Ladbrokes Tip: The Sweet Embrace Stakes is a good lead-up for Golden Slipper bound fillies
The Sweet Embrace Stakes is one of a number of 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) are the key lead-up races for two-year-olds heading into the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens a fortnight later.
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 March 3, 2018.
2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results
- 1st: #7 Seabrook
- 2nd: #2 Fiesta
- 3rd: #6 Into The Abyss
Sweet Embrace Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
- Track: Randwick Racecourse
- Distance: 1200m
- Conditions: 2YO Fillies – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1979
2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results
The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday March 3, 2018 and published below.
The 2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Results saw the Mick Price-trained filly from Melbourne Seabrook overcome a wide alley and the Sydney way of racing to beat Chris Waller’s race favourite Fiesta by a half-length.
|1||7||SEABROOK (NZ)||Mick Price||Hugh Bowman||–||10||55.5kg||$7.50|
|2||2||FIESTA||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||0.5L||6||55.5kg||$4.40F|
|3||6||INTO THE ABYSS||John P Thompson||Christian Reith||1L||12||55.5kg||$19|
|4||1||SETSUNA||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||1.6L||8||55.5kg||$9.50|
|5||10||SWEET AVA||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||2.1L||11||55.5kg||$7.50|
|6||4||PERFECT PITCH||Gary Portelli||Ms Rachel King (a)||2.2L||7||55.5kg||$101|
|7||5||FUTOOH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jason Collett||2.9L||9||55.5kg||$19|
|8||8||ADAMINA||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||3.5L||3||55.5kg||$9|
|9||9||COUVRE LIT||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||6.1L||4||55.5kg||$16|
|10||11||CASADIVA||Brent Stanley||Glen Boss||7.8L||1||55.5kg||$11|
|11||12||NOW OR NEVER||Gary Portelli||Jay Ford||8.7L||5||55.5kg||$151|
|12||3||SATIN SLIPPER||Peter & Paul Snowden||Andrew Adkins||8.8L||2||55.5kg||$5.50|
|–||14||MOANA MARIE||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Jeff Lloyd||–||0||–||–|
|–||13||NUCLEAR BLITZ||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tye Angland||–||0||–||–|
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.
2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Betting
The latest Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 odds will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page.
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.
2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field
The official Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 final field and barrier draw is set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be announced below so stay tuned.
The 2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Field features 14 two-year-old fillies including the returning Group 3 winner from Melbourne Cup Day Setsuna drawn wide in barrier 10 and the well-drawn favourite Satin Slipper in gate three looking to go one better than her lead-up second in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) from February 10.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight|
|1||211x||SETSUNA||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||10||55.5kg|
|2||32×1||FIESTA||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||8||55.5kg|
|3||1×2||SATIN SLIPPER||Peter & Paul Snowden||Andrew Adkins||3||55.5kg|
|4||31×8||PERFECT PITCH||Gary Portelli||Ms Rachel King (a)||9||55.5kg|
|5||41||FUTOOH||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jason Collett||11||55.5kg|
|6||15||INTO THE ABYSS||John P Thompson||Christian Reith||14||55.5kg|
|7||4×3||SEABROOK (NZ)||Mick Price||Hugh Bowman||12||55.5kg|
|8||2||ADAMINA||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||4||55.5kg|
|9||1||COUVRE LIT||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||6||55.5kg|
|10||1x||SWEET AVA||Gerald Ryan||Brenton Avdulla||13||55.5kg|
|11||1||CASADIVA||Brent Stanley||Glen Boss||2||55.5kg|
|12||4×756||NOW OR NEVER||Gary Portelli||Jay Ford||7||55.5kg|
|13||4||NUCLEAR BLITZ||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tye Angland||5||55.5kg|
|14||–||MOANA MARIE||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Jeff Lloyd||1||55.5kg|
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, but Seabrook did in 2018 breaking her maiden status in her first Sydney start, 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 Sweet Embrace Stakes tipping.
2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes’ Sweet Embrace Stakes tips 2018 will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned for the potential Golden Slipper Stakes fillies to back and sack this season.
- 1st: #3 SATIN SLIPPER ($4.80)
- 2nd: #2 FIESTA ($4.80)
- 3rd: #5 FUTOOH ($14)
The bookies have SATIN SLIPPER and FIESTA as the co-favourites battling for top spot in Sweet Embrace betting and looks like they will also be battling it out on the finish line. SATIN SLIPPER is drawn to win in barrier 3 (into 2) with Andrew Adkins coming aboard. She is a black-type winner at the track from the spring and was eye-catching first-up on February 10 taking on the boys when second in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m). Better for the run and back against a field of fellow fillies. It is a big day for Chris Waller with the return of Winx in the Chipping Norton Stakes and he could also uncover a couple of genuine Golden Slipper contenders including his well-bred I Am Invincible filly FIESTA here. She’s had three runs for three top three finishes including a first-up Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) win on February 3 and she doesn’t need to do much more to be competitive here. FUTOOH is the value for Lindsay Park, the gate speed to overcome her wide alley and the last start win at the track / distance in early January.
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.
2018 Sweet Embrace Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Sweet Embrace Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
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).
Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners
|2018||Seabrook||Fiesta||Into The Abyss||1:10.9|
|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|