Ladbrokes Tip: The Queen Of The South Stakes is a good lead-up into the RA Lee Stakes each autumn
The Queen Of The South Stakes is a Group 2 race run at Morphettville Racecourse on a Saturday in early May during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival. Run on the same day as the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) and the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m), the Queen Of The South Stakes is contested over a mile (1600m) and is open only to fillies and mares.
The event is a set weights plus penalties race and offers a total of $175,000 in total prize money. Many of the best runners in the Queen Of The South Stakes back-up at the track a fortnight later in the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) against the boys, the last to complete the double being Sylvaner who won both races in both 2002 and 2003.
The next edition of the Queen Of The South Stakes runs on May, 2017.
Queen Of The South Stakes
2017 Queen Of The South Stakes Field
The Queen Of The South Stakes field attracts a collection of in-form fillies and mares with proven ability at a mile, the majority of which come from local stables. Runners come via a number of different lead-ups, but usually have form over the 1600m at Morphettville from earlier during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.
One lead-up race for Queen Of The South Stakes-bound hopefuls is the Listed City Of Adelaide Stakes (1400m) run at Morphettville Parks the Saturday prior, and in 2016 Rocket Commander ran second in that before a third in the Group 2 a week later. The Listed Nitschke Stakes (1400m) is another possible lead-up into the Queen Of The South Stakes field, a double last completed by Tango’s Daughter (2014).
Atlantis Dream meanwhile won the 2015 Queen Of The South Stakes and ran second to Into The Mist in the 2016 edition when trying to defend her title. Queen Of The South Stakes nominations are taken by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.
Queen Of The South Stakes Odds & Betting
Queen Of The South Stakes betting markets open after the final field and barriers are released the week of the race, futures / all-in odds not usually available on the Group 2 Morphettville feature. Sitting top of the Queen Of The South Stakes odds each autumn are fillies and mares with proven ability over the mile and at the Morphettville track.
Into The Mist (2016), Atlantis Dream (2015) and Tango’s Daughter (2014) are all recent Queen Of The South Stakes winners that came off a top three run, so mares that finished in the money last time out are often dominant in betting.
Queen Of The South Stakes Tips
Good Queen Of The South Stakes tips include backing locally-trained mares with previous winning form over 1600m that have a successful strike-rate at Morphettville Racecourse.
Runners coming off a top three run last time out and mares that featured in the money in the previous year’s Queen Of The Turf Stakes results are also worth tipping.
Queen Of The South Stakes Form Guide
The Queen Of The South Stakes form guide features must know info like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the fillies and mare sin the field.
Interestingly the Queen Of The South Stakes form has stacked up in bigger and better interstate races in recent seasons. In 2014 Floria ran second to Tango’s Daughter in the Queen Of The South Stakes before running in three Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival features. She ran sixth in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m), third in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) and won the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m).
Queen Of The South Stakes Results
Queen Of The South Stakes results have been dominated by mares from local stables coming off a top three Adelaide run in recent years. Notable Queen Of The South Stakes winners include Atlantis Dream (2015), Star Of Giselle (2013) and Returntosender (2010).
Queen Of The South Stakes 2017 Results
Queen Of The South Stakes Winners
|2016||Into The Mist||Atlantis Dream||Rocket Commander||1:36.3|
|2015||Atlantis Dream||Let’s Make Adeal||Marianne||1:36.7|
|2014||Tango’s Daughter||Floria||Vivi Veloce||1:39.0|
|2013||Star Of Giselle||Danish Spy||Lake Sententia||1:39.5|
|2012||So Pristine||Little House||Blue Ribbon||1:39.1|
|2011||Goon Serpent||Lady Lynette||Ocean Challenger||1:36.4|
|2009||Bird Of Fire||Amberino||Autumn Jeuney||1:37.3|
|2008||Trick Of Light||Bellini Rose||Cuban Girl||1:36.0|
|2006||Open Cut||Holy Bounty||Lotto Rock||1:36.8|
|2004||Jameela||Infinite Grace||Ruling Eyes||1:35.8|
|2001||Lady Marion||Calm Smytzer||Bumbelina||1:36.5|
|2000||La Zoffany||Porto Roca||Lady Marion||1:38.3|