Winterbottom Stakes 2018

Saturday December 1, 2018

Ladbrokes Tip: Last start winners have dominated the Winterbottom Stakes in recent years

The Winterbottom Stakes is one of the three Group 1 Perth Summer Racing Carnival features run at Ascot Racecourse annually and is the feature race of the late November – early December meeting.

Contested over 1200m the sprint feature is run at weight-for-age a week after the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m), both elite level events offering $1 million in prize money.

Horses come into the race via a host of different lead-up races, but the previous month’s Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) and also the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) both held in W.A. earlier in November have been good guides to the Group 1 in recent years.

The Colonel Reeves Stakes – Winterbottom Stakes double was most recently achieved by Barakey (2012).

The latest edition of the Winterbottom Stakes ran on Saturday December 1, 2018.

2018 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: Voodoo Lad
  • 2nd: Enticing Star
  • 3rd: Malaguerra

Winterbottom Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday December 1, 2018
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1952

2018 Winterbottom Stakes Results

The full Winterbottom Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order is now provided below.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 2 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Damien Oliver 13 58.5kg
2 13 ENTICING STAR Adam Durrant William Pike 0.75L 12 56.5kg
3 1 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 1L 7 58.5kg
4 12 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Chris Parnham 2.75L 9 56.5kg
5 15 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Ben Allen (a) 2.75L 3 54.5kg
6 7 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 2.75L 8 58.5kg
7 6 PROFIT STREET Peter & Matthew Giadresco Mitchell Pateman 4.25L 2 58.5kg
8 5 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 4.5L 6 58.5kg
9 3 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Shaun Mc Gruddy 5L 11 58.5kg
10 11 DAINTY TESS Daniel Morton Paul Harvey 5.75L 10 56.5kg
11 10 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 6.25L 5 56.5kg
12 8 RUNSON Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 7L 14 58.5kg
13 9 BELTER Sean Casey Patrick Carbery 8L 1 58.5kg
14 4 REBEL KING Darren Mcauliffe Jarrad Noske 11.75L 4 58.5kg

Winterbottom Stakes Odds & Betting

All-in futures Winterbottom Stakes betting on the likely line-up opens the month before the race soon after nominations close. The markets firm once the Winterbottom Stakes field and barriers are confirmed the week of the race.

Last-start winners won four of the five editions of the race from 2011 – 2015, so sprinters coming off a lead-up win often dominate the Winterbottom Stakes odds.

Horses that performed well in events such as the Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington if they are travelling across the country or the Group 3 Colonel Reeves Stakes locally are well-fancied in the Group 1 markets for the Winterbottom. Favourites have a gun Winterbottom Stakes record with six saluting for the punters from 2006 – 2017, most recently Buffering for his second in 2015. Buffering also led Winterbottom Stakes betting for his win in 2013 and was the third favourite in as many years to salute that season.

2018 Winterbottom Stakes Betting

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2018 odds and Perth Group 1 betting market links will be provided below so stay tuned for the top WA racing odds on the short distance specialists this summer.

Winterbottom Stakes Tips

Good Winterbottom Stakes tips include looking for sprinters proven over the distance and coming off a lead-up win in a race like the Colonel Reeves Stakes at the track earlier in the carnival.

Favourites have an outstanding strike rate in the race over the past 20 years, so sticking with the bookies’ pick is another historically successful tip in Winterbottom Stakes betting selections.

2018 Winterbottom Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Winterbottom Stakes 2018 tips and Group 1 betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the summer sprinters to back and sack this season.

Winterbottom Stakes Field

The Winterbottom Stakes field attracts a line-up of the spring / summer’s best Perth sprinters. Interstate talent often also makes the line-up and Robert Heathcote’s Brisbane-trained, internationally-performed champion Buffering has won the Winterbottom Stakes twice in 2013 and 2015.

Winterbottom Stakes Betting & Tips - Ladbrokes.com.au

Dual Winterbottom Stakes winner Buffering (2013 & 2015) saluted for the punters as the race favourite in both editions. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

The race has a capacity of 16 starters and the Winterbottom Stakes field was last run at capacity in 2005 when Miss Andretti won from barrier 13. Winterbottom Stakes nominations close a month before the race in late October before the final field and barriers are released on the Monday before the event takes place on the Saturday.

2018 Winterbottom Stakes Field

The official Winterbottom Stakes 2018 Final Field is announced on the Monday of race week followed by the 2018 Winterbottom Stakes Barriers on the Tuesday and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

The 2018 Winterbottom Stakes Field features 15 sprinters with the favourite being Moir Stakes winner Viddora.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1670x730x0 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 7 58.5kg
2 5×00121248 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Damien Oliver 14 58.5kg
3 2x2322x241 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Shaun Mc Gruddy 12 58.5kg 105
4 x165x3631x REBEL KING Darren Mcauliffe Jarrad Noske 4 58.5kg 100
5 631551×461 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 6 58.5kg
6 47x4643x36 PROFIT STREET Peter & Matthew Giadresco Mitchell Pateman 2 58.5kg 96
7 33221454×1 ASHLOR Dan McCarthy Daniel Stackhouse 8 58.5kg
8 19818×5113 RUNSON Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 15 58.5kg
9 25531211×2 BELTER Sean Casey Patrick Carbery 1 58.5kg 92
10 2411x20x10 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 5 56.5kg
11 3x1108x114 DAINTY TESS Daniel Morton Paul Harvey 11 56.5kg 105
12 28x8513x33 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Chris Parnham 10 56.5kg
13 1x11111x16 ENTICING STAR Adam Durrant William Pike 13 56.5kg 96
14 57x13689x1 SEANNIE Lindsey Smith Ms Lucy Warwick 9 56.5kg 77
15 1x14x45 VALOUR ROAD Simon A Miller Ben Allen (a) 3 54.5kg 84

2018 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations

The Winterbottom Stakes 2018 early nominations are taken about a month out from the race an attract a smart line-up of gun local and interstate sprinters out of a variety of earlier spring races.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight Hcp Rating
1 1213x350x2 ADDICTIVE NATURE H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
2 114x11x1x6 AMANAAT G 5 Ben Currie 58.5kg
3 33221454×1 ASHLOR G 5 Dan McCarthy 58.5kg
4 31x66x1101 BALL OF MUSCLE G 8 Joseph Pride 58.5kg
5 x25531211x BELTER G 5 Sean Casey 58.5kg 86
6 270×332818 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir 58.5kg
7 x385x666x3 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 7 Kris Lees 58.5kg
8 7906096659 DIABLERIE G 6 Maxine Payne 58.5kg 68
9 8x1850x384 DISPOSITION G 7 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 98
10 32x2322x24 DURENDAL G 7 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 101
11 x680x598x5 FELL SWOOP G 7 Matthew Dale 58.5kg
12 05612×6287 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 7 Darren Weir 58.5kg
13 320130×990 FLEET REVIEW (USA) H 4 Aidan O’Brien 58.5kg
14 6x71531x80 HAVASAY G 6 Liam Birchley 58.5kg
15 0x267x05x9 ILLUSTRIOUS LAD G 7 Peter Gelagotis 58.5kg
16 67x200x950 KEEN ARRAY G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
17 514193426x KEN’S DREAM G 5 Darren Weir 58.5kg
18 4232×17242 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 58.5kg
19 7x313x1432 LOCKROY G 7 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 92
20 1670x730x0 MALAGUERRA G 7 Peter Gelagotis 58.5kg
21 7631551×46 MALIBU STYLE G 7 Neville Parnham 58.5kg
22 141x11x226 MASQUERADE G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg 76
23 x1x0x85380 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 7 Bjorn Baker 58.5kg
24 13121×1531 OSBORNE BULLS G 5 James Cummings 58.5kg
25 447x4643x3 PROFIT STREET G 7 Peter & Matthew Giadresco 58.5kg 96
26 x165x3631x REBEL KING G 7 Darren Mcauliffe 58.5kg 100
27 x7556997x9 SARACINO (NZ) G 5 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 89
28 6×35190150 SHERIFF JOHN STONE G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 58.5kg
29 x1x12x0x40 SNITZKRAFT H 4 Darren Weir 58.5kg
30 05593×5386 SO SI BON G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 58.5kg
31 828863×226 SPIRIT OF VALOR (USA) H 5 Aidan O’Brien 58.5kg
32 11x212x713 STAGEMAN G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 58.5kg
33 61x1185x68 STATE SOLICITOR G 6 Adam Durrant 58.5kg 96
34 3212120×40 STELLAR COLLISION G 6 Darren Weir 58.5kg
35 57x1221x57 SUPER MAXI G 5 Chris Gangemi 58.5kg 90
36 326×121142 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 5 Kris Lees 58.5kg
37 828×260408 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 58.5kg
38 x41x121194 TREKKING G 4 James Cummings 58.5kg
39 1511x3234x VARIATION G 5 Stephen Miller 58.5kg 93
40 x43830x4x0 VIRIDINE H 4 James Cummings 58.5kg
41 5×00121248 VOODOO LAD G 7 Darren Weir 58.5kg
42 9216x69x70 CAIPIRINHA M 5 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 90
43 1121114×35 CELEBRITY DREAM (NZ) M 6 Adam Durrant 56.5kg 88
44 122x3x4871 COOL PASSION M 7 Tony McEvoy 56.5kg
45 23x1108x11 DAINTY TESS M 5 Daniel Morton 56.5kg 105
46 505x37x120 ELLICAZOOM M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 56.5kg
47 1x11111x16 ENTICING STAR M 5 Adam Durrant 56.5kg
48 x384850x6x FOXPLAY M 5 Brett Cavanough 56.5kg
49 628x8513x3 I’LL HAVE A BIT M 4 John McArdle 56.5kg
50 12x139x372 IN HER TIME M 6 Kris Lees 56.5kg
51 3215×14128 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 56.5kg
52 71x1230x94 MICA LIL M 5 Mark Minervini 56.5kg
53 1119×48454 QUILISTA M 5 Darren Weir 56.5kg
54 92x614x976 SAVANNA AMOUR M 5 Chris Meagher 56.5kg
55 57x13689x1 SEANNIE M 4 Lindsey Smith 56.5kg 77
56 108661×347 SPRIGHT M 5 Garry Frazer 56.5kg
57 8x1x0423x0 SUPER CASH M 6 Andrew Noblet 56.5kg
58 TULIP 0 56.5kg
59 2411x20x10 VIDDORA M 6 Lloyd Kennewell 56.5kg
60 110×670 AYLMERTON C 3 Jean Dubois 54.5kg
61 5x42x12351 CHARGE C 3 Chris Waller 54.5kg
62 10649×2836 LONG LEAF C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 54.5kg
63 1x1L0x374 PERFORMER C 3 Chris Waller 54.5kg
64 1103 TONY NICCONI C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 54.5kg
65 1x14x45 VALOUR ROAD G 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 84
66 x5620x4332 BONS AWAY G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
67 19818×5113 RUNSON G 6 Leon & Troy Corstens

Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide

The Winterbottom Stakes form guide details all the must know facts for punters including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the field.

Looking over the historical data, horses drawn in double digits have a poor record in the race with the only Winterbottom Stakes winner since Miss Andretti (13 of 16 in 2005) to win from wider than nine being Magnifisio (10 of 12) in 2014.

While locally-trained runners have a good record against any visitors, interstate horses and jockeys have plenty of recent wins including Paul Messara’s mare Ortensia (2009 and 2011), Buffering (2013 and 2015) and Viddora (2017) from the Adelaide stables of Lloyd Kennewell.

Winterbottom Stakes Form Facts

  • Just one Winterbottom Stakes winner since 2005 has jumped from a double digit barrier
  • From 2011 – 2017 four Winterbottom Stakes winners came off a lead-up victory
  • Flemington races have been a good Winterbottom Stakes form line to follow with four of the six winners from 2011 – 2017 having come off a Victorian run at the track
  • From 2011 – 2017 four favourites in Winterbottom Stakes betting saluted for the punters

2018 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide

A link to a comprehensive Winterbottom Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Winterbottom Stakes Results

While favourites have dominated the recent Winterbottom Stakes results the biggest upset of the past decade was Hadabeclorka ($41 in 2010).

Along with dual champions Ortensia (2009 and 2011) and Buffering (2013 and 2015) other notable Winterbottom Stakes winners include Takeover Target (2008), Miss Andretti (2005) and the last back-to-back winner Hardrada (2002-03).

Winterbottom Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Voodoo Lad Enticing Star Malaguerra 1:10.2
2017 Viddora Fuhryk Durendal 1:10.0
2016 Takedown Sheidel Rock Magic 1:10.2
2015 Buffering Watermans Bay Fast ‘N’ Rocking 1:08.1
2014 Magnifisio Watermans Bay Shining Knight 1:10.2
2013 Buffering Moment Of Change Watermans Bay 1:10.3
2012 Barakey Power Princess Spirit of Boom 1:10.1
2011 Ortensia Rarefied Grand Nirvana 1:10.1
2010 Hadabeclorka King Kool Kat Whitefriars 1:08.7
2009 Ortensia Idyllic Prince Black In Time 1:08.5
2008 Takeover Target Apache Cat Marasco 1:09.1
2007 Glory Hunter Charlie Beau Dark Target 1:10.4
2006 Marasco Grasspatch Girl Electric General 1:10.0
2005 Miss Andretti Avenida Madero Rescuer 1:09.7
2004 Ellicorsam Redwoldt Modem 1:08.6
2003 Hardrada Irish Pride Golden Delicious 1:11.3
2002 Hardrada Kaprats Fair Alert 1:08.7
2001 Fair Alert Old Fashion Corporate Bruce 1:11.5
2000 Noble Sky Star System Victory Trump 1:10.6