Salinger Stakes 2017

Saturday November 4, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: Horses can back-up from the Salinger Stakes into the Darley Classic and finish in the money

The Salinger Stakes, also known as the Linlithgow Stakes, is a Group 2 race run on the Saturday prior to the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Victoria Derby Day. VRC Derby Day is the first of four meetings making up the Melbourne Cup Carnival held at the tail-end of the wider Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in late October or early November each year, and features four Group 1 features.

The highlights on the bumper race card are the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), Group 1 Kenendy Mile (1600m), Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m). There are also two Group 2 support acts on the program with the Wakeful Stakes (2000m) for fillies and the Salinger Stakes run over 1200m by sprinters.

Open to horses aged three-years-old and over, the Salinger Stakes is an open handicap event offering $300,000 in total prize money. It can serve as a lead-up to the following Saturday’s Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) over the same track and distance, a double last achieved by Dance Hero (2006), while in 2015 Delectation improved on a lead-up fourth in the Salinger Stakes to win the Darley Classic a week later.

The latest edition of the Salinger Stakes ran on Saturday November 4, 2017 .

2017 Salinger Stakes Results

  • 1st: #11 Rich Charm
  • 2nd: #7 Missrock
  • 3rd: #3 The Monstar

Salinger Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 4, 2017
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1868

2017 Salinger Stakes Results

The official Salinger Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the sprint takes place at Flemington on Saturday November 4, 2017 .

The 2017 Salinger Stakes Results saw the Cranbourne-trained Rich Charm salute for the punters giving trainer Udyta Clarke the biggest thrill of her career.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 11 RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 7 54kg $5.50F
2 7 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 1L 14 55kg $10
3 3 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Jamie Mott 2L 2 57.5kg $31
4 9 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 3L 1 54.5kg $8
5 13 LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3.4L 13 53kg $101
6 1 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 3.5L 10 58kg $10
7 6 LOPE DE CAPIO Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Ms Jamie Kah 3.7L 5 55kg $10
8 15 MAN FROM UNCLE Anthony & Edward Cummings Regan Bayliss 4L 12 53kg $10
9 2 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 4.3L 11 58kg $9.50
10 14 SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley Noel Callow 4.4L 9 53kg $13
11 8 BONS AWAY Aaron Purcell Ms Linda Meech 4.9L 6 54.5kg $9.50
12 10 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 5.1L 8 54kg $51
13 5 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Darren Weir Damian Lane 11.1L 3 56kg $21
14 12 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp James Orman 12.6L 4 53kg $31
4 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 0

Salinger Stakes Odds & Betting

Salinger Stakes odds are led by horses with a good 1200m record and those proven down the Flemington straight. Some gallopers are more suited to turning track like Moonee Valley, so Salinger Stakes betting favours those that have previous experience at Flemington Racecourse and those also proven in similar Group company over the season.

Upsets are not uncommon in the race and recent winners to salute at double figures in the Salinger Stakes betting markets include Éclair Choice ($18 in 2015) and Illustrious Lad ($12 in 2016). Other recent upsets include the back-to-back victories of Fontelina ($17 in 2012 and $11 in 2013).

2017 Salinger Stakes Odds

The latest Salinger Stakes 2017 betting markets and links to the Victoria Derby Day odds online will be provided below so stay tuned for the best markets on the hopeful sprinters down the Flemington straight this Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Salinger Stakes Tips

Top Salinger Stakes tips include backing horses coming off a last start win over a similar distance, getting behind graduates of a race like the Caulfield Sprint and backing runners proven down the testing Flemington straight.

Favourites only have a mediocre recent strike rate in the race so another good Salinger Stakes betting tip is to look at the horses with good lead-up form at $10 or over in the markets.

2017 Salinger Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Salinger Stakes 2017 betting tips and Flemington sprint racing selections will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the horses to back and sack this VRC Derby Day.

  • 1st: #8 BONS AWAY ($10) – Easing and attractive odds on this consistent Aaron Purcell-trained Bon Hoffa four-year-old. Beat subsequent The Everest placed Brave Smash two back at Caulfield in black-type company and was under a length beaten for fourth down the Flemington straight last start in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m). Gets another go at 1200m at Flemington this afternoon, better weighted and experience on his side.
  • 2nd: #1 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD ($6.50) – Defending champ, gives weight away this year carrying equal 58kg top weight, but has class and has been up against tougher. First-up second saw him a nostril flare off the winner in Caulfield’s Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m). Drops a half-kilo and up to 1200m will be improving and fitter.
  • 3rd: #7 MISSROCK ($14) – Good place chance at a price, Robbie Laing-trained mare is speedy and out to improve on the Caulfield Sprint (1000m) seventh. Better with 200m extra here, is prove at Flemington and comes back from 58kg to 55kg so can fly even from the wide barrier.

Salinger Stakes Field

The Salinger Stakes field features a quality line-up of sprinters, although the top tier short-distance runners are often saved for the following Saturday’s Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m). Runners in the Salinger Stakes field may come off lead-up spring runs in a race like the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m) on Caulfield Cup Day, which last produced a Salinger Stakes winner with Éclair Choice (2015) who completed the double.

Salinger Stakes odds & tips - Ladbrokes.com.au

Delectation (4th in 2015) improved on his Salinger Stakes results to win the Group 1 Darley Classic next-up that spring. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Horses may also come off a Sydney run in something like the Group 2 Premier Stakes (1200m) run at the start of the month at Royal Randwick. Another Sydney lead-up into the Salinger Stakes field is the Listed Tattersall’s Club Lightning (1100m), a race Deep Field won on way to his Salinger success in 2014. The next year’s Tattersall’s Club Lightning winner Dothraki (2015) went on to run third in the Salinger.

Salinger Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs that Saturday on Derby Day and the final acceptances and barriers are out on the Wednesday.

2017 Salinger Stakes Field

The official Salinger Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers are due for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be detailed in full below so stay tuned to see what sprinters make the starting line-up.

The 2017 Salinger Stakes Field attracted 15 sprinters including the reigning champion Illustrious Lad carrying the 58kg equal top weight with the Lindsay Park-trained Gilgai Stakes winner two back Keen Array, the duo drawn in barriers 10 and 11 respectively. Keen Array’s last start conqueror in a black-type Caulfield spring, Rich Charm is also in the Salinger Stakes 2017 field drawn mid-field in barrier seven.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 12x50020x2 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 10 58kg 105
2 478×045512 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 11 58kg 105
3 8×03122344 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Jamie Mott 2 57.5kg 104
4 3181368×00 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 13 57kg 103
5 743x1024x7 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Darren Weir Damian Lane 3 56kg 101
6 x758x29211 LOPE DE CAPIO Wayne Francis & Glen Kent Ms Jamie Kah 5 55kg 99
7 9242×14497 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Hugh Bowman 15 55kg 103
8 57×3211114 BONS AWAY Aaron Purcell Ms Linda Meech 6 54.5kg 98
9 451x493x13 RAVI Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 1 54.5kg 102
10 x2125x6437 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 8 54kg 97
11 3x34111x41 RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 7 54kg 97
12 5956344×20 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp James Orman 4 53kg 98
13 x3815x80x8 LE CORDON BLEU Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 14 53kg 95
14 10x4810x95 SWEET SHERRY Brent Stanley Noel Callow 9 53kg 95
15 123x115x MAN FROM UNCLE Anthony & Edward Cummings Regan Bayliss 12 53kg 90

2017 Salinger Stakes Nominations

The early Salinger Stakes 2017 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to Victoria Derby Day, the full list of nominated horses to be published below as soon as released.

The 2017 Salinger Stakes Nominations feature 23 hopefuls including 59kg top weight The Quarterback, the Lindsay Park-trained Keen Array who won the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes at the track / distance two back and last start Schillaci Stakes second placed Illustrious Lad defending his Salinger Stakes title from last spring.

 

Salinger Stakes Form Guide

The Salinger Stakes form guide gives punters crucial information needed to place a well-informed wager like the track / distance records of the runners, their jockeys / trainers and lead-up performance. The form has held up in tougher Group races later in the spring a number of times in recent years including in the Darley Classic run seven days later. In 2013 Fontelina won the Salinger for the second year on the trot before a fourth to Buffering in the Darley Classic. Spirit Of Boom also ran second in both the 2012 and 2013 edition.

In 2012 Spirit Of Boom (2nd) went on to run third in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in Perth two runs later and fourth in the same Ascot elite level on the back of his 2013 Salinger Stakes second placing. In 2015 the Salinger Stakes produced that year’s Daley Classic winner Delectation (4th).

The 2017 Salinger Stakes Form Guide link will be available here once the field is released.

Salinger Stakes Results

The Salinger Stakes results over the past decade have been a mixed bag between favourites and double-figure winners scoring an upset.

The last favourite to salute was Rich Charm (2017), while the last back-to-back champ was Fontelina (2012-2013). Other notable recent Salinger Stakes winners include Eagle Falls (2009), Hot Danish (2008), Dance Hero (2006) and Takeover Target (2004).

Salinger Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Rich Charm Missrock The Monstar 1:08.9
2016 Illustrious Lad Counterattack Southern Legend 1:08.3
2015 Eclair Choice Hot Snitzel Dothraki 1:09.3
2014 Deep Field Driefontein In Cahoots 1:11.0
2013 Fontelina Spirit Of Boom Rarefied 1:09.0
2012 Fontelina Spirit Of Boom Tiger Tees 1:08.8
2011 Sister Madly Rarefied Temple Of Boom 1:10.4
2010 Whitefriars Beaded Chasm 1:11.1
2009 Eagle Falls Turffontein Absolutelyfabulous 1:08.9
2008 Hot Danish Fighting Fund Sunburnt Land 1:10.1
2007 Swick Great is Great Typhoon Zed 1:08.9
2006 Dance Hero Shadoways Miss Andretti 1:08.6
2005 Glamour Puss Barely A Moment Cape Of Good Hope 1:08.9
2004 Takeover Target Recurring St Basil 1:08.2
2003 Ancient Song Into The Night Blessum 1:11.0
2002 Rubitano Intelligent Star Cosmic Strike 1:07.1
2001 Sudurka Hire Camena 1:08.4
2000 Easy Rocking Umrum Tilt The Scales 1:10.0