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 $275,000 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 latest edition of the Queen Of The South Stakes ran on Saturday May 5, 2018.
2018 Queen Of The South Stakes Results
- 1st: #2 French Emotion
- 2nd: #5 Tahanee
- 3rd: #15 Shenandoah
Queen Of The South Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
- Track: Morphettville Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $275,000
- First Run: 1981
Queen Of The South Stakes 2018 Results
The complete 2018 Queen Of The South Stakes Results & Finishing Order will be detailed in full once the race takes place on Saturday May 5, 2018.
The official Queen Of The South Stakes 2018 Results saw a blanket finish for the first four over the line, Chris Waller’s six-year-old French Emotion scoring the narrow win.
|1||2||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||–||8||58.5kg||$9|
|2||5||TAHANEE (ARG)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||0.1L||5||58kg||$21|
|3||15||SHENANDOAH (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||0.2L||6||55kg||$81|
|4||1||SAVAPINSKI (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||0.4L||7||58.5kg||$2.50F|
|5||14||HAVE ANOTHER GLASS||Sue Jaensch||Ms Emily Finnegan (a)||1.9L||1||55kg||$31|
|6||7||FLYING JESS||John Moloney||Mark Zahra||2.1L||4||57kg||$18|
|7||12||MA JONES||Darren Weir||Harry Coffey||2.5L||9||55kg||$41|
|8||16||STAR PATRIOT||Travis Doudle||Todd Pannell||2.6L||2||55kg||$151|
|9||13||LADY SILHOUETTE||Gary Searle||Dylan Caboche (a)||3.5L||10||55kg||$81|
|10||6||QUILATE||Michael Kent||Kerrin McEvoy||3.8L||15||57kg||$20|
|11||8||ASTARA (NZ)||Michael Kent||Dwayne Dunn||4.3L||16||56.5kg||$151|
|12||11||HUSSTERICAL||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||5.8L||3||55kg||$8|
|13||9||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||6.3L||13||55kg||$11|
|14||3||SWORD OF LIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||6.6L||12||58.5kg||$17|
|15||4||TIAMO GRACE||Darren Weir||John Allen||6.7L||11||58.5kg||$41|
|16||10||JESTER HALO||Darren Kolpin||Craig Williams||7.4L||14||55kg||$8|
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.
French Emotion (2018), Amelie’s Star (2017), 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.
2018 Queen Of The South Stakes Betting
The latest Queen Of The South Stakes 2018 odds and Morphettville autumn betting markets will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best prices on your Group 2 Adelaide racing selections.
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.
2018 Queen Of The South Stakes Field
The official Queen Of The South Stakes 2018 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and the full list of acceptors will be available below.
The 2018 Queen Of The South Stakes Field drew a quality line-up of 16 female gallopers to close the Robert Sangster Stakes Day card including the well-backed favourite Savapinski and Chris Waller’s last start Caulfield winner French Emotion.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x4114214x3||SAVAPINSKI (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||7||58.5kg||99|
|2||05x877x241||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||8||58.5kg||97|
|3||1600×09633||SWORD OF LIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||12||58.5kg||97|
|4||21x900x240||TIAMO GRACE||Darren Weir||John Allen||11||58.5kg||81|
|5||x464616x70||TAHANEE (ARG)||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||5||58kg||91|
|6||28x31164x6||QUILATE||Michael Kent||Kerrin McEvoy||15||57kg||96|
|7||2200×67430||FLYING JESS||John Moloney||Mark Zahra||4||57kg||94|
|8||x990453576||ASTARA (NZ)||Michael Kent||Dwayne Dunn||16||56.5kg||72|
|9||36x5140x51||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||13||55kg||87|
|10||1122104334||JESTER HALO||Darren Kolpin||Craig Williams||14||55kg||84|
|11||1170x9x521||HUSSTERICAL||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||3||55kg||80|
|12||5115×38055||MA JONES||Darren Weir||Harry Coffey||9||55kg||79|
|13||173210×543||LADY SILHOUETTE||Gary Searle||Dylan Caboche (a)||10||55kg||78|
|14||2353x64x60||HAVE ANOTHER GLASS||Sue Jaensch||Ms Emily Finnegan (a)||1||55kg||78|
|15||x4533178x4||SHENANDOAH (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||6||55kg||72|
|16||723029×326||STAR PATRIOT||Travis Doudle||Todd Pannell||2||55kg||61|
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).
More recently the 2017 Queen Of The South Stakes winner Amelie’s Star went on to run a close fourth in the Doomben Cup results next race.
2018 Queen Of The South Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Queen Of The South Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
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.
2018 Queen Of The South Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queen Of The South Stakes 2018 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies and mares to back and sack in the Group 2 this season.
- 1st: #9 SEBRING DREAM ($11)
- 2nd: #1 SAVAPINSKI ($3.20)
- 3rd: #3 SWORD OF LIGHT ($15)
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 Winners
|2017||Amelie’s Star||Have Another Glass||Miles Of Krishan||1:36.1|
|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|