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The Euclase Stakes is a lucrative Group 2 race for three-year-olds offering $500,000 in prize money held at Morphettville Racecourse on Robert Sangster Stakes Day.
2018 Euclase Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 I'll Have A Bit
- 2nd: #7 She's So High
- 3rd: #1 Viridine
Euclase Stakes News
The Euclase Stakes is a Group 2 feature race for three-year-olds held in early May on Robert Sangster Stakes Day during the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival.
Worth $500,000 in total prize money, the event is run by the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC) and was inaugurated in 1981. The Euclase Stakes field attracts both locally-trained and visiting interstate raiders chasing a share in the half-a-million-dollars in stakes. Runners may have earlier contested Sydney’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Royal Randwick or the Group 3 PJ Bell Stakes (1200m) during ‘The Championships’. The traditional local lead-up is Morphettville’s Listed Redelva Stakes (1100m) run a fortnight before.
The Euclase Stakes 2018 ran on Saturday May 5, 2018 and was won in a massive upset by $151 roughie I’ll Have A Bit.
|2018 Euclase Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday May 5, 2018|
|Race Type:||3YOs – Set Weights|
2018 Euclase Stakes Results
- 1st: #9 I’ll Have A Bit
- 2nd: #7 She’s So High
- 3rd: #1 Viridine
See below for the full Euclase Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order, the race won in a huge upset by the $151 roughie filly I’ll Have A Bit who swooped late and defeated the better-fancied duo She’s So High (2nd) and Viridine (3rd), while race favourite Nature Strip had to settle for fourth having over raced in the lead to get run down late.
|1||9||I’LL HAVE A BIT||John McArdle||Chris Parnham||–||11||55.5kg||$151|
|2||7||SHE’S SO HIGH||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||0.3L||7||55.5kg||$5.50|
|3||1||VIRIDINE||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||0.4L||10||57.5kg||$4.60|
|4||2||NATURE STRIP||John Sadler||Craig Williams||1L||4||57.5kg||$2.40F|
|5||4||DESPATCH||Tony McEvoy||Jamie Kah||1.3L||1||57.5kg||$6|
|6||6||PORT VALE||Stuart Gower||Owen Ridge||2.3L||5||57.5kg||$201|
|7||3||ISAURIAN||James Cummings||Mark Zahra||2.3L||3||57.5kg||$13|
|8||5||HOLY BLADE||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||3.9L||8||57.5kg||$41|
|9||11||SEANNIE||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||4.9L||9||55.5kg||$61|
|10||10||FANCY RUMBLE||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||Ms Kayla Crowther (a)||5.1L||2||55.5kg||$51|
|11||12||MINTHA||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||7.3L||6||55.5kg||$101|
|–||8||SPLIT LIP||Will Clarken||Todd Pannell||–||0||–||–|
2018 Euclase Stakes Odds
The autumn’s top Euclase Stakes 2018 betting markets and links to the Group 2 racing odds at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.
2018 Euclase Stakes Field
The Euclase Stakes field attracts a smart line-up of three-year-olds from Adelaide and interstate stables coming off a number of various lead-up races. Some of the runners may back-up on successive Saturdays going on to run in the Listed Adelaide Guineas (1600m) over the mile a week later.
The official Euclase Stakes 2018 Field & Barriers will be announced below the week of the race.
The 2018 Euclase Stakes Final Field attracted a dozen three-year-old sprinters before the early scratching of the Will Clarken-trained Split Lip (8). Nature Strip dominates the Euclase Stakes field and betting markets, the ultra-consistent John Sadler-trained Nicconi gelding coming off a lead-up second at Caulfield carrying more weight and will be fitter second-up.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||11x115x438||VIRIDINE||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||11||57.5kg||100|
|2||12111×2||NATURE STRIP||John Sadler||Craig Williams||4||57.5kg||84|
|3||1×125||ISAURIAN||James Cummings||Mark Zahra||3||57.5kg||80|
|4||13×141||DESPATCH||Tony McEvoy||Jamie Kah||1||57.5kg||79|
|5||144×312116||HOLY BLADE||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||9||57.5kg||75|
|6||7x36x6118||PORT VALE||Stuart Gower||Owen Ridge||5||57.5kg||68|
|7||14344×15||SHE’S SO HIGH||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||7||55.5kg||79|
|8||x424466x31||SPLIT LIP||Will Clarken||Todd Pannell||8||55.5kg||75|
|9||x974628x85||I’LL HAVE A BIT||John McArdle||Chris Parnham||12||55.5kg||74|
|10||1510x15x12||FANCY RUMBLE SABIS||Wayne Francis & Glen Kent||Ms Kayla Crowther (a)||2||55.5kg||74|
|11||6x557x1368||SEANNIE||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Regan Bayliss||10||55.5kg||73|
|12||339x5250x4||MINTHA||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||6||55.5kg||65|
Euclase Stakes History
The event been known as a number of different race names over the years for sponsorship purposes, but has been officially registered as the Euclase Stakes since 1991. The race’s original name was the Great Western Plate (1981 – 87) followed by the Carrington Blush Plate (1988 – 89), the Angus Brut Classic (1990-2000), the Yallambee Classic (2001-13).
The title Euclase came from the 1991 winner of the race of the same name. The first Euclase Stakes winner was Apollo’s Flame who won the race when it only held Listed status. The event was elevated to a Group 3 event from 1986 – 1990 before gaining its current Group 2 status in 1991 when the aforementioned Euclase took it out.
The most notable Euclase Stakes winner in recent years was Miracles Of Life (2014), winner of the previous year’s Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne.
The biggest recent upset Euclase Stakes result came in 2018 when $151 roughie I’ll Have A Bit saluted late.
Euclase Stakes Winners
|1st||I’ll Have A Bit||1 minute 9.13 seconds|
|2nd||She’s So High|
|1st||Sweet Sherry||1 minute 9.9 seconds|
|3rd||So You Too|
|1st||Faatinah||1 minute 9.8 seconds|
|1st||Nicoscene||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|3rd||We’ve Got This|
|1st||Miracles Of Life||1 minute 11.0 seconds|
|1st||Lonhspresso||1 minute 10.4 seconds|
|1st||Go The Knuckle||1 minute 10.2 seconds|
|1st||Shrapnel||1 minute 8.8 seconds|
|1st||Majestic Music||1 minute 10.9 seconds|
|1st||Champagne Harmony||1 minute 9.1 seconds|
|1st||Diplomatic Force||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Universal Queen||1 minute 8.2 seconds|
|1st||Magically||1 minute 9.7 seconds|
|1st||Honalee||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Danabaa||1 minute 8.4 seconds|
|1st||Toast Of The Coast||1 minute 10.0 seconds|
|1st||Troubles||1 minute 10.2 seconds|
|2nd||The Big Chill|
|3rd||Zip Zip Aray|
|1st||Ateates||1 minute 9.4 seconds|
|2nd||Miss Power Bird|
|1st||Honour The Name||1 minute 16.3 seconds|