Ladbrokes Tip: The Warwick Stakes has been a gun guide to the George Main Stakes trifecta in recent years.
The Warwick Stakes is a Group 2 race run in August during the early stages of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
One of two Group 2 events at the meeting along with the Silver Shadow Stakes for fillies, the weight-for-age feature takes place over 1400m and offers $175,000 in total prize money. Many runners resume racing in the Warwick Stakes on way to tougher assignments in the spring like the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) both also held at Randwick.
In 2015 Royal Decent won the Warwick Stakes first-up before subsequent seconds in the George Main and the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. She also ran second in the 2014 edition before seconds in the George Main and Epsom Handicap.
The last George Main Stakes winner to come off a top three run in the Warwick Stakes meanwhile was Streama (2nd) in 2013.
The next edition of the Warwick Stakes takes place on Saturday 19th August, 2017.
Warwick Stakes Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||16x113380x||ECUADOR (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||6||59kg||110|
|2||613311255x||RED EXCITEMENT||Gerald Ryan||Joshua Parr||4||59kg||108|
|3||3x5543321x||ALLERGIC||James Cummings||Tim Clark||1||59kg||106|
|4||1112x1240x||ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tye Angland||5||59kg||103|
|5||1433x5126x||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||8||58.5kg||100|
|6||31212652×5||HARPER’S CHOICE||Gerald Ryan||Glyn Schofield||7||58.5kg||89|
|7||1111x1111x||WINX||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||2||57kg||132|
|8||114x24141x||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||3||56.5kg||110|
The Warwick Stakes field attracts middle distance sprinters – milers, the majority of which are just kicking off or in the early stages of their spring campaigns.
If not resuming in the race, runners may come into the Warwick Stakes field via a race like Flemington’s Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington earlier in the month. In 2014 Tiger Tees completed the Aurie’s Star – Warwick Stakes double.
Another lead-up race into the race field held in Sydney is the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight earlier. The last horse to complete the Missile Stakes – Warwick Stakes double was Pinwheel (2012).
Warwick Stakes Betting & Odds
Betting is led by proven Sydney performers that race well first or second-up, have form around 1400m – 1600m and that have run well in similar or tougher company in recent campaigns.
Fit horses backing-up from a race like the Missile Stakes also run at Randwick Racecourse often feature high up the Warwick Stakes odds, as do those that ran top three in the race the previous spring and have held their form over the past 12 months.
Warwick Stakes Nominations
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|2||1112x1240x||ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ)||G||5||Chris Waller||103|
|3||16x113380x||ECUADOR (NZ)||G||8||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||110|
|5||31212652×5||HARPER’S CHOICE||H||4||Gerald Ryan||89|
|6||1433x5126x||INFERENCE||H||4||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||100|
|7||x1541112x1||INVINCIBLE GEM||M||4||Kris Lees||108|
|8||613311255x||RED EXCITEMENT||G||8||Gerald Ryan||108|
|9||7255x3642x||WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)||G||9||Chris Waller||108|
|11||0560x2612x||ZANBAGH||M||7||John P Thompson||108|
Warwick Stakes Tips
Good Warwick Stakes tips including looking at past performers in the race that are still running well, horses with a nice Randwick race record and Group 1 runners heading into races like the George Main Stakes later in the spring.
Warwick Stakes Form Guide
The form guide features all the must-know information like the jockeys and trainers, barrier draw and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.
As many runners are kicking off their spring campaigns in the weight-for-age event, looking at the Warwick Stakes form for first-up hopes with nice records when fresh is important. Royal Descent (2015) was the latest first-up winner, improving on her second to Tiger Tees in 2014.
The Furious Stakes form more often than not stacks up in the subsequent Tea Rose Stakes and Flight Stakes. It has also provided a number of Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) performers in recent years. In 2009 Furious Stakes winner Melito ran second in the Melbourne mile clash later that campaign as did Dear Demi in 2012.
Warwick Stakes Results
The results have been a mix of well-backed single-figure hopes and roughie hopes scoring the upset in the past decade with the last to salute at double-figures being Veyron ($26) who went on to run third in the George Main Stakes that year.
In recent times, there have been some notable winners of the Warwick Stakes include Royal Descent (2015), Tiger Tees (2014), Pinwheel (2011-12), Metal Bender (2010) and Racing To Win (2008).
2017 Warwick Stakes Results
Warwick Stakes Winners
|2014||Tiger Tees||Royal Descent||Criterion||1:27.7|
|2010||Metal Bender||Triple Honour||Danleigh||1:24.2|
|2008||Racing to Win||Gallant Tess||Danzippo||1:24.5|
|2007||Race not run|
|2006||Courts In Session||Racing To Win||Desert War||1:23.3|
|2004||Private Steer||So Assertive||Niello||1:22.7|
|2001||Lonhro||Diamond Dane||Shogun Lodge||1:17.3|
|2000||Al Mansour||Hire||Celestial Choir||1:14.7|