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The Myer Classic is a Group 1 race for fillies and mares run over the Flemington mile on Victoria Derby Day on the first Saturday of November.
2017 Myer Classic Results
- 1st: #16 Shoals
- 2nd: #13 Eckstein
- 3rd: #8 Dixie Blossoms
Myer Classic News
The 2017 Myer Classic is a Group 1 race run over a mile (1600m) for the season’s best fillies and mares held on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival in late October / early November annually.
The weight-for-age race is one of only two Group 1 events for fillies and mares offered during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Held on the same day as the prestigious Victoria Derby, the Myer Classic offers half a million dollars in prize money.
The 2017 Myer Classic ran Victoria Derby Day at Flemington on Saturday November 4, 2017.
|Myer Classic 2017|
|Date:||Saturday November 4, 2017|
|Race Type:||3YO+ Fillies and Mares Weight-For-Age|
2017 Myer Classic Results
- 1st: #16 Shoals
- 2nd: #13 Eckstein
- 3rd: #8 Dixie Blossoms
See below for the full Myer Classic 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the race won by the $4.80 favourite Shoals who became the second filly in as many years to beat home the older mares in the weight-for-age feature. Shoals held on narrowly to beat the $41 roughie hope Eckstein, while the Ron Quinton-trained Dixie Blossoms rounded out the trifecta in third. Only a length separated the first four over the line in the Myer Classic results of 2017.
|1||16||SHOALS||Anthony Freedman||Dean Yendall||–||10||50kg||$4.80F|
|2||13||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||0.1L||12||57kg||$41|
|3||8||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Corey Brown||0.2L||8||57kg||$12|
|4||10||PROMPT RESPONSE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||0.3L||13||57kg||$13|
|5||3||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||1.05L||11||57kg||$10|
|6||14||NOW OR LATER (IRE)||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||1.25L||7||57kg||$12|
|7||11||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Brad Rawiller||2L||6||57kg||$41|
|8||6||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Adam Hyeronimus||2.4L||9||57kg||$16|
|9||2||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||2.9L||3||57kg||$6|
|10||7||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||3.1L||15||57kg||$71|
|11||1||FLYING JESS||John Moloney||Tye Angland||3.2L||14||57kg||$31|
|12||9||DAYSEE DOOM||Ron Quinton||Ben Melham||3.3L||16||57kg||$19|
|13||12||SWORD OF LIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||5.8L||2||57kg||$51|
|14||5||SILENT SEDITION||Andrew Noblet||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||7.3L||4||57kg||$8|
|15||17e||ELLICAZOOM||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||10.05L||5||57kg||$101|
|16||4||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dwayne Dunn||14.8L||1||57kg||$26|
|–||19e||PAYROLL||Richard Laming||Jamie Mott||–||0||–||–|
|–||20e||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||–||0||–||–|
|–||15||COOL PASSION||Tony McEvoy||Tommy Berry||–||0||–||–|
|–||18e||OREGON’S DAY||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||–||0||–||–|
2017 Myer Classic Tips
- 1st: #2 Global Glamour
- 2nd: #10 Prompt Response
- 3rd: #16 Shoals
Follow the link for our full Myer Classic 2017 Betting Tips & Preview, the team getting behind the last-start Tristarc Stakes winner GLOBAL GLAMOUR ($5) who is a dual Group 1 winner over the mile and should eat-up the extra metres coming down in weight and drawn a better gate on the weekend. The fellow Waterhouse & Bott-trained PROMPT RESPONSE ($17) is forgotten in betting but can run in behind the better fancied stablemate after catching the eye in a Ladies Day Vase third, her first look at the mile. SHOALS ($5) is co-favourite and the danger, the only filly taking on the older mares, yet to finish worse than second and has the strong form around Aloisia.
Myer Classic Betting Odds
The latest Myer Classic odds will be listed below with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au to back your Myer Classic betting tips at the best spring racing odds.
2017 Myer Classic Field
The Myer Classic field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares each spring coming off a variety of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield, which last produced a winner in 2013 when Red Tracer did the double. Fillies in the Myer Classic field may come off a run the Saturday before in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), a Cox Plate Day race that I Am A Star ran third in before her 2016 Myer Classic victory over the older mares.
The official Myer Classic 2017 Final Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to Derby Day in Melbourne and will be published in full below.
The 2017 Myer Classic Field features a capacity line-up of female milers and Shoals is the only filly in the mix. She carries the 50kg at WFA with Dean Yendall aboard after her brave second to Aloisia in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m). The big danger in the Myer Classic 2017 field according to the markets is the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Global Glamour in barrier three, the dual Group 1 winning Star Witness four-year-old coming off a first-up win in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) from out wide (13 of 14) at Caulfield.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||71x67x2022||FLYING JESS||John Moloney||Tye Angland||15||57kg||99|
|2||1x921302x1||GLOBAL GLAMOUR||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||3||57kg||108|
|3||24141×2347||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||12||57kg||111|
|4||1183×47710||I AM A STAR (NZ)||Shane Nichols||Dwayne Dunn||1||57kg||107|
|5||1x21214x55||SILENT SEDITION||Andrew Noblet||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||4||57kg||110|
|6||70x910x566||HEAVENS ABOVE||Tim Martin||Adam Hyeronimus||10||57kg||107|
|7||735070×749||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||16||57kg||101|
|8||31033×4214||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Corey Brown||9||57kg||108|
|9||34221×3125||DAYSEE DOOM||Ron Quinton||Ben Melham||19||57kg||107|
|10||242212×503||PROMPT RESPONSE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Blake Shinn||14||57kg||101|
|11||8024105×87||FRENCH EMOTION||Chris Waller||Brad Rawiller||6||57kg||98|
|12||42117×5160||SWORD OF LIGHT||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Damian Lane||2||57kg||98|
|13||13x410x976||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||13||57kg||96|
|14||x48x04x610||NOW OR LATER (IRE)||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||7||57kg||100|
|15||218x6x0312||COOL PASSION||Tony McEvoy||Tommy Berry||17||57kg||99|
|16||111×122||SHOALS||Anthony Freedman||Dean Yendall||11||50kg||94|
|17e||2x2220x705||ELLICAZOOM||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||5||57kg||82|
|18e||3815×81058||OREGON’S DAY||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||8||57kg||89|
|19e||403x512x73||PAYROLL||Richard Laming||Jamie Mott||20||57kg||95|
|20e||4x94010x73||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||18||57kg||100|
2017 Myer Classic Nominations
The Myer Classic 2017 nominations close the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries for the mile Group 1 on Victoria Derby Day will be published below once announced.
The 2017 Myer Classic Nominations drew a bumper 30 hopefuls, but the Thousand Guineas runner-up Shoals is the sole three-year-old filly entered to take on the older mares trying to emulate the success of I Am A Star in 2016.
Myer Classic History
Since 1988 when Concordance won, the Myer Classic has gone through several sponsor names starting with Honda. First named “The Honda Legend”, the race went on to be named the Hong Kong Bank Stakes, Hardy Brothers Classic and Nestle Peters Classic. In 2005 it was named the Myer Classic. It’s registered name is the Empire Rose Stakes.
Regarded as the best sprint race for fillies and mares, the Myer Classic is often raced by horses which have competed in the Rose Of Kingston Stakes and the Tristarc Stakes. Although no Myer Classic winner has gone on to win the WS Cox Plate or Melbourne Cup, the Emirates Stakes has been won by Divine Madonna in 2006 and Bonanova in 1997.
In 2003 the event became a Group 2 race and was changed from a set weight race with penalties to a weight-for-age race. In 2004 it was upgraded to Group 1 status. In 2016 I Am A Star became the first three-year-old filly to beat the mares in the Myer Classic results in over 20 years, then the following year Shoals (2017) made it back-to-back wins for the youngsters with her narrow victory for the punters.
Myer Classic Results
Read through the list of Myer Classic winners and place getters from 2000.
|1st||Shoals||1 minute 35.26 seconds|
|1st||I Am A Star||1 minute 35.56 seconds|
|1st||Politeness||1 minute 37.75 seconds|
|1st||Bonaria||1 minute 36.55 seconds|
|1st||Red Tracer||1 minute 36.45 seconds|
|3rd||Fire Up Fifi|
|1st||Appearance||1 minute 34:97 seconds|
|1st||Hurtle Myrtle||1 minute 37:50 seconds|
|1st||Sacred Choice||1 minute 38:91 seconds|
|1st||Typhoon Tracy||1 minute 35:3 seconds|
|1st||Forensics||1 minute 35.9 seconds|
|1st||Divine Madonna||1 minute 36.1 seconds|
|3rd||Red For Lou|
|1st||Lyrical Bid||1 minute 37.6 seconds|
|1st||Lotteria||1 minute 35.4 seconds|
|1st||Miss Potential||1 minute 37.5 seconds|
|1st||Zanna||1 minute 38.4 seconds|
|1st||Miss Zoe||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|1st||Market Price||1 minute 34.2 seconds|
|1st||Super Sequel||1 minute 37.8 seconds|