Red Anchor Stakes

The Red Anchor Stakes is a Group 3 sprint held at Moonee Valley Racecourse on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.

2017 Red Anchor Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Eptimum
  • 2nd: #1 Single Bullet
  • 3rd: #4 Trekking

Red Anchor Stakes News

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day Results: Winx Beats Humidor

2017 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day Results: Winx Beats Humidor

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day 2017 has attracted a sold-out crowd at Moonee Valley Racecourse with Winx back for her third in in the meeting’s major, and below the Races.com.au team have the live Cox Plate Day results from The Valley across the afternoon. Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day racing features a bumper 10 races, but the…

The Group 3 Red Anchor Stakes is a 1200m sprint held at Moonee Valley Racecourse during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in late October.

Held under set weights with penalties conditions, the Red Anchor Stakes is restricted to three-year-old sprinters and is currently known as the Telstra Phonewords Stakes for sponsorship purposes.

The Red Anchor Stakes is held on Cox Plate Day alongside a host of other Group status spring features. These include the renowned Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), the Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m), Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m), Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase (2040m), Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) and Group 3 Tesio Stakes (1600m).

Classier types tend to perform well under the set weights plus penalties conditions of the Red Anchor Stakes. Some fairly decent young horses have gotten up over Group 1 types in recent years, so when punting don’t be too quick to immediately jump on the well known horses.

Horses tend to target the Red Anchor Stakes following runs in races with similar conditions and similar distances. There are no clear patterns in regards to lead up races, but as a general rule it pays to keep an eye on the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes, the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes and any non black type sprints restricted to three year olds.

Following the Red Anchor Stakes, some runners may go on to the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m), run a week later at Flemington Racecourse on VRC Derby Day.

The 2017 Red Anchor Stakes – Telstra Phonewords Stakes – was  held on Saturday October 28, 2017 .

Red Anchor Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Red Anchor Stakes Results

  • 1st: #9 Eptimum
  • 2nd: #1 Single Bullet
  • 3rd: #4 Trekking

Check out the full Red Anchor Stakes 2017 results below, following the link to read more on the impressive upset by the Toby Edmonds-trained Eptimum who did it easy with a soft three length success having led all-the-way from the better-fancied Single Bullet. Race favourite Trekking was wide throughout and rounded out the trifecta in third, nearly six lengths beaten by the runaway winner.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 9 EPTIMUM Toby Edmonds Ryan Maloney 9 56kg $11
2 1 SINGLE BULLET Gary Portelli Tim Clark 3L 6 57.5kg $5.50
3 4 TREKKING James Cummings Hugh Bowman 5.75L 3 56kg $3.30F
4 2 DUCIMUS Mick Price Mark Zahra 6.05L 4 57kg $6
5 6 ECLAIR SUNSHINE Phillip Stokes Regan Bayliss 6.8L 2 56kg $10
6 3 INDIAN THUNDER Darren Weir Dean Yendall 8.55L 7 57kg $21
7 5 SEIZED John Sadler Kerrin McEvoy 9.3L 5 56kg $11
8 11 SURJIN Paul Perry Stephen Baster 11.55L 1 56kg $41
9 8 EXPERIMENTATION Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 12.05L 8 56kg $7
7 EASY BEAST (NZ) Richard Laming Jamie Mott 0
10 SAM’S IMAGE Peter Morgan Luke Nolen 0

2017 Red Anchor Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #4 Trekking
  • 2nd: #1 Single Bullet
  • 3rd: #9 Eptimum

Hard to bet against the favourite TREKKING ($3.60) who has been heavily-backed in from $6. Third-up off a little break presents rock hard fit, good early warm-up for Hugh Bowman before Winx in the Cox Plate and has form around good types. Menari Rosebud third first-up and Merchant Navy fourth only 1.55 L beaten in the Group 3 at Caulfield in early September. Freshened-up since and gets a gun run from barrier four. SINGLE BULLET ($5.50) a genuine danger third-up after back-to-back seconds in Sydney. Roman Consul Stakes run was brave when outclassed, this is easier. EPTIMUM ($14) the value, coming off back-to-back wins the Toby Edmonds-trained Queensland raider was flying home at Bendigo over 1100m and can feature at a price.

Red Anchor Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Telstra Phonewords Red Anchor Stakes betting odds will be listed below with links to the full markets at Ladbrokes.com.au to lock in your tips on the three-years-old sprint on Cox Plate Day at the best price.

2017 Red Anchor Stakes Field

The Red Anchor Stakes field tends to attract three year olds who have had fairly extensive preparations already that season. Horses that run in the Red Anchor Stakes field usually do so following several black type races already that season including Sydney’s Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) or Caulfield’s Group 3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) in September. It’s worth keeping an eye on the Red Anchor Stakes field, because you’ll often see some of the three year olds that run in it pop up later in black type races.

The 2017 Red Anchor Stakes field and barriers are released on the Wednesday leading-up to Cox Plate Day and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Telstra Phonewords Stakes Field – registered as the Red Anchor Stakes – attracted 11 three-year-old sprinters including the consistent Gary Portelli-trained Single Bullet coming off a Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes second in Sydney, the returning Mick Price-trained Ducimus who was runner-up to Single Bullet in March’s Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) and the Richard Laming-trained Easy Beast chasing a third win on the trot.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 223100×22 SINGLE BULLET Gary Portelli Tim Clark 7 57.5kg 82
2 112x54x DUCIMUS Mick Price Mark Zahra 5 57kg 74
3 21×67357 INDIAN THUNDER Darren Weir Dean Yendall 8 57kg 67
4 1x20x34 TREKKING James Cummings Hugh Bowman 4 56kg 72
5 2425×2 SEIZED John Sadler Kerrin McEvoy 6 56kg 63
6 x26x1x2254 ECLAIR SUNSHINE Phillip Stokes Regan Bayliss 3 56kg 67
7 322×11 EASY BEAST (NZ) Richard Laming Jamie Mott 9 56kg 70
8 212 EXPERIMENTATION Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 10 56kg 67
9 5×11 EPTIMUM Toby Edmonds Ryan Maloney 11 56kg 67
10 136x8x2 SAM’S IMAGE Peter Morgan Luke Nolen 2 56kg 64
11 313 SURJIN Paul Perry Stephen Baster 1 56kg 62

2017 Red Anchor Stakes Nominations

The 2017 Red Anchor Stakes nominations are taken on the Monday of race week with the complete list of early entries for the race now known as the Telstra Phonewords Stakes to be published below once released.

The Telstra Phonewords Stakes 2017 Nominations attracted 19 three-year-olds including the James Cummings-trained Group 1 performer Trekking and the in-form Single Bullet last seen running second in the Roman Consul Stakes on October 7 at Randwick in Sydney.

Red Anchor Stakes History

The Red Anchor Stakes was inaugurated in 1985, with Seiger taking out the first edition. Since then, the Red Anchor Stakes has provided classy three year olds with an opportunity to showcase their skills against other horses of similar levels of skill.

The Red Anchor Stakes has always been held over 1200m. Between the years of 1990 and 2005 the race ran as the CS Hayes Stakes. Between 2006 and 2011 it was referred to as the City Pacific Finance Stakes. Following that, it adopted the name Telstra Phonewords Stakes.

Notable Red Anchor Stakes winners include Rubiton (1986), Sequalo (1993), Yell (2002), Royal Asscher (2007) and Karuta Queen (2011). Red Anchor Stakes results and winning times are listed below.

Red Anchor Stakes History

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Red Anchor Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Eptimum 1 minute 09.98 seconds
2nd Single Bullet
3rd Trekking
2016
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Archives 1 minute 12.14 seconds
2nd Crafted
3rd Big John Cannon
2015
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Holler 1 minute 9.8 seconds
2nd Brockhoff
3rd Demonstrate
2014
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Galaxy Pegasus 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Law
3rd Nicoscene
2013
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Thermal Current 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Not Listenin’tome
3rd Selectify
2012
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Hidden Warrior 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Haussmann
3rd Chosen Moment
2011
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Karuta Queen 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Miss Stellabelle
3rd Amah Rock
2010
Red Anchor Stakes
1st That’s Not It 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Happy Trails
3rd Lone Rock
2009
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Avenue 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Governance
3rd Broken
2008
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Millbank 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Gold In Dubai
3rd Montana Flyer
2007
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Royal Asscher 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd El Mandon
3rd Wilsons Promontory
2006
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Corton Charlemagne 1 minute 11.6 seconds
2nd Fair Horizons
3rd Evacuate
2005
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Coronga 1 minute 12.6 seconds
2nd Facing The Breeze
3rd Angkhasa
2004
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Oratorio 1 minute 14.8 seconds
2nd Kingify
3rd World Peace
2003
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Youth 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Flagmentation
3rd Happy Strike
2002
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Yell 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Tycoon Ruler
3rd Before Too Long
2001
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Deprave 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Firm
3rd La Lagune
2000
Red Anchor Stakes
1st Sound The Alarm 1 minute 12.1 seconds
2nd Wurabinda
3rd Senet Pete