Just Five in 2015 Todman Stakes Field

March 4, 2015

deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Just Five in 2015 Todman Stakes Field

Just five of the eight nominated colts and geldings will line-up in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday.

Group 1 Golden Slipper favourite Headwater is one of five juveniles set to contest the Todman Stakes.

Group 1 Golden Slipper favourite Headwater is one of five juveniles set to contest the Todman Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart.

The field may be small but it’s sure to be a hotly contested race with three of the runners on the first five lines in the Golden Slipper futures betting at Ladbrokes.com.au. The Todman Stakes, and Reisling Stakes for the female juveniles, are considered the key lead-up races to the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) on March 21 with 15 of the past 32 winners coming via one of the two races.

Team HawkesHeadwater is the early $4.80 favourite to take out the world’s richest juvenile race after the colt’s dominant victory in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) on February 21.

It was just the second start for the two-year-old colt who won his maiden at Moonee Valley at the end of December. Headwater left very fast from the gates to find the front, leading the field by half a length at the 500m hard held. He kicked right away and brained them on the line in a devastating win, with two and a half lengths between him and runner-up Voilier while Mishani Honcho was a further two lengths away in third.

Headwater will need to overcome a wide start from the outside gate in the 2015 Todman Stakes with Blake Shinn to ride.

Also coming via the Silver Slipper Stakes are runner-ups Voilier and Mishani Honcho.

The Gary Nickson-trained Voilier has finished in the first two in his two career starts and is due to jump from barrier four with Tye Angland while Les Ross’ Mishani Honcho will enjoy the inside jump from barrier one.

Mishani Honcho has a lot more experience over his rivals with eight career starts to his name, just one of which was an unplaced run. The two-year-old gelding won the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes (1200m) at the end of December before taking out the Racing Minister’s 2YO Classic (1200m) the following month.

The Silver Slipper Stakes was the gelding’s first start outside of Queensland and he did well to lead the rest of the field behind Headwater and Voilier.

Gai Waterhouse’s Vancouver was once the early Golden Slipper favourite but has since slipped to the third line of betting at $6 after Waterhouse opted not to run the colt in the Silver Slipper Stakes. He won the Listed Breeders Plate (1000m) on debut back on October 4 before resuming with a strong win in the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) on January 31.

Vancouver received a barrier trial on February 23 instead of running in the Silver Slipper, which he won strongly by three and a half lengths. He will jump from barrier three with Tommy Berry.

The final Todman Stakes runner is John O’Shea’s Furnaces, who finished runner-up in the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) three weeks ago. The colt will jump from barrier two with James McDonald to ride.

Open your Ladbrokes.com.au online betting account today to receive up to $250 in a bonus match on your first bet.

2015 Todman Stakes Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 12101133 MISHANI HONCHO Les Ross Chris Whiteley 1 55.5kg
2 11 HEADWATER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Blake Shinn 5 55.5kg
3 1×1 VANCOUVER Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 3 55.5kg
4 1×2 VOILIER Gary Nickson Tye Angland 4 55.5kg
5 1×2 FURNACES John O’Shea James McDonald 2 55.5kg

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field