Ladbrokes Tip: The Wakeful Stakes – Crown Oaks double is a popular spring punt!
The Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race run at Flemington Racecourse on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, held traditionally on the first Tuesday of November, as part of Victoria Derby Day.
Victoria Derby Day kicks off the four-meeting Melbourne Cup Carnival and features four Group 1 events – the Victoria Derby (2500m), Kennedy Mile (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Myer Classic (1600m).
Also on the card are the Group 2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) for the sprinters and the Wakeful Stakes run over 2000m and open only to three-year-old fillies. Wakeful Stakes is a set weights plus penalties clash offering $300,000 in prize money and fillies often back-up just five days later in the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m).
The latest fillies to achieve the Wakeful Stakes – Crown Oaks double include Kirramosa (2013), Brazilian Pulse (2010), Faint Perfume (2009) and Serenade Rose (2005).
The latest edition of the Wakeful Stakes ran on Saturday November 3, 2018.
2018 Wakeful Stakes Results
- 1st: Aristia
- 2nd: Qafila
- 3rd: El Dorado Dreaming
Wakeful Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday November 3, 2018
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 2000m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $300,000
- First Run: 1932
2018 Wakeful Stakes Results
The full Wakeful Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the Group 2 runs on VRC Derby Day, Saturday November 3, 2018.
Wakeful Stakes Odds & Betting
Wakeful Stakes odds are led each Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival by smart fillies showing the potential to stay with winning form at least up to 1600m.
Previous winners in Group company over the season and those with a proven ability at Flemington Racecourse also feature high up the Wakeful Stakes betting markets, which are released on the Wednesday leading up to Derby Day.
Upsets are not uncommon in the race a recent winner to jump at double-figures in Wakeful Stakes betting was subsequent Crown Oaks runner-up Thunder Lady ($31 in 2014).
2018 Wakeful Stakes Betting
The season’s updated Wakeful Stakes 2018 betting odds and links to our markets will be provided below as soon as available so stay tuned for the best prices on the potential Oaks fillies in the Wakeful Stakes field this spring.
Wakeful Stakes Tips
Top Wakeful Stakes tips to take to the bookies on Victoria Derby Day include looking for fillies with winning form over 1600m and further, those proven in similar company and in-form Sydney visitors who have a good recent strike rate over the locals in the Melbourne Group 2. Favourites only have a fair recent record, so looking for fillies that fit the brief further down the markets is also a good Wakeful Stakes betting tip, as is looking out for the last start winners of the key lead-up races including the Etheral Stakes.
2018 Wakeful Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Wakeful Stakes 2018 betting tips and Flemington racing selections for Derby Day will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the fillies to back and sack.
Wakeful Stakes Field
The Wakeful Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old staying fillies, some looking to back-up on the quick five day turnaround into the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) back at Flemington on the first Thursday of November.
Fillies come into the Wakeful Stakes field including the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) on Caulfield Cup Day, which last produced recent Wakeful Stakes winners with Ambience (3rd) in 2015 and Tiamo Grace (2nd in 2016). Ambience also backed-up to cross third to Jameka in the 2015 Crown Oaks next run. In 2013 Solicit ran second in the Ethereal Stakes, third in the Wakeful Stakes and third in the Crown Oaks.
In 2014 winner Thunder Lady also ran second in the Crown Oaks. Wakeful Stakes runners may also have had a previous lead-up in Caulfield’s Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) the month before, and in 2013 May’s Dream ran second in both races. In 2012 Zydeco won the event on the back of a Thousand Guineas third and also finished second in that year’s Crown Oaks to Dear Demi.
Wakeful Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the final acceptances and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.
2018 Wakeful Stakes Field
The official Wakeful Stakes 2018 Final Field & Barriers are announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below so stay tuned to see what potential Oaks fillies line-up in the event.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||3x4213x303||EL DORADO DREAMING||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||3||58.5kg||–||102|
|2||21131||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||6||56kg||–||81|
|3||x740x48504||QAFILA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jim Crowley||2||55.5kg||–||70|
|4||x242x53792||ARISTIA||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||10||55kg||–||71|
|5||5x023x5143||SIZZLEME||Cindy Alderson||Ben Melham||1||55kg||–||70|
|6||6×1220||YULONG METEOR||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Michael Walker||12||55kg||–||62|
|7||55×611||TYSONIC||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||5||55kg||–||65|
|8||54×063654||EXCLUSIVELY OURS||Matthew Brown||Ben Thompson||8||55kg||–||57|
|9||14||MAUI GIRL||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||4||55kg||–||64|
|10||323||SEALED||Grahame Begg||Jordan Childs||9||55kg||–||59|
|11||7×42||SKYWAY STAR||Symon Wilde||Craig Williams||7||55kg||–||59|
2018 Wakeful Stakes Nominations
The early Wakeful Stakes 2018 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to Victoria Derby Day and the full list of entries will be announced below.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|2||x242x53792||ARISTIA||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||71|
|4||6×22186||DARK CONFIDANT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||62|
|5||3x4213x303||EL DORADO DREAMING||F||3||Kris Lees||102|
|6||54×063654||EXCLUSIVELY OURS||F||3||Matthew Brown||57|
|8||8511||MARACAIBO||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||62|
|9||14||MAUI GIRL||F||3||Tony McEvoy||64|
|11||29251||MISS MOANA (NZ)||F||3||John Sargent||61|
|12||x740x48504||QAFILA||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||70|
|13||4221||SCAMPER||F||3||Leon & Troy Corstens||62|
|16||7×42||SKYWAY STAR||F||3||Symon Wilde||59|
|17||33317||STRIPPING ROYALTY (NZ)||F||3||Darren Weir||62|
|19||21131||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ)||F||3||Darren Weir||81|
|20||6×1220||YULONG METEOR||F||3||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||62|
Wakeful Stakes Form Guide
The Wakeful Stakes form guide details all the must know information on the race and its runners including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the fillies in the field.
Fillies coming out of the race have franked the Wakeful Stakes form in tougher races a number of times in the past decade including Kirramosa (1st in 2013) who won the Crown Oaks next-up.
Wakeful Stakes Results
The Wakeful Stakes results have been dominated by smart fillies in the past decade, many of the placegetters from which back-up to finish in the money in the Crown Oaks next start. Notable recent winners of the race include Kirramosa (2013), Atlantic Jewel (2011), Brazilian Pulse (2010), Faint Perfume (2009), Tuesday Joy (2006) and Serenade Rose (2005).
Wakeful Stakes Past Winners
|2018||Aristia||Qafila||El Dorado Dreaming||2:01.0|
|2016||Tiamo Grace||Sebring Dream||Missrock||2:04.4|
|2011||Atlantic Jewel||Rahveel||Dowager Queen||2:04.9|
|2009||Faint Perfume||Silent Surround||Melito||2:03.2|
|2007||Zarita||Riva San||Katherine Gold||2:05.8|
|2004||Hollow Bullet||Storm Alert||Mango Daiquiri||2:02.1|
|2003||Timbourina||Special Harmony||Dane Beltar||2:05.5|
|2002||Hierogram||Its Who Deanie||Lashed||2:02.9|
|2001||Quays||Gold Lottery||Li Lo Lill||2:01.2|
|2000||Lolita Star||Lang Kwai Fong||Tanith||2:04.7|