Todman Stakes 2017

Saturday March 4, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The Todman Stakes – Golden Slipper double is a popular betting exotic in the autumn

The Todman Stakes, also known as the Todman Slipper Trial, is a Group 2 race for two-year-old colts and geldings held on Randwick Guineas Day at Royal Randwick during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Contested on a Saturday in late February or early March each season the set weights event is a key support act at a meeting that also hosts the Group 1 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).

The Todman Stakes offers $300,000 in prize money including $180,000 to the winner and takes place over a 1200m sprint distance. It is the male juveniles’ equivalent of the $300,000 Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) for the fillies and both races are traditional lead-ups to the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) run a fortnight later.

The Todman Stakes winner is exempt from Golden Slipper Stakes ballot and the double was most recently achieved by Vancouver (2015) and Pierro (2012).

The latest edition of the Todman Stakes took place on Saturday March 4, 2017 .

2017 Todman Stakes Results

  • 1st: Gunnison
  • 2nd: Invader
  • 3rd: Veranillo

Todman Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1973

Todman Stakes Field

The Todman Stakes or Todman Slipper Trial field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising young two-year-old colts and geldings on the Golden Slipper Stakes path.

The race usually features youngsters coming out of races like the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) in January, February’s Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) or the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) a fortnight earlier.

The last horse to complete the Silver Slipper Stakes – Todman Stakes double was Pierro (2012) who also won the Golden Slipper, ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes in Group 1 company at his next three starts.

Todman Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race followed by the final field of acceptances and barrier draw on the Wednesday.

Todman Stakes betting online at Ladbrokes.com.au

Vancouver (2015) recently completed the Todman Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2017 Todman Stakes Field

The official Todman Stakes 2017 Field of Golden Slipper-bound two-year-olds will be published below when final acceptances close on the Wednesday before Royal Randwick Guineas Day.

On Wednesday March 1 Racing NSW took 14 final acceptances into the 2017 Todman Stakes field led by the Golden Slipper-bound duo Menari and Chauffeur prepared by Gerald Ryan.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 132 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 10 55.5kg
2 1×12 VERANILLO John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 4 55.5kg
3 11 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 3 55.5kg
4 4×251 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Joao Moreira (late alt) 7 55.5kg
5 1×7 KHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn (late alt) 13 55.5kg
6 12 MENARI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 2 55.5kg
7 1x TREKKING John O’Shea Zac Purton 12 55.5kg
8 2×43 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1 55.5kg
9 13 PERAST Paul Perry Glyn Schofield 9 55.5kg
10 1 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy (late alt) 14 55.5kg
11 36×45 LIGHTZ Jim & Greg Lee Adam Hyeronimus 8 55.5kg
12 1 GUNNISON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn (late alt) 5 55.5kg
13 5 CUBA John P Thompson Tye Angland 6 55.5kg
14 9 SNITCH Peter Robl Ben Melham (late alt) 11 55.5kg

Todman Stakes Odds & Betting

Todman Stakes odds favour colts and geldings with previous winning form in Sydney. Proven ability at least over 1100m is key to the Todman Stakes betting markets as is previous experience in black-type company.

Favourites have a solid Todman Stakes record however in 2014 Ghibellines scored an upset as a 40/1 shot in betting only a few years after Smart Missile won at 20/1 in 2011.

2017 Todman Stakes Betting

The updated Todman Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available throughout the week of the race for you to back the key Golden Slipper Stakes contenders at the best autumn markets.

Todman Stakes Tips

Todman Stakes tips include looking for non-maidens with previous winning form in Sydney over 1100m or 1200m that hail from the state’s leading stables including Gai Waterhouse who prepared Vancouver (2015) and Pierro (2012) to victory in recent years.

2017 Todman Stakes Tips

Our insider Todman Stakes betting tips for 2017 will be available below leading-up to the Group 2 sprint so stay tuned for the two-year-old gallopers to back and sack this season.

Todman Stakes Form Guide

The Todman Stakes form guide lists all of the essential information needed before placing a bet including barriers, jockeys, trainers and barriers.

Gai Waterhouse has a good training record in the race as well as the Golden Slipper Stakes so looking for in-form youngsters prepared by her on the Todman Slipper Trial form guide is a good tip.

Todman Stakes Results

There has been a number of upset Todman Stakes results in recent years, but the set weights conditions of the race usually favours the classier two-year-old males in the field.

Notable recent Todman Stakes winners include Vancouver (2015), Criterion (2013), Pierro (2012), Written Tycoon (2005), Charge Forward (2004) and Exceed And Excel (2003).

2017 Todman Stakes Results

The full Todman Stakes 2017 results revealing the winner of the Golden Slipper ballot exemption will be published below after the race takes place on Saturday March 4, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 GUNNISON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 4 55.5kg $8
2 4 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Joao Moreira 0.1L 5 55.5kg $4.40
3 2 VERANILLO John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 2.4L 3 55.5kg $5.50
4 8 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3.2L 1 55.5kg $14
5 6 MENARI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 5.7L 2 55.5kg $2.30F
6 9 PERAST Paul Perry Glyn Schofield 8.9L 7 55.5kg $10
7 11 LIGHTZ Jim & Greg Lee Adam Hyeronimus 12.2L 6 55.5kg $61
8 14 SNITCH Peter Robl Ben Melham 13.6L 8 55.5kg $81
13 CUBA John P Thompson Tye Angland 0
1 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 0
5 KHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 0
3 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 0
10 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 0
7 TREKKING John O’Shea Zac Purton 0

Todman Stakes Winners

YEAR WINNER RUNNER-UP THIRD WINNING TIME
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Gunnison Invader Veranillo 1:13.49
2016 Kiss And Make Up Capitalist Weatherly 1:09.5
2015 Vancouver Furnaces Headwater 1:08.8
2014 Ghibellines Unencumbered Cornrow 1:10.7
2013 Criterion Fast ‘N’ Rocking Havana 1:10.7
2012 Pierro Epaulette Shelford 1:12.1
2011 Smart Missile Sepoy Foxwedge 1:09.9
2010 Masquerader Decision Time Carved In Stone 1:11.4
2009 Real Saga Phelan Ready Purdey 1:11.5
2008 Krupt Related Typhoon Fury 1:10.6
2007 Meurice Zizou Shaft 1:11.1
2006 Diego Garcia Just Mambo My Middi 1:11.6
2005 Written Tycoon Domesday Flying Pegasus 1:12.0
2004 Charge Forward Dane Shadow Samboy 1:10.3
2003 Exceed And Excel Untouchable Niello 1:10.6
2002 Snowland Yell Takas 1:10.7
2001 Royal Courtship Viscount Mistegic 1:09.9
2000 Great Crusader Lord Dane Phoenix Park 1:10.0