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 4, 2017 .
2017 Wakeful Stakes Results
- 1st: #7 Luvaluva
- 2nd: #3 Glam Guru
- 3rd: #6 Rimraam
Wakeful Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday November 4, 2017
- Track: Flemington Racecourse
- Distance: 2000m
- Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $300,000
- First Run: 1932
2017 Wakeful Stakes Results
The full Wakeful Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be available below once the Group 2 runs on VRC Derby Day, Saturday November 4, 2017 .
|1||7||LUVALUVA (NZ)||John Sargent||Blake Shinn||–||12||55kg|
|2||3||GLAM GURU||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jeff Lloyd||0.2L||7||55kg|
|3||6||RIMRAAM (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||0.3L||9||55kg|
|4||5||HIYAAM (NZ)||Mick Price||Michael Dee||1.55L||3||55kg|
|5||12||SHEEZDASHING||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||1.75L||1||55kg|
|6||13||SNOGGING||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||5.25L||15||55kg|
|7||8||IMPROVISE||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||5.45L||6||55kg|
|8||10||TEODORA||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||5.65L||8||55kg|
|9||4||LUCKY LOUIE||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Ben Melham||6.15L||2||55kg|
|10||15||BERKSHIRE LADY||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||6.35L||10||55kg|
|11||9||SMOOTH LANDING||John P Thompson||Damian Lane||6.45L||13||55kg|
|12||1||BRING ME ROSES||Tony McEvoy||Mark Zahra||8.2L||11||57kg|
|13||16||MISS ADMIRATION||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||8.3L||5||55kg|
|14||2||PURE SCOT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||8.5L||14||55kg|
|15||11||PRES DE TOI||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dwayne Dunn||8.8L||4||55kg|
|16||14||CABIERRO||Anthony Freedman||James Winks||99.9L||16||55kg|
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).
2017 Wakeful Stakes Betting
The season’s updated Wakeful Stakes 2017 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.
2017 Wakeful Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ insider Wakeful Stakes 2017 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.
- 1st: #6 RIMRAAM ($9) – Lindsay Park are flying and so too is this Commands filly who represents the value for an upset win at good odds. Has run top two in all six starts to date, latest beaten as a $26 outsider for second by Pinot in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m). The winner of that is straight into the VRC Oaks, this filly can join her with a win here having been tested at the distance now.
- 2nd: #1 BRING ME ROSES ($4) – Race favourite after the progressive Tony McEvoy-trained High Chaparral filly blitzed her Flemington debut on October 7 off the Adelaide form, winning the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) by over two lengths. Up in distance but the ease of the lead-up win suggests she’ll run 2000 and further no issues. Wide draw, but did it from a similar gate and seems to like Headquarters. Can salute for the punters.
- 3rd: #3 GLAM GURU ($21) – Blowout odds for this SA-trained Medaglia D’Oro filly who cannot be ruled out of a top three run. Consistent lead-up, wasn’t disgraced in the Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m) running fourth. She came down in distance from 1800m for that, think she’ll be better going up. Chance.
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.
2017 Wakeful Stakes Field
The official Wakeful Stakes 2017 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.
The 2017 Wakeful Stakes Field features 16 VRC Oaks-bound fillies led by Tony McEvoy’s last start Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes winner over the Flemington mile by over two lengths Bring Me Roses. Ethereal Stakes winner Pinot is missing from the official Wakeful Stakes final acceptances, but Lindsay Park’s ultra-consistent Rimraam who was runner-up in that key lead-up is and gets a run from barrier nine with Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||4321||BRING ME ROSES||Tony McEvoy||Mark Zahra||11||57kg||80|
|2||1x316x9747||PURE SCOT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||14||55kg||69|
|3||60×11424||GLAM GURU||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jeff Lloyd||7||55kg||69|
|4||32x47x4536||LUCKY LOUIE||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Ben Melham||2||55kg||64|
|5||5×123||HIYAAM (NZ)||Mick Price||Michael Dee||3||55kg||70|
|6||22×2212||RIMRAAM (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||9||55kg||70|
|7||17762||LUVALUVA (NZ)||John Sargent||Blake Shinn||12||55kg||64|
|8||3415||IMPROVISE||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||6||55kg||63|
|9||674×34857||SMOOTH LANDING||John P Thompson||Damian Lane||13||55kg||58|
|10||114||TEODORA||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||8||55kg||67|
|11||933301||PRES DE TOI||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dwayne Dunn||4||55kg||64|
|12||4×6216||SHEEZDASHING||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||1||55kg||62|
|13||434193||SNOGGING||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||15||55kg||62|
|14||31||CABIERRO||Anthony Freedman||James Winks||16||55kg||62|
|15||935||BERKSHIRE LADY||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||10||55kg||57|
|16||066×84||MISS ADMIRATION||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||5||55kg||55|
2017 Wakeful Stakes Nominations
The early Wakeful Stakes 2017 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to Victoria Derby Day and the full list of entries will be announced below.
The 2017 Wakeful Stakes Nominations attracted 18 entries led by the likes of Pinot chasing three straight wins after taking out the Ethereal Stakes on Caulfield Cup Day and Bring Me Roses who saluted at Flemington in the Edward Manifold Stakes over the mile on October 7.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|2||935||BERKSHIRE LADY||F||3||Danny O’Brien||57|
|3||4321||BRING ME ROSES||F||3||Tony McEvoy||80|
|5||60×11424||GLAM GURU||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||69|
|6||5×123||HIYAAM (NZ)||F||3||Mick Price||70|
|8||32x47x4536||LUCKY LOUIE||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||64|
|9||17762||LUVALUVA (NZ)||F||3||John Sargent||64|
|10||066×84||MISS ADMIRATION||F||3||Mick Price||55|
|11||92211||PINOT||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||80|
|12||933301||PRES DE TOI||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||64|
|13||1x316x9747||PURE SCOT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||69|
|14||22×2212||RIMRAAM (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||70|
|15||4×6216||SHEEZDASHING||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||62|
|16||674×34857||SMOOTH LANDING||F||3||John P Thompson||58|
|17||434193||SNOGGING||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||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
|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|