Stocks Stakes 2018

Friday September 29, 2018

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 runs on Friday September 29, 2018.

2018 Stocks Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

WH Stocks Stakes Race Facts

  • Date: Friday September 29, 2018
  • 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.

2018 Stocks Stakes Odds

The season’s best WH Stocks Stakes 2018 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.

2018 Stocks Stakes Field

The official WH Stocks Stakes 2018 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.

2018 Stocks Stakes Nominations

The WH Stocks Stakes Nominations for 2018 close on the Monday leading-up to Moir Stakes Night and will be listed below once out.

This year’s edition of the Stocks Stakes attracted 11 runners, including favourite and Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes winner I Am A Star, and Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra second-elect, Sheezdashing.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 477100×431 I AM A STAR (NZ) M 5 Shane Nichols 1 57kg 107
2 16x503768x ALOISIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 2 56.5kg 103
3 311214x0x0 KENEDNA M 5 Darren Weir 3 57kg 93
4 20x2220x89 SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 57kg 95
5 0x446x5x15 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 57kg 104
6 x650610x06 SPECIAL ALERT M 4 Andrew Noblet 6 56.5kg 78
7 x4542223x3 SHEEZDASHING M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 7 56.5kg 93
8 142×136091 SEDUCTIVE MISS M 4 John Salanitri 8 56.5kg 75
9 x121216x18 MRS GARDENIA (NZ) M 5 Darren Weir 9 57kg 92
10 32446x3x46 PETITION M 5 Anthony Freedman 10 57kg 89
11 813×684111 DOLLAR DOLLAR BILL M 5 Jake Stephens 11 57kg 75

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.

2018 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.

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).

2018 Stocks Stakes Results

The official Stocks Stakes 2018 race results and finishing order will be provided below once the race takes place on Friday September 29, 2018.

Stocks Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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