The 2016 Tesio Stakes is a Group 3 event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne during the Spring Racing Carnival. This race is sometimes referred to as the Eliza Park International Stakes, and was previously known as the Inglis Mile.
In 2016 the Tesio Stakes runs as the Merlin Garage Door Openers Stakes.
Raced over 1600m, the Tesio Stakes is a handicap for mares aged four years and older and pays $150,000 in total prize money.
The Tesio Stakes is held on one of the nation’s biggest days of racing, Cox Plate Day. It shares a race program with a host of other Group races. These include the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), 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 Red Anchor Stakes (1200m).
Following the Tesio Stakes there are a variety of options for mares to take. The classier types might head to the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m), while the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) is also a popular target for those mares not at Group 1 level.
The 2016 Tesio Stakes will be held on October 22nd.
|Tesio Stakes 2016|
|Date:||October 22nd, 2016|
|Track:||Moonee Valley Racecourse|
|Race Type:||4YO+ Mares Handicap|
2016 Tesio Stakes Betting Odds
The latest Tesio Stakes 2016 odds are listed below, pricing provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.
2016 Tesio Stakes Field
The 2016 Tesio Stakes field and barriers were released on Wednesday October 19 and feature a dozen hopeful mares including the Chris Waller-trained Angst Stakes runner-up Lady Le Fay and Ladies Day Vase second placed Rocket Commander.
Check out the full 2016 Tesio Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below, following the link for an exclusive race preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x574126x52||LADY LE FAY (NZ)||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||2||58kg||97|
|2||22333×3162||ROCKET COMMANDER||Matthew Dale||Ben Melham||11||57kg||94|
|3||3175x380x8||CORONATION SHALLAN||Brett Scott||Daniel Stackhouse||4||57kg||92|
|4||141282×309||MANAGERESS||Cindy Alderson||Nicholas Hall||12||57kg||92|
|5||3242372×56||METAPHORICAL||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Currie||6||57kg||91|
|6||x581804x20||EVERY FAITH||Robert Smerdon||Dwayne Dunn||10||57kg||87|
|7||6x611x5073||ANTELUCAN||John O’Shea||James McDonald||1||57kg||85|
|8||14×6751426||KANIANA||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||5||57kg||84|
|9||6732087×15||ALASKAN ROSE (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||3||57kg||81|
|10||6001362137||DULVERTON||Robert Smerdon||Mark Zahra||8||57kg||75|
|11||22325×121||ST SWITHUNS||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||9||57kg||67|
|12||55x1426x7||WHIRLPOOL||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||Stephen Baster||7||57kg||64|
2016 Tesio Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Tesio Stakes nominations were released by Racing Victoria on Monday October 17 and feature 17 mares led by last start Stocks Stakes winner at the track and distance Don’t Doubt Mamma.
See below for the official 2016 Tesio Stakes Nominations before following the link for a more detailed preview of the early entries.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||3x1210x511||DON’T DOUBT MAMMA||M||4||Tony McEvoy||1||59kg||105|
|2||49x2515x05||ZANBAGH||M||6||John P Thompson||2||56.5kg||100|
|3||x574126x52||LADY LE FAY (NZ)||M||6||Chris Waller||3||55kg||97|
|4||111x||ABBEY MARIE||M||4||Michael Kent||4||55kg||97|
|5||22333×3162||ROCKET COMMANDER||M||5||Matthew Dale||5||54kg||94|
|7||3175x380x8||CORONATION SHALLAN||M||7||Brett Scott||7||54kg||92|
|8||3242372×56||METAPHORICAL||M||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||8||54kg||91|
|9||x581804x20||EVERY FAITH||M||6||Robert Smerdon||9||54kg||87|
|11||416448×413||TIDY PROPHET||M||6||Will Clarken||11||54kg||84|
|13||6732087×15||ALASKAN ROSE (NZ)||M||4||Michael Moroney||13||54kg||81|
|14||30x60x3611||SNAKE CHARMER||M||5||Phillip Stokes||14||54kg||77|
|16||22325×121||ST SWITHUNS||M||4||Ciaron Maher||16||54kg||67|
|17||55x1426x7||WHIRLPOOL||M||4||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||17||54kg||64|
Tesio Stakes History
Inaugurated in 1988, the Tesio Stakes has seen quite a few classy mares pass through. The Tesio Stakes was a listed race between its inception in 1988 and 1993. In 1994, it gained Group 3 status, which it has retained since.
There was a dead heat for two years running. In 2007, Maslins Beach and Autumn Jeuney tied at the post, with Miss Badoura and Bird Of Fire doing the same in 2008. The 2008 edition also saw the next two runners, Permission To Land and Princess Marizza, tie for third only 0.2 lengths off the lead.
The Tesio Stakes has seen a lot of name changes over the years. In 1990 it was known as the BMW Australia Stakes, and in 1991 and 1992 it was known as the Dalgety Breeders’ Plate. In 1993 the race was again sponsored by BMW and was known as the BMW Plate. Between 1994 and 2004 it reverted to its original name, the Tesio Stakes. Following that, it became known as the Inglis Mile. In 2013 and 2014, the Tesio Stakes was known as the Eliza Park International Stakes.
Notable Tesio Stakes winners include Voltage (1988), Bold Alliance (1992), Zanna (2003), Lady Lynette (2009, 10) and Catkins (2013). Tesio Stakes results since 2000, along with winning times, are listed below.
Tesio Stakes Results
|1st||Kaniana||1 minute 39.17 seconds|
|1st||Coronation Shallan||1 minute 36.1 seconds|
|1st||Suavito||1 minute 35.6 seconds|
|3rd||You’re So Good|
|1st||Catkins||1 minute 37.7 seconds|
|1st||Star Of Giselle||1 minute 35.7 seconds|
|1st||Ocean Challenger||1 minute 38.7 seconds|
|1st||Lady Lynette||1 minute 36.7 seconds|
|1st||Lady Lynette||1 minute 36.2 seconds|
|2nd||Moment Of Time|
|=1st||Miss Badoura||1 minute 36.5 seconds|
|=1st||Bird Of Fire|
|=3rd||Permission To Land/Princess Marizza|
|1st||Autumn Jeuney||1 minute 36.9 seconds|
|1st||Valkyrie Diva||1 minute 37.5 seconds|
|1st||Matras||1 minute 38.6 seconds|
|1st||Joy Of Flight||1 minute 36.7 seconds|
|1st||Zanna||1 minute 38.8 seconds|
|1st||Gentle Genius||1 minute 36.6 seconds|
|1st||La Bella Dama||1 minute 37.1 seconds|
|1st||Oregon Seal||1 minute 40.0 seconds|