The feature race in Sydney on Saturday is the All Aged Stakes 2016, a detailed form guide analysis and betting preview for the weight-for-age Royal Randwick classic found below.
A small but classy field of just eight gallopers faces off in this year’s $600,000 Group 1 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m), which is due to run as Randwick Race 7 at 3:45pm (AEDT).
It is a wide open All Aged Stakes betting market this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival with five of the eight all at single-figures and under $7 for the win.
Leading the current All Aged Stakes odds at $3.60 is the Chris Waller-trained Hinchinbrook colt Press Statement chasing his second Group 1 success after the Caulfield Guineas win in Melbourne last spring over the mile.
He won again first-up in the Hobartville Stakes before his Randwick Guineas second as the beaten favourite and his last start third to Winx in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m).
Hugh Bowman is back on the youngster here after James McDonald had the mount last time out, and chases his second winning All Aged Stakes ride after success aboard Racing to Win (2008).
Second favourite and the early All Aged Stakes market mover is Malaguerra ($4.60 into $4.20), who is also leading all-in betting for Brisbane’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in June.
Lee & Anthony Freedman saddle-up the Magnus four-year-old who chases his fifth straight win, and who is just ahead of the Gai Waterhouse-trained filly English ($4.60) in the markets.
Waterhouse is the race’s most successful trainer having prepared four previous All Aged Stakes winners with: All Our Mob (1997), Arlington Road (2003), Shamekha (2005) and Bentley Biscuit (2007).
So will one of the top three fancies salute, or does the All Aged Stakes 2016 form guide reveal value further down the markets from the likes of the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart ($6) or Waller’s other runner Kermadec ($6.50)?
2016 All Aged Stakes Form Facts & Betting Stats
- Last year’s All Aged Stakes winner was the Peter Moody-trained Dissident (2015) who came off a third in Melbourne’s Futurity Stakes and jumped from barrier six (of 13) with Jim Cassidy aboard the $9 hope
- Only one All Aged Stakes winner since 2004 has run worse than third in their lead-up run
- Four of the runners in the field this year come off a top three run last time out including two last start winners in #2 Black Heart Bart (Group 3 Victoria Handicap, 1400m, Caulfield, 26/03/2016) and #4 Malaguerra (Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes, 1200m, Rosehill, 26/03/2016)
- The other two coming off a top three finish last start are #6 Press Statement and #7 English
- Two of the past three All Aged Stakes winners came off a Caulfield lead-up
- The previous All Aged Stakes winning trainers with a runner on Saturday are: Chris Waller (10-1-1-0) with #1 Kermadec and #6 Press Statement, Lee Freedman (8-1-2-1) who saddles-up #4 Malaguerra in partnership with Anthony Freedman, Gerald Ryan (5-1-1-0) with #8 Perignon and the race’s most successful trainer Gai Waterhouse (21-4-2-3) with #7 English
- #7 English ($4.60) is one of three three-year-olds in the field looking to join Atlantic Jewel (2012) and All Too Hard (2013) as the latest youngsters to win the race
- Atlantic Jewel (2012) is the only All Aged Stakes winning filly in over 30 years and #7 English and #8 Perignon ($31) are the fillies looking to be the second on Saturday
- The other three-year-old in the line-up is the favourite #6 Press Statement ($3.60)
- Favourites have won six times in the past 10 years most recently with All too Hard (2013)
- Five-year-olds have won five of the past 10 editions of the race most recently Hana’s Goal (2014); #2 Black Heart Bart ($6) is the only 5YO in the mix this year the 5YOs
- The previous All Aged Stakes winning jockeys with a ride this year are Hugh Bowman (10-1-0-2) on #6 Press Statement and Tim Clark (3-1-0-0) on #8 Perignon
- The most successful All Aged Stakes barrier with nine winners (since 1983) is gate seven that belongs on Saturday to #7 English
- The horse with the best Win Rate of the field is #5 Goldstream (71%) followed by #6 Press Statement (60%) and #4 Malaguerra (56%)
- The highest Place Rate of the field belongs to #6 Press Statement (90%) followed by #2 Black Heart Bart (71%), #5 Goldstream (71%) and #7 English (71%)
- The previous winners over the distance (1400m) are: #2 Black Heart Bart (8-5-2-0), #3 Rebel Dane (9-2-1-0), #4 Malaguerra (4-2-0-0), #6 Press Statement (3-2-0-0) and #1 Kermadec (3-1-0-1)
- The runners with the best form at the track (Randwick) are: #1 Kermadec (7-2-2-1), #7 English (4-2-0-1), #3 Rebel Dane (7-1-2-1) and #8 Perignon (6-1-1-1)
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