Sandown Stakes

The 2017 Sandown Stakes is a Group 3 handicap held at Ladbrokes Park in November on Zipping Classic Day.

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Wide Open 2017 Sandown Stakes Field & Betting Market

Wide Open 2017 Sandown Stakes Field & Betting Market

The Sandown Stakes 2017 at Ladbrokes Park this weekend is a hard betting race for punters with five of the eight runners under $10 for the win in the latest markets on the handicap clash. Set to run as Sandown Race 5 at 2:45pm (AEDT) on Zipping Classic Day on Saturday, this season’s Sandown Stakes…

The 2017 Sandown Stakes – run in 2017 as the Chandler Macleod Recruitment Stakes – is a 1500m Group 3 event held at Sandown Racecourse – now Ladbrokes Park – in mid-November on the Saturday after Emirates Stakes Day closes the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Run under quality handicap conditions, the Sandown Stakes is open to all comers and pays $150,000 prize money.

The Sandown Stakes is held on Zipping Classic Day run at Ladbrokes Park. It is the biggest day of racing at Sandown Racecourse and also marks the end of spring group racing in Melbourne. Other races held on the same program include the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m), Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) and three listed events, one of which is the 3200m Sandown Cup.

Horses typically target the Sandown Stakes towards the end of their spring campaign. Look to other handicaps held over similar distances for form leading into this race.

Following the Sandown Stakes, many runners head to the paddock for a break before the autumn. Some choose to head west and compete in races at Ascot and Belmont Park in Perth.

The 2017 Sandown Stakes will be run on Saturday November 18, 2017 .

Sandown Stakes 2017
Date: Saturday November 18, 2017
Track: Sandown Racecourse
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Sandown Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Sandown Stakes 2017 betting odds will be listed below complete with links to the markets at for you to take advantage of your Sandown Stakes Tips at the best spring odds.

2017 Sandown Stakes Field

The Sandown Stakes field attracts a quality line-up of middle-distance sprinters coming off a variety of different earlier Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival events. Good lead-up races into the Sandown Stakes field include the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) in early October, the Group 1 Kennedy Mile (1600m) on VRC Derby Day a fortnight earlier or the Group 3 Chatham Stakes (1400m) on VRC Oaks Day.

The official Sandown Stakes 2017 Field & Barriers will be announced on the Wednesday before race and published in full below once released by Racing Victoria.

The 2017 Sandown Stakes Final Field drew eight gallopers and it is a wide-open market with five at single-figures for the win including last start Sale Cup winner Moss ‘N’ Dale, gun Tasmanian galloper Hellova Street coming off a Group 3 Chatham Stakes win on VRC Oaks Day and the Darren Weir-trained 60kg top weight Lucky Hussler.

Read more on the open 2017 Sandown Stakes Field & Betting Markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x705x60010 LUCKY HUSSLER Darren Weir Damian Lane 6 60kg 112
2 221118×321 HELLOVA STREET Scott Brunton Luke Currie 4 57kg 104
3 1122821131 MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 8 54kg 98
4 139×239402 DUKE OF BRUNSWICK Mick Price Michael Dee 5 54kg 94
5 3032×69977 WELL SPRUNG Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor Ms Linda Meech 2 54kg 89
6 1×17458111 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony McEvoy Ms Jamie Kah 3 54kg 85
7 8x4x90x908 LIZARD ISLAND Pat Hyland Stephen Baster 1 54kg 85
8 3380×53872 LAND OF PLENTY Grahame Begg Kerrin McEvoy 7 54kg 81

2017 Sandown Stakes Nominations

The Sandown Stakes 2017 nominations are released on the Monday prior to the race and the full list of early entries will be available below as soon as announced.

The 2017 Sandown Stakes Nominations drew a bumper 21 early entries including a trio from the Darren Weir stables led by five-time Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart who is set to bypass Zipping Classic Day in favour of a Railway Stakes bid in Perth.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11x75x3235 BLACK HEART BART G 7 Darren Weir 1 60kg 114
2 x705x60010 LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir 2 60kg 112
3 14119×0725 BURNING FRONT G 7 Darren Weir 3 57kg 104
4 221118×321 HELLOVA STREET G 7 Scott Brunton 4 57kg 104
5 1175×31945 GRANDE ROSSO G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 5 55.5kg 101
6 1122821131 MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) G 5 Peter Gelagotis 6 54kg 98
7 4111151514 BALF’S CHOICE G 5 Ryan Balfour 7 54kg 97
8 4067×70150 PURE PRIDE (NZ) M 5 Murray Johnson 8 54kg 96
9 139×239402 DUKE OF BRUNSWICK G 6 Mick Price 9 54kg 94
10 741090×485 MASTER RESET G 6 Matt Laurie 10 54kg 90
11 3397374043 RUETTIGER (NZ) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 54kg 90
12 3032×69977 WELL SPRUNG G 5 Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 12 54kg 89
13 1211x734x1 AERATUS G 8 Kylie Vella 13 54kg 88
14 8x4x90x908 LIZARD ISLAND G 5 Pat Hyland 14 54kg 85
15 1×17458111 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 5 Tony McEvoy 15 54kg 85
16 3x112x3244 PETITION M 4 Anthony Freedman 16 54kg 84
17 183436×514 SEBRING DREAM M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 17 54kg 82
18 3380×53872 LAND OF PLENTY H 4 Grahame Begg 18 54kg 81
19 4501120673 ORIENT LINE G 6 John Moloney 19 54kg 79
20 113×126 DIVINE QUALITY M 4 Robbie Griffiths 20 54kg 74
21 054335×000 UN DE SCEAUX G 5 Todd Balfour 21 54kg 73

Sandown Stakes History

Inaugurated in 1981, the Sandown Stakes has a relatively brief history, but one that is filled with quality racing. It was initially known as the GJ Coles Stakes. It has also been known as the Coles New World Stakes.

Given Group 3 status in 1984, the Sandown Stakes has played an important role in Sandown racing.

Notable recent Sandown Stakes winners include Swick (2006), Pornichet (2014) and Redkirk Warrior who went on to win the following autumn’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) down the Flemington straight.  Sandown Stakes results, winners and place getters since 2000 are provided below.

Sandown Stakes Results

Year Place Horse Time
Sandown Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Sandown Stakes
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 30.66 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Un De Sceaux
Sandown Stakes
1st Charmed Harmony 1 minute 29.4 seconds
2nd Tashbeeh
3rd Burning Point
Sandown Stakes
1st Pornichet 1 minute 29.6 seconds
2nd General Groove
3rd Spacecraft
Sandown Stakes
1st Mahisara 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Go The Knuckle
3rd Galah
Sandown Stakes
1st Mahisara 1 minute 29.2 seconds
2nd Morant
3rd Raspberries
Sandown Stakes
1st Under The Eiffel 1 minute 32.4 seconds
2nd Sistine Angel
3rd Orbit Express
Sandown Stakes
1st Larry’s Never Late 1 minute 33.2 seconds
2nd Demerit
3rd Rockpecker
Sandown Stakes
1st Nine Tales 1 minute 30.6 seconds
2nd Jungle Ruler
3rd Itsamonty
Sandown Stakes
1st Chasm 1 minute 31.8 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Orbit Express
Sandown Stakes
1st Gotta Have Heart 1 minute 24.9 seconds
2nd Royal Ida
3rd Great Is Great
Sandown Stakes
1st Swick 1 minute 22.0 seconds
2nd Anwaar
3rd Cargo Cult
Sandown Stakes
1st Titanic Jack 1 minute 31.5 seconds
2nd Zankel
3rd Chickaloo
Sandown Stakes
1st Amtrak 1 minute 27.8 seconds
2nd Smart And Mighty
3rd Shadowmaker
Sandown Stakes
1st Chong Tong 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Lord Volksraad
3rd Green Pick
Sandown Stakes
1st Salgado 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Mr Magoo
3rd Lord Erin
Sandown Stakes
1st Little Dozer 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Dynamic Love
Sandown Stakes
1st Normal Practice 1 minute 21.4 seconds
2nd Ab Initio
3rd Cellar