Premiere Stakes 2017

Saturday September 30, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The Premiere Stakes is now a good lead-up into the $10 million The Everest

The Premiere Stakes is a Group 2 sprint race for quality types held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Epsom Handicap Day in late September or early October during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Epsom Handicap Day is the one of the biggest Sydney race meetings of the spring and features three Group 1 races: the Epsom Handicap, The Metropolitan and the Flight Stakes.

Along with those three elite levels a host of other key events are on the card including the Premiere Stakes that runs over 1200m under weight-for-age conditions and offers a very generous $500,000 in total prize money.

Many of the Premiere Stakes graduates go on to contest the Group 1 features of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival over similar distance including the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley, the double last achieved by Spark Of Life (2004). It also now serves as a final lead-up for star sprinters running in the Restricted $10 million The Everest (1200m) held back at Randwick in mid-October.

The latest edition of the Premiere Stakes took place on Saturday September 30, 2017 .

2017 Premiere Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 In Her Time
  • 2nd: #9 English
  • 3rd: #2 Clearly Innocent

Premiere Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 30, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1972

Premiere Stakes Odds

Premiere Stakes odds favour proven Sydney runners with good form from the winter or a lead-up win in a local race like The Shorts at the same track earlier in the month.

Runners in the top half of the Premiere Stakes betting market have a strong strike-rate in the race over the past decade and tipping the favourite has proven a winning formula many times in recent years.

2017 Premiere Stakes Odds

The updated Premiere Stakes 2017 betting odds and links to our markets on the lucrative Group 2 Epsom Handicap Day sprint feature will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Randwick racing odds online.

Premiere Stakes Tips

Good Premiere Stakes tips to consider include looking for proven performers at the Randwick track, sprinters with good form over the 1200m distance and local hopes coming off a lead-up run in The Shorts.

Mares also have a decent recent record in the race with wins by the likes of Red Tracer (2012), Arinosa (2013) and In Her Time (2017) so tipping the in-form mares is another Premiere Stakes betting tip. Checking the form of races like The Shorts and the early The Everest betting markets for any horses in the Premiere Stakes field is also a nice tip to take to the bookies on Epsom Day.

2017 Premiere Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Premiere Stakes 2017 betting tips and Randwick racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the spring sprinters to get behind at the best price this season.

  • 1st: #7 Ball Of Muscle ($9.50) – Great price offered for the last start The Shorts runner-up who finished second only to The Everest-bound Redzel. That’s the race the Premiere Stakes favourite Chautauqua ($3.10) is also heading towards and think he’ll be better there than here. That opens it up and nearly $10 for Joe Pride’s consistent sprinter to break a two year drought is attractive based on his lead-up run, which he’ll be fitter for.
  • 2nd: #10 In Her Time ($6) – Corey Brown jumps on Benjamin Smith’s returning mare who has a 50% winning strike rate first-up. Last time in she ran second in the Stradbroke and 3rd in the Tatt’s Tiara in Brisbane, but she’s proven just as effective over 1200m (5-2-1-0) especially resuming. Nice trial form at Rosehill in the lead-up and she’ll get things her way from the inside alley.
  • 3rd: #5 Kuro ($19) – We haven’t seen this John O’Shea-trained Denman gelding since late January when he ran second (defeating Ball Of Muscle 3rd) in the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m). Has always performed fresh and has had a couple of solid trials this month to bring him on. Forgotten horse in the mix who can surprise at big odds with the ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira riding.

Premiere Stakes Field

The Premiere Stakes field attracts the season’s most promising local Sydney sprinters and interstate runners from Melbourne warming up for the Group 1 spring sprints. Horses often come off a lead-up run at Randwick in the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) and in 2015 The Shorts winner Rebel Dane ran second in the Premiere Stakes next start. Rebel Dane also went on to run third at Moonee Valley in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) later that month. The following year Takedown (2016) completed The Shorts – Premiere Stakes double.

The Shorts form also held up in 2014 when Famous Seamous improved on his third to win the Premiere Stakes, which he had run third in the previous year. In 2012 Satin Shoes ran second in both The Shorts and the Premiere Stakes.

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Premiere Stakes winner Takedown (2016) went on to win that year’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Premiere Stakes nominations are taken the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field of acceptances and barriers out on the Wednesday followed by the odds opening at bookmakers around the country.

2017 Premiere Stakes Field

The official Premiere Stakes 2017 field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Epsom Handicap Day 2017 and will be listed below so stay tuned to see the sprinters that make the line-up, including a host of early The Everest contenders.

Superstar sprinter and multiple Group 1 winner Chautauqua heads the 2017 Premiere Stakes Final Field and odds drawn well in barrier two for a second-up run on way to The Everest on October 14.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x47x3231x7 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 3 58.5kg 122
2 x640x9113x CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg 111
3 2516x847x5 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 6 58.5kg 110
4 323x6639x6 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Tye Angland 10 58.5kg 107
5 60x221712x KURO (NZ) John O’Shea Joao Moreira 2 58.5kg 105
6 18×0312234 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Tommy Berry 4 58.5kg 105
7 65x63394x2 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 8 58.5kg 104
8 141x82433x MOHER James Cummings Jason Collett 7 58.5kg 95
9 70x17266x4 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 9 56.5kg 113
10 11115x523x IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Corey Brown 1 56.5kg 108
11 0112x14x33 NIETA John P Thompson Damian Lane 12 56.5kg 99
12 x411945x48 PUMPKIN PIE Danny Williams 11 56.5kg 78

2017 Premiere Stakes Nominations

The Premiere Stakes 2017 nominations close the Monday of race week and always feature a quality line-up of sprinters. The official early Premiere Stakes entries will be available below once released.

The 2017 Premiere Stakes Nominations drew 13 hopefuls led by multiple Group 1 winning sprint star Chautauqua out to improve on a first-up seventh when making up all the late ground in The Shorts.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x47x3231x7 CHAUTAUQUA G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1 58.5kg 122
2 70x17266x4 ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 56.5kg 113
3 x640x9113x CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees 3 58.5kg 111
4 2516x847x5 TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore 4 58.5kg 110
5 11115x523x IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith 5 56.5kg 108
6 323x6639x6 FELL SWOOP G 6 Matthew Dale 6 58.5kg 107
7 60x221712x KURO (NZ) G 6 John O’Shea 7= 58.5kg 105
8 18×0312234 THE MONSTAR G 7 Brett Cavanough 7= 58.5kg 105
9 0112x14x33 NIETA M 5 John P Thompson 9 56.5kg 99
10 11115×3 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds 10 50kg 96
11 1310x4810x SWEET SHERRY M 4 Brent Stanley 11 56.5kg 90
12 x48x052820 LORD VON COSTA G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 58.5kg 80
13 x411945x48 PUMPKIN PIE M 4 Danny Williams 13 56.5kg 78

Premiere Stakes Form Guide

The Premiere Stakes form guide lists all the crucial information and statistics from the jockeys and barriers to the track / distance records of the runners in the field.

In recent years the Premiere Stakes form has stacked up in tougher spring races including in 2015 when the winner Rebel Dane ran third in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington two runs later during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Also keep an eye on the Premiere Stakes form guide for The Shorts graduates who will appreciate the extra 100m and those proven at the Royal Randwick track.

Premiere Stakes Results

The Premiere Stakes results have been dominated by Sydney sprinters coming out of The Shorts in the past decade as well as the quality mares taking on the boys in the Group 2. Notable recent Premiere Stakes winners include Terravista (2015), Famous Seamus (2014), Red Tracer (2012) and Hot Danish (2010).

2017 Premiere Stakes Results

The official Premiere Stakes 2017 result sand finishing order will be detailed below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 30, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 10 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Corey Brown 1 56.5kg $4.80
2 9 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 0.2L 8 56.5kg $5.50
3 2 CLEARLY INNOCENT Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 1.2L 4 58.5kg $8.50
4 3 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 1.6L 5 58.5kg $19
5 7 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 2.2L 7 58.5kg $15
6 1 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 2.8L 3 58.5kg $2.80F
7 5 KURO (NZ) John O’Shea Joao Moreira 3.2L 2 58.5kg $31
8 4 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Tye Angland 3.3L 9 58.5kg $17
9 11 NIETA John P Thompson Damian Lane 3.7L 11 56.5kg $21
10 12 PUMPKIN PIE Danny Williams Jay Ford 3.8L 10 56.5kg $151
11 8 MOHER James Cummings Jason Collett 6L 6 58.5kg $81
SB 6 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Tommy Berry 0 58.5kg

Premiere Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 In Her Time English Clearly Innocent 1:08.2
2016 Takedown Our Boy Malachi Danish Twist 1:08.2
2015 Terravista Rebel Dane That’s A Good Idea 1:09.1
2014 Famous Seamus Charlie Boy Wouldnt It Be Nice 1:09.8
2013 Arinosa Dystopia Famous Seamus 1:09.3
2012 Red Tracer Satin Shoes Emotional Circus 1:09.6
2011 Neeson Hurtle Myrtle Love Conquers All 1:10.2
2010 Hot Danish Trader Cardinal Virtue 1:09.8
2009 =1 Mentality =1 Kroner Phelan Ready 1:10.4
2008 Triple Honour Captain Bax Reigning to Win 1:10.1
2007 German Chocolate Solo Flyer Fashions Afield 1:09.9
2006 Paratroopers Imana Johan’S Toy 1:10.3
2005 Shania Dane Dance Hero Spark Of Life 1:08.8
2004 Spark Of Life Into The Night Century Kid 1:09.8
2003 Thorn Park Patezza Excellerator 1:09.0
2002 Century Kid Ancient Song Shogun Lodge 1:09.4
2001 On Type Padstow Century Kid 1:10.3
2000 Mr. Innocent Celestial Choir Adam 1:09.0