Ladbrokes Tip: The Silver Shadow Stakes is a good Golden Rose lead-up for fillies
The Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes is a 1200m sprint showdown for three-year-old fillies run at Royal Randwick Racecourse in August each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is run at set weights plus penalties and offers $175,000 in total prize money and was upgraded from a Group 3 race in 2013.
It is contested on Warwick Stakes Day and is one of two Group 2 events on the card along with the meeting’s namesake race, the Warwick Stakes (1400m) for weight-for-age gallopers. The fillies contesting the Silver Shadow Stakes are usually heading towards a run against the boys in the coveted Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) run at Rosehill Gardens the following month.
In 2015 Speak Fondly won the Silver Shadow Stakes before a second in the Golden Rose to Exosphere two runs later. The Silver Shadow Stakes is also the opening leg of the Princess Series of races during the spring for three-year-old fillies.
The second leg is the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight later followed by the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and finally the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) in early October.
Speak Fondly achieved the Silver Shadow Stakes – Furious Stakes double and also won the Flight Stakes in 2015 after her Golden Rose second. Other recent winners of the Silver Shadow Stakes – Flight Stakes double include Samantha Miss (2008) and Ha Ha (2001).
The next edition of the Silver Shadow Stakes runs on Saturday 20th August, 2016.
Silver Shadow Stakes
The Silver Shadow Stakes field attracts the season’s most promising three-year-old fillies, many running first-up in the race kicking off their spring campaigns. Fillies in the Silver Shadow Stakes field will traditionally back-up in the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later and recent winners of the double include Speak Fondly (2015), Samantha Miss (2008), Mnemosyne (2005) and Victory Vein (2002).
Many that graduate in the autumn’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) contest the Silver Shadow Stakes including in 2015 when the Silver Shadow winner Speak Fondly improved on her 11th in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds back in March that year. Lake Geneva meanwhile ran third in both the 2015 Golden Slipper Stakes and the Silver Shadow Stakes.
The previous year, 2014, Bring Me The Maid ran third in the Golden Slipper Stakes to Mossfun before winning the Silver Shadow Stakes first-up in the spring. Silver Shadow Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final field and barriers released on the Wednesday.
Silver Shadow Stakes Betting
Silver Shadow Stakes odds are led each season by fillies proven in Group company that contested tougher races as two-year-olds last time in like the Golden Slipper Stakes.
Fillies with winning form in Sydney over similar distance feature highly in Silver Shadow Stakes betting tips, and any runners coming off an early season win boasting the fitness edge over resuming rivals are also kept safe in the markets. Favourites tend to have a strong record in the race over the past decade.
Silver Shadow Stakes Tips
Good Silver Shadow Stakes tips include looking for Golden Slipper graduates from the autumn, fillies with winning Sydney form in similar company and proven 1200m performers.
Silver Shadow Stakes Form Guide
The Silver Shadow Stakes form guide features all the must-know information for punters including the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up form of the runners in the race.
Looking at the form guide for fillies with proven ability at the track and distance and for those that either are resuming with a good first-up record, or graduates of the previous season’s Golden Slipper are important tips to take. The Silver Shadow Stakes form has also stacked up in later races for three-year-old fillies in recent season’s including the Flight Stakes run at the track the following month.
Silver Shadow Stakes Results
Silver Shadow Stakes results have been dominated by in-form fillies with proven Sydney form. Upsets are not uncommon however with the longest-priced winner in recent years being Thump ($41 in 2013). In 2012 and 2014 the odds-on favourites Nechita and Bring Me The Maid respectively saluted for the punters.
Other notable recent Silver Shadow Stakes winners include Speak Fondly (2015), Samantha Miss (2008), Gold Edition (2006) and Regimental Gal (2003).
Silver Shadow Stakes 2016 Results
Silver Shadow Stakes Winners
|2016||Omei Sword||Baracella||Quick Feet||1:09.6|
|2015||Speak Fondly||Kimberley Star||Lake Geneva||1:09.4|
|2014||Bring Me The Maid||Memorial||Clover Lane||1:12.3|
|2011||Pane In The Glass||Florentina||Streama||1:13.4|
|2010||Parables||Solar Charged||Chance Bye||1:09.9|
|2009||Deer Valley||Melito||Hurtle Myrtle||1:10.3|
|2008||Samantha Miss||Glowlamp||Love and Kisses||1:12.4|
|2007||Race not run||–||–||–|
|2006||Gold Edition||Montmelo||Heat Of The Fire||1:10.6|
|2004||Our Sweet Moss||Wager||Trezevant||1:10.7|
|2003||Regimental Gal||Legally Bay||Dorky||1:12.0|
|2002||Victory Vein||Chantelaine||Calaway Gal||1:09.9|