Wakeful Stakes

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



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
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300 000
Inaugurated: 1932

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.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight
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

Read our complete 2017 Victoria Derby Day Tips and Wakeful Stakes 2017 Betting Selections.

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.

Read more on the official Wakeful Stakes 2017 Field & Favourites.

# 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
1 2x31x16311 BANISH F 3 James Cummings 84
2 935 BERKSHIRE LADY F 3 Danny O’Brien 57
3 4321 BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy 80
4 31 CABIERRO F 3 Anthony Freedman 62
5 60×11424 GLAM GURU F 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 69
6 5×123 HIYAAM (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 70
7 3415 IMPROVISE F 3 Chris Waller 63
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
18 114 TEODORA F 3 Darren Weir 67

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

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Wakeful Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Wakeful Stakes
1st Luvaluva 2 minutes 3.99 seconds
2nd Glam Guru
3rd Rimraam
2016
Wakeful Stakes
1st Tiamo Grace 2 minutes 4.44 seconds
2nd Sebring Dream
3rd Missrock
2015
Wakeful Stakes
1st Ambience 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Beluga Blue
3rd Muzyka
2014
Wakeful Stakes
1st Thunder Lady 2 minutes 3.4 seconds
2nd Abduction
3rd Fenway
2013
Wakeful Stakes
1st Kirramosa 2 minutes 5.15 seconds
2nd May’s Dream
3rd Solicit
2012
Wakeful Stakes
1st Zydeco 2 minutes 2.8 seconds
2nd Maraatib
3rd Transonic
2011
Wakeful Stakes
1st Atlantic Jewel 2 minutes 4.98 seconds
2nd Rahveel
3rd Dowager Queen
2010
Wakeful Stakes
1st Brazilian Pulse 2 minutes 4.27 seconds
2nd Placement
3rd Heartsareforlove
2009
Wakeful Stakes
1st Faint Perfume 2 minutes 3.25 seconds
2nd Silent Surround
3rd Melito
2008
Wakeful Stakes
1st Rocha 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Miss Scarlatti
3rd Estee
2007
Wakeful Stakes
1st Zarita 2 minutes 5.8 seconds
2nd Riva San
3rd Katherine Gold
2006
Wakeful Stakes
1st Tuesday Joy 2 minutes 2.7 seconds
2nd J’adane
3rd Anamato
2005
Wakeful Stakes
1st Serenade Rose 2 minutes 2.5 seconds
2nd Astronomia
3rd Zenarta
2004
Wakeful Stakes
1st Hollow Bullet 2 minutes 2.1 seconds
2nd Storm Alert
3rd Mango Daiquiri
2003
Wakeful Stakes
1st Timbourina 2 minutes 5.5 seconds
2nd Special Harmony
3rd Dane Beltar
2002
Wakeful Stakes
1st Hierogram 2 minutes 2.9 seconds
2nd Its Who Deanie
3rd Lashed
2001
Wakeful Stakes
1st Quays 2 minutes 1.2 seconds
2nd Gold Lottery
3rd Li Lo Lill
2000
Wakeful Stakes
1st Lolita Star 2 minutes 4.7 seconds
2nd Lang Kwai Fong
3rd Tanith

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