Cantala Stakes

The 2017 Cantala Stakes will be run on Saturday October 28, 2017 at Flemington Racecourse and will take place on .

2017 Cantala Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Cantala Stakes News

Levendi Set for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas

Levendi Set for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas

Team Gelagotis have underlined the 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m) as the major target for Levendi, who posted an impressive win on debut at Ballarat in June. Jumping from the gates well, the son of Pierro took a position close to the pace before mustering an impressive turn of foot in the final straight to…

The Cantala Stakes 2017 (previously known as the Emirates Stakes) is Melbourne’s richest 1600m race and offers $1 million in prize money. This Group 1 race – briefly called the Longines Mile for sponsorship purposes – is a quality handicap raced at Flemington on the first day of the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival.

The event runs on Victoria Derby Day on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, which runs on the first Tuesday of November, along with three other Group 1 races.

The Cantala Stakes shares a race program with the: Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) for three-year-old stayers, the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) for three-year-old sprinters and the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) for fillies and mares.

The 2017 Cantala Stakes will be run on Saturday. October 28.

Cantala Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday. October 28, 2017
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Open Quality
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000

Cantala Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider 2017 Cantala Stakes tips and betting predictions to be published closer to race day. In the meantime check out dedicated Cantala Stakes Tips page for early Cantala Stakes betting guide and the latest Cantala Stakes news.

2016 Cantala Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #4 He’s Our Rokkii – (Bet on He's Our Rokkii now): Happy to leave the favourite and take one of the next best in Cantala Stakes betting with this Lindsay Park-trained four-year-old shooting for his sixth straight win. Saluted in the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) over the distance last time out and only is rock-hard fit. If he hasn’t peaked yet, has the upside to win again.
  • 2nd: #11 Mackintosh – (Bet on Mackintosh now): Sydney’s Chris Waller chases a third win in this race in six years. Of his hopefuls this galloper is the best fancied despite coming off a Sydney run – history against him in that regard. That run was an Epsom Handicap third and he only rises a kilo to 53kg so is right in this.
  • 3rd: #7 Voodoo Lad – (Bet on Voodoo Lad now): Darren Weir saddles-up three and there’s a nice double-figure price offered for Voodoo Lad to retain his flawless 100% place rate. Won on Caulfield Cup Day and is up to a mile for the first time, but the ease of that win suggest he’ll run out the distance.

Read our comprehensive 2016 Cantala Stakes Tips & Betting Update before the race!

Cantala Stakes Odds

You’ll be able to find Cantala Stakes odds as soon as the nominations come out in mid-late October. Futures Cantala Stakes betting is open at online bookmakers including weeks ahead of the race, with firmer Fixed Win Cantala Stakes odds open once final acceptances close.

See below for the latest Cantala Stakes betting odds on the final field. 

Cantala Stakes Field

The Cantala Stakes field is normally comprised of the horses from the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) run at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day and graduates of the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) run at Caulfield at the start of October on Caulfield Guineas Day.

The 2017 Cantala Stakes field was released on Wednesday October 26 and features a full field of 16 starters plus an emergency led by the Darren Weir-trained dual Group 1 winner over the track / distance Palentino and last weekend’s Crystal Mile winner The United States.

See below for the official 2016 Cantala Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a full race preview on one of the four Group 1s running at Flemington on Derby Day.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x7212x4510 PALENTINO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 7 57kg 111
2 10x5212x61 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) Robert Hickmott Steven Arnold 10 57kg 111
3 7236033×85 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 56kg 109
4 x41211x111 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 11 55.5kg 108
5 12217×2225 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 8 55.5kg 108
6 x4651818x1 THUNDER FANTASY Anthony Cummings Tye Angland 6 55kg 107
7 x121231121 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Blake Shinn 17 55kg 107
8 9x960x3116 BON AURUM Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 16 54kg 105
9 121x377x04 GOOD PROJECT Chris Waller Zac Purton 1 54kg 105
10 0x16415x40 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Craig Williams 5 53.5kg 104
11 4101110×13 MACKINTOSH (NZ) Chris Waller Joao Moreira 12 53kg 103
12 21201×3112 HUMIDOR (NZ) Johno Benner Michael Walker 15 52.5kg 102
13 0007071162 GREAT ESTEEM Stuart Webb Chris Parnham 14 52kg 101
14 x21x625116 MCCREERY (GB) Chris Waller TBA 3 52kg 100
15 08x461x263 TIVACI Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 13 52kg 100
16 1216×4542 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chad Schofield 2 50kg 103
17e 7x0955x307 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes TBA 9 52kg 99

Cantala Stakes Nominations

The official Cantala Stakes 2017 nominations were taken by Racing Victoria (RV) on Monday October 17 and featured 40 early fancies including the Toorak Handicap winner He’s Our Rokkii and his Caulfield Guineas placed stablemate Seaburge also prepared by Lindsay Park.

See below for the full 2016 Cantala Stakes Nominations and follow the link for a detailed preview on the early entries.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 0x20141214 VADAMOS (FR) H 6 Andre Fabre 1 58.5kg 114
2 x7212x4510 PALENTINO H 4 Darren Weir 2 57kg 111
3 10x5212x61 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott 3 57kg 111
4 26x1240x51 FIRST SEAL M 5 John P Thompson 4 54.5kg 110
5 7236033×85 STRATUM STAR H 5 Darren Weir 5 56kg 109
6 0420×01555 AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 6 56kg 109
7 12217×2225 LE ROMAIN G 4 Kris Lees 7 55.5kg 108
8 x41211x111 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 55.5kg 108
9 x121231121 VOODOO LAD G 5 Darren Weir 9 55kg 107
10 x4651818x1 THUNDER FANTASY H 6 Anthony Cummings 10 55kg 107
11 2018×73235 HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 54.5kg 106
12 3x1210x511 DON’T DOUBT MAMMA M 4 Tony McEvoy 12 52kg 105
13 9x960x3116 BON AURUM H 4 Ciaron Maher 13 54kg 105
14 121x377x04 GOOD PROJECT H 5 Chris Waller 14 54kg 105
15 x0649x5491 VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller 15 53.5kg 104
16 2311118×35 DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees 16 52kg 104
17 0x16415x40 HOPFGARTEN G 6 Robert Heathcote 17 53.5kg 104
18 1216×4542 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 50kg 103
19 4101110×13 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 19 53kg 103
20 31122×4167 HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin 20 52kg 103
21 2171111146 ROYAL RAPTURE G 7 Darren Weir 21 53kg 103
22 21201×3112 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 4 Johno Benner 22 52.5kg 102
23 00x1xD2x02 LIDARI (FR) H 8 Darren Weir 23 52.5kg 102
24 5×11828447 JACQUINOT BAY G 9 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 24 52.5kg 102
25 0007071162 GREAT ESTEEM G 6 Stuart Webb 25 52kg 101
26 1240×1113 HEY DOC G 3 Tony McEvoy 26 50kg 100
27 08x461x263 TIVACI H 4 Michael Moroney 27 52kg 100
28 x21x625116 MCCREERY (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 28 52kg 100
29 49x2515x05 ZANBAGH M 6 John P Thompson 29 52kg 100
30 x1442x2334 FEDERAL G 5 John O’Shea 30 52kg 99
31 7x0955x307 ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 31 52kg 99
32 77×0002152 AKAVOROUN G 7 Ciaron Maher 32 52kg 99
33 89×2115213 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 33 52kg 98
34 44106x0x08 DESERT JEUNEY G 7 Nigel Blackiston 34 52kg 98
35 111x ABBEY MARIE M 4 Michael Kent 35 52kg 97
36 11246×3449 TASHBEEH H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 36 52kg 97
37 1x110x2662 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 37 52kg 97
38 32x145x227 SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees 38 52kg 97
39 7203×52284 TORGERSEN (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 39 52kg 89
40 x040412201 MR INDIVIDUAL H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 40 52kg 84

Cantala Stakes Prize Money

  • 1st – $600,000
  • 2nd – $180,000
  • 3rd – $90,000
  • 4th – $45,000
  • 5th – $25,000
  • 6th – $20,000
  • 7th – $20,000
  • 8th – $20,000

Cantala Stakes Form Guide

If you are serious about your betting, you will need a good Cantala Stakes form guide to help in your analysis of the runners. Follow the link to our dedicated page that gives you a run down on the Cantala Stakes form guide, how to read the information provided in the guide and where to go for the best Cantala Stakes form guide each season.

Previous Cantala Stakes Results

2016 will be the first year official Cantala Stakes results are available under the current race conditions, the race previously run as the Emirates Stakes. It is still worth looking at past Emirates Stakes results as a Cantala Stakes betting guide.

Cantala Stakes Betting

Cantala Stakes betting is always hugely popular as the race runs on the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting and features a star-studded field of milers and past Group 1 winners. Check out our dedicated Cantala Stakes betting page for everything to do with enjoying a punt on the million dollar feature including tips for the Cantala Stakes Trifecta.

Free Bets on Cantala Stakes

Plenty of online bookmakers around Australia offer free bets on the Cantala Stakes including  so make sure you check around leading up to Victoria Derby Day 2017 to find the best Cantala Stakes free bets available.