Ladbrokes Tip: The Schillaci Stakes is a top lead-up to the Darley Classic each spring
The Schillaci Stakes is a short-distanced sprint clash run at Caulfield Racecourse on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in early or mid-October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
The meeting is headlined by four Group 1 races: the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m), Toorak Handicap (1600m) and the Thousand Guineas (1600m) for the fillies.
Also on the lucrative race card is the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) for Caulfield Cup types and the sprinters facing off in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m).
A weight-for-age clash, the Schillaci Stakes race offers $400,000 in total prize money and makes a gun lead-up to the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington on Emirates Stakes Day in November. The last sprinter to complete the Schillaci Stakes – Darley Classic double was the mighty Black Caviar who did it in both 2010 and 2011.
The latest edition of the Schillaci Stakes ran on Saturday October 14, 2017 .
2017 Schillaci Stakes Results
- 1st: #11 Super Cash
- 2nd: #5 Illustrious Lad
- 3rd: #2 Rock Magic
Schillaci Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1100m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $400,000
- First Run: 1970
Schillaci Stakes Odds & Betting
Schillaci Stakes betting opens on the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday once final acceptances and the barrier draw is released.
Short-distance specialists with previous winning form in Melbourne races, Group 1 experience and a good barrier draw in the 1100m showdown usually dominate the Schillaci Stakes odds.
Favourites have a good recent record in the race so looking for the single-figure starters in the Schillaci Stakes markets can prove profitable. The strike-rate of Schillaci Stakes favourites is enhanced by the dual victories of the iconic super sprinter Black Caviar (2010-11).
2017 Schillaci Stakes Odds
The updated Schillaci Stakes 2017 betting odds and links to our Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day markets on the Group 2 sprint feature will be available below once open so stay tuned for access to the top prices on the season’s short-distance spring runners.
Schillaci Stakes Tips
Good Schillaci Stakes tips include looking for first-up runners with previous experience in Group 2 or Group 1 fields, proven Melbourne performers and those drawn close to the rails.
Single-figure fancies have strong form in the race so taking those under $10 in betting is also a Schillaci Stakes tip to consider, as is seeking out the class sprinters in the race that could head into the Darley Classic next race.
2017 Schillaci Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Schillaci Stakes 2017 tips and Caulfield betting tips this Guineas Day will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprinters to back and sack in your exotic betting.
- 1st: #11 SUPER CASH ($4.80) – Andrew Noblet-trained mare races first-up after finishing 10th in the Robert Sangster in the winter, but she flies fresh (4-3-0-1) and can atone. Has form around some of the country’s best sprinters and beat I Am A Star (2nd) and Chautauqua (3rd) – who both race in Sydney’s The Everest race on Saturday – first-up in the autumn at this track / distance in the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m).
- 2nd: #2 ROCK MAGIC ($6.50) – Perth sprinter is second-up (9-2-1-2) and looking to improve on his The Valley run when fourth in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m). The extra distance here suits, he’ll be fitter for that run behind key The Everest fancy She Will Reign and is a live chance.
- 3rd: #9 SHEIDEL ($3.50) – Deserving favourite who is a Group 1 winner (Oakleigh Plate) at this track / distance. Her statistics at the track (5-3-1-0) and over the 1100m (8-5-1-0) are outstanding, as was the run for third in the Moir Stakes. That said, her best work is usually fresh so can she break a winning drought third-up this weekend from the outside barrier?
Schillaci Stakes Field
The Schillaci Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of the spring’s top performing sprinters heading towards a Group 1 run in the Darley Classic during the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
A possible lead-up race a number of race hopefuls have come via in recent years is the Group 2 McEwen Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley the previous month, which Kuroshio won in 2013 before a third in the Schillaci next start.
The previous year Buffering (2012) completed the Moir Stakes – Schillaci Stakes double when the former only held Group 2 status. Runners out of the field often back-up next start in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later on Cox Plate Eve at Moonee Valley. In 2008 the Schillaci Stakes runner-up Lucky Secret won the Group 2 Schweppes Stakes (1200m) on Cox Plate Day next start. The following year Lucky Secret returned to win the 2009 Schillaci Stakes, which also produced that season’s Schweppes Stakes winner Apache Cat (2nd) and the Darley Classic (then Patinack Classic) runner-up Wanted (3rd).
In 2016 the Schillaci Stakes winner was three-year-old Star Turn who went on to run third in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) against his own age at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. That year’s Schillaci Stakes runner-up meanwhile was Malaguerra who won the Darley Classic next race.
The Schillaci Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers out on the Wednesday.
2017 Schillaci Stakes Field
The official Schillaci Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be available below as soon as announced on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what sprinters make the starting line-up.
The 2017 Schillaci Stakes Field features 11 runners with former champion sprinter Lankan Rupee getting the rails run from barrier one, while last start Moir Stakes third placed mare Sheidel has the outside alley to overcome.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||69x3x34x20||LANKAN RUPEE||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||1||58.5kg||110|
|2||123x4011x4||ROCK MAGIC||Chris Gangemi||Jarrad Noske||7||58.5kg||107|
|3||5x63394x25||BALL OF MUSCLE||Joseph Pride||Glyn Schofield||10||58.5kg||104|
|4||0743x1024x||FIRST AMONG EQUALS||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||5||58.5kg||101|
|5||212x50020x||ILLUSTRIOUS LAD||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||4||58.5kg||103|
|6||3x34423x65||HELLBENT||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||8||58.5kg||105|
|7||0x3815x80x||LE CORDON BLEU||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||3||58.5kg||95|
|8||x112653x42||I THOUGHT SO||David Pfieffer||Ben Melham||9||58.5kg||82|
|9||52x1460x43||SHEIDEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||11||56.5kg||110|
|11||6x143x180x||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||2||56.5kg||103|
2017 Schillaci Stakes Nominations
The early Schillaci Stakes 2017 Nominations close on the Monday before the event takes place that Saturday on Caulfield Guineas Day, the full list of entries to be published below once announced.
In 2017 the Schillaci Stakes nominations attracted 17 entries including the Lindsay Park-trained mare Sheidel coming off a close third when under a length beaten by The Everest hopeful She Will Reign at Moonee Valley in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m).
Schillaci Stakes Form Guide
The Schillaci Stakes form guide features information like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field to help punters uncover the value in the markets.
A number of runners have won the Schillaci Stakes first-up so looking for sprinters resuming off a short break that run well fresh can be a good guide, including first-up specialist Super Cash who saluted in 2017. The Schillaci Stakes form has stacked up in other Group races in Melbourne many times over the years including in the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m).
Schillaci Stakes Results
The Schillaci Stakes results have been dominated by single-figure sprinters over the past decade. Notable recent Schillaci Stakes winners include Buffering (2012), Black Caviar (2010-11), Gold Edition (2007) and Miss Andretti (2006).
2017 Schillaci Stakes Results
The official Schillaci Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed below once the race takes place on Saturday October 14, 2017 .
|1||11||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||–||2||56.5kg||$5|
|2||5||ILLUSTRIOUS LAD||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||0.1L||4||58.5kg||$11|
|3||2||ROCK MAGIC||Chris Gangemi||Jarrad Noske||0.3L||6||58.5kg||$5.50|
|4||6||HELLBENT||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||0.8L||7||58.5kg||$6.50|
|5||9||SHEIDEL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||1.2L||8||56.5kg||$3F|
|6||1||LANKAN RUPEE||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||1.95L||1||58.5kg||$10|
|7||4||FIRST AMONG EQUALS||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||2.95L||5||58.5kg||$16|
|8||7||LE CORDON BLEU||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||4.95L||3||58.5kg||$61|
|–||8||I THOUGHT SO||David Pfieffer||Ben Melham||–||0||–||–|
|–||10||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Dean Yendall||–||0||–||–|
|–||3||BALL OF MUSCLE||Joseph Pride||Glyn Schofield||–||0||–||–|
Schillaci Stakes Winners
|2017||Super Cash||Illustrious Lad||Rock Magic||1:03.2|
|2016||Star Turn||Malaguerra||Fell Swoop||1:02.8|
|2015||Alpha Miss||Cashed||Lankan Rupee||1:03.5|
|2012||Buffering||Golden Archer||Stirling Grove||0:56.9|
|2011||Black Caviar||Karuta Queen||Stirling Grove||0:56.7|
|2010||Black Caviar||Winter King||General Truce||0:56.6|
|2009||Lucky Secret||Apache Cat||Wanted||0:55.9|
|2008||Wilander||Lucky Secret||Gamble Me||0:58.0|
|2007||Gold Edition||Royal Asscher||Let Go Thommo||0:57.3|
|2006||Miss Andretti||Green Birdie||Nediyms Glow||0:57.2|
|2005||Segments||Danerich||Miss Mooney Mooney||0:57.6|