Alister Clark Stakes

The Alister Clark Stakes is a Group 2 race run over 2040m at Moonee Valley on a Friday night in March for three-year-old autumn staying types.

2018 Alister Clark Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Cliff's Edge
  • 2nd: #3 Levendi
  • 3rd: #6 Belfast



The Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes is a 2040m race for three-year-old runners and is open to both fillies and colts & geldings.

Raced at Moonee Valley during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in March, the Alister Clark Stakes is a set weights and penalties event worth $200,000 in prize money. The Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200m) held in February at Flemington and the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) on Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day are good lead-up races into the Alister Clark Stakes. The CS Hayes – Alister Clark Stakes double was last achieved by Cliff’s Edge (2018).

Alternatively, three-year-olds may come into the Alister Clark Stakes field via a Sydney lead-up run in the previous Saturday’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) that produced the 2017 winner Hardman (7th). Hardham also went on to run third next-up at Randwick during ‘The Championships’ in the Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m). Ethiopia (2012) was the last ATC Derby winner to come off a run in Melbourne’s Alister Clark Stakes improving on his lead-up second.

The Alister Clark Stakes 2018 ran under lights on Friday March 16, 2018 and was won by the odds-on favourite Cliff’s Edge.

2018 Alister Clark Stakes
Date: Friday March 16, 2018
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 2040m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2018 Alister Clark Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Cliff’s Edge
  • 2nd: #3 Levendi
  • 3rd: #6 Belfast

Check out the official Alister Clark Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the excellent all-the-way win by the Darren Weir-trained favourite Cliff’s Edge who could now be Sydney-bound for a shot at the Rosehill Guineas and or the ATC Derby.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Jamie Mott 4 57kg $1.70F
2 3 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Mark Zahra 1.25L 3 57kg $7.50
3 6 BELFAST Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 2L 1 57kg $13
4 2 ASTORIA James Cummings Craig Williams 4.75L 6 57kg $5
5 5 PISSARO Robbie Laing Dean Yendall 8.5L 2 57kg $81
6 7 WHOOMPH Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 11L 5 57kg $51
7 9 CASTLETON Mick Price Luke Nolen 13.25L 7 57kg $61
8 11 ARKAMUN Tony McEvoy Michael Dee 14L 10 57kg $201
9 10 NORTH AFRIKA Peter & Paul Snowden Rhys McLeod 14.1L 9 57kg $81
10 12 BEMBOKA QUEEN Heath Conners Jye McNeil 14.2L 11 55kg $151
11 8 THINK POSITIVE John & Chris Ledger Luke Currie 21.95L 8 57kg $21
4 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 0

2018 Alister Clark Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #2 Astoria
  • 2nd: #1 Cliff’s Edge
  • 3rd: #6 Belfast

View our insider Alister Clark Stakes 2018 Tips & Betting Preview now.

2018 Alister Clark Stakes Odds

The official Alister Clark Stakes 2018 betting odds on the Moonee Valley night feature will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Alister Clark Stakes Field

The Alister Clark Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of in-form three-year-old autumn gallopers. Many may be heading towards longer-distance races in Sydney later in the autumn such as the ATC Oaks or ATC Derby run at Randwick in April over 2400m.

The 2018 Alister Clark Stakes field and barriers are set for release on Wednesday March 14, 2018 and will be announced below.

The official Alister Clark Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted a dozen three-year-olds including the Darren Weir-trained Cliff’s Edge looking to improve on his Australian Guineas seventh over the mile lasts time out and Godolphin’s in-form colt Astoria who has run top three in his four runs going back to the spring that was headlined by the VRC Derby placing (3rd).

Read more on the Cliff’s Edge-led 2018 Alister Clark Stakes Field & Odds.

2018 Alister Clark Stakes Field Update: #4 Salsamor (6) has been scratched from the Friday night feature in favour of a run the next day at Rosehill Gardens in the lucrative Group 3 $350,000 Sky High Stakes (2000m).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 812126×127 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Jamie Mott 4 57kg 98
2 x315533x32 ASTORIA James Cummings Craig Williams 7 57kg 86
3 1x1661x50 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Mark Zahra 3 57kg 81
4 12x2273x29 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham (late alt) 6 57kg 71
5 751644×049 PISSARO Robbie Laing Dean Yendall 2 57kg 69
6 1124 BELFAST Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 1 57kg 67
7 725×362 WHOOMPH Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 5 57kg 59
8 317 THINK POSITIVE John & Chris Ledger Luke Currie 9 57kg 62
9 451×54 CASTLETON Mick Price Luke Nolen 8 57kg 62
10 582 NORTH AFRIKA Peter & Paul Snowden Rhys McLeod 10 57kg 58
11 57 ARKAMUN Tony McEvoy Michael Dee 11 57kg 56
12 465131 BEMBOKA QUEEN Heath Conners Jye McNeil 12 55kg 65

2018 Alister Clark Stakes Nominations

The official Alister Clark Stakes 2018 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be published below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.

The 2018 Alister Clark Stakes Nominations attracted 15 hopeful three-year-olds including Darren Weir’s ATC Derby-bound Cliff’s Edge out to atone for his seventh in the Australian Guineas after doing it tough from a wide barrier. Godolphin are represented by smart colt Astoria coming off a string of placings including the VRC Derby third in the spring and last start Autumn Classic second at Caulfield.

Alister Clark Stakes History

First won by Amiable in 1939, the Alister Clark Stakes was a Principal race up until 1977. The race was named after the foundation chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club and master of Oaklands Hunt Club from 1901 to 1908, Mr Alister Clark.

The CS Hayes Stakes and Alister Clark Stakes double was recently achieved by Cliff’s Edge (2018).

Recent Alister Clark Stakes

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Alister Clark Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Cliff’s Edge 2 minutes 6.23 seconds
2nd Levendi
3rd Belfast
2017
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Hardham 2 minutes 5.78 seconds
2nd Ruthven
3rd Farson
2016
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Tally 2 minutes 8.37 seconds
2nd Palentino
3rd Hardern
2015
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Chill Party 2 minutes 6.1 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Maastricht
2014
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Pheidon 2 minutes 06.7 seconds
2nd Cadillac Mountain
3rd Surge Ahead
2013
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Philippi 2 minutes 05.6 seconds
2nd Sheer Talent
3rd Gerontius
2012
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Highly Recommended 2 minutes 08.6 seconds
2nd Ethiopia
3rd Sangster
2011
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Domesky 2 minutes 06.6 seconds
2nd Coldens Choice
3rd Folding Gear
2010
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Linton 1 minute 39.43 seconds
2nd Take The Rap
3rd Offhanded
2009
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Pre Eminence 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Eagle Falls
3rd Definitive
2008
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Sound Journey 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Playwright
3rd Schilling
2007
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Casino Prince 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Furio
3rd Ambitious General
2006
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Spinney 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Langarza
3rd Bonny Laird
2005
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Lieutenant 1 minute 38.9 seconds
2nd Volitant
3rd Renewable
2004
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Speedy King 1 minute 37.8 seconds
2nd Confectioner
3rd Strafed
2003
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 37.7 seconds
2nd Tycoon Ruler
3rd Regicide
2002
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Royal Code 1 minute 38.2 seconds
2nd Ebony Night
3rd Mr Trickster
2001
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Mr Murphy 1 minute 31 seconds
2nd Diamond Dane
3rd Fubu
2000
Alister Clark Stakes
1st Pins 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Diatribe
3rd Oval Office

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