Roman Consul Stakes 2017

Saturday October 7th

Ladbrokes Tip: Roman Consul Stakes runners often back-up in Melbourne’s Coolmore Stud Stakes

The Roman Consul Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse for sprinters on Epsom Handicap Day in early October during the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The meeting is headlined by three Group 1 races with the milers facing off in the Epsom Handicap (1600m), Caulfield Cup types contesting The Metropolitan (2400m) and the three-year-old fillies running in the Flight Stakes (1600m).

Also on the card is the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m). Open only to three-year-olds the conditions involve a set weights race offering $175,000 in total prize money.

It attracts classy young sprinters each spring that may go on to run in Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Recent winners of the Roman Consul Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double include Brazen Beau (2014) and Zoustar (2013).

The next edition of the race takes place on Saturday October 7th, 2017.

Roman Consul Stakes Field

The season’s top three-year-old sprinters make-up the Roman Consul Stakes each spring and the line-up is dominated by local Sydney-trained runners.

Horses in the field may come via a number of earlier Sydney runs including the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m). The Golden Rose Stakes – Roman Consul Stakes double was most recently achieved by Exosphere (2015) and Zoustar (2013). Exosphere went on to run fourth in the Coolmore Stud Stakes in Melbourne behind that season’s Roman Consul Stakes third-placegetter Japonisme.

The previous spring Brazen Beau (2014) completed the Roman Consul Stakes – Coolmore Stud Stakes double for the second year on the trot following Zoustar in 2013. In 2014 Delectation ran third in the Roman Consul Stakes before a second to his stablemate in the Coolmore Stud Stakes two runs later.

In 2012 the Roman Consul Stakes winner Jolie Bay ran second next start in the Coolmore Stud Stakes, as did Foxwedge in 2011. The other traditional Roman Consul Stakes lead-up run is Randwick’s Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) run on George Main Stakes Day in September.

The race’s nominations close on the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday followed by the final field of acceptances and barrier draw on the Wednesday.

Roman Consul Stakes Odds

Roman Consul Stakes odds favour the in-form local Sydney sprinters in the field coming off a run in a lead-up like the prestigious Golden Rose Stakes. Proven ability over the distance and winning form at the track also help runners sit higher up the Roman Consul Stakes betting markets.

Favourites and single-figure hopefuls in the Roman Consul Stakes betting markets have an outstanding recent record in the race over the past two decades.

Roman Consul Stakes Tips

Some Roman Consul Stakes tips include backing the odds-on favourite, checking for top four performers coming off a Golden Rose Stakes run and getting behind the proven Sydney performers.

Another useful tip in preparation for the race is that Roman Consul Stakes winners rarely salute at double-figures so backing the favourite and those under the $10 mark for the win is also a nice betting tip.

Roman Consul Stakes Form Guide

The form guide features all the need-to-know information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the field.In recent years the Roman Consul Stakes form has stacked up in tougher spring runs including Melbourne’s Coolmore Stud Stakes, a popular betting double for the season.

Roman Consul Stakes Results

Results for the race have been dominated over the past decade by Golden Rose graduates and runners under $10 in the betting markets. Notable recent winners include Exosphere (2015), Brazen Beau (2014), Zoustar (2013), Foxwedge (2011), Buffering (2010), Fastnet Rock (2004) and Exceed And Excel (2003).

Roman Consul Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2015 Exosphere Zoutenant Japonisme 1:08.5
2014 Brazen Beau Nostradamus Delectation 1:09.0
2013 Zoustar Barbed Open Book 1:09.4
2012 Jolie Bay Knight Exemplar Your Song 1:09.6
2011 Foxwedge Masthead Do You Think 1:11.1
2010 Buffering Obsequious Parriwi 1:09.0
2009 Shellscrape Honest Truth Shadow Assassin 1:09.9
2008 Montana Flyer Drumbeats Silent But Deadly 1:11.6
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Reigning to Win Gold Edition Mute 1:10.7
2005 Denmarket Stratum De Beers 1:10.5
2004 Fastnet Rock Charge Forward Star Cat 1:09.3
2003 Exceed and Excel Hasna Ambulance 1:09.1
2002 Snowland Force Apollo Bollinger 1:10.6
2001 Stylish Lass Fair Embrace Mistegic 1:04.9
2000 Kootoomootoo Veteran Zariz 1:12.2