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 .
2017 Percy Sykes Stakes Results
- 1st: Shoals
- 2nd: Formality
- 3rd: Serena Bay
Percy Sykes Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday April 8, 2017
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $600,000
- First Run: 1960
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.
2017 Percy Sykes Stakes Odds
The latest Percy Sykes Stakes 2017 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.
2017 Percy Sykes Stakes Field
The official Percy Sykes Stakes 2017 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 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.
The 2017 Percy Stakes Final Field drew just seven runners including the undefeated Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained Shoals aiming for her third straight win after a last start Group 3 success down the Flemington straight, the progressive John O’Shea-trained Almanzora coming off a win on debut at Warwick Farm and Golden Slipper graduate Formality with the rails run from barrier one.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.|
|1||1130||FORMALITY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||1||55kg|
|2||1×130||TEASPOON||Michael Freedman||Blake Shinn||3||55kg|
|3||11||SHOALS||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||2||55kg|
|4||114×1||SERENA BAY||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||4||53kg|
|5||137||VILLA CARLOTTA||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||7||53kg|
|6||1||ALMANZORA||John O’Shea||Corey Brown||5||53kg|
|7||9×33||DIDN’T MENTION IT||Gerald Ryan||Jay Ford||6||53kg|
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.
2017 Percy Sykes Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Percy Sykes Stakes 2017 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.
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).
2017 Percy Sykes Stakes Results
The complete Percy Sykes Stakes 2017 results and finishing order will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday April 8, 2017.
|1||3||SHOALS||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Mark Zahra||–||2||55kg||$3.10F|
|2||1||FORMALITY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||0.1L||1||55kg||$9|
|3||4||SERENA BAY||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||1.1L||4||53kg||$4.20|
|4||5||VILLA CARLOTTA||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||2.7L||7||53kg||$17|
|5||6||ALMANZORA||John O’Shea||Corey Brown||4.4L||5||53kg||$4.20|
|6||2||TEASPOON||Michael Freedman||Blake Shinn||5.8L||3||55kg||$8|
|7||7||DIDN’T MENTION IT||Gerald Ryan||Jay Ford||9L||6||53kg||$71|
Percy Sykes Stakes Winners
|2013||Everage||Little Miss Smiley||Major Conquest||1:13.4|
|2011||Streama||Charm’s Honour||Houston Benefactor||1:08.5|
|2010||Golden Millennium||Boto Vermelho||Parables||1:10.2|
|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|