total of $600,000 in stakes. The key lead-up into the race is the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

The latest edition of the Percy Sykes Stakes took place on Saturday April 14, 2018 .

2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Results

  • 1st: #6 Pure Elation
  • 2nd: #2 Fiesta
  • 3rd: #4 Outback Barbie

Percy Sykes Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • First Run: 1960

2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Results

The complete Percy Sykes Stakes 2018 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 14, 2018 .

The official 2018 Percy Sykes Stakes results saw the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained favourite Pure Elation salute in an arrogant performance over Fiesta (2nd) and Outback Barbie (3rd).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 6 PURE ELATION Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 3 53kg $4F
2 2 FIESTA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1.3L 2 55kg $6.50
3 4 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Joao Moreira 1.5L 1 54kg $5
4 5 GONGS James Cummings Corey Brown 1.6L 5 53kg $8.50
5 7 CRISTOBAL James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2.3L 4 53kg $10
6 8 SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Michael Dee 3.6L 7 53kg $20
7 1 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ben Melham 5.1L 6 55kg $21
8 3 KHULAASA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 5.2L 9 55kg $12
9 10 SISTER SLEDGE Anthony & Edward Cummings Glyn Schofield 7.4L 10 53kg $7
10 13 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 10.6L 8 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $31
9 FISH ’N’ SNITZ Stuart Kendrick 0
12 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Craig Williams 0
11 BOLD ARIAL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0

Percy Sykes Stakes Betting Odds

Percy Sykes Stakes betting is open the week of the race and is led by in-form young fillies that have previous winning form on their records over the 1200m distance. Graduates out of the Golden Slipper field usually also dominate the Percy Sykes Stakes odds each autumn, with barriers also playing an important part in determining the favourites because of the Randwick straight.

2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Odds

The latest Percy Sykes Stakes 2018 odds and betting markets will be available below once the field is announced the Tuesday before the race so stay tuned to view the prices on your favourite two-year-old fillies.

Percy Sykes Stakes Field

Each autumn the Percy Sykes Stakes field continues to attract a better class of fillies lured by the lucrative prize money that includes $348,000 for the connections of the Percy Sykes Stakes winner.

Most of the fillies in the Percy Sykes Stakes field, which runs at a capacity of 14 starters, are Golden Slipper graduates dropping back down in class for a final run of the season before heading out to the paddock to mature ahead of a three-year-old campaign in the spring.

Percy Sykes Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes

Streama (2011) is one of the most notable Percy Sykes Stakes winners having gone on to win four Group 1 races later in her career. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Field

The official Percy Sykes Stakes 2018 field and barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Tuesday of race week along with the fields for the other key The Championships Day 2 races like the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The 2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Field is down to 10 after three early scratchings including the widest two drawn hopefuls #9 Fish ‘N’ Snitz (12) and #12 Madam Rouge (12), along with the in-form #11 Bold Arial (8).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 211×40 SETSUNA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ben Melham 6 55kg
2 32×127 FIESTA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2 55kg
3 221 KHULAASA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 10 55kg
4 135 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Joao Moreira 1 54kg
5 11×34 GONGS James Cummings Corey Brown 5 53kg
6 5721 PURE ELATION Peter & Paul Snowden Michael Walker 3 53kg
7 12 CRISTOBAL James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 4 53kg
8 1×530 SWEET AVA Gerald Ryan Michael Dee 7 53kg
9 544×3332 FISH ’N’ SNITZ Stuart Kendrick 12 53kg
10 3 SISTER SLEDGE Anthony & Edward Cummings Glyn Schofield 11 53kg
11 0x422 BOLD ARIAL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 53kg
12 5×1 MADAM ROUGE Chris Waller Craig Williams 13 53kg
13 8×55 KARA’S HOPE Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 9 53kg

The early Percy Sykes Stakes nominations close in February before first acceptances a month later narrowing down the list of potential juveniles targeting the April event.

  • 2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Nominations closed on Tuesday February 12, 2018 attracting 168 2YO fillies
  • 2018 Percy Sykes Stakes First Acceptances closed on March 13, 2018 leaving 70 hopefuls

2018 Percy Sykes Stakes First Acceptances

The official Percy Sykes Stakes 2018 First Acceptances have left 70 two-year-old fillies in the mix including Golden Slipper favourite Estijaab for Team Hawkes who won the Reisling Stakes last time out.

2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Nominations

The official Percy Sykes Stakes 2018 Nominations drew a bumper 168 two-year-old hopefuls including undefeated Kiwi galloper Avantage who has won all four of her starts back home across the Tasman, Lindsay Park’s Blue Diamond Prelude winner Enbihaar and the Chris Waller-trained Widden Stakes winning daughter of I Am Invincible Fiesta.

Percy Sykes Stakes Tips

The key Percy Sykes Stakes tips are to look out for fillies proven over the 1200m and coming off a last start win. It is always hard to bet against a filly in good form, so Percy Sykes Stakes betting tips favour the up-and-comers who won their lead-up races.

Other Percy Sykes Stakes tips include checking the price of Golden Slipper graduates set to enjoy the step down in grade and those with Randwick form who can handle the straight at the end of the race.

2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Percy Sykes Stakes 2018 betting tips will be detailed right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to back and sack in your The Championships Day 2 punting.

  • 1st: #2 FIESTA ($6)
  • 2nd: #6 PURE ELATION ($4)
  • 3rd: #7 CRISTOBAL ($6)

Plenty of nice fillies in the race, but think the value lies in the Chris Waller-trained FIESTA ($6) who comes off the seventh in the Golden Slipper when only three lengths beaten from a bad barrier (16). She is in gate two here and Kerrin McEvoy retains the ride. A Group 3 winner with consistency and class. Can atone with a smoother ride. PURE ELATION ($4) the firming favourite for Team Snowden and obvious choice. She was runner-up to the subsequent Slipper winner two back at this track / distance before a win at the Farm over less metres by a big margin. Back up in class but ready to fire from a good gate with the win behind her. CRISTOBAL ($6) is another favourite in a wide open market with winning claims, the lightly-raced Godolphin-owned filly coming off a second to SUNLIGHT in the Magic Night Stakes from March 17 when only a length beaten.

Percy Sykes Stakes Form Guide

The Percy Sykes Stakes form guide details crucial race data including the starting barriers, jockeys and lead-up runs of the fillies in the Group 2 sprint field. When doing the Percy Sykes Stakes form look out for runners that won their lead-up race, are drawn close to the rails at Randwick and whose record shows a win over the 1200m distance.

Percy Sykes Stakes Results

The Percy Sykes Stakes results in the past decade have been dominated by nice types and Golden Slipper graduates.

Notable recent Percy Sykes Stakes winners include subsequent four-time Group 1 winner Streama (2011), Eloping (2014) and Missrock (2016). The 2017 Percy Sykes Stakes winner Shoals franked the form with her subsequent Thousand Guineas second and Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) win that spring.

2018 Percy Sykes Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Percy Sykes Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be available below the week of the race.

Percy Sykes Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Pure Elation Fiesta Outback Barbie 1:10.0
2017 Shoals Formality Serena Bay 1:13.7
2016 Missrock Prompt Response Spright 1:11.0
2015 Ottoman Calaverite Lake Geneva 1:12.4
2014 Eloping Ygritte Shaumari 1:10.8
2013 Everage Little Miss Smiley Major Conquest 1:13.4
2012 Single Style Driefontein Meidung 1:10.5
2011 Streama Charm’s Honour Houston Benefactor 1:08.5
2010 Golden Millennium Boto Vermelho Parables 1:10.2
2009 Readyor Amarantha Tallow 1:13.1
2008 Shoboard Strawberry Field Silent But Deadly 1:12.6
2007 Sliding Cube Gamble Me Mega Lass 1:11.1
2006 Catechuchu Heart Of Fire Admirelle 1:10.6
2005 Blizzardly Regal Cheer Heart Strings 1:12.3
2004 Strawberry Storm Sweet Ransom Monsoon Wedding 1:11.5
2003 Bella Corona Shamekha Danish Magic 1:12.0
2002 Before Too Long Verstak Cirque du Soleil 1:10.2
2001 Allez France Miss Bussell Breezer 1:10.8
2000 Actress She’s A Pretender Mielleuse 1:09.7