Ladbrokes Tip: The Schweppervescence Trophy is a top lead-up race into the Sunline Stakes.
The Sunline Stakes is a Group 2 support race run at Moonee Valley Racecourse on William Reid Stakes Night on a Friday in late March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) for the sprinters with the Sunline Stakes contested over a mile.
The 1600m feature is open to fillies and mares and contested under weight for age conditions. A total of $200,000 is on offer in the race including $120,000 to the Sunline Stakes winner and connections.
The Sunline Stakes is named in honour of champion New Zealand-bred thoroughbred Sunline who won 32 of her 48 career starts and was the highest earning racehorse in the world during her time. Her most notable wins included dual Cox Plate victories in 1999 and 2000 as well as the Hong Kong Mile (2000) overseas.
The latest edition of the Sunline Stakes ran on March 24, 2017 .
2017 Sunline Stakes Results
- 1st: I Am A Star
- 2nd: French Emotion
- 3rd: First Seal
Sunline Stakes Race Info
- Date: March 24, 2017
- Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
- Distance: 1600m
- Conditions: Fillies & Mares – 3YO&Up – Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1981
Sunline Stakes Odds
Sunline Stakes odds are usually dominated by the best performing mares coming out of Flemington’s Schweppervescence Trophy.
Good lead-up Melbourne form during the autumn is the key factor in the markets and the last Sunline Stakes winner to jump at double figures was Nakaaya ($10 in 2011). Sunline Stakes betting markets open on the Wednesday before the race after the final acceptances and barrier draw are out.
2017 Sunline Stakes Betting
The Sunline Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race, so make sure you bookmark this page for the best prices on the mares in the William Reid Stakes Night support race this season.
Sunline Stakes Field
The Sunline Stakes field attracts a host of good fillies and mares with form over a mile or further, many coming out of the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) over the same distance at Flemington.
The last horse to complete the Schweppervescene Trophy – Sunline Stakes double was Noble Protector (2015). That same year Marianne ran second in the Group 3 lead-up before crossing third to Nobel Protector in the Sunline Stakes.
The previous year in 2014 Text’n Hurley ran second in the Schweppervescence Trophy before her Sunline Stakes win, while Bippo No Bungus crossed third and second in the same two races respectively.
Sunline Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.
2017 Sunline Stakes Field
The Sunline Stakes field 2017 and barriers will be released below on Wednesday March 22, 2017 so bookmark this page to see the official line-up for the Group 2 mile event.
The official 2017 Sunline Stakes Final Field drew ten runners, but with the early scratching of Thames Court (8) there are nine in the mix led by the Myer Classic winning filly I Am A Star leading Sunline Stakes odds ahead of First Seal.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||0x274088x2||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||6||57kg||103|
|2||1240x518x0||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||Blake Shinn||7||57kg||109|
|3||672162×880||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||3||57kg||100|
|4||0x2248x428||THAMES COURT||David Brideoake||Hugh Bowman||8||57kg||99|
|5||x33311x561||CIRCULAR||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||10||57kg||98|
|6||113219×321||TURBO MISS||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||1||57kg||93|
|7||1711×03516||LADY SELKIRK||Matthew Williams||Ben E Thompson (a)||4||57kg||80|
|8||2×17101715||DEJA BLUE||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil||5||57kg||84|
|9||11×3||YACHT CLUB||Brian Gentle||Patrick Holmes||2||57kg||64|
|10||154231×271||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dean Yendall||9||54kg||105|
2017 Sunline Stakes Nominations
The Sunline Stakes 2017 nominations attracted seventeen fillies and mares including the John O’Shea-trained Circular coming off a win in the traditional lead-up and Group 1 winning three-year-old I Am A Star.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x15355x795||ALASKAN ROSE (NZ)||M||4||Michael Moroney||84|
|3||2×17101715||DEJA BLUE||M||4||Robbie Griffiths||84|
|4||x471271176||DOMINO VITALE||M||5||Colin Little||84|
|5||1240x518x0||FIRST SEAL||M||5||John P Thompson||109|
|6||672162×880||FRENCH EMOTION||M||5||Chris Waller||100|
|7||154231×271||I AM A STAR (NZ)||F||3||Shane Nichols||105|
|8||88788×210||JUST VICTORIA||F||3||Cheryl Roberts||58|
|9||1711×03516||LADY SELKIRK||M||4||Matthew Williams||80|
|10||9x1030x033||MISS ROSE DE LAGO||M||6||Danny O’Brien||104|
|11||0x274088x2||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||M||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||103|
|12||316220×651||ROCKET COMMANDER||M||5||Matthew Dale||95|
|13||x556520x18||SEBRING DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||77|
|14||12x231x212||SILENT SEDITION||M||4||Andrew Noblet||105|
|15||0x2248x428||THAMES COURT||M||4||David Brideoake||99|
|16||113219×321||TURBO MISS||M||4||Darren Weir||93|
|17||11×3||YACHT CLUB||M||4||Brian Gentle||64|
Sunline Stakes Tips
Looking for mares that ran top three in the Schweppervescence Trophy over the Flemington mile the run before and those with proven form at the distance are the top Sunline Stakes tips.
Favourites have a gun recent record in the race so looking for the top fancies in the markets is also a good Sunline Stakes tip. The Sunline Stakes betting odds are open at bookmakers after the release of the field and barriers on the Wednesday.
2017 Sunline Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Sunline Stakes 2017 betting tips will be detailed right here a day or so out from the event so stay tuned for the Sunline Stakes best bets.
Sunline Stakes Form Guide
The Sunline Stakes form guide provides punters with all of the must know race information including the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up runs of the female gallopers in the field.
The Sunline Stakes form has stacked up in better autumn races in recent years including the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) in Sydney during ‘The Championships’ that the 2015 Sunline Stakes winner Noble Protector ran third to Amanpour in.
Sunline Stakes Results
Single-figure hopefuls have a dominant record in the Sunline Stakes over the past decade.
Notable recent Sunline Stakes winners include I Am A Star (2017), Noble Protector (2015), Spirit Song (2013-14) and Zarita (2010).
2017 Sunline Stakes Results
The official Sunline Stakes Results 2017 & Finishing Order will be published below once the event takes place on March 24, 2017 .
|1||10||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dean Yendall||–||8||54kg||$2.25F|
|2||3||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Ben Melham||3.25L||3||57kg||$8.50|
|3||2||FIRST SEAL||John P Thompson||Blake Shinn||4L||7||57kg||$4.60|
|4||1||RISING ROMANCE (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||6.75L||6||57kg||$13|
|5||6||TURBO MISS||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||8L||1||57kg||$10|
|6||5||CIRCULAR||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||8.1L||9||57kg||$9|
|7||8||DEJA BLUE||Robbie Griffiths||Jye McNeil||9.1L||5||57kg||$41|
|8||9||YACHT CLUB||Brian Gentle||Patrick Holmes||12.1L||2||57kg||$101|
|9||7||LADY SELKIRK||Matthew Williams||Ben E Thompson (a)||12.6L||4||57kg||$41|
|–||4||THAMES COURT||David Brideoake||Hugh Bowman||–||0||–||–|
Sunline Stakes Winners
|2017||I Am A Star||French Emotion||First Seal||1:36.6|
|2016||Miss Rose De Lago||Noble Protector||Metaphorical||1:35.0|
|2015||Noble Protector||Girl In Flight||Marianne||1:36.5|
|2014||Text’n Hurley||Bippo No Bungus||You’re So Good||1:36.8|
|2013||Spirit Song||Lights Of Heaven||Goldslick||1:35.7|
|2012||Spirit Song||Lady Lynette||Raspberries||1:38.5|
|2011||Nakaaya||Lady Lynette||Platinum Passion||1:37.5|
|2009||Subtle Cove||Youthful High||Fifth Avenue Lady||1:37.7|
|2008||Laura’s Charm||Illnois Girl||Wayne’s Gold||1:37.8|
|2007||Like It Is||Laura’s Charm||Brockman’s Lass||1:37.4|
|2006||Candy Vale||Plans||Holy Bounty||1:37.6|
|2005||Beautiful Gem||Umber||Charmed Lady||1:30.3|
|2004||Sylvaner||La Sirenuse||Love’s Here||1:37.9|
|2003||Tickle My||Kayano||White Mist||1:38.0|
|2002||Spurn||Tickle My||It’s Platonic||1:37.0|
|2001||Flushed||Calm Smytzer||Shelbourne Lass||1:40.3|