Quezette Stakes 2018

Saturday August 18th

Ladbrokes Tip: Quezette Stakes fillies often go on to run top three in Group 2 company later in the spring

The Quezette Stakes is a Group 3 race for three-year-old fillies held in mid-August during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on PB Lawrence Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse. The meeting is headlined by the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) but also holds two Group 3 races with the Vain Stakes and this race in particular, both run over 1100m and offering $150,000 in total prize money.

A set weights plus penalties race, the Quezette Stakes is a good early carnival lead-up for smart fillies looking to progress onto races like the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington.

The next edition of the Quezette Stakes is scheduled for Saturday August 18th, 2018.

Quezette Stakes Field

The Quezette Stakes field attracts a line-up of smart young fillies, many kicking off their Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaigns. Fillies in the Quezette Stakes field may come off a lead-up run at the start of the month at a venue like Moonee Valley Racecourse, or be having their first start of the new season.

A second-up run the following month at Flemington in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) is often on the cards for fillies, a race the 2013 winner Kiss A Rose placed second in next start.

An easier next start option may fillies go on to contest is the Listed Cap D’Antibes Stakes (1100m) at Flemington on the same day as the Danehill Stakes. In 2015 Sabatini ran third in the Cap D’Antibes next start, while the year before Chloe In Paris ran third in the Quezette and second in the Flemington Listed race. Race nominations close the Monday of race week followed by the final field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday before PB Lawrence Stakes Day on the Saturday.

Quezette Stakes Odds

Quezette Stakes betting markets are usually led by promising fillies having their first run as a three-year-old with proven form when fresh.

Any progressive three-year-olds coming off an earlier non-Black Type win in Melbourne also sit high up the Quezette Stakes odds, as do proven stakes performers from last time in. The bookies release odds on the Quezette Stakes shortly after final acceptances and barriers are out the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

Quezette Stakes Tips

Top Quezette Stakes tips include looking for past winners over similar distance and class races, any fillies with winning form over the colts / geldings coming back against their own kind and Melbourne runners with ability that way of going.

Single-figure fancies also have a top record so taking fillies under $10 in the markets is also a good Quezette Stakes betting tip.

Quezette Stakes Form Guide

The Quezette Stakes form guide is published at Ladbrokes once the field and betting markets go up on the Wednesday of race week.
In the form guide punters will find all the information and statistics they need to know before placing a bet like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and track / distance form of the fillies in the race.

Over the years the race form has held up in other Group races during the spring carnival including in 2015 when the third placegetter Miss Gunpowder went on to win the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) two runs later. In 2011 the third-placegetter Mosheen franked the form with a Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) win three starts later, a Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) second that October and a Melbourne Cup Carnival win the next month in the Group 1 Crown O aks (2500m).

Quezette Stakes Results

The Quezette Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure runners and notable recent winners include odds-on fancy Petits Filous (2015) and Satin Shoes (2011).

Winners of the Quezette Stakes

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018  Sunlight Humma Humma Thrillster  1:04.3
2017 Crown Witness Catchy Ploverset 1:05.6
2016 I Am A Star Leotie Athena Lass 1:05.0
2015 Petits Filous Jalan Jalan Miss Gunpowder 1:03.1
2014 Sabatini Royal Snitzel Novel Dancer 1:04.2
2013 Kiss A Rose Metastasio Chloe In Paris 1:02.7
2012 Elite Elle Agueda Ephemera 1:05.0
2011 Satin Shoes Metonymy Mosheen 1:04.2