Robert Sangster Stakes 2017

Saturday May 6, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Favourites have a poor recent record in the Robert Sangster Stakes.

The Robert Sangster Stakes is one of the major Group 1 South Australian races held at Morphettville Racecourse during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.

Run at the same meeting as the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) on a Saturday in late April / early May, the Robert Sangster Stakes is a sprint feature conducted over 1200m. It is open only to fillies and mares and is run under weight-for-age conditions with four-year-old mares dominating the Robert Sangster Stakes results over the past 30 years.

The race offers a total of $1 million in prize money and is contested by female gallopers coming out of a host of different lead-up races, the field attracting plenty of interstate hopefuls. From 2006 onwards it has been the sole 1200m Group 1 race for fillies and mares.

The next edition of the Robert Sangster Stakes is due to run on Saturday May 6, 2017 .

Robert Sangster Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 6, 2017
  • Track: Morphettville Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1983

Robert Sangster Stakes Odds & Betting

Robert Sangster Stakes betting markets are rarely led by the older mares as three and four-year-olds have dominated over the past three decades. From 2004 – 2016 four three-year-old fillies took out the classic, while from 2008 – 2016 all but three of the Robert Sangster Stakes winners were four-year-old mares.

Robert Sangster Stakes odds traditionally favour fillies and mares with proven Group 1 sprint form earlier in the autumn coming out of races including Melbourne’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap or Lightning Stakes at Flemington.

Favourites have a poor recent record in the race with just two getting the job done for the punters since 2007, most recently Peter Moody’s undefeated superstar Black Caviar (2012).

2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Betting

The autumn’s top Robert Sangster Stakes 2017 odds will be available here once markets on the Group 1 Adelaide Carnival sprint classic are out so stay tuned.

Robert Sangster Stakes Field

The Robert Sangster Stakes field is made up each season by fillies and mares from right around Australia coming via many different lead-up races.

The traditional lead-up is the Group 3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m), another weight-for-age sprint held at Morphettville Racecourse a fortnight earlier. The last mare to win the RN Irwin Stakes – Robert Sangster Stakes double was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Driefontein (2014).

Plenty of interstate talent features in the Robert Sangster Stakes field each year and visiting mares from outside of Adelaide boast an excellent record in the race.

Since 1983 no less than 10 horses have lined-up in the Robert Sangster Stakes field. The race attracted a record 20 starters in 2016 when Precious Gem scored an upset as a $21 roughie in betting becoming the first six-year-old Robert Sangster Stakes winner in over 30 years. Robert Sangster Stakes nominations close the week before the race with the field out on the Tuesday along with the barrier draw.

2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Field

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Black Caviar (2012) is the most famous Robert Sangster Stakes winner. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The official Robert Sangster Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on Tuesday May 2, 2017 and will be published right here so stay tuned to see what fillies and mares will face off in the $1 million Adelaide Autumn Carnival clash this season.

Robert Sangster Stakes Tips

Robert Sangster Stakes tips favour the three and four-year-olds in the field as they have a remarkable record in the Adelaide Group 1 feature. Interstate fillies and mares with good lead-up form in earlier autumn Group 1 races also make excellent Robert Sangster Stakes tips with the visitors beating the locals more often than not in the past decade or so.

Wide barrier draws have been a non-issue in the race with six of the Robert Sangster Stakes winners from 2007 – 2016 getting the job done from a double digit gate. With the top fancies in betting having a poor recent record, laying the Robert Sangster Stakes favourite can be another good tip.

2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Robert Sangster Stakes 2017 betting tips on the fillies and mares to back and sack in the lucrative Adelaide Group 1 sprint will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

Robert Sangster Stakes Form Guide

The Robert Sangster Stakes form guide provides all the crucial field information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the hopefuls.

Lee Freedman is the most successful Robert Sangster Stakes trainer in modern times with three wins that he enjoyed on the trot with Alinghi (2005), Ellicorsam (2006) and Universal Queen (2007). Four-year-olds have the best record in the race including winning all three editions of the race form 2013 – 15.

Wider barrier draws are dominant in the Robert Sangster Stakes history and form guide, however since 1983 with five winners gate nine is the most successful – most recently Response (2011).

Robert Sangster Stakes Form Facts

  • Four-year-old mares have dominated the Robert Sangster Stakes in the past 30 years including six wins from 2008 – 2016
  • Just two favourites in Robert Sangster Stakes betting have saluted since 2007
  • Plenty of Robert Sangster Stakes winners have jumped from a double-digit barrier
  • More winners have come off a Melbourne lead-up run than an Adelaide start leading into the race

Robert Sangster Stakes Results

Interstate raiders along with three-year-old fillies and four-year-old mares have dominated the Robert Sangster Stakes results over the years. Black Caviar (1/20 in 2012) was the last favourite to take it out with plenty of double digit winners in that time including Precious Gem ($21 in 2016), Rostova ($21 in 2010) and Juste Momente ($21 in 2008).

Along with Black Caviar the other most notable recent Robert Sangster Stakes winners include Miracles Of Life (2015), Alinghi (2005), Our Egypitan Raine (2003) and Dantelah (1999).

2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Results

The complete Robert Sangster Stakes 2017 race results and full finishing order will be available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday May 6, 2017 .

Robert Sangster Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2016 Precious Gem Sheidel I Love It 1:09.4
2015 Miracles Of Life Gregers I Love It 1:09.7
2014 Driefontein Platelet Gregers 1:09.2
2013 Platelet Angelic Light Yosei 1:11.0
2012 Black Caviar Sistine Angel Power Princess 1:10.6
2011 Response Beaded Miss Octopussy 1:09.0
2010 Rostova Velocitea Sister Madly 1:09.4
2009 Bel Mer Hidden Energy Impressive Eagle 1:09.5
2008 Juste Momente Zipanese Serious Speed 1:09.7
2007 Universal Queen Media Flying Object 1:08.3
2006 Ellicorsam Social Glow Truly Wicked 1:09.7
2005 Alinghi Glamour Puss Solar Antiquity 1:08.7
2004 French Bid Fly For Me Social Glow 1:09.0
2003 Our Egyptian Raine Brief Embrace Dama De Noche 1:08.7
2002 Suzy Grey Regal Kiss Lady Belvedere 1:13.2
2001 Umaline Fayrouz Crixia 1:08.1
2000 Rain Dance Lady Tapalinga Daninkling 1:09.1