Victory Stakes 2018

Saturday April 28, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: The Victory Stakes is a lead-up into the Doomben 10,000 a fortnight later

The Victory Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, or in recent years Doomben Racecourse, on a Saturday in late April and is one of the first features of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Run over 1200m the sprint showdown has a total of $200,000 on offer, the event was formerly known as the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes and is run under weight-for-age conditions.

The Victory Stakes is an early lead-up to some of the carnival’s Group 1 majors including the Doomben 10,000 Doomben a fortnight later and the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m) – formerly the BTC Cup.

The latest edition of the Victory Stakes ran Saturday April 28, 2018 .

2018 Victory Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Impending
  • 2nd: #3 Most Important
  • 3rd: #9 I Am Excited

Victory Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday April 28, 2018
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1980

2018 Victory Stakes Results

The complete Victory Stakes Results 2018 and Finishing Order will be available below once the race takes place at on Saturday April 28, 2018 .

The official 2018 Victory Stakes Results saw the James Cummings-trained favourite and reigning Stradbroke Handicap champion Impending post a narrow win over the local Tony Gollan-trained sprinter Most Important.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 IMPENDING James Cummings Damian Browne 2 58.5kg $2.50F
2 3 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 0.4L 6 58.5kg $8.50
3 9 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Michael Cahill 1.15L 7 54.5kg $6
4 4 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Tiffani Brooker 1.9L 8 58.5kg $19
5 6 PRIVLAKA Robert Heathcote Matthew McGillivray 2.65L 4 58.5kg $61
6 5 SUPIDO Michael Kent Jeff Lloyd 2.85L 3 58.5kg $3.60
7 7 HAVASAY Liam Birchley Brad Stewart 3.85L 5 58.5kg $21
8 2 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 4.05L 1 58.5kg $13
8 MANAYA Michael Costa Scott Galloway 0

Victory Stakes Odds & Betting

Victory Stakes betting markets are usually led by proven sprinters with a good strike rate over the 1200m. Local advantage at Eagle Farm Racecourse (or Doomben) has been key in recent years as well with the likes of Buffering (2011 and 2013) and Temple Of Boom (2014) holding off horses from interstate.

Runners that features in the previous year’s edition are often higher up the Victory Stakes odds for the next season if backing up and the race can feature in doubles betting with upcoming Group 1 races like the Doomben 10,000 and Kingsford-Smith Cup (formerly the BTC Cup).

2018 Victory Stakes Betting

The season’s top Victory Stakes 2018 betting odds on the potential Group 1 winter runners will be available here on race week so stay tuned for access to the best Eagle Farm racing odds and offers.

Victory Stakes Field

The Victory Stakes field attracts sprinters from both local and interstate stables, many of which come off runs in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

In 2016 the Victory Stakes winner Fell Swoop came off a second in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick earlier in the month. Horses out of the Victory Stakes field may back up in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at Doomben Racecourse two weeks later.

Victory Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and the final field along with barriers are released on the Wednesday.

Victory Stakes 2017 betting odds online at Ladbrokes

Champion sprinter Buffering won multiple editions of the Victory Stakes in 2011 and 2013. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

2018 Victory Stakes Field

The official Victory Stakes 2018 Final Field of sprinters and barrier draw will be available below once announced the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival hopes are in the mix for the Doomben 10,000 lead-up this season.

There are eight horses left in the 2018 Victory Stakes Field after the scratching of the rails-drawn Manaya, the reigning Stradbroke Handicap champion Impending red hot favourite to win first-up for Godolphin.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 643341x23x IMPENDING James Cummings Damian Browne 3 58.5kg 110
2 875113×200 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 2 58.5kg 108
3 00x641241x MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 7 58.5kg 106
4 x411x1170x MONSIEUR GUSTAVE Darryl Hansen Tiffani Brooker 9 58.5kg 104
5 930x15x454 SUPIDO Michael Kent Jeff Lloyd 4 58.5kg 105
6 8x721136x6 PRIVLAKA Robert Heathcote Matthew McGillivray 5 58.5kg 91
7 x1111x336x HAVASAY Liam Birchley Brad Stewart 6 58.5kg 88
8 3940x5132x MANAYA Michael Costa Scott Galloway 1 56.5kg 79
9 53772×1113 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Michael Cahill 8 54.5kg 95

2018 Victory Stakes Nominations

The Victory Stakes nominations 2018 nominations close the Monday of race week with the full list of early hopefuls to be published below.

The 2018 Victory Stakes nominations drew 12 early entries including returning Darley Classic third placegetter Impending for the powerhouse Godolphin stable and locally the Tony Gollan-trained Most Important running for the first time since his Sunshine Coast Cup win in late January.

Victory Stakes Tips

Top Victory Stakes tips include looking for proven performers at the track / distance, those coming out of tougher Sydney autumn lead-ups like the TJ Smith Stakes and horses drawn well at the Eagle Farm / Doomben track.

If a top class horse features in the field they are usually the ones to get behind with the likes of Swiss Ace (2008-09) and Buffering (2011 & 2013) saluting for punters in multiple editions of the race.

2018 Victory Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Victory Stakes 2018 betting tips and Group 2 racing selections will be detailed below leading up to the Eagle Farm showdown so bookmark this page for the winter sprinters to back and sack on way to the bigger Brisbane races of the season.

  • 1st: #3  MOST IMPORTANT ($9.50)
  • 2nd: #1 IMPENDING ($1.85)
  • 3rd: #4 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE ($17)

Going for the value in Victory Stakes tipping and have the Tony Gollan-trained Brisbane local MOST IMPORTANT ($9.50) to score the upset first-up at a price. Thirteen weeks between runs and yet to win first-up, but the Sunshine Coast Cup win in late January was excellent as was his lead-up Eagle Farm trial win on April 10. Loves the Doomben track and has plenty of form here and can surprise getting up on the speed early in a small field. IMPENDING ($1.85) for Godolphin is the one to beat, racing for the first time since the Darley Classic third in November. Goes well fresh and won the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Doomben last winter. MONSIEUR GUSTAVE ($17) value for a place having won the Group 3 George Moore at this track / distance in the summer.

Victory Stakes Form Guide

The Victory Stakes form guide features all the must know info like saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up form for all horses in the field. Studying the Victory Stakes form for sprinters with good form over 1200m, Group 1 performers from the Sydney Autumn Carnival and local hopes with a nice Eagle Farm strike-rate can help with tipping.

The Victory Stakes form has also stacked up in the subsequent Group 1 Brisbane Winter Carnival races in recent years like the BTC Cup that Victory Stakes winners Buffering (2011), Swiss Ace (2008) and Mitanni (2007) all went on to place in. The BTC Cup however is now run over 1300m later in the Carnival and the Doomben 10,000 is now the likely next-up target for horses out of the Victory Stakes.

 2018 Victory Stakes Form Guide

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

Victory Stakes Results

Victory Stakes results have been dominated by nice types over the years with local runners saluting more often than not. Notable Victory Stakes winners from the past decade include Swiss Ace (2008-09), Buffering (2011 & 2013), Temple Of Boom (2014) and Srikandi (2015).

Victory Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Impending Most Important I Am Excited 1:10.0
2017 Music Magnate Hopfgarten Miss Cover Girl 1:13.2
2016 Fell Swoop Didntcostalot Artlee 1:09.0
2015 Srikandi Ball Of Muscle Dances On Stars 1:09.6
2014 Temple Of Boom Spirit Of Boom Snitzerland 1:09.0
2013 Buffering Spirit Of Boom Albrecht 1:08.5
2012 Not held
2011 Buffering Atomic Force Azzaland 1:13.0
2010 Ghetto Blaster The Jackal Albert The Fat 1:09.6
2009 Swiss Ace Sniper’s Bullet Red Element 1:09.7
2008 Swiss Ace Atapi Dance The Waves 1:09.8
2007 Mitanni Anwaar Tellem 1:09.7
2006 All Bar One Falaise Impaler 1:08.5
2005 Wager Deuxieme Dezigna 1:21.9
2004 Only Words Our Egyptian Raine Defier 1:25.8
2003 Tit For Taat Scenic Peak Mr Bureaucrat 1:21.5
2002 Mr Bureaucrat Salgado Faiza 1:23.3
2001 Make Mine Magic Play Station Camarena 1:20.8
2000 Cheiron Narwong City Fair 1:22.8