Peter Young Stakes 2018

Saturday February 24, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Peter Young Stakes winner traditionally backs-up in the Australian Cup a fortnight later

The Peter Young Stakes, formerly the St George Stakes, is one of a host of Group 2 support races on the Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day program at Caulfield Racecourse in late February each Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Racing at the Saturday meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), the premier race for juveniles at the carnival, as well as the other two top level races – the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

Contested over 1800m and run under weight-for-age conditions the Peter Young Stakes offers $200,000 in total prize money and attracts a field of top class middle distance staying types.

The race is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March and the last horse to complete the double was Fiorente (2014).

This autumn’s edition of the Peter Young Stakes takes place on Saturday February 24, 2018 .

Peter Young Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
  • Track: Caulfield Racecourse
  • Distance: 1800m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1900

Peter Young Stakes Odds & Betting

Peter Young Stakes odds and betting markets favour the older horses with proven weight-for-age form and that have Group 1 experience. Upsets are not uncommon in the race but typically the favourite in Peter Young Stakes betting finishes in the money.

Looking at the form of hopefuls coming out of the CF Orr Stakes at the track earlier in the month is key and if they are resuming how they run fresh is important.

2018 Peter Young Stakes Betting

The updated Peter Young Stakes 2018 odds on the Group 2 event at Caulfield Racecourse will be available the week of the race so stay tuned.

Peter Young Stakes Field

The Peter Young Stakes field runs at a 16-starter capacity and features plenty of Group 1 performers and winners each year. In 2014 Fiorente completed the Melbourne Cup – Australian Cup double.

Proven weight-for-age gallopers heading towards the Australian Cup on ‘Super Saturday’ are in the mix every autumn and have often run in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors including the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

In 2015 Mourinho came off a third in the Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at the track to win the Peter Young Stakes, the season’s first Group 1 race a key lead-up to the Blue Diamond Day clash. The following year Bow Creek (2016) took out the Peter Young Stakes off an unplaced CF Orr (13th) performance.

Peter Young Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

Peter Young Stakes betting & tips available at Ladbrokes

Fiorente (2014) completed the Peter Young Stakes – Australian Cup double. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

2018 Peter Young Stakes Field

The official Peter Young Stakes 2018 field and barriers will be announced below on Wednesday February 21, 2018 so bookmark this page to see the Australian Cup hopefuls lining-up in the Blue Diamond Stakes Day Group 2.

The 2018 Peter Young Stakes Final Field drew 10 horses, the majority of which are heading towards Flemington’s Australian Cup on March 10. Early favourite in Australian Cup betting, Gailo Chop is a winning hope this weekend after saluting at the track on February 10. James Cummings meanwhile saddles-up Hartnell at the top of the Peter Young Stakes field and odds for 2018 on the back of a CF Orr Stakes success a fortnight back.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 22x12290x1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 5 59kg 114
2 x0143150x1 GAILO CHOP (FR) Darren Weir Mark Zahra 8 59kg 113
3 4339332215 JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 2 59kg 96
4 1x5x76200x VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 4 59kg 106
5 515x2114x3 LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander Jordan Childs 7 59kg 102
6 6x515867x2 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 1 59kg 104
7 204x77x52x SPIRITJIM (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 3 59kg 102
8 446925041x THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) Liam Howley Ben Melham 10 58.5kg 107
9 2x054420x2 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 6 57kg 109
10 00x72586x6 ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent Luke Nolen 9 57kg 102

2018 Peter Young Stakes Nominations

The official Peter Young Stakes 2018 nominations are open until the Monday of race week.

The 2018 Peter Young Stakes Nominations attracted 12 horses, Racing Victoria extending the entries until Tuesday morning. Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir has entered his Carlyon Cup winner Gailo Chop, early favourite for the Australian Cup, while Hartnell is in mix after winning the CF Orr Stakes first-up.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 00x72586x6 ABBEY MARIE M 5 Michael Kent 102
2 111x21402x ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Liam Howley 110
3 x0143150x1 GAILO CHOP (FR) G 7 Darren Weir 113
4 6x515867x2 HARLEM (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 104
5 22x12290x1 HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings 114
6 4339332215 JACQUINOT BAY G 10 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 96
7 515x2114x3 LORD FANDANGO (GER) H 5 Archie Alexander 102
8 2x054420x2 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive 109
9 204x77x52x SPIRITJIM (FR) H 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 102
10 446925041x THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 4 Liam Howley 107
11 1x5x76200x VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 106
12 6822063×34 WYNDSPELLE (NZ) H 4 Michael Kent 98

Peter Young Stakes Tips

The Peter Young Stakes is the first weight-for-age race of the autumn contested over further than 1400m so always attracts plenty of talent making tipping in the feature a tough task.

The CF Orr Stakes has been a good guide in recent years so looking for top runs in that from horses looking for extra metres can prove good Peter Young Stakes tips. The last galloper to complete the CF Orr Stakes – Peter Young Stakes double was Elvstroem (2005).

2018 Peter Young Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Peter Young Stakes 2018 tips and betting selections will be available for punters below the week of the race sorting the best from the rest in the Australian Cup lead-up.

Peter Young Stakes Form Guide

The CF Orr Stakes has been a key indicator on the Peter Young Stakes form guide in recent years as has the Melbourne Spring features like the Cox Plate the previous year.

The Peter Young Stakes form guide lists barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs for all the hopefuls in the field. Older horses have a better record in the race so looking at the galloper’s age on the form as well as their record at the track and distance is important.

The Peter Young Stakes has provided a host of subsequent Australian Cup winners over the years, so taking the double is a popular betting option.

2018 Peter Young Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Peter Young Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Peter Young Stakes Results

The Peter Young Stakes results are traditionally dominated by older gallopers with Group 1 and WFA form that are tracking towards the Australian Cup as well as Sydney autumn features like the Ranvet Stakes.

Notable recent Peter Young Stakes winners include the previous year’s Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente (2014), Theseo (2009) and Pompeii Ruler (2007).

2018 Peter Young Stakes Results

The official Peter Young Stakes 2018 results will be published in full below when the race is run and won on Saturday February 24, 2018 .

Peter Young Stakes Winners

Year Winner Runner-Up Third Winning Time
2017 Stratum Star Humidor The United States 1:48.2
2016 Bow Creek Fenway Mourinho 1:48.6
2015 Mourinho Happy Trails Akzar 1:48.0
2014 Fiorente Mourayan Star Rolling 1:50.0
2013 Foreteller Mr Moet Budriguez 1:50.1
2012 Lucas Cranach Illo Manighar 1:48.8
2011 Heart Of Dreams Precedence Spacecraft 1:48.8
2010 La Rocket Heart Of Dreams Miss Maren 1:49.0
2009 Theseo Baughurst Zarita 1:47.8
2008 Princess Coup Sirmione Douro Valley 1:51.0
2007 Pompeii Ruler Marasco Aqua D’Amore 1:49.2
2006 Our Smoking Joe Lad Of The Manor Vroom Vroom 1:50.2
2005 Elvstroem Makybe Diva Casual Pass 1:49.5
2004 Lonhro Sound Journey Mummify 1:50.9
2003 Northerly Fields Of Omagh Mr Casanova 1:51.8
2002 Northerly Old Comrade Piper Star 1:49.2
2001 Cent Home Giovana Kaapstad Way 1:47.1
2000 Royal Voyage Oliver Twist Arena 1:49.1