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The Wakeful Stakes (2000m) is a Group 2 event hosted at Flemington Racecourse on Derby Day as a lead-up to the VRC Oaks.
2017 Wakeful Stakes Results
- 1st: #7 Luvaluva
- 2nd: #3 Glam Guru
- 3rd: #6 Rimraam
Wakeful Stakes News
The Wakeful Stakes is a Group 2 race for three-year-old fillies contested at Flemington Racecourse.
Held the Saturday before the illustrious Melbourne Cup in late October or early November annually, the Wakeful Stakes is one of 10 Group status races that fill the card on Victoria Derby Day. VRC Derby Day is one of the only race meets in Australia where every race has Group status. There are four Group 1 races on the card: the Victoria Derby (2500m), Kennedy Mile (1600m), Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and Myer Classic (1600m).
The Wakeful Stakes is a 2000m event for three-year-old fillies run under set weight conditions plus penalties. Worth $300,000 in total prize money it is an excellent lead-up race to the highly prestigious $1 million VRC Oaks (2500m) for three-year-old fillies the following Thursday. The Wakeful Stakes results have been a good indication for the Crown Oaks over the years, with 13 fillies taking out the double since 1983, including most recently Kirramosa (2013).
Victoria Derby Day on Saturday November 4, 2017 featured the 2017 Wakeful Stakes.
|2017 Wakeful Stakes|
|Date:||Saturday November 4, 2017|
|Conditions:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties|
|Prize Money:||$300 000|
2017 Wakeful Stakes Results
- 1st: #7 Luvaluva
- 2nd: #3 Glam Guru
- 3rd: #6 Rimraam
See below for the full Wakeful Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the impressive last-to-first win by the John Sargent-trained Luvaluva who backs up in the VRC Oaks next Thursday chasing the double last completed by the also Sargent-trained Kirramosa in 2013.
|1||7||LUVALUVA (NZ)||John Sargent||Blake Shinn||–||12||55kg|
|2||3||GLAM GURU||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jeff Lloyd||0.2L||7||55kg|
|3||6||RIMRAAM (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||0.3L||9||55kg|
|4||5||HIYAAM (NZ)||Mick Price||Michael Dee||1.55L||3||55kg|
|5||12||SHEEZDASHING||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||1.75L||1||55kg|
|6||13||SNOGGING||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||5.25L||15||55kg|
|7||8||IMPROVISE||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||5.45L||6||55kg|
|8||10||TEODORA||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||5.65L||8||55kg|
|9||4||LUCKY LOUIE||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Ben Melham||6.15L||2||55kg|
|10||15||BERKSHIRE LADY||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||6.35L||10||55kg|
|11||9||SMOOTH LANDING||John P Thompson||Damian Lane||6.45L||13||55kg|
|12||1||BRING ME ROSES||Tony McEvoy||Mark Zahra||8.2L||11||57kg|
|13||16||MISS ADMIRATION||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||8.3L||5||55kg|
|14||2||PURE SCOT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||8.5L||14||55kg|
|15||11||PRES DE TOI||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dwayne Dunn||8.8L||4||55kg|
|16||14||CABIERRO||Anthony Freedman||James Winks||99.9L||16||55kg|
2017 Wakeful Stakes Tips
- 1st: #6 Rimraam
- 2nd: #1 Bring Me Roses
- 3rd: #3 Glam Guru
Wakeful Stakes Betting Odds
The top Wakeful Stakes 2017 odds and market links to the betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au on the VRC Oaks lead-up race will be provided below the week of the race.
2017 Wakeful Stakes Field
The Wakeful Stakes field attracts a host of three-year-old fillies looking to back-up the next Thursday into the Crown Oaks field. Fillies competing in the Wakeful Stakes field may come via a number of earlier carnival races including the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m) on Cox Plate Day the week before, the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) or the prestigious Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).
The official Wakeful Stakes 2017 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race and will be provided in full below.
A 16-starter 2017 Wakeful Stakes Final Field of VRC Oaks hopefuls has been released with Pinot a notable non-acceptor. That will see the Tony McEvoy-trained Bring Me Roses start a clear favourite from barrier 11, the daughter of High Chaparral impressive at the track last time out winning the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) by over two lengths. Edward Manifold Stakes runner-up Hiyam is also in the mix for trainer Mick Price coming off a third to Pinot in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m) from Caulfield Cup Day. Ethereal Stakes runner-up Rimraam is the other key filly in the Wakeful Stakes 2017 field.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||4321||BRING ME ROSES||Tony McEvoy||Mark Zahra||11||57kg||80|
|2||1x316x9747||PURE SCOT||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||14||55kg||69|
|3||60×11424||GLAM GURU||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Jeff Lloyd||7||55kg||69|
|4||32x47x4536||LUCKY LOUIE||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Ben Melham||2||55kg||64|
|5||5×123||HIYAAM (NZ)||Mick Price||Michael Dee||3||55kg||70|
|6||22×2212||RIMRAAM (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy||9||55kg||70|
|7||17762||LUVALUVA (NZ)||John Sargent||Blake Shinn||12||55kg||64|
|8||3415||IMPROVISE||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||6||55kg||63|
|9||674×34857||SMOOTH LANDING||John P Thompson||Damian Lane||13||55kg||58|
|10||114||TEODORA||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||8||55kg||67|
|11||933301||PRES DE TOI||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Dwayne Dunn||4||55kg||64|
|12||4×6216||SHEEZDASHING||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||1||55kg||62|
|13||434193||SNOGGING||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Michael Walker||15||55kg||62|
|14||31||CABIERRO||Anthony Freedman||James Winks||16||55kg||62|
|15||935||BERKSHIRE LADY||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||10||55kg||57|
|16||066×84||MISS ADMIRATION||Mick Price||Jake Noonan||5||55kg||55|
2017 Wakeful Stakes Nominations
The Wakeful Stakes nominations tend to attract some very decent three year old fillies. As a 2000m event, the fillies who enter the Wakeful Stakes nominations usually have an eye on later staying events, especially the Crown Oaks.
The 2017 Wakeful Stakes nominations are released by Racing Victoria on the Monday leading-up to Victoria Derby Day and will be published below as soon as announced.
The Wakeful Stakes 2017 Nominations drew 18 three-year-old fillies including the flying Godolphin-raced Banish coming off a win in last Saturday’s Moonee Valley Fillies Classic and the Tony McEvoy-trained Edward Manifold Stakes winner at Flemington from early October Bring Me Roses.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|2||935||BERKSHIRE LADY||F||3||Danny O’Brien||57|
|3||4321||BRING ME ROSES||F||3||Tony McEvoy||80|
|5||60×11424||GLAM GURU||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||69|
|6||5×123||HIYAAM (NZ)||F||3||Mick Price||70|
|8||32x47x4536||LUCKY LOUIE||F||3||Anthony & Edward Cummings||64|
|9||17762||LUVALUVA (NZ)||F||3||John Sargent||64|
|10||066×84||MISS ADMIRATION||F||3||Mick Price||55|
|11||92211||PINOT||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||80|
|12||933301||PRES DE TOI||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||64|
|13||1x316x9747||PURE SCOT||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||69|
|14||22×2212||RIMRAAM (NZ)||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||70|
|15||4×6216||SHEEZDASHING||F||3||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||62|
|16||674×34857||SMOOTH LANDING||F||3||John P Thompson||58|
|17||434193||SNOGGING||F||3||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||62|
Wakeful Stakes History
The Wakeful Stakes was first run in 1932 when Protea won the inaugural race. It started as a principal event run over ten furlongs and remained the same until 1973 when the distance was converted into 2000m with Australia’s adoption of the metric system. In 1979 the Wakeful Stakes was elevated to Group 2 status.
Many fine fillies have contested the race and high quality Wakeful Stakes winners include Zarita (2007) and Tuesday Joy (2006). Wakeful Stakes results, winners and placegetters since 2000 are listed below.
Wakeful Stakes Results
|1st||Luvaluva||2 minutes 3.99 seconds|
|1st||Tiamo Grace||2 minutes 4.44 seconds|
|1st||Ambience||2 minutes 4.7 seconds|
|1st||Thunder Lady||2 minutes 3.4 seconds|
|1st||Kirramosa||2 minutes 5.15 seconds|
|1st||Zydeco||2 minutes 2.8 seconds|
|1st||Atlantic Jewel||2 minutes 4.98 seconds|
|1st||Brazilian Pulse||2 minutes 4.27 seconds|
|1st||Faint Perfume||2 minutes 3.25 seconds|
|1st||Rocha||2 minutes 5.5 seconds|
|1st||Zarita||2 minutes 5.8 seconds|
|1st||Tuesday Joy||2 minutes 2.7 seconds|
|1st||Serenade Rose||2 minutes 2.5 seconds|
|1st||Hollow Bullet||2 minutes 2.1 seconds|
|1st||Timbourina||2 minutes 5.5 seconds|
|1st||Hierogram||2 minutes 2.9 seconds|
|2nd||Its Who Deanie|
|1st||Quays||2 minutes 1.2 seconds|
|3rd||Li Lo Lill|
|1st||Lolita Star||2 minutes 4.7 seconds|
|2nd||Lang Kwai Fong|