2012 Villiers Stakes Form & Betting Guide

The Sydney Summer Racing Carnival’s showcase mile showdown runs at Warwick Farm Racecourse this Saturday, December 22, with the Villiers Stakes 2012 to take centre stage, the Races.com.au team’s insider form guide preview for which is detailed below.

Due to jump as Warwick Farm Race 6 at 4:20pm (AEST) the $175,000 Group 2 Inglis Villiers Stakes (1600m) has this year drawn a full field of 18 starters plus an emergency lying in wait.

Current Villiers Stakes betting odds are led by the Peter Snowden-trained Galah at $5.50, the Redoute’s Choice four-year-old last seen running an eye-catching third in the Festival Stakes – a traditional lead-up to the Villiers.

Other single-figure fancies in the market include the defending champ Monton ($7.50) who carries the 59kg top-weight from gate four and Matthew Smith’s in-form mare Cabernet ($8).

So this is what the markets are saying but what about the historical facts, betting stats and Villiers Stakes form guide?

2012 Villiers Stakes Form Facts & Betting Stats

  • Last year’s winner Monton came off a win in the Festival Stakes, jumped from barrier 15 (of 16) and was ridden by Hugh Bowman
  • #1 Monton ($7.50) returns this year having run second in the Festival last time out but this time they have drawn to perfection in gate four (of 18) with apprentice hoop Sam Clipperton taking over riding duties
  • Last year’s winning jockey Hugh Bowman will vie for back-to-back wins with the well-fancied mare #4 Cabernet ($8)
  • The first emergency #19 Al’s Gold ($81) has drawn last year’s winning barrier (15) which will belong to #15 Alma’s Fury ($15) if they don’t get a run
  • There are three last start winners engaged in the race this year with #3 Kinnersley (Goulburn Cup, 1600m, Goulburn, 25/11/2012), #6 Shout Out Loud (Victoria Cup, 1440m, Caulfield, 01/12/2012) and #18 Holy Moly (3YO F BM80, 1500m, Rosehill, 08/12/2012)
  • Early market mover #12 Classics ($19) boasts the highest Win Rate of the field with 41.65% followed by #17 Merlin Mustang (33.33%) and #3 Kinnersley (31.58%)

The best Place Percentage of the hopefuls then belongs to the favourite #9 Galah ($5.50) with 64.29% followed closely by #6 Shout Out Loud (63.64%)

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2012 Villiers Stakes Field & Form Guide

Warwick Farm Race 6 – 4:20pm (AEST) – 22/12/2012

# Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. AS Days API Career W% P% Last 6
1. MONTON R J Quinton Sam Clipperton (a) 4 59 6yoG 14 $18,775 28: 6 2 2 21.43% 35.71% x68962
2. TRIPLE ELEGANCE C J Waller James Mc Donald 18 57 6yoG 14 $16,316 34: 7 5 6 20.59% 52.94% 30×289
3. KINNERSLEY Ms G Waterhouse Tommy Berry 13 56.5 6yoG 27 $18,858 19: 6 3 0 31.58% 47.37% 125×81
4. CABERNET Matthew Smith Hugh Bowman 10 55 6yoM 14 $16,103 22: 6 3 3 27.27% 54.55% 6×5215
5. DARCI BE GOOD E B Murray Nathan Berry 17 54.5 4yoG 14 $21,742 19: 4 2 1 21.05% 36.84% 576410
6. SHOUT OUT LOUD P G Moody Joshua Parr 1 54.5 7yoG 21 $11,266 33: 8 9 4 24.24% 63.64% 527×61
7. THUMBTACKS C J Waller Jason Collett 2 54 6yoG 14 $9,536 43: 8 9 5 18.60% 51.16% 221170
8. ALL LEGAL Kevin Moses Glyn Schofield 9 53.5 6yoG 14 $15,117 32: 5 4 4 15.63% 40.63% 8×6167
9. GALAH Peter Snowden Kerrin Mc Evoy 8 53.5 4yoH 14 $28,700 14: 4 2 3 28.57% 64.29% 3×4623
10. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED P G Moody Luke Nolen 11 53.5 4yoH 21 $19,385 15: 2 1 5 13.33% 53.33% 510×99
11. QUIDNUNC Peter Snowden Kathy O’Hara 19 53 5yoM 14 $11,578 26: 5 5 3 19.23% 50.00% 3×1554
12. CLASSICS Peter Snowden Christian Reith 6 53 5yoM 14 $19,992 12: 5 2 0 41.67% 58.33% 8×0110
13. ISOPACH John Thompson Corey Brown 12 53 4yoG 14 $11,949 24: 2 2 2 8.33% 25.00% x25240
14. SHADOWS IN THE SUN A J Cummings Peter Robl 7 53 5yoG 14 $16,312 25: 3 1 3 12.00% 28.00% 090×20
15. ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray Blake Shinn 16 53 5yoG 14 $7,556 27: 4 1 7 14.81% 44.44% x68736
16. RACING HEART Joseph Pride Jason Taylor 14 53 6yoG 14 $9,964 43: 12 6 6 27.91% 55.81% 211750
17. MERLIN MUSTANG M P Tubman Brenton Avdulla 5 53 4yoG 44 $11,837 15: 5 1 2 33.33% 53.33% x71329
18. HOLY MOLY J G Sargent Jimmy Cassidy 3 53 4yoM 14 $7,969 18: 5 0 4 27.78% 50.00% 14×151
19. AL’S GOLD F G Hood Blake Spriggs (a) 15 53 5yoG 7 $6,980 38: 7 3 3 18.42% 34.21% 318475

*Form Guide Credit Ladbrokes.com.au

*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change