Phar Lap Stakes 2018

Saturday March 17, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Phar Lap is a good guide to both the ATC Oaks and ATC Derby during The Championships

The Phar Lap Stakes is one of two Group 2 races run at Rosehill Racecourse on a Saturday in mid-March as part of Coolmore Classic Day during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) for fillies and mares is the meeting’s highlight race, while the Phar Lap Stakes is another major feature on the card. Run over the same 1500m distance as the Group 1, the Phar Lap Stakes is an open gender race for three-years-old run at set weights with colts and geldings carrying 56.5kg and the fillies allocated 54.5kg.

The Phar Lap Stakes offers $200,000 in total prize money including $115,000 to the winner and connections. The race is a good lead-up for three-year-olds looking to step out over more distance in races like the Group 1 ATC Oaks and ATC Derby run over 2400m at Randwick Racecourse later in the autumn.

The latest edition of the Phar Lap Stakes took place on Saturday March 17, 2018.

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Unforgotten
  • 2nd: #1 Holy Snow
  • 3rd: #9 Hiyaam

Phar Lap Stakes Info

  • Date: Saturday March 17, 2018
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1973

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Results

The official Phar Lap Stakes Results 2018 and Finishing Order will be published below when the Group 2 takes place on Saturday March 17, 2018.

The 2018 Phar Lap Stakes Results saw the Chris Waller-trained filly Unforgotten return to form with a narrow upset win over the Mick Price-trained ATC Derby-bound Holy Snow and his stablemate Hiyaam who was a VRC Oaks placegetter from the spring.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 10 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 54.5kg $9.50
2 1 HOLY SNOW Mick Price Blake Shinn 0.1L 9 56.5kg $5.50
3 9 HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Walker 2.9L 10 54.5kg $13
4 5 RENEWAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 3.2L 8 56.5kg $6.50
5 8 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3.4L 5 54.5kg $2.90F
6 3 SANCTIONED James Cummings Corey Brown 5.5L 2 56.5kg $31
7 2 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 5.6L 3 56.5kg $10
8 7 PARET Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 5.7L 4 56.5kg $21
9 6 OCTABELLO Mick Price Michael Dee 6.7L 1 56.5kg $31
10 4 CALCULATED Chris Waller Craig Williams 12.7L 6 56.5kg $10
12 TO YOUR HEALTH Anthony & Edward Cummings Andrew Adkins 0
11 DANCERS Brad Widdup Christian Reith 0

Phar Lap Stakes Odds & Betting

Phar Lap Stakes odds are dominated each year by three-year-olds with nice lead-up autumn form in similar distanced races. Those proven over at least 1400m are usually high up the markets as are those with winning Sydney form.

Phar Lap Stakes betting opens the Wednesday before the race following the release of the final field of acceptances and barriers.

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Betting

The top Phar Lap Stakes 2018 odds will be provided below the week of the race so bookmark this page to get behind your favourite three-year-olds of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Phar Lap Stakes Field

The Phar Lap Stakes field features a line-up of the season’s most promising three-year-old staying types. For the fillies traditional lead-up races include the Group 2 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m).

The male gallopers could come out of a number of different races in either Sydney or Melbourne including Flemington’s Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) or the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) held at Rosehill.

Phar Lap Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

Phar Lap Stakes winners and betting odds at Ladbrokes

Winx (2015) is one of the most famous recent Phar Lap Stakes winners. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Field

The official Phar Lap Stakes 2018 field of final acceptances for the three-years-old Group 2 Coolmore Classic Day showdown will be published below once released on Wednesday March 14, 2018.

The 2018 Phar Lap Stakes Final Field features 14 hopefuls including the well-supported Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained filly Shumookh coming off a lead-up third in the Group 1 Surround Stakes. Holy Snow and Muraaqeb are also being kept safe in early markets along with the in-form Renewal chasing a third win on the trot.

Update: 10 three-year-olds remain in the Phar Lap Stakes 2018 field after the scratchings of #11 Dancers and #12 To Your Health

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 42139×15 HOLY SNOW Mick Price Blake Shinn 10 56.5kg 82
2 3x9152x336 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 3 56.5kg 78
3 1x322487x8 SANCTIONED James Cummings Corey Brown 2 56.5kg 76
4 6x129x233x CALCULATED Chris Waller Craig Williams 6 56.5kg 75
5 14×11 RENEWAL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 9 56.5kg 73
6 1x1879x OCTABELLO Mick Price Michael Dee 1 56.5kg 66
7 135×56 PARET Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 4 56.5kg 66
8 1223 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 54.5kg 90
9 5x12343x HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Walker 11 54.5kg 85
10 72x111x0 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 54.5kg 78
11 1321×37 DANCERS Brad Widdup Christian Reith 12 54.5kg 66
12 14 TO YOUR HEALTH Anthony & Edward Cummings Andrew Adkins (late alt) 8 54.5kg 63

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Nominations

The early Phar Lap Stakes 2018 Nominations are taken on the Monday of race week and the list of potential runners in the field will be detailed below as soon as announced by Racing NSW.

The 2018 Phar Lap Stakes Nominations attracted 16 hopefuls including last start Surround Stakes third placed filly Shumookh. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott training duo also nominated for Wedgie and Angel’s Boy. The fillies dominate early Phar Lap Stakes betting with Torvill also well supported after her Surround Stakes second last time out.

Phar Lap Stakes Tips

Fillies have a great recent record over the boys in the Phar Lap Stakes and make good tips in the race especially those coming out of the recently upgradted Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) a fortnight earlier. Trainer Chris Waller prepared three fillies to win in four years with superstar mare Winx (2015), Foxplay (2017) and Unforgotten (2018).

In 2015 Supara ran second in the Surround Stakes and then third to Winx in the Phar Lap Stakes. Taking in-form hopefuls at single figures is also a good Phar Lap Stakes betting tip with those at longer odds rarely successful.

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Phar Lap Stakes 2018 tips and betting selections will be detailed right here soon after betting opens so stay tuned to see who to back and sack in the ATC Derby & ATC Oaks lead-up.

Phar Lap Stakes Form Guide

The Phar Lap Stakes form guide lists crucial information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the field. The Phar Lap Stakes form has stacked up in better autumn races in recent years including the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) for the fillies in April with the 2015 Phar Lap winner Winx running second in the Oaks two runs later.

That same year the Phar Lap Stakes runner-up Hauraki went on to win the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) before his second to Mongolian Khan in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m). In 2009 Whobetgotyou was runner-up to Heart Of Dreams in the Phar Lap Stakes before running third in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) two starts later.

More recently Foxplay (2017) backed-up from her Phar Lap Stakes win two starts later to win Randwick’s Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m).

2018 Phar Lap Stakes Form Guide

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

Phar Lap Stakes Results

Single figure fancies have dominated the Phar Lap Stakes results in recent years with the last to salute at a double figure price being Just Mambo ($11 in 2007).

Notable recent Phar Lap Stakes winners include Foxplay (2017) who jumped odds-on, super star mare Winx (2015), Heart Of Dreams (2009) and Apache Cat (2006).

Phar Lap Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Unforgotten Holy Snow Hiyaam 1:29.1
2017 Foxplay Zenalicious Cosmic Set 1:30.5
2016 Hattori Hanzo Man Of Choice Believe 1:29.9
2015 Winx Hauraki Supara 1:30.2
2014 Traitor Define Guelph 1:29.4
2013 Toydini Ninth Legion Force Command 1:28.9
2012 Colorado Claire Rekindled Alliance Wild And Proud 1:32.2
2011 Blackie Fast Clip Sworn To Secrecy 1:30.0
2010 Tickets Al Dhafra Descarado 1:29.6
2009 Heart Of Dreams Whobegotyou Predatory Pricer 1:29.9
2008 Acey Ducey Voice Commander Our Mosstique 1:32.1
2007 Just Mambo Raheeb Amory Lane 1:31.7
2006 Apache Cat Racing To Win Wasp 1:30.6
2005 Shania Dane Al Maher Svenska 1:32.1
2004 Only Words Kingside Skittles 1:28.5
2003 Thorn Park Sportsman Bumptious 1:28.6
2002 Arlington Road Ugachaka Gordo 1:30.5
2001 Maitland Gold Star Satire Glenrowan 1:27.9
2000 Lord Essex Dangerous Over 1:28.8