George Ryder Stakes 2017 Form Guide & Betting Preview

March 17, 2017

George Ryder Stakes 2017 Form Guide & Betting Preview

Winx is all the rage for her sixteenth straight win this weekend on Golden Slipper Day, but does the George Ryder Stakes 2017 form guide reveal any value in betting on the weight-for-age clash?

Le Romain

Canterbury Stakes winner Le Romain can handle a Heavy track in the George Ryder Stakes 2017 on Saturday in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

Running as Rosehill Race 5 at 2:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday afternoon, the field for the $1 million Group 1 China Horse Club George Ryder (1500m) is down to eight.

Darren Weir has scratched his gun Japanese import Tosen Stadom from the line-up in favour of a Flemington Group 2 Blamey Stakes run against his flying stablemate Black Heart Bart in Melbourne on the same day.

With one less rival to beat home, Chris Waller’s glamour mare Winx is at $1.16 in the George Ryder Stakes odds at

She shapes-up as a massive chance to become the race’s shortest-priced winner in history and defend her title on way to the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) during ‘The Championships’.

No doubt the five-year-old is against some class rivals here, but does the George Ryder Stakes form guide and betting history have any hint of an upset?

2017 George Ryder Stakes Form Facts & Betting Stats

  • Last year’s George Ryder Stakes winner was the Chris Waller-trained Winx (2016) who came off a Chipping Norton Stakes win, jumped from barrier 7 (of 8) with Hugh Bowman aboard and saluted as the $1.90 favourite
  • #8 Winx ($1.16) returns on Saturday to defend her title out to go back-to-back in the George Ryder Stakes for the first time since Lonhro (2003-04)
  • Chris Waller chases back-to-back wins as a trainer in the race for the first time since he won three straight from 2010-12
  • Waller (27-4-1-4) is the race’s most successful trainer and along with Winx also saddles-up #6 McCreery ($31) and #7 Endless Drama ($34) on Saturday
  • The other previous George Ryder Stakes winning trainers with a starter this weekend are: John Hawkes (23-3-7-2) with #1 Chautauqua ($6) and #5 Leebaz ($151); and John O’Shea (3-1-1-0) with #3 Hauraki ($19)
  • Hugh Bowman (13-3-1-2) chases back-to-back wins as a jockey for the first time since Glen Boss (2006-07)
  • There are no other previous George Ryder Stakes winning jockeys with a ride on Saturday
  • #8 Winx also chases the same Chipping Norton Stakes – George Ryder Stakes double she achieved last autumn
  • The other Chipping Norton Stakes graduate is Endless Drama (6th)
  • The Canterbury Stakes has proven the form line to follow into the George Ryder producing three of the past six winners most recently with Pierro (2013) completing the double
  • #2 Le Romain ($9) chases the Canterbury Stakes – George Ryder Stakes double in 2017
  • The other Canterbury Stakes graduates in the mix are: Chautauqua (2nd) and Hauraki (3rd)
  • Last year’s winning barrier (7) has produced five George Ryder Stakes winners (since 1983) and belongs this year to #2 Le Romain
  • The most successful George Ryder Stakes barriers in that time with six wins each are 1 and 6 drawn this year by #1 Chautauqua and #6 McCreery
  • George Ryder Stakes favourites have saluted three times in the past decade and #8 Winx is the odds-on favourite this weekend
  • In the past eight years five double-figure gallopers have scored an upset George Ryder Stakes result with the longest-priced in that time being Gordon Lord Byron ($21 in 2014)
  • Winx was the first mare since Heat Of the Moment (1986) – who won as a filly – to salute in the race
  • Along with Winx the only other female galloper in the field this weekend is the filly #9 Sylpheed ($201)
  • The highest Win Rate of the field belongs to #8 Winx (76%) followed by #1 Chautauqua (46%)
  • The best Place Rate of the field belongs to #8 Winx (88%) followed by #2 Le Romain (87%) and #1 Chautauqua (85%)
  • The previous winners at the Rosehill track are: #8 Winx (5-4-0-0), #3 Hauraki (3-1-2-0) and #6 McCreery (4-1-1-0)
  • The previous winners over the distance (1500m) are: #5 Leebaz (4-2-1-1) and #8 Winx (2-2-0-0)
  • The previous winners on a Heavy track are: #2 Le Romain (3-2-1-0), #8 Winx (2-2-0-0), #3 Hauraki (2-1-0-1) and #6 McCreery (3-1-1-0)
  • #1 Chautauqua is yet to win on Heavy going but from two starts in the mud he boasts two seconds

Stay tuned for our insider George Ryder Stakes 2017 tips checking out the full race form guide below in the meantime courtesy of – home of the best odds on Winx.

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final fie...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations: Waller’s trio top 3 in betting

The Chris Waller trained two year ods  The Autumn Sun, Zousain and Lean Mean...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

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