Winterbottom Stakes 2017

Saturday December 2, 2017

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 2, 2017 .

2017 Winterbottom Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Viddora
  • 2nd: #12 Fuhryk
  • 3rd: #3 Durendal

Winterbottom Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday December 2, 2017
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1952

2017 Winterbottom Stakes Results

The full Winterbottom Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order is now provided below.

The 2017 Winterbottom Stakes Results saw the Lloyd Kennewell-trained mare Viddora enjoy her first Group 1 success, backing-up from two good elite level runs at The Valley to post a one and a half length victory over the Lindsay Park-trained mare Fuhryk. Rounding out the Winterbottom Stakes trifecta in third was the best of the locals, Durendal, the $26 roughie finishing ahead of his better-fancied stablemate Rock Magic who ran fifth as the beaten-favourite.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 7 56.5kg $5
2 12 FUHRYK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 1.5L 9 56.5kg $12
3 3 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Shaun Mc Gruddy 2L 1 58.5kg $26
4 7 PROFIT STREET Peter & Matthew Giadresco Brad Parnham 2.75L 2 58.5kg $21
5 1 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 3L 6 58.5kg $4.20F
6 2 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 3L 11 58.5kg $9
7 11 DAINTY TESS Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 3L 5 56.5kg $18
8 8 STATE SOLICITOR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 4.5L 4 58.5kg $5
9 13 CAIPIRINHA Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 5.5L 12 56.5kg $20
10 10 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Jason Brown 5.75L 8 56.5kg $13
11 4 DREAM LIFTER Paul Hunter Mitchell Pateman 6L 3 58.5kg $61
12 5 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 12.75L 10 58.5kg $61
6 THE RIVER Trevor Andrews Glenn Smith 0

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.

2017 Winterbottom Stakes Betting

The latest Winterbottom Stakes 2017 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.

2017 Winterbottom Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Winterbottom Stakes 2017 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.

  • 1st: #10 Whispering Brook ($12) – It’s been seven year’s since we had a double-figure Winterbottom Stakes winner, but tipping a 2017 upset with Simon Miller’s former gun two-year-old. As a juvenile this well-bred daughter of Hinchinbrook was outstanding and as a three-year-old filly she was also eye-catching when third in the 2016 Thousand Guineas. Steadily getting there again now as a four-year-old, can hit the front early and go all the way on her best day.
  • 2nd: #8 State Solicitor ($3.10) – The race favourite has come out a bit in the markets and is a huge chance to continue the gun record of favourites in this race. Last year he was unplaced but just a length beaten with zero luck in the run. He got caught in traffic in his final lead-up this prep, but somehow managed to win the Colonel Reeves Stakes. He is flying and gets things his way in barrier four with William Pike chasing his first Group 1 win, but third Winterbottom victory.
  • 3rd: #1 Rock Magic ($6) – Chris Gangemi-trained gelding is now an eight-year-old but going as good as ever. He’s had four runs in Melbourne over the spring and was far from disgraced finishing right behind some of the world’s best sprinters. Gets the chance to peak in a hometown Grand Final here and improve on the close third in last year’s Winterbottom Stakes results.

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 -

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.

2017 Winterbottom Stakes Field

The official Winterbottom Stakes 2017 Final Field is announced on the Monday of race week followed by the 2017 Winterbottom Stakes Barriers on the Tuesday and will be published in full below once released by Perth Racing.

The 2017 Winterbottom Stakes Field features 13 sprinters with the favourite being local  hope State Solicitor coming off the Colonel Reeves Stakes win and to be ridden by dual Winterbottom winning hoop William Pike.

The 2017 Winterbottom Stakes Barrier Draw took place on Tuesday with race favourite State Solicitor drawing well in barrier four. The Chris Gangemi-trained third placegetter in last year’s race Rock Magic is drawn midfield in barrier six, while his longer-priced stablemate Durendal gets the inside run from barrier one.

Winterbottom Stakes 2017 Field Update: A dozen sprinters remain in the mix after the early scratching of last start Ascot winner The River who was allocated the outside barrier.

No. Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x4011x4376 ROCK MAGIC Chris Gangemi Jarrad Noske 6 58.5kg 108
2 49155x341x SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 11 58.5kg 106
3 226x438x53 DURENDAL Chris Gangemi Shaun McGruddy 1 58.5kg 98
4 3x4223x0x3 DREAM LIFTER Paul Hunter Mitchell Pateman 3 58.5kg 97
5 2125×64370 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10 58.5kg 96
6 58042x33x1 THE RIVER Trevor Andrews 13 58.5kg 78
7 5233112×24 PROFIT STREET Peter & Matthew Giadresco Brad Parnham 2 58.5kg 97
8 x116x61x11 STATE SOLICITOR Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 4 58.5kg 98
9 7622212×24 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 7 56.5kg 104
10 7306×53736 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Jason Brown 8 56.5kg 88
11 1x34212x15 DAINTY TESS Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 5 56.5kg 96
12 0x21x78x19 FUHRYK David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damien Oliver 9 56.5kg 96
13 2x116x4372 CAIPIRINHA Simon A Miller Joseph Azzopardi 12 56.5kg 87

2017 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations

The Winterbottom Stakes 2017 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.

The 2017 Winterbottom Stakes Nominations attracted 53 sprinters including the Godolphin-raced Stradbroke Handicap winner from the winter Impending who was impressive running third to Redzel in the Darley Classic, while the Grant & Alana Williams-trained State Solicitor is the best fancied of the local sprinters.

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

2017 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide

A link to a comprehensive Winterbottom Stakes 2017 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
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