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.
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 .
|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
|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|
|2011||Shared Reflections||Streama||Pane In The Glass||1:09.5|
|2010||Crystal Lily||Ambers Waltz||Zutara||1:09.0|
|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|