Stocks Stakes 2017

Friday September 29, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The Stocks Stakes is a good betting guide for the Myer Classic during the spring

The W.H. Stocks Stakes is a Group 2 race for mares contested on Moir Stakes Night at Moonee Valley on a Friday evening in late September or early October during the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Racing at the meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) for sprinters, while the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas types and the Stocks Stakes are the major support races.

Offering $200,000 in total prize money the Stocks Stakes is run over 1600m under weight-for-age conditions and makes a nice lead-up to other mares-only races in the spring including Flemington’s Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) on Victoria Derby Day.

The latest edition of the Stocks Stakes took place on Friday September 29, 2017 .

2017 Stocks Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 I Am A Star
  • 2nd: #6 Flying Jess
  • 3rd: #1 Hell Or Highwater

WH Stocks Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Friday September 29, 2017
  • Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: Mares – Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1973

Stocks Stakes Betting & Odds

Stocks Stakes odds are led by in-form mares with form against similar company with proven ability at weight-for-age and over the mile. Runners that have winning form at the distance and previous experience at the tight Moonee Valley circuit also sit high up the Stocks Stakes odds.

Betting also favours graduates of earlier Melbourne lead-up runs for the mares like Caulfield’s Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington a fortnight before the race.

2017 Stocks Stakes Odds

The season’s best WH Stocks Stakes 2017 betting odds and links to our markets will be provided right here the week of the race so stay tuned for the top Moonee Valley racing odds this spring.

Stocks Stakes Field

The Stocks Stakes field attracts a quality field of weight-for-age mares with ability over the mile.

Many come into the race on the back of a lead-up run earlier in the spring in something like the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington, which produced the 2015 Stocks Stakes winner Fenway (9th) and the 2017 champion I Am A Star (7th). Fenway also went on to run second in the Myer Classic two runs later. The next year saw Don’t Doubt Mamma (2016) complete the Let’s Elope Stakes – Stocks Stakes double. The Let’s Elope Stakes also produced the 2015 runner-up May’s Dream (3rd) who finished fourth in the Myer Classic. In 2014 the Let’s Elope Stakes runner-up Dear Demi won the Stocks Stakes next start, while the winner of the former Commanding Jewel ran third in the race next start.

Stocks Stakes betitng tips online at Ladbrokes

Stocks Stakes winner Atlantic Jewel (2013) came off a lead-up victory in that year’s Memsie Stakes. Photo Credit: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The WH Stocks Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Friday night, while the final field and barriers are out on the Wednesday.

2017 Stocks Stakes Field

The official WH Stocks Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barrier Draw will be available right here once acceptances are taken on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see the mares set to face off under the lights at Moonee Valley in the Group 1 lead-up.

The 2017 Stocks Stakes Field drew a smart line-up of 12 hopefuls including Caulfield Cup-bound Kiwi mare Lizzie L’Amour and the flying Lindsay Park-trained Hell Or Highwater chasing a fourth straight win.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 23×0653111 HELL OR HIGHWATER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dean Yendall 9 57kg 101
2 1x1380x000 RISQUE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3 57kg 92
3 16151021×7 LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 1 57kg 105
4 333x6759x0 HAPPY HANNAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 92
5 213x3116x CONSOMMATEUR (NZ) Michael Kent TBA 10 57kg 94
6 0471x67x20 FLYING JESS John Moloney Tye Angland 8 56.5kg 93
7 271183×477 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Ben Melham 7 56.5kg 107
8 35x2111x08 MONTOYA’S SECRET Leon & Troy Corstens Joao Moreira 12 56.5kg 98
9 113x256x68 JENNIFER LYNN Darren Weir Blake Shinn 4 56.5kg 77
10 49x30411x0 EXOCET Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 6 56.5kg 85
11 x577683x55 SMART AS YOU THINK John McArdle Jamie Mott 11 56.5kg 80
12 3x6111x02 HEAVENLY DESCENT Mick Price Jake Noonan 5 56.5kg 74

2017 Stocks Stakes Nominations

The WH Stocks Stakes Nominations for 2017 close on the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night and will be listed below once out.

Stocks Stakes Tips

Good WH Stocks Stakes betting tips to take in the spring include looking at mares with ability at the track and distance, previous Group winners, past winners over the mile distance and those coming off lead-up runs in the Let’s Elope Stakes.

Single figure hopefuls have a dominant recent record in the race so another useful tip is to pick a runner in the top half of the markets. Any mares coming down in class off an earlier Group 1 spring race also make for a nice Stocks Stakes winning tip.

2017 Stocks Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider WH Stocks Stakes tips and Moonee Valley Group 2 betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the mares to get behind in the race this spring.

  • 1st: #3 Lizzie L’Amour ($7.50) – Hugh Bowman aboard from barrier one has this Kiwi visitor being kept safe in betting second-up after her failed Dato’ run behind gun stablemate Bonneval here on September 9. She walked home with health issues, but has made a recovery and is out to atone. Group 1 winner at home over 2000m and has the class to beat a field of fellow mares.
  • 2nd #11 Smart As You Think ($12) – This well-bred four-year-old is a daughter of dual Cox Plate winner So You Think and should be nearing peak fitness three runs in. Both leads-ups she has jumped at huge odds and is value again at double-figures. Lead-up Let’s Elope fifth was close (2.55 lengths beaten) and the mile will suit better. Has winning form up to 2040m (like her sire) and even from the wider barrier looks a winning chance.
  • 3rd: #7 I Am A Star ($3.40) – Jumps favourite with money coming in for Shane Nichols’ reigning Myer Classic winner to return to her best getting out over a mile, which she has a great record over (5-2-1-1). Wasn’t far off the winner in the Let’s Elope finishing three lengths seventh under 59kg and is better suited with 56.5kg here at WFA.

Stocks Stakes Form Guide

The WH Stocks Stakes form guide features all the essential race information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the mares in the field. Group 1 form to follow into the group 2 can come via the Memsie Stakes (1400m) held the month before as Atlantic Jewel completed that Group 1 spring double in 2013.

The Stocks stakes form has also stacked up in other elite level races including when Atlantic Jewel (2013) ran second next start in Caulfield’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) before a win in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) that October.

Stocks Stakes Results

The WH Stocks Stakes results have been dominated over the past decade by classy Melbourne-trained mares coming off a run in the Let’s Elope Stakes. Notable recent Stocks Stakes winners include I Am A Star (2017), Fenway (2015), Dear Demi (2014), Atlantic Jewel (2013), Zarita (2009) and Tuesday Joy (2008).

2017 Stocks Stakes Results

The official Stocks Stakes 2017 race results and finishing order will be provided below once the race takes place on Friday September 29, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Ben Melham 7 56.5kg $3.50F
2 6 FLYING JESS John Moloney Tye Angland 0.4L 8 56.5kg $18
3 1 HELL OR HIGHWATER David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dean Yendall 0.9L 9 57kg $4.20
4 11 SMART AS YOU THINK John McArdle Jamie Mott 2.4L 11 56.5kg $18
5 5 CONSOMMATEUR (NZ) Michael Kent Beau Mertens (a) 2.7L 10 57kg $41
6 3 LIZZIE L’AMOUR (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Hugh Bowman 2.8L 1 57kg $7
7 9 JENNIFER LYNN Darren Weir Blake Shinn 3.1L 4 56.5kg $11
8 10 EXOCET Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 3.2L 6 56.5kg $20
9 4 HAPPY HANNAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 5.2L 2 57kg $26
10 8 MONTOYA’S SECRET Leon & Troy Corstens Joao Moreira 5.7L 12 56.5kg $12
11 12 HEAVENLY DESCENT Mick Price Jake Noonan 5.8L 5 56.5kg $17
12 2 RISQUE (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 7.05L 3 57kg $51

Stocks Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 I Am A Star Flying Jess Hell Or Highwater 1:37.3
2016 Don’t Doubt Mamma Kaniana Miss Rose De Lago 1:38.7
2015 Fenway May’s Dream Scratchy Bottom 1:34.9
2014 Dear Demi Solicit Commanding Jewel 1:37.8
2013 Atlantic Jewel Oasis Bloom Oriental Ruby 1:36.8
2012 Oasis Bloom Spirit Song Chateau Margaux 1:36.9
2011 King’s Rose Pinker Pinker Lady Lynette 1:37.0
2010 Avienus Belscenica Lady Lynette 1:38.3
2009 Zarita Cats Whisker Soul Diva 1:37.0
2008 Tuesday Joy Devil Moon Bird of Fire 1:36.3
2007 Devil Moon Brom Felinity Hidden Strings 1:36.4
2006 Astrodame Brockman’s Lass Belle Bizaare 1:36.1
2005 Flowerdrum Honest Politician Taken 1:38.5
2004 She’s Archie Annie La Vie Zumanity 1:41.9
2003 Sunday Joy Liberty Rose Monde Special 1:36.8
2002 Gold Lottey Tyrolean Visage 1:38.7
2001 Lady Marion Tickle My Tyrolean 1:38.7
2000 Hula Wonder Camarena Mrs Bentley 1:38.4