Winterbottom Stakes 2016

Saturday 26th November

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 one of two held on Railway Stakes Day on a Saturday in late November.

Contested over 1200m the sprint feature is run at weight-for-age on the same day as 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) 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 next edition of the Railway Stakes is due to run on Saturday 26th November.

Winterbottom Stakes Field

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 x173x296x2 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 5 58.5kg
2 1x11619x21 MALAGUERRA Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 1 58.5kg
3 43120×1125 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 8 58.5kg
4 x63x322112 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 3 58.5kg
5 x083x21147 KEEN ARRAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chris Parnham 4 58.5kg
6 2513×11207 FIRST AMONG EQUALS Simon A Miller Brad Parnham 9 58.5kg
7 x422120x30 BATTLE HERO Grant & Alana Williams Glenn Smith 10 58.5kg
8 1x21111x91 VEGA MAGIC Sean Casey Jake Casey (a) 2 58.5kg
9 1x15113x46 REGAL COMMANDER G Durrant & J Miller Peter Hall 7 58.5kg
10 4x1111x11 STATE SOLICITOR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 11 58.5kg
11 4127×42115 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 6 56.5kg
12 12311221×8 MILITARY REIGN Darren Mcauliffe Corey Brown 12 56.5kg

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.

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.

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 in the 10 years from 2006 – 2015.

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.

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) and Buffering (2013 and 2015).

Winterbottom Stakes Results

While favourites have dominated the recent Winterbottom Stakes results the biggest upset of the past decade was Hadabeclorka ($40 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
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