The 2016 Wakeful Stakes is an exciting Group 2 race that takes place towards the end of Australia’s most famous series of thoroughbred events, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Held the Saturday before the illustrious Melbourne Cup in late October or early November annually, the Wakeful Stakes is one of nine Group status races that fill the card on Victoria Derby Day at Flemington. Derby Day is one of the only race meets in Australia where every race has Group status. Great Group 1 events held on the day including the $1.5 million Group 1 AAMI Victoria Derby (2500m), $1 million Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m), Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and the Group 1 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 Crown Oaks (2500m) for three-year-old fillies the following Thursday. The Wakeful Stakes 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 October 29, 2016 will feature the 2016 Wakeful Stakes.
|2016 Wakeful Stakes|
|Date:||October 29, 2016|
|Conditions:||3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties|
|Prize Money:||$300 000|
2016 Wakeful Stakes Betting Odds
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2016 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.
The 2016 Wakeful Stakes field and barriers were released on Wednesday October 26 and features 17 hopeful three-year-old fillies including the Linday Park-trained Sebring Dream and Adelaide raider Pretty Punk who is a daughter of the 2008 VRC Derby winner Rebel Raider.
See below for the official 2016 Wakeful Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a complete race preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||139x1x667||MISSROCK||Robbie Laing||Hugh Bowman||7||56kg||81|
|2||44×42113||PRETTY PUNK||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||Nicholas Hall||11||55.5kg||74|
|3||454×793412||ALLITERATE||Pat Farrell||Blake Shinn||5||55kg||71|
|4||21×5565||SEBRING DREAM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||James McDonald||10||55kg||70|
|5||7513×5126||BELLA SORELLASTRA||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||Stephen Baster||15||55kg||70|
|6||3122||TIAMO GRACE||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||8||55kg||70|
|7||32130||WATERLOO SUNSET||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Joao Moreira||3||55kg||67|
|8||939227416||LAMMA HILTON||Anthony Cummings||Regan Bayliss (a)||13||55kg||61|
|9||410×258||OUTBACK RAIN||David Brideoake||Ryan Maloney||4||55kg||65|
|10||148377||WHYOUASK||Matt Laurie||Ben Melham||6||55kg||64|
|11||7×721||FLORIDA KEYS||Pat Carey||Kerrin McEvoy||16||55kg||61|
|12||36109||BETTYRAE RUBY||Tim Hughes||Zac Purton||9||55kg||62|
|13||7×571||MY GIRL CHILLY||Jarrod McLean||Dean Yendall||17||55kg||60|
|14||732||QUEEN OF ZEALAND (NZ)||Michelle Payne||Ms Michelle Payne||14||55kg||62|
|15||52||ALMALITA||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Michael Walker||2||55kg||59|
|16||23||PENTHOUSE KITTEN (NZ)||Francis Finnegan||Jake Bayliss (a)||12||55kg||61|
|17||944||TOFFEE NOSE||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||1||55kg||56|
2016 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 2016 Wakeful Stakes nominations were released by Racing Victoria on Monday October 24 and feature 17 promising fillies led by the Darren Weir-trained Tiamo Grace.
See below for the full 2016 Wakeful Stakes Nominations and follow the link for a more detailed rundown on the early entries.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|2||52||ALMALITA||F||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||–|
|3||7513×5126||BELLA SORELLASTRA||F||3||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||70|
|4||36109||BETTYRAE RUBY||F||3||Tim Hughes||62|
|5||7×721||FLORIDA KEYS||F||3||Pat Carey||61|
|6||939227416||LAMMA HILTON||F||3||Anthony Cummings||–|
|8||7×571||MY GIRL CHILLY||F||3||Jarrod McLean||60|
|9||410×258||OUTBACK RAIN||F||3||David Brideoake||65|
|10||23||PENTHOUSE KITTEN (NZ)||F||3||Francis Finnegan||–|
|11||44×42113||PRETTY PUNK||F||3||Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas||74|
|12||732||QUEEN OF ZEALAND (NZ)||F||3||Michelle Payne||–|
|13||21×5565||SEBRING DREAM||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–|
|14||3122||TIAMO GRACE||F||3||Darren Weir||70|
|15||944||TOFFEE NOSE||F||3||Danny O’Brien||–|
|16||32130||WATERLOO SUNSET||F||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–|
Wakeful Stakes Lead Up Races
Fillies competing in the Wakeful Stakes 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).
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||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|