Todman Stakes 2018

Saturday March 10, 2018

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 early to mid 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 Group 2 $300,000 Reisling Stakes (1200m) for the fillies and both races are traditional lead-ups to the Group 1 $3.5 million 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 10, 2018 .

2018 Todman Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Aylmerton
  • 2nd: #1 Ef Troop
  • 3rd: #13 Tchaikovsky

Todman Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1973

2018 Todman Stakes Results

The full Todman Stakes 2018 results & finishing order revealing the winner of the Golden Slipper ballot exemption will be published below after the race takes place on Saturday March 10, 2018 .

It was an upset 2018 Todman Stakes Result after race favourite Performer threw off his jockey Hugh Bowman during the run leaving the Jean Dubois-trained Aylmerton from Goulburn to win at big odds after a Canterbury victory on debut the run prior.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 10 AYLMERTON Jean Dubois Andrew Adkins 1 55.5kg $17
2 1 EF TROOP Tony Gollan Corey Brown 0.2L 2 55.5kg $3.50F
3 13 TCHAIKOVSKY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1.5L 8 55.5kg $16
4 6 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 2.3L 6 55.5kg $15
5 7 PLAGUE STONE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.7L 9 55.5kg $10
6 4 RAGGED RASCAL Paul Perry Adam Hyeronimus 4.7L 3 55.5kg $51
7 9 EXCELTIC Gary Portelli Tye Angland 5.2L 4 55.5kg $16
8 11 PAQUIRRI Gary Moore Tim Clark 10.8L 7 55.5kg $61
LR 2 PERFORMER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 55.5kg $2.10F
14 REPUBLIC John P Thompson Christian Reith 0
12 TOULOUSE David Payne Jason Collett 0
5 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0
8 BONDI Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 0
3 PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 0

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.

2018 Todman Stakes Betting

The updated Todman Stakes 2018 betting odds will be made available below once released for you to back the key Golden Slipper Stakes contenders at the best autumn markets.

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.

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

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.

2018 Todman Stakes Field

The official Todman Stakes 2018 Field of Golden Slipper-bound two-year-olds will be published below on the Wednesday before Royal Randwick Guineas Day.

The 2018 Todman Stakes Final Field is now out and the hot Chris Waller-trained favourite Performer is looking to stay undefeated on way to his Golden Slipper test against the gun fillies. Hugh Bowman rides the last start Canonbury Stakes winner from a mid-field barrier seven draw and the dangers looking at the Todman Stakes odds are Tony Gollan’s Queensland visitor Ef Troop in barrier two and the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Bondi in barrier four.

UPDATE: 5 horses have been scratched from the Todman Stakes 2018 Field including Bondi and Encryption who are now battling it out for favouritism in Sunday’s Group 3 Black Opal Stakes in Canberra.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 114 EF TROOP Tony Gollan Corey Brown 2 55.5kg
2 1×1 PERFORMER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 55.5kg
3 314 PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 12 55.5kg
4 212x RAGGED RASCAL Paul Perry Adam Hyeronimus 5 55.5kg
5 32×25 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 55.5kg
6 1×43 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 8 55.5kg
7 2×20 PLAGUE STONE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 14 55.5kg
8 2×36 BONDI Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 4 55.5kg
9 32 EXCELTIC Gary Portelli Tye Angland 6 55.5kg
10 1 AYLMERTON Jean Dubois Andrew Adkins 1 55.5kg
11 323x PAQUIRRI Gary Moore Tim Clark 9 55.5kg
12 3×6 TOULOUSE David Payne Jason Collett 3 55.5kg
13 5 TCHAIKOVSKY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 13 55.5kg
14 7 REPUBLIC John P Thompson Christian Reith 11 55.5kg

2018 Todman Stakes Nominations

The early Todman Stakes 2018 nominations are open until the Monday of race week and will be available here once announced.

The 2018 Todman Stakes nominations drew 13 two-year-old colts & geldings before being extended until Tuesday morning. Chris Waller’s Canonbury Stakes winner Performer is the standout nominee and is currently sitting near the top of all-in Golden Slipper odds.

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.

2018 Todman Stakes Tips

Our insider Todman Stakes betting tips for 2018 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.

  • 1st: #1 EF TROOP ($3.30)
  • 2nd: #6 LEGEND OF CONDOR ($11)
  • 3rd: #2 PERFORMER ($2.05)

Market mover is Tony Gollan’s returning Spirit Of Boom gelding EF TROOP ($3.30) from Brisbane and think fresh he can really challenge. He won twice at Doomben to kick off his career before running three lengths back for fourth behind Sunlight in the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast. That form has been franked and he won a subsequent trial over 1000m by three lengths so looks ready to fire from the gun gate (2). LEGEND OF CONDOR ($11) is at a juicy price and is nearing peak. Third last weekend to Santos in Randwick’s Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m). Only a quarter-length beaten and returns on the short back-up, but think he will relish the turnaround and Glyn Schofield is in the saddle. PERFORMER ($2.05) is the deserving favourite who might take some beating. Chris Waller-trained colt only narrowly won Rosehill’s Group 3 Canonbury first-up. Was runner-up to Bondi in a trial on February 27 and back at Randwick for the first time since a black-type win on debut in September.

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.

The Todman Stakes form has held-up in the Golden Slipper a number of times in recent years with Vancouver (2015) doing the double before Capitalist improved on a lead-up second in the Todman to take out the world’s richest race for juveniles.

2018 Todman Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Todman Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

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).

Todman Stakes Winners

2018 Aylmerton Ef Troop Tchaikovsky 1:08.84
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