Sweet Embrace Stakes 2017

Saturday February 25, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The Sweet Embrace Stakes is a good lead-up for Golden Slipper bound fillies – so look for this race to be indicative of form.

The Sweet Embrace Stakes is one of the four Group 2 support races held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Chipping Norton Stakes Day on a Saturday in late February – early March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The meeting’s headline race is the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m), and the Sweet Embrace Stakes along with the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) is a key lead-up for two-year-olds heading into the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

Run over 1200m under set weights conditions, the Sweet Embrace Stakes is open only to two-years-old fillies while the Skyline Stakes is the equivalent race for the juvenile colts and geldings.

Offering a total of $200,000 in prize money the Sweet Embrace Stakes winner takes out $115,000 in stakes for connections and is exempt from Golden Slipper Stakes ballot. The last filly to complete the Sweet Embrace Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double was Crystal Lily (2010).

The latest edition of the Sweet Embrace Stakes took place on Saturday February 25, 2017 .

2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

  • 1st: One More Honey
  • 2nd: Arctic Angel
  • 3rd: Teaspoon

Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1979

Sweet Embrace Stakes Field

The Sweet Embrace Stakes field attracts the season’s most promising two-year-old fillies. The majority are looking to earn a shot at the world’s richest juvenile’s race with the Golden Slipper Stakes run the following month at Rosehill Racecourse.

In recent times the best Sweet Embrace Stakes winner’s performance in the Golden Slipper was Believe Yourself (2014) who ran fourth to Mossfun in the Group 1.

The Sweet Embrace Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barrier draw released on the Wednesday.

Sweet Embrace Stakes betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au

Scarlet Rain (2016) won the Sweet Embrace Stakes before running last in the Golden Slipper Stakes results that autumn. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2017 final field and barrier draw is set for release on Wednesday February 22 and will be announced below so stay tuned.

The full 2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field & Barriers are now out with a dozen two-year-old fillies vying for the Golden Slipper Stakes ballot exemption including the undefeated Teaspoon coming off a Group 3 Widden Stakes win at Rosehill.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1×1 TEASPOON Michael Freedman Hugh Bowman 5 55.5kg
2 41×3 ARCTIC ANGEL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra TBA 10 55.5kg
3 412 EXCEEDS James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 12 55.5kg
4 15 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Jay Ford 1 55.5kg
5 1 DELAGO THUNDER David Payne Tye Angland 7 55.5kg
6 82 SAVATIANO John O’Shea Tommy Berry 11 55.5kg
7 36 MELIBOEA John P Thompson Glyn Schofield 9 55.5kg
8 5x GREATER GOOD John P Thompson Christian Reith 4 55.5kg
9 6x SHUDABEEN Tim Martin Tim Clark 2 55.5kg
10 SMOOTH LANDING John P Thompson Joshua Parr 8 55.5kg
11 SONGLIKE Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 6 55.5kg
12 TORVILL Clarry Conners Corey Brown 3 55.5kg

Sweet Embrace Stakes Odds & Betting

Sweet Embrace Stakes betting favours the promising fillies in the field with proven form in their early career runs.

In recent years Sweet Allison (2015) and Believe Yourself (2014) both came off a last start win. A nice lead-up race into the Sweet Embrace Stakes is the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) run over 100m less at Rosehill the previous weekend.

Fillies may also come into the race via the Listed Widden Stakes (1100m) at Randwick the month before.

2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting

The latest Sweet Embrace Stakes 2017 odds will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips

Looking for fillies with a past win over similar distance in Sydney is crucial when doing the Sweet Embrace Stakes tips. Maidens rarely win the race and favourites have a credible recent strike rate.

Past form at the track is a good indicator, while many haven’t been over the distance before so looking for fillies with strong form over 1100m makes for successful tipping.

2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips

Our insider Ladbrokes’ Sweet Embrace Stakes tips 2017 will be published below the week of the race.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Form Guide

The Sweet Embrace Stakes form guide provides punters with essential information like the barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form of all the fillies in the field.

The form for the race has stacked up in the subsequent Golden Slipper Stakes in recent times with Crystal Lily (2010) winning both races and Headway winning the Group 2 the previous year before her Golden Slipper second.

Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

The longest-priced Sweet Embrace Stakes result in recent years was Romantic Moon ($14 in 2013) and double figure fancies have a good record in the race.

Notable recent Sweet Embrace Stakes winners include Always Allison (2015), Crystal Lily (2010), Chinilla Rose (2007) and Ha Ha (2001).

2017 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results

The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2017 Results &  Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 25, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 ONE MORE HONEY John P Thompson Jay Ford 1 55.5kg $21
2 2 ARCTIC ANGEL Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Kathy O’Hara 1L 10 55.5kg $5.50
3 1 TEASPOON Michael Freedman Hugh Bowman 1.1L 5 55.5kg $6
4 12 TORVILL Clarry Conners Corey Brown 2.5L 3 55.5kg $18
5 6 SAVATIANO John O’Shea Tommy Berry 5.1L 11 55.5kg $5F
6 10 SMOOTH LANDING John P Thompson Joshua Parr 5.2L 8 55.5kg $26
7 3 EXCEEDS James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 7.7L 12 55.5kg $6.50
8 5 DELAGO THUNDER David Payne Tye Angland 10.5L 7 55.5kg $26
9 8 GREATER GOOD John P Thompson Christian Reith 10.8L 4 55.5kg $20
10 7 MELIBOEA John P Thompson Glyn Schofield 23.3L 9 55.5kg $12
11 11 SONGLIKE Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 23.5L 6 55.5kg $6
9 SHUDABEEN Tim Martin Tim Clark 0

Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD 1:10.7
2017 One More Honey Arctic Angel Teaspoon 1:12.2
2016 Scarlet Rain In The Vanguard Tale Of Choice 1:09.5
2015 Always Allison Speak Fondly Tibrogargan Miss 1:10.7
2014 Believe Yourself Twirl Tetsuko 1:11.2
2013 Romantic Moon Thump Greytfilly 1:10.0
2012 Jade Marauder Valerio Kyria 1:11.2
2011 Shared Reflections Streama Pane In The Glass 1:09.5
2010 Crystal Lily Ambers Waltz Zutara 1:09.0
2009 Headway Lovemelikearock Horizons 1:11.1
2008 Stripper Glowlamp Samantha Miss 1:11.0
2007 Chinchilla Rose Vecchia Roma Moonboat 1:10.1
2006 Universal Queen Tuesday Joy Pure Energy 1:11.4
2005 Carry On Cutie Media Flion Fenena 1:10.5
2004 Burning Sands All Knowledge Written By Xaar 1:11.9
2003 Legally Bay How Funny Bella Corona 1:10.0
2002 Victory Vein Chuckle Calaway Gal 1:09.9
2001 Ha Ha Moonflute Palais 1:11.0
2000 Dynamic Love Tyrolean Ateates 1:11.7