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.
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 .
|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
|2016||Kiss And Make Up||Capitalist||Weatherly||1:09.5|
|2013||Criterion||Fast ‘N’ Rocking||Havana||1:10.7|
|2010||Masquerader||Decision Time||Carved In Stone||1:11.4|
|2009||Real Saga||Phelan Ready||Purdey||1:11.5|
|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|
|2000||Great Crusader||Lord Dane||Phoenix Park||1:10.0|