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The Guy Walter Stakes is a Group 2 race run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival for mares only.
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Results
- 1st: #4 Dixie Blossoms
- 2nd: #5 Raiment
- 3rd: #8 Francaletta
Guy Walter Stakes News
The Guy Walter Stakes is a Group 2 middle distance sprint for mares aged four-years-old and above run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day at Randwick Racecourse in late February or early March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Formerly a Group 3 event, in 2017 the 1400m set weights plus penalties clash is upgraded to Group 2 status and offers $200,000 in prize money. The Wiggle Stakes was renamed as the Guy Walter Stakes from 2015 in honour of late trainer Guy Walter who prepared 36 Group 1 winners over his career.
The meeting’s marquee races are the Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) run over the mile under weight-for-age conditions, along with the recently upgraded Group 1 Surround Stakes (1400m) for three-year-old fillies. Other features on the program include the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (Fillies) and Group 2 Skyline Stakes (Colts & Geldings) for Golden Slipper Stakes-bound two-year-olds.
Mares may come into the Guy Walter Stakes field via a number of earlier autumn lead-ups including the Group 3 Geoffrey Belmaine Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne a fortnight earlier or either the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) or Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) on the same day at Royal Randwick in Sydney.
Possible races Guy Walter Stakes graduates may continue on to include the Group 3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) held over the mile at Randwick a week later or tougher races such as the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill in two weeks. The last Coolmore Classic winner to come off a run in the Guy Walter Stakes was Peeping (3rd in 2016). Looking further ahead of the Autumn Racing calendar events like the Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on The BMW Day and Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) during April’s ‘The Championships’ shape up as nice targets for the mares out of the Guy Walter Stakes.
The 2018 Guy Walter Stakes ran on Saturday March 3, 2018 and saw Ron Quinton’s reigning champion Dixie Blossoms post back-to-back wins.
|Guy Walter Stakes 2018|
|Date:||Saturday March 3, 2018|
|Race Type:||Set Weights + Penalties / 4YO&Up Mares|
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Results & Finishing Order
Check out the full Guy Walter Stakes 2018 Results and Finishing Order below once the race is run on Chipping Norton Stakes Day this autumn in the lead-up to the Coolmore Classic.
Read more on the impressive Guy Walter Stakes 2018 win by the reigning champion Dixie Blossoms ($2.60) who saluted for the punters on way to a clash with stablemate Daysee Doom in the Coolmore Classic.
|1||4||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Christian Reith||–||7||56kg||$2.60F|
|2||5||RAIMENT||James Cummings||Tye Angland||0.8L||4||55.5kg||$7|
|3||8||FRANCALETTA||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||2.1L||9||55kg||$4|
|4||11||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Ms Rachel King (a)||2.2L||6||54kg||$71|
|5||6||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||2.8L||3||55kg||$7|
|6||10||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||Ms Jess Taylor||2.9L||8||54kg||$41|
|7||2||AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ)||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||3L||2||58kg||$41|
|8||3||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Hugh Bowman||5.8L||1||57kg||$21|
|9||7||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||7.7L||5||55kg||$10|
|–||1||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||–||0||–||–|
|–||9||FARAWAY TOWN||Matthew Smith||Tim Clark||–||0||–||–|
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Odds
The autumn’s Guy Walter Stakes 2018 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.
2018 Guy Walter Stakes Field
Each autumn the Guy Walter Stakes field attracts a class line-up of mares eyeing runs in tougher races over the coming weeks, and is released on the Wednesday before Chipping Norton Stakes Day.
The official 2018 Guy Walter Stakes field and barriers are set for release by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
The Guy Walter Stakes 2018 Final Field attracted 11 hopefuls before the scratching of the Chris Waller-trained dual Oaks winner Egg Tart who runs in the Liverpool City Cup instead. The reigning Guy Walter Stakes winner Dixie Blossoms is back to defend her title first-up, while the in-form Faraway Town comes off a lead-up Triscay Stakes win and was to chase her third victory on the trot before coming out of the race on Friday opening up betting.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||11111x270x||EGG TART||Chris Waller||Glen Boss||6||59kg||105|
|2||21x22027x0||AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ)||Kris Lees||Jason Collett||2||58kg||102|
|3||612x70100x||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Hugh Bowman||1||57kg||107|
|4||033x42143x||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Christian Reith||8||56kg||108|
|5||21x17159x3||RAIMENT||James Cummings||Tye Angland||4||55.5kg||94|
|6||10×9762026||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Brenton Avdulla||3||55kg||102|
|7||070x7490x3||DANISH TWIST||Kris Lees||Glyn Schofield||5||55kg||101|
|8||1110x1512x||FRANCALETTA||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Kerrin McEvoy||11||55kg||98|
|9||523x444x11||FARAWAY TOWN||Matthew Smith||Tim Clark||9||55kg||97|
|10||5x074313x5||SLIGHTLY SWEET||Jason Coyle||Ms Jess Taylor||10||54kg||96|
|11||631×7||NETTOYER||Wendy Roche||Ms Rachel King (a)||7||54kg||67|
Guy Walter Stakes History
The Guy Walter Stakes was run as the Wiggle Stakes up until 2015 when it was renamed in honour of the late horseman Guy Walter. The race has also been run as the Wiggle Quality Handicap (1996-99 & 2005-2011) as well as the Wiggle Fillies and Mares Quality Handicap (2000-04). It began as a Listed race (1996-2013) before gaining Group 3 status in 2014. From 2017 onwards the Guy Walter Stakes will hold Group 2 status.
Prior to 2005 it was also open to three-year-old fillies, but is now restricted only to mares aged four-years-old or over. It has run under its current set weights plus penalties conditions since 2012.
Notable recent Guy Walter Stakes / Wiggle Stakes winners include Hot Danish (2008 & 2009), Steps In Time (2012 & 2013), Catkins (2014), Solicit (2016) and Dixie Blossoms (2017 & 2018).
Recent Guy Walter Stakes Winners
See below for a list of Wiggle Stakes winners (up until 2015) and Guy Walter Stakes winners (from 2015).
Guy Walter Stakes
Guy Walter Stakes
|1st||Dixie Blossoms||1 minute 22.66 seconds|
Guy Walter Stakes
|1st||Dixie Blossoms||1 minute 26.58 seconds|
Guy Walter Stakes
|1st||Solicit||1 minute 20.3 seconds|
Guy Walkter Stakes
|1st||Danesiri||1 minute 22.2 seconds|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 22.4 seconds|
|1st||Steps In Time||1 minute 21.6 seconds|
|1st||Steps In Time||1 minute 23.6 seconds|
|1st||Jersey Lily||1 minute 22.2 seconds|
|1st||Dane Julia||1 minute 23.79 seconds|
|1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 21.40 seconds|
|1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 23.63 seconds|
|2nd||Like Me Wild|
|1st||Doubting||1 minute 22.61 seconds|
|1st||Bhandara||1 minute 23.08 seconds|
|2nd||Prisoner Of Love|
|1st||Danni Martine||1 minute 23.78 seconds|
|3rd||Hec Of A Party|
|1st||Gold Lottey||1 minute 24.45 seconds|
|1st||Forum Floozie||1 minute 22.89 seconds|
|2nd||Size Her Up|
|1st||Youhadyourwarning||1 minute 23.03 seconds|
|1st||Corelli||1 minute 26.89 seconds|
|2nd||Say Good Morning|
|1st||Stella Maree||1 minute 28.59 seconds|