Roman Consul Stakes 2017

Saturday October 7, 2017

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 Spring Champion Stakes Day in early October during the annual Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The meeting is headlined by the three-year-old staying types eyeing a Victoria Derby run facing off in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m).

Also open only to three-year-olds is the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes, contested over 1200m under set weights conditions and offering $300,000 in prize money.

The Roman Consul Stakes race 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 latest edition of the Roman Consul Stakes took place on Saturday October 7, 2017 .

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Viridine
  • 2nd: #2 Single Bullet
  • 3rd: #5 Beau Geste

Roman Consul Stakes Race Info

  • Date: 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1978

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.

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Betting

The season’s top Roman Consul Stakes 2017 odds and links to our Randwick racing markets will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the best betting on the three-years-old sprint this Spring Champion Stakes Day.

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.

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Roman Consul Stakes winner Russian Revolution (2016) went on to win the Group 1 The Galaxy the following autumn. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

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, which produced the Godolphin-raced Viridine (2017) for his win.

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.

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Field

The official Roman Consul Stakes 2017 field and barriers are released by Racing NSW the Wednesday of race week and feature a line-up of potential Group 1 runners in Melbourne later that spring.

The 2017 Roman Consul Stakes Final Field drew just the eight acceptors including the undefeated Godolphin-raced Virdine drawn well in gate two and Single Bullet for this year’s Golden Slipper winning trainer Gary Portelli.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 132590×266 CHAUFFEUR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Sam Clipperton 4 56.5kg 83
2 223100×2 SINGLE BULLET Gary Portelli Tye Angland 8 56.5kg 80
3 11×1 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg 81
4 2011x36x1 SNITZKRAFT Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler Tim Clark 3 56.5kg 75
5 1×31 BEAU GESTE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 5 56.5kg 73
6 411×66 THE MIGHTY FED David Payne Blake Shinn 1 56.5kg 71
7 219×1273 ALBUMIN Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 6 56.5kg 71
8 6xLx21 SHUDABEEN Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 7 54.5kg 64

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.

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Roman Consul Stakes 2017 betting tips and Group 2 race selections will be detailed below a few days out from the race so stay tuned for the young sprinters to tip in the Coolmore Stud Stakes lead-up this spring.

  • 1st: #3 Viridine ($3.10) – Firming and deserving favourite from the Godolphin stable who is yet to taste defeat. Second-up with plenty of scope looking ahead to the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in Melbourne if he shows-up for the punters here. Keeps getting those good gates. Won the Listed Heritage Stakes (1100m) first-up from barrier two and gets the same gate here. Step-up to 1200m will suit, he’s already won over the distance, and no reason he can’t keep the winning streak going.
  • 2nd: #5 Beau Geste ($7) – Tipping an all James Cummings-trained Roman Consul Stakes quinella. Loved the last start win from this son of Street Cry who did plenty right to salute over 1300m at Rosehill. Down in distance, up in grade and the nice weight relief (carried 58kg last time out) puts him right in the mix at a good price.
  • 3rd: #1 Chauffeur ($5.50) – Bookies have an eye on this Hawkes Racing-trained colt who is right back in class after the tough sixth to runaway winner Trapeze Artist in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) last time out. This is easier and if it’s not too sharp coming back 200m in distance he is a big place chance.

Roman Consul Stakes Form Guide

The Roman Consul Stakes 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

Roman Consul Stakes 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).

2017 Roman Consul Stakes Results

The official Roman Consul Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be published below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 7, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg $2.25F
2 2 SINGLE BULLET Gary Portelli Tye Angland 2L 7 56.5kg $5.50
3 5 BEAU GESTE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2.3L 4 56.5kg $4.80
4 7 ALBUMIN Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 2.4L 5 56.5kg $11
5 8 SHUDABEEN Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 3.4L 6 54.5kg $41
6 6 THE MIGHTY FED David Payne Blake Shinn 4.6L 1 56.5kg $61
7 1 CHAUFFEUR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Sam Clipperton 5.3L 3 56.5kg $6.50
4 SNITZKRAFT Kelso Wood & Patricia Gesler Tim Clark 0

Roman Consul Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Viridine Single Bullet Beau Geste 1:10.2
2016 Russian Revolution Astern Capitalist 1:09.0
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