Ladbrokes Tip: The George Ryder Stakes is a top lead-up into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the richest race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and offers $4 million in total prize money including a lucrative $2.4 million to the winner. Held on Day 2 of The Championships on the second Saturday of April each year at Royal Randwick, the weight-for-age Group 1 classic is run over 2000m and is held on the same day as the Sydney Cup, Australian Oaks and Queen Of The Turf Stakes.
The winners of the previous year’s Epsom Handicap and The Metropolitan as well as the current year’s Ranvet Stakes, The BMW, Doncaster Mile and ATC Derby are all exempt from Queen Elizabeth Stakes ballot.
The event attracts the season’s best weight-for-age gallopers and middle-distance hopefuls and one of the best Queen Elizabeth Stakes lead-up races is the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) held three weeks earlier at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day, a double last completed by Chris Waller’s superstar mare Winx (2017) who returned and won her 25th straight victory in the 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results to equal the winning streak of Black Caviar.
The latest edition of the Queen Elizabeth Stakes took place on Saturday April 14, 2018 .
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 Winx
- 2nd: #2 Gailo Chop
- 3rd: #1 Happy Clapper
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday April 14, 2018
- Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 2000m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $4 million
- First Run: 1851
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results
The 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes results and finishing order will be known on Saturday April 14, 2018 and published below.
Winx dominated the Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 Results with her 18th Group 1 success powering home to fly past Gailo Chop for a fourth length victory to make it 25 straight victories.
|1||9||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||10||57kg||$1.24F|
|2||2||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||3.8L||5||59kg||$26|
|3||1||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Kerrin McEvoy||4.1L||9||59kg||$11|
|4||3||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Blake Shinn||4.9L||1||59kg||$14|
|5||7||COMIN’ THROUGH||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||5.4L||2||59kg||$51|
|6||10||CONSENSUS (NZ)||Stephen McKee||Jason Collett||8L||3||57kg||$201|
|7||8||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||10.4L||6||59kg||$101|
|8||4||AMBITIOUS (JPN)||Anthony Freedman||Craig Williams||12.2L||7||59kg||$31|
|9||6||CLASSIC UNIFORM||Gary Moore||Andrew Adkins||16.1L||4||59kg||$151|
|10||5||SUCCESS DAYS (IRE)||Ken Condon||Joao Moreira||18.1L||8||59kg||$61|
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Betting & Odds
Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting each year is led by the season’s best weight-for-age performers coming out of lead-up runs in races including the Doncaster Mile, George Ryder Stakes and The BMW.
From 2010 – 2018 all but two of the eight Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners ran either first or second in their lead-up runs including It’s A Dundeel (2014) and Criterion (2015) who came out of The BMW and George Ryder Stakes respectively.
The last horse to come off a Melbourne lead-up run and win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes was Sarrera (2008). Favourites in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes odds have saluted six times since 2005 most recently with Winx (2017 and 2018).
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Odds
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 odds and prices on the runners this autumn’s race, including the reigning Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Winx, will be available below as soon as available so stay tuned.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes field attracts a top class line-up of weight-for-age champions that come via races including the George Ryder Stakes and the Group 1 The BMW (2500m) also held in Sydney during the autumn.
The last galloper to complete The BMW – Queen Elizabeth Stakes double was Grand Armee (2005) who also won the previous year’s edition of the latter. Dual champion Grand Armee is one of three individual Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners for trainer Gai Waterhouse who also won with Desert War (2007) and More Joyous (2012).
Queen Elizabeth Stakes nominations close on a Monday in early February before first acceptances a month later.
The final Queen Elizabeth Stakes field of acceptances and barrier draw is then released on the Tuesday before the race.
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Field
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 field and barrier will be released on the Tuesday of race week and published below.
The official 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Final Field is now out featuring Winx who faces off against nine rivals from the outside gate (10) chasing her 25th win on the trot to equal the winning streak of former champion sprinter Black Caviar.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||121262×121||HAPPY CLAPPER||Patrick Webster||Kerrin McEvoy||9||59kg||119|
|2||3150×11214||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||5||59kg||116|
|3||813520×418||HUMIDOR (NZ)||Darren Weir||Blake Shinn||1||59kg||116|
|4||24x45x0x92||AMBITIOUS (JPN)||Anthony Freedman||Craig Williams||7||59kg||110|
|5||10x242100x||SUCCESS DAYS (IRE)||Ken Condon||Joao Moreira||8||59kg||109|
|6||222511×738||CLASSIC UNIFORM||Gary Moore||Andrew Adkins||4||59kg||108|
|7||8x1160x312||COMIN’ THROUGH||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||2||59kg||107|
|8||x00118x642||ODEON (NZ)||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||6||59kg||98|
|9||1x11111x11||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||10||57kg||132|
|10||0x28424424||CONSENSUS (NZ)||Stephen McKee||Jason Collett||3||57kg||105|
- 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations closed on Monday February 12, 2018 and attracted 121 entries
- 2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances closed on Tuesday March 13, 2018 and drew 64 hopefuls
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes First Acceptances
The official Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 First Acceptances are now out leaving 64 potential runners including the defending champion Winx who could bypass the race in favour of heading straight to England for a Group 1 race during the Royal Ascot Carnival.
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Nominations
The official Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted 121 horses including 17 from the powerhouse stable of Chris Waller whose contingent is dominated by the reigning champion Winx. Winx, if accepted, will be chasing successive Queen Elizabeth Stakes wins for the first time since Grand Armee (2004-05).
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips
Looking for gallopers that finished in the money in lead-up Sydney Group 1 races like The BMW held a fortnight earlier over 500m further is a top Queen Elizabeth Stakes tip.
Favourites in the race only have a fair record so looking for value in the markets and laying the top fancy in betting can also prove lucrative, unless the Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting favourite is Winx!
Mares have a poor Queen Elizabeth Stakes record with only six female gallopers beating home the boys since 1983 meaning the stallions and geldings dominate tipping on the race. In recent years however the mares’ hoodoo in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes has lifted with victories by More Joyous (2012), Lucia Valentina (2016) and Winx (2017 & 2018).
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes’ Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for who to back and sack in the Group 1 weight-for-age classic this autumn.
- 1st: #9 WINX ($1.16)
- 2nd: #7 COMIN’ THROUGH ($41)
- 3rd: #2 GAILO CHOP ($15)
WINX ($1.16) is the Queen of the Turf and she makes it 18 Group 1 wins on Saturday. She is odds-on and firming to finish her autumn completing the same Group 1 treble as 2017 after winning the Chipping Norton – George Ryder double in the lead-up. Six-from-seven over this distance and everything says she wins. The Black Caviar winning streak of 25 straight calls, as does $18.88 million in prize money. Back don’t sack. COMIN’ THROUGH ($41) is the other Chris Waller-trained runner. Distance query for the in-form four-year-old, but his lead-ups suggest he’s going great and even at WFA presents as a place chance from the gun barrier (2) at his pet track. GAILO CHOP ($15) hasn’t gotten close to Saturday’s favourite when thrashed in the 2015 and 2017 Cox Plate, but this time in the Darren Weir-trained French expat won the Ranvet Stakes (2000m) before the Tancred Stakes (2400m) distance found him out. Better dropping back here.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide
The Queen Elizabeth Stakes form guide provides punters with all the must-know race facts and statistics including barrier positions and lead-up form. Horses coming off runs at Rosehill and Randwick have dominated the race over the past 30 years with only two Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners coming off a non-Sydney lead-up since 1983.
The age of the runners in the field is also listed on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes form guide and only one three-year-old has won in three decades with Intergaze (1997). The most successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes barriers since 1983 are six (six winners), two (five winners) and four (five winners) so looking for horses drawn the inside alleys is a top form guide tip.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Facts
- Favourites don’t have a great recent record in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes results with Winx (2017 & 2018) the last to salute for the punters
- Since 1987 just six mares have become Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners with More Joyous (2012), Lucia Valentina (2016) and Winx (2017 & 2018)
- Three-year-olds don’t stack-up in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes form with only one beating their older rivals in over 30 years – Intergaze (1997)
2018 Queen Elizabeth Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Queen Elizabeth Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Results
Horses aged between four-years-old and six-years-old coming off lead-up runs in Sydney Group 1s have dominated the Queen Elizabeth Stakes results over the past 30 years.
There have been a number of upset Queen Elizabeth Stakes results in that time as well with some of the longest priced victories going to Reliable Man ($12 in 2013), My Kingdom Of Fife ($13 in 2011) and Sarrera ($51 in 2008).
Other notable recent Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners include Road To Rock (2010), Desert War (2007), Lonhro (2003) and Winx (2017 & 2018).
Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners
|2018||Winx||Gailo Chop||Happy Clapper||2:01.6|
|2017||Winx||Hartnell||Sense Of Occasion||2:07.2|
|2016||Lucia Valentina||The United States||Happy Clapper||2:04.8|
|2015||Criterion||Red Cadeaux||Royal Descent||2:05.3|
|2014||It’s A Dundeel||Sacred Falls||Carlton House||2:03.7|
|2013||Reliable Man||It’s A Dundeel||Happy Trails||2:01.8|
|2012||More Joyous||Manighar||Secret Admirer||2:05.3|
|2011||My Kingdom Of Fife||Sacred Choice||Syreon||2:07.7|
|2010||Road To Rock||Triple Honour||Monaco Consul||2:03.8|
|2009||Pompeii Ruler||=2 Sarrera||=2 Metal Bender||2:07.1|
|2008||Sarrera||Nom Du Jeu||Tuesday Joy||2:03.5|
|2007||Desert War||Haradasun||Spirit of Tara||2:04.2|
|2006||Eremein||Aqua d’ Amore||Ike’s Dream||2:02.4|
|2001||Shogun Lodge||Go Flash Go||El Mirada||2:05.5|