Silver Shadow Stakes

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

2020 Silver Shadow Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Dame Giselle
  • 2nd: #2 Thermosphere
  • 3rd: #8 Miss Canada



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 2020 took place on Saturday August 22, 2020 at Royal Randwick Racecourse and was won by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Dame Giselle. 

Silver Shadow Stakes
Date: Saturday August 22, 2020
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. The following year, Libertini also completed the Silver Shadow – Furious Stakes double before a third in the Tea Rose Stakes. She also went on to run third to the boys in Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes that Melbourne Cup Carnival.

2020 Silver Shadow Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Dame Giselle
  • 2nd: #2 Thermosphere
  • 3rd: #8 Miss Canada

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Dame Giselle ($3.60F) returned a winner in the Silver Shadow Stakes results for 2020 kicking off her Flight Stakes-bound spring campaign with a brave all-the-way win over Thermosphere ($17) in the opening leg of the Princess Series of races.

Click here to read more on the thrilling win by Dame Giselle in the 2020 Silver Shadow Stakes results.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 8 57kg $3.60F
2 2 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0.2L 2 56kg $17
3 8 MISS CANADA Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 2L 1 55kg $26
4 6 REDOUTE’S IMAGE Kris Lees Jason Collett 2.2L 7 55kg $5
5 5 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller James McDonald 3.1L 6 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $6
6 4 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 4.1L 5 55kg $17
7 10 FALL ON A STAR Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 4.3L 4 55kg $26
8 9 HYBRID THEORY Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 19.1L 3 55kg $51
SB 3 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Sam Clipperton 0 55kg
7 KAAKIT AKIT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Silver Shadow Stakes Odds

The top Silver Shadow Stakes 2020 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Dame Giselle ($3.60 in 2020) was the last favourite in Silver Shadow Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Silver Shadow Stakes Field

The official Silver Shadow Stakes 2020 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 2020 Silver Shadow Stakes field features a small but quality line-up of 10 hopefuls led in betting by the rails-drawn See You Soon, while the resuming Reisling Stakes winner Dame Giselle for Team Snowden is the danger.

Click here to read more on the Silver Shadow Stakes 2020 featuring the sixth clash between See You Soon and Dame Giselle.

Update: The widely-drawn #7 Kaakit Akit (10) has been scratched leaving nine runners. See You Soon remains favourite in Silver Shadow Stakes betting, while the Chris Waller-trained September Run is the early market mover.

Read more: Full 2020 Winx Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 21x3174x DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 9 57kg 87
2 42110x THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3 56kg 80
3 12x283x SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Sam Clipperton 1 55kg 82
4 13477x PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings Regan Bayliss 6 55kg 74
5 04x11x SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller James McDonald 7 55kg 74
6 2x423x12 REDOUTE’S IMAGE Kris Lees Jason Collett 8 55kg 67
7 10x KAAKIT AKIT Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 55kg 65
8 2x23x81 MISS CANADA Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 2 55kg 62
9 195x HYBRID THEORY Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 4 55kg 60
10 6x86x FALL ON A STAR Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 5 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Silver Shadow Stakes Nominations

The early Silver Shadow Stakes 2020 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the race, the full list of potential runners to be announced below.

The 2020 Silver Shadow Stakes nominations drew 13 original entries and have been extended until 11:00am (AEST) on Tuesday the 18th of August. The headline nominees include Golden Gift winner Dame Giselle for Team Snowden and See You Soon.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 21x3174x DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
2 6x86x FALL ON A STAR F 3 Kris Lees
3 163x FORBIDDEN LOVE F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 67
4 195x HYBRID THEORY F 3 Bjorn Baker
5 10x KAAKIT AKIT F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 65
6 2x23x81 MISS CANADA F 3 Kris Lees 62
7 13477x PHILIZZY F 3 Anthony Cummings
8 2x423x12 REDOUTE’S IMAGE F 3 Kris Lees 67
9 12x283x SEE YOU SOON F 3 Jean Dubois
10 04x11x SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller 74
11 2x2225x STELLAR PAULINE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
12 1 SUNRISE RUBY F 3 Mitchell Beer
13 42110x THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
2020
Silver Shadow Stakes
1st Dame Giselle 1 minute 11.22 seconds
2nd Thermosphere
3rd Miss Canada
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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