The 2016 Angst Stakes is a 1600m race held at Royal Randwick Racecourse during the end of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
With a grand total of $150,000 prize money, the Group 3 Angst Stakes is a highly targeted event for mares heading south to Melbourne for the end of their spring campaigns. It is run under set weights plus penalties conditions, creating a level playing field which allows the more talented mares to stand out, and is open to mares aged four-years-old and above.
The Angst Stakes is held on Spring Champion Stakes Day, which hosts only one other black-type event, the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m).
Because it’s held towards the end of spring racing in Sydney, picking the winner of the Angst Stakes can be somewhat difficult. A few of the classier mares will have already headed south to Melbourne. Most horses will have already had quite a few starts during winter, however this doesn’t mean their form is any easier to judge. Keep a close eye on the thoroughly proven mares, as they’ll have the advantage in a set weights competition.
The 2016 Angst Stakes will be run on Saturday October 8, 2016.
|Angst Stakes 2016|
|Date:||Saturday October 8, 2016, 2016|
|Track:||Royal Randwick Racecourse|
|Race Type:||4YO+ Mares SWP|
2016 Angst Stakes Betting Odds
The latest Angst Stakes 2016 betting odds are detailed in the table below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au to back your Angst Stakes tips.
2016 Angst Stakes Field
The 2016 Angst Stakes field and barrier draw was released on Wednesday October 5 and features a dozen mares led by the likes of the in-form Extensible with the outside barrier and stablemate Happy Hannah.
See below for the full 2016 Angst Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a detailed race preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||149x2515x0||ZANBAGH||John P Thompson||Tye Angland||11||57kg||102|
|2||2x224550x1||SPIRIT BIRD (NZ)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||4||56kg||89|
|3||x223010x00||DIAMOND MADE||Bruce Cross||Jason Collett||9||56kg||76|
|4||3x574126x5||LADY LE FAY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||2||55kg||97|
|5||622333×316||ROCKET COMMANDER||Matthew Dale||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||55kg||89|
|6||6x94121x0||REPLIQUE (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Adam Hyeronimus||5||55kg||75|
|7||11422×202||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Tim Clark||10||54kg||91|
|8||21x1x23121||EXTENSIBLE||Peter & Paul Snowden||Christian Reith||12||54kg||84|
|9||6x21130x6||HAPPY HANNAH||Peter & Paul Snowden||Brenton Avdulla||3||54kg||80|
|10||x417825x65||UNEQUIVOCAL||Noel Mayfield-Smith||Jay Ford||8||54kg||80|
|11||904×421270||TEARS IN HEAVEN||Tracey Bartley||Dean Yendall||7||54kg||71|
|12||x39x412415||YOU ARE GOLDEN (IRE)||Greg Bennett||Blake Spriggs||6||54kg||71|
2016 Angst Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Angst Stakes nominations were released by Racing NSW on Monday October 3 and feature 17 mares including Golden Pendant runner-up Dixie Blossoms and Peter & Paul Snowden’s in-form five-year-old Extensible.
Check out the official Angst Stakes 2016 nominations below.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|2||3518×67314||COUNTESS MARINOV||M||5||David Payne||66|
|3||x223010x00||DIAMOND MADE||M||4||Bruce Cross||76|
|4||11422×202||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||M||4||Ron Quinton||91|
|5||21x1x23121||EXTENSIBLE||M||5||Peter & Paul Snowden||84|
|6||6x21130x6||HAPPY HANNAH||M||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||80|
|7||5147×63395||LA MUSE||M||5||Gerald Ryan||69|
|8||3x574126x5||LADY LE FAY (NZ)||M||6||Chris Waller||97|
|9||8x913080x9||MEGAWATT (NZ)||M||4||Craig Ritchie||68|
|10||22831168×0||NO PUSHOVER (NZ)||M||4||Craig Ritchie||72|
|11||6x94121x0||REPLIQUE (NZ)||M||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||75|
|12||622333×316||ROCKET COMMANDER||M||5||Matthew Dale||89|
|13||2x224550x1||SPIRIT BIRD (NZ)||M||4||James Cummings||89|
|14||904×421270||TEARS IN HEAVEN||M||6||Tracey Bartley||71|
|16||x39x412415||YOU ARE GOLDEN (IRE)||M||6||Greg Bennett||71|
|17||149x2515x0||ZANBAGH||M||6||John P Thompson||102|
Angst Stakes History
A relatively young race, the Angst Stakes was inaugurated in 1994, following the renowned mare Angst’s excellent win in the 1993 Flight Stakes. Providing a competitive event for mares from diverse backgrounds who excel over a range of distances, the Angst Stakes has become an integral part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
Between its inauguration and 2013, the Angst Stakes was classified as a Listed race. The continued rise in the quality of the field and the dependence on the race by trainers of older mares led to the Angst Stakes being upgraded to Group 3 prior to the 2014 edition.
The Angst Stakes has been variously held at Randwick and Rosehill Gardens. Much like the rest of NSW races, there was no Angst Stakes held in 2007 due to attempts to contain the outbreak of equine influenza. The Angst Stakes was once know as the Angst Mares Quality Handicap.
The distance of the Angst Stakes has changed a few times over the years, ranging from 1400m, to 1500m, to today’s distance of 1600m.
Notable Angst Stakes winners include Sky Watch (1994), Miss Zoe (2002), Neroli (2008) and Sharnee Rose (2013). Angst Stakes results and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
Angst Stakes Results
|1st||Dixie Blossoms||1 minute 34.01 seconds|
|2nd||Lady Le Fay|
|1st||Casino Dancer||1 minute 33.22 seconds|
|1st||Neena Rock||1 minute 34.5 seconds|
|1st||Sharnee Rose||1 minute 35.5 seconds|
|1st||Nocturnelle||1 minute 31.5 seconds|
|1st||Little Surfer Girl||1 minute 24.7 seconds|
|1st||Lovemelikearock||1 minute 22.8 seconds|
|3rd||Live In Sin|
|1st||Illuminates||1 minute 24.8 seconds|
|3rd||Love And Kisses|
|1st||Neroli||1 minute 23.97 seconds|
|1st||Race Not Held||–|
|1st||More Than Lucky||1 minute 22.9 seconds|
|3rd||A Country Girl|
|1st||Wild Queen||1 minute 22.0 seconds|
|2nd||One In A Million|
|1st||Hennessy Waltz||1 minute 24.8 seconds|
|1st||Zanna||1 minute 24.2 seconds|
|1st||Miss Zoe||1 minute 24.5 seconds|
|1st||Danasia||1 minute 24.3 seconds|
|1st||Prenuptial||1 minute 23.2 seconds|