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The Kennedy Cantala is one of the four Flemington Group 1 races contested on Day 1 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival - Victoria Derby Day - on the first Saturday of November.
2019 Kennedy Cantala Stakes Results
- 1st: #6 Fierce Impact
- 2nd: #3 Fifty Stars
- 3rd: #12 Cascadian
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The Kenendy Mile – currently known as the Kennedy Cantala and previously known as the Emirates Stakes / Longines Mile / Cantala Stakes – is Melbourne’s richest 1600m race and offers $2 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 takes place on the first Tuesday of November, along with three other Group 1 races.
The Kennedy Mile 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 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) for fillies and mares.
The Kennedy Mile was previously known as the Emirates Stakes and run over the mile on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The new-look Emirates Stakes race is now run as the Mackinnon Stakes, contested over 2000m on the Saturday after the Melbourne Cup, while the old Emirates Stakes is now the Kennedy Mile run over 1600m on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day.
The 2019 Kennedy Mile ran on Saturday November 2, 2019 and was won by the Matthew Smith-trained Fierce Impact.
|Kennedy Mile 2019|
|Date:||Saturday November 2, 2019|
|Race Type:||Open Quality|
2019 Kennedy Cantala Results
- 1st: #6 Fierce Impact
- 2nd: #3 Fifty Stars
- 3rd: #12 Cascadian
The Matthew Smith-trained Fierce Impact ($8) dug deep in the Kennedy Cantala 2019 Results, the last start Toorak Handicap champ defeating Fifty Stars ($10) right on the line, while the Godolphin-raced Cascadian ($12) finished a close third in a blanket trifecta.
|1||6||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith||Craig Williams||–||14||56kg||$8|
|2||3||FIFTY STARS (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||0.1L||3||56.5kg||$10|
|3||12||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Dean Yendall||0.3L||16||53.5kg||$12|
|4||9||SO SI BON||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||1.55L||12||55.5kg||$31|
|5||1||BEST OF DAYS (GB)||James Cummings||James Doyle||3.3L||11||57kg||$26|
|6||8||NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Damien Oliver||3.4L||7||55.5kg||$7EF|
|7||4||LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||4.15L||15||56.5kg||$21|
|8||10||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Zac Spain||4.9L||8||55.5kg||$61|
|9||14||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||5.1L||4||53.5kg (cd 54kg)||$7EF|
|10||11||SIKANDARABAD (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jye McNeil||5.3L||9||54.5kg||$21|
|11||16||MAHAMEDEIS||Nick Ryan||Brett Prebble||5.6L||5||53kg||$21|
|12||13||ROCK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tim Clark||6.85L||10||53.5kg||$10|
|13||2||LAND OF PLENTY||Peter & Paul Snowden||Ben Allen||10.1L||1||57kg||$41|
|14||7||CLIFF’S EDGE||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||22.1L||2||55.5kg||$21|
|15||15||CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB)||David Menuisier||Stephen Baster||22.3L||6||53kg||$14|
|16||5||ROYAL MEETING (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||Dwayne Dunn||25.05L||13||56.5kg||$12|
|–||20e||ICONOCLASM||Danny O’Brien||Stephen Baster||–||0||–||–|
|–||17e||NOIRE||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||–||0||–||–|
|–||18e||ADMIRAL’S JOKER||Kylie Vella||Ben Thompson||–||0||–||–|
Kennedy Cantala Odds
Kennedy Mile odds open around late October when early entries for the Group 1 mile sprint on Derby Day are first taken.
The season’s latest Kennedy Mile 2019 Odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as available.
Kennedy Cantala Field
The Kennedy Cantala field is normally comprised of the horses from the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) run at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day the weekend before and graduates of the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) run at Caulfield at the start of October on Caulfield Guineas Day. Fierce Impact (2019) was the last galloper to complete the Toorak Handicap – Kennedy Cantala double in a single season.
The official Kennedy Cantala 2019 Final Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Victoria Derby Day, the full list of milers to be published in full below once announced.
The 2019 Kennedy Cantala Field attracted a capacity line-up of 16 plus four emergencies with the race favourite Fierce Impact widely drawn in gate 17 (potentially into 14). Night’s Watch ran second to Fierce Impact in the Group 1 Toorak last time out and is the danger in the rematch drawn barrier nine for trainer Chris Waller. Waller has a further two confirmed runners plus the first emergency in the Kennedy Mile 2019 field.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x5Nx73803||BEST OF DAYS (GB)||James Cummings||James Doyle||14||57kg||108|
|2||14x32460x5||LAND OF PLENTY||Peter & Paul Snowden||Ben Allen||1||57kg||108|
|3||60110×6768||FIFTY STARS (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||3||56.5kg||107|
|4||3x8124x033||LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||19||56.5kg||107|
|5||11×3||ROYAL MEETING (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||Dwayne Dunn||16||56.5kg||107|
|6||21x6720x21||FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)||Matthew Smith||Craig Williams||17||56kg||106|
|7||516×320662||CLIFF’S EDGE||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||John Allen||2||55.5kg||105|
|8||x34000x592||NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Damien Oliver||9||55.5kg||105|
|9||92450×1250||SO SI BON||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||15||55.5kg||105|
|10||1510×50401||STREETS OF AVALON||Shane Nichols||Zac Spain||10||55.5kg||105|
|11||2170×46346||SIKANDARABAD (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jye McNeil||11||54.5kg||103|
|12||1x128x5471||CASCADIAN (GB)||James Cummings||Dean Yendall||20||53.5kg||101|
|13||x2128x1115||ROCK||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tim Clark||12||53.5kg||101|
|14||113211×493||STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||5||53.5kg||101|
|15||37x6306x01||CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB)||David Menuisier||Stephen Baster||8||53kg||105|
|16||41650×6240||MAHAMEDEIS||Nick Ryan||Brett Prebble||6||53kg||100|
|17e||073447×545||NOIRE||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||13||53kg||100|
|18e||251821×111||ADMIRAL’S JOKER||Kylie Vella||Ben Thompson||18||53kg||100|
|20e||0x105x0301||ICONOCLASM||Danny O’Brien||Stephen Baster||4||53kg||98|
2019 Kennedy Cantala Nominations
The early Kennedy Cantala Nominations close on an October in late October, a few days after the running of the Caulfield Cup, and will be available below once released by Racing Victoria.
The 2019 Kennedy Cantala drew a bumper 53 nominations including international raider Chief Ironside who won the Crystal Mile in an upset on Cox Plate Day and the Japanese-bred Toorak Handicap winner Fierce Impact who leads betting.
Kennedy Cantala Prize Money
- 1st – $1,200,000
- 2nd – $360,000
- 3rd – $180,000
- 4th – $90,000
- 5th – $50,000
- 6th – $40,000
- 7th – $40,000
- 8th – $40,000
Kennedy Cantala Form Guide
If you are serious about your betting, you will need a good Kennedy Mile 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 Kenendy Mile form guide, how to read the information provided in the guide and where to go for the best Kennedy Mile form guide each season.
Kennedy Mile Betting
Kennedy Mile 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 Kennedy Mile betting page for everything to do with enjoying a punt on the two million dollar feature including tips for the Kennedy Mile Trifecta.
Kennedy Mile Winners
Check out our dedicated Kennedy Mile Results page for a full list of the past Kennedy Mile winners.