Begonia Belle Stakes

The 2016 Begonia Belle Stakes is a Group 3 1100m sprint held at Flemington Racecourse.

2016 Begonia Belle Stakes Results

  • 1st: Sheidel
  • 2nd: Wild Rain
  • 3rd: Private Secretary

Begonia Belle Stakes News

Sheidel Heads 2016 Sensis Stakes Field & Betting Odds

Sheidel Heads 2016 Sensis Stakes Field & Betting Odds

A capacity field of mares is set to face off in the Sensis Stakes 2016 field down the Flemington straight on VRC Derby Day this weekend, early betting on the race registered as the Begonia Belle Stakes led by the Lindsay Park-trained Sheidel.

Sheidel (red cap) is favourite to win Saturday’s 2016 Sensis Stakes down the Flemington straight ...

The 2016 Begonia Belle Stakes – run in 2016 as the Sensis Stakes – is a Group 3 race held on Vicotira Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

Raced over 1100m, the Begonia Belle Stakes is a mares-only event run under set weights plus penalties conditions. With $200,000 prize money on offer, the Begonia Belle Stakes is quite a lucrative race for the better class of mares.

The Begonia Belle Stakes was previously held on Crown Oaks Day on the Thursday following the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November.  From 2016 it was moved to the opening day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Victoria Derby Day.

It now runs as part of an all-Group race card at the meeting including four Group 1 races: the $1.5 million Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m), $1 million Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m), $500,000 Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) and the $500,000 Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m).

Mares typically target the Begonia Belle Stakes following a range of other starts. Some mares step well down in distance to content the Begonia Belle Stakes. The Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in Sydney has in recent years provided a moderate guide to the horses who do well in the Begonia Belle Stakes. Look also to the Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m), the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) or the Group 3 Ladies Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield.

The 2016 Begonia Belle Stakes will be held on October 29, 2016.

Begonia Belle Stakes 2016
Date: October 29, 2016, 2016
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Race Type: Mares – SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize money: $200,000

2016 Begonia Belle Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Begonia Belle Stakes 2016 betting – or Sensis Stakes odds as the race is known in 2016 – are listed on the hopeful sprinting mares below with links for you to back your 2016 Sensis Stakes tips in at the right price!

2016 Begonia Belle Stakes Field

In recent years the quality of the Begonia Belle Stakes field has increased dramatically. The improved prize money, status and increased prestige of the race have resulted in some genuinely classy horses entering the Begonia Belle Stakes field. Keep an eye out for mares that have proven themselves along straight sprints, because they usually dominate the Begonia Belle Stakes field.

The 2016 Begonia Belle Stakes field – known as the Sensis Stakes field – and barriers were released on October 26 and feature a capacity 20 starters plus an emergency with Sheidel and Wild Rain leading the charge.

See below for the official 2016 Sensis Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw, following the link for a full race preview to help with your Derby Day tipping.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 22126×1135 WILD RAIN Mark Kavanagh Damian Lane 14 59kg 106
2 x34127x421 SHEIDEL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joao Moreira 12 57.5kg 102
3 46x21x30x9 I LOVE IT John Salanitri Stephen Baster 16 57.5kg 96
4 17319×3038 SAVOUREUX Kris Lees Tommy Berry 13 57.5kg 96
5 1432x3610x TEMPT ME NOT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2 57.5kg 87
6 x5315x6x48 TAKE PRIDE Murray Johnson Darren Gauci 9 57.5kg 82
7 12150×0 ALMIGHTY GIRL Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton Glen Boss 6 57.5kg 84
8 01431160×1 PALAZZO PUBBLICO Matthew Smith Steven Arnold 11 56.5kg 98
9 1327x1x205 ALUCINARI John O’Shea James McDonald 3 56.5kg 79
10 641x0548x3 VEZALAY Leon & Troy Corstens Chris Parnham 4 55.5kg 95
11 47x31536x1 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Craig Williams 1 55.5kg 85
12 2x11156x97 CHLOE IN PARIS Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall 5 55.5kg 97
13 361179×127 VIDDORA Lloyd Kennewell Joe Bowditch 18 55.5kg 86
14 17x622x72x PRIVATE SECRETARY Gregory Hickman Chad Schofield 10 55kg 94
15 409x06309x ECHO GAL Chris Waller Zac Purton 8 55kg 88
16 2x111138x3 RULE THE RIVER Anthony Cummings Hugh Bowman 19 55kg 90
17 2112x116x2 ESTAMINET Lee & Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 17 55kg 83
18 381976×122 AEGEAN SEA Clarry Conners Blake Shinn 15 55kg 84
19 12x1611x56 AUNTY MO Brendan McCarthy Chris Symons 7 55kg 82
20 10x8356x12 ZARA BAY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 20 55kg 76
21e 310×374318 BELSAPPHIRE John Moloney Patrick Moloney 21 55kg 64

2016 Begonia Belle Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Begonia Belle Stakes nominations were released on Monday October 24 and feature a bumper 33 mares led by the Lindsay Park-trained Northwood Plume Stakes winner Sheidel and the top-rated Wild Rain.

See below for the full 2016 Sensis Stakes Nominations and follow the link for more details on the early entries.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 22126×1135 WILD RAIN M 5 Mark Kavanagh 1 59kg 106
2 1x27024x16 SECRET AGENDA M 4 Mick Price 2 59kg 100
3 x34127x421 SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 57.5kg 102
4 x411L0x554 MISS PROMISCUITY M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 57.5kg 101
5 46x21x30x9 I LOVE IT M 6 John Salanitri 5 57.5kg 96
6 17319×3038 SAVOUREUX M 5 Kris Lees 6 57.5kg 96
7 373112857x TUSCAN SLING M 6 Darren Weir 7 57.5kg 97
8 1432x3610x TEMPT ME NOT M 4 James Cummings 8 57.5kg 87
9 86x342588x HIJACK HUSSY M 5 Darren Weir 9 57.5kg 87
10 156×12114 OCEAN EMBERS M 4 Shea Eden 10 57.5kg 98
11 x5315x6x48 TAKE PRIDE M 4 Murray Johnson 11 57.5kg 82
12 12150×0 ALMIGHTY GIRL M 4 Mitchell Beer & Max Hinton 12 57.5kg 84
13 01431160×1 PALAZZO PUBBLICO M 5 Matthew Smith 13 56.5kg 98
14 1327x1x205 ALUCINARI M 4 John O’Shea 14 56.5kg 79
15 793x27345x BROOK ROAD M 6 Kris Lees 15 55.5kg 97
16 641x0548x3 VEZALAY M 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 16 55.5kg 95
17 47x31536x1 SUPER CASH M 4 Andrew Noblet 17 55.5kg 85
18 2x11156x97 CHLOE IN PARIS M 6 Ciaron Maher 18 55.5kg 97
19 361179×127 VIDDORA M 4 Lloyd Kennewell 19 55.5kg 86
20 17x622x72x PRIVATE SECRETARY M 7 Gregory Hickman 20 55kg 94
21 409x06309x ECHO GAL M 5 Chris Waller 21 55kg 88
22 2x111138x3 RULE THE RIVER M 5 Anthony Cummings 22 55kg 90
23 2225×60275 MOSSIN’ AROUND M 4 Grahame Begg 23 55kg 76
24 58×9532316 FINE APPROACH M 6 Ryan Balfour 24 55kg 78
25 2112x116x2 ESTAMINET M 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 25 55kg 83
26 381976×122 AEGEAN SEA M 4 Clarry Conners 26 55kg 84
27 12x1611x56 AUNTY MO M 5 Brendan McCarthy 27 55kg 82
28 10x8356x12 ZARA BAY M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 28 55kg 76
29 716×436152 LADY ESPRIT M 4 Ciaron Maher 29 55kg 72
30 135×14 UPSCALE M 4 Kris Lees 30 55kg 71
31 24x16x6 TYPHOON WITNESS M 4 Wez Hunter 31 55kg 65
32 310×374318 BELSAPPHIRE M 4 John Moloney 32 55kg 64
33 118×3 STRYKINGLEE M 4 Matt Laurie 33 55kg 68

Begonia Belle Stakes History

The Begonia Belle Stakes was previously known as the GH Mumm Stakes, but was renamed prior to the 2014 edition. For two years until 2011, it was known as the Crown Promenade Stakes. The Begonia Belle Stakes did not exist under any name prior to 2009.

Once a listed race, the Begonia Belle Stakes was upgraded to Group 3 status prior to running in 2013.

Although it hasn’t been running for a particularly long time, the Begonia Belle Stakes has rapidly amassed a decent following due to top quality racing. It has developed a reputation for producing winners, rather than being contested by them. However, the improved status and prize money will no doubt continue to draw in top flight horses.

Notable Begonia Belle Stakes winners include Ortensia (2011) and Dystopia (2013). Begonia Belle Stakes results and winning times for the race now run as the Sensis Stakes going back to 2009 are listed below.

Begonia Belle Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
2016
Begonia Belle Stakes
1st Sheidel 1 minute 2.98
2nd Wild Rain
3rd Private Secretary
2015
Begonia Belle Stakes
1st Pittsburgh Flyer 1 minute 4.4 seconds
2nd Dublin Lass
3rd Brook Road
2014
Begonia Belle Stakes
1st Vain Queen 1 minute 2.7 seconds
2nd Bounding
3rd Lilliburlero
2013
Begonia Belle Stakes
1st Dystopia 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Shamal Wind
3rd She Can Skate
2012
Begonia Belle Stakes
1st Honey Flower 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Dystopia
3rd Anise
2011
Begonia Belle Stakes
1st Ortensia 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Balmont Miss
3rd Octopussy
2010
Begonia Belle Stakes
1st Status Symbol 1 minute 4.9 seconds
2nd Jerezana
3rd Zingaling
2009
Begonia Belle Stakes
1st Very Discreet 1 minute 3.6 seconds
2nd Seeking Attention
3rd Serenissima