Silver Shadow Stakes

The 2019 Silver Shadow Stakes is a Group 2 event held at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Winx Stakes Day.

2019 Silver Shadow Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Libertini
  • 2nd: #2 Flit
  • 3rd: #5 Let It Pour



The Silver Shadow Stakes is a Group 2 event for new season three-year-old fillies held annually during August on Winx Stakes Day, which now hosts the opening Group 1 event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Hosted at the prestigious Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Silver Shadow Stakes is one of the major opening events of the carnival for young fillies heading towards a run through the Princess Series of races that culminates with the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) on Epsom Day.

Run under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Silver Shadow Stakes offers $200,000 in total prize money and takes place over 1200m.

The Silver Shadow Stakes 2019 took place on Saturday August 24, 2019 at Royal Randwick Racecourse and was won by impressive odds-on favourite Libertini. 

Silver Shadow Stakes
Date: Saturday August 24, 2019
Track: Royal Randwick
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1980

The Silver Shadow Stakes shares a program with the Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) – formerly the Warwick Stakes – and three Group 3 events: the Show County Quality (1200m), the Toy Show Quality (1300m) and the Up and Coming Stakes (1300m). The Silver Shadow Stakes is named in honour of the 1975 Warwick Stakes winner Silver Shadow.

Often fillies in the Silver Shadow Stakes field are resuming racing for the season. The Silver Shadow Stakes field usually attracts horses that had fairly decent two-year-old campaigns. Most entrants have a decent amount of black-type experience from their two-year-old season running in events including the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) in the autumn.

Fillies that see success in the Silver Shadow Stakes results tend to push on to later races such as the Group 2 Furious Stakes (1200m) or the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) before stepping up to a mile in the Flight Stakes.

The 2018 Silver Shadow Stakes winner Fiesta ran second in Furious, Tea Rose and Flight Stakes, while the year before Formality completed the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes double.

2019 Silver Shadow Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Libertini
  • 2nd: #2 Flit
  • 3rd: #5 Let It Pour

Anthony Cummings’ potential The Everest contender Libertini lived up to the hype with a brilliant first-up win as the odds-on favourite in the Silver Shadow Stakes 2019 dominating the field of fellow fillies ahead of her big spring targets.

Read more on the slick 2019 Silver Shadow Stakes win by Libertini now. 

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 2 55kg $1.50F
2 2 FLIT James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2.3L 7 56kg $8
3 5 LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 2.4L 4 55kg $13
4 4 VILLAMI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 2.6L 3 55kg $17
5 1 TENLEY James Cummings James McDonald 5.6L 5 57kg $8.50
6 8 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8.9L 1 55kg $14
7 9 STEEL DIAMOND Rick Worthington Jason Collett 11.9L 6 55kg $19
10 MISTRESS MOUSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jay Ford 0
7 CATWALK Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 0
6 LUCICELLO Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0

2019 Silver Shadow Stakes Odds

The top Silver Shadow Stakes 2019 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

2019 Silver Shadow Stakes Field

The official Silver Shadow Stakes 2019 final field and barriers are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to Winx Stakes Day and will be published in full below.

The 2019 Silver Shadow Stakes Field attracted 10 final acceptances including the Anthony Cummings-trained Libertini who looked excellent in her exhibition gallop at the Randwick track last Saturday. Trainer Chris Waller has two runners including Lucicello out wide in gate nine coming off a third to Dawn Passage in the Listed The Rosebud.

Update: Trainer Chris Waller has opted to scratch Lucicello (9) from the Silver Shadow Stakes field running The Rosebud placegetter up against the boys in the Group 3 Up & Coming Stakes instead. Waller later made the call to also withdraw his other runner Catwalk (7) from the line-up. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Mistress Mouse (6) is the third filly scratched from the race leaving just seven hopefuls.

Read more on the Silver Shadow Stakes 2019 betting favourites now. 

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1x1100x TENLEY James Cummings James McDonald 5 57kg 90
2 312x FLIT James Cummings Hugh Bowman 10 56kg 85
3 211x LIBERTINI Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 2 55kg 79
4 183x VILLAMI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 3 55kg 78
5 3×2 LET IT POUR Bjorn Baker Brenton Avdulla 4 55kg 74
6 8×3113 LUCICELLO Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 9 55kg 73
7 21x CATWALK Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 55kg 66
8 245×1 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 55kg 66
9 3×1 STEEL DIAMOND Rick Worthington Jason Collett 8 55kg 64
10 64×91 MISTRESS MOUSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jay Ford 6 55kg 63

2019 Silver Shadow Stakes Nominations

The early Silver Shadow Stakes 2019 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the race, the full list of potential runners to be announced below.

The 2019 Silver Shadow Stakes nominations attracted 14 young fillies including four James Cummings-trained entries for Godolphin. Anthony Cummings’ returning Libertini leads all-in Silver Shadow Stakes betting after a nice exhibition gallop at the races last weekend.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 12x41130x KIAMICHI F 3 James Cummings 1 58kg 102
2 1x1100x TENLEY F 3 James Cummings 2 57kg 90
3 312x FLIT F 3 James Cummings 3 56kg 85
4 1x34334x5 ATHIRI F 3 James Cummings 4 55kg 78
5 211x LIBERTINI F 3 Anthony Cummings 5 55kg 79
6 183x VILLAMI F 3 Gerald Ryan 6 55kg 78
7 11x KOOWEERUP F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 7 56kg 75
8 8×3113 LUCICELLO F 3 Chris Waller 8 55kg 73
9 245×1 PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony McEvoy 9 55kg 66
10 21x CATWALK F 3 Chris Waller 10 55kg 66
11 3×2 LET IT POUR F 3 Bjorn Baker 11 55kg 74
12 3×1 STEEL DIAMOND F 3 Rick Worthington 12 55kg 64
13 64×91 MISTRESS MOUSE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13 55kg 63
14 1x SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 14 55kg 63

Silver Shadow Stakes History

The Silver Shadow Stakes was inaugurated in 1980, with Moabite seizing the very first victory. Initially a Group 3 race, the Silver Shadow Stakes was upgraded to Group 2 in 1993. After enjoying more than a decade at the improved status, the race was reduced to Group 3 in 2005. For the 2013 edition, the Silver Shadow Stakes was again upgraded to Group 2, where it has remained since.

With the exception of 1989, the Silver Shadow Stakes has always been raced over 1200m. In 1989 the race distance was reduced to 1160m for one year. The Silver Shadow Stakes has a reputation for changing locations, and has been held variously at Warwick Farm Racecourse, Canterbury Park Racecourse and its current location Royal Randwick Racecourse over the years.

Silver Shadow Stakes Location

Period Location
1980-92 Warwick Farm
1993 Royal Randwick
1994-99 Warwick Farm
2000 Canterbury Park
2001-04 Warwick Farm
2005-06 Royal Randwick
2008 Warwick Farm
2009 Royal Randwick
2010-13 Warwick Farm
2014 – onwards Royal Randwick

Horses that see success in the Silver Shadow Stakes have usually experienced it elsewhere. A solid two -year-old campaign is almost a prerequisite for entry to the Silver Shadow Stakes field, particularly since the grade and prize upgrade in 2014.

Notable winners of the Silver Shadow Stakes include Startling Lass (1988), Angst (1993), Ha Ha (2001), Gold Edition (2006), Samantha Miss (2008), Formality (2017) and Fiesta (2018). Silver Shadow Stakes results since 2000 are below.

Silver Shadow Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Libertini 1 minute 7.93 seconds
2nd Flit
3rd Let It Pour
2018
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Fiesta 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Outback Barbie
3rd Futooh
2017
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Formality 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Alizee
3rd Champagne Cuddles
2016
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Omei Sword 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Bacarella
3rd Quick Feet
2015
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Speak Fondly 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Kimberley Star
3rd Lake Geneva
2014
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Bring Me The Maid 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd Memorial
3rd Clover Lane
2013
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Thump 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Sweet Idea
3rd Montsegur
2012
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Nechita 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Meidung
3rd Ichihara
2011
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Pane In The Glass 1 minute 13.4 seconds
2nd Florentina
3rd Streama
2010
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Parables 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Solar Charged
3rd Chance Bye
2009
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Deer Valley 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Hurtle Myrtle
2008
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Samantha Miss 1 minute 12.4 seconds
2nd Glowlamp
3rd Love And Kisses
2007
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Gold Edition 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Montmelo
3rd Heat Of The Fire
2005
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Mnemosyne 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Paulini
2004
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Our Sweet Moss 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Wager
3rd Trezevant
2003
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Regimental Gal 1 minute 12.0 seconds
2nd Legally Bay
3rd Dorky
2002
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Chantelaine
3rd Calaway Gal
2001
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Hosannah
3rd Oomph
2000
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Ateates 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Dynamic Love
3rd Unworldly

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