The 2017 Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes is a Group 3 race held at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne on Blue Diamond Stakes Day each February.
The Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes is a popular target for in-form three year old colts and geldings heading towards tougher races in autumn carnival including Sydney’s Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Randwick during The Championships in April.
Held over 1200m under set weights plus penalties conditions, the Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes pays $150,000 prize money. It is a fairly lucrative race for that time of year, and is often employed as a leadup race to the autumn carnival at Caulfield. With so many major races following it, many trainers direct their better three year olds towards this race.
Prior to the Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes, there are few lead-up races to consider. Many horses contest the Zeditave Stakes first up or near enough to as part of their return to racing following a break after the spring racing carnival.
The 2017 Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes will be run on February 25, 2017 at Caulfield Racecourse.
|Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes|
|Date:||February 25, 2017|
|Conditions:||3YO C&G – Set Weights + Penalties|
2017 Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes Odds
The official Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes 2017 betting odds will be available below as soon as markets on the sprint for three-year-old colts and geldings are released by race sponsor Ladbrokes.com.au this autumn.
2017 Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes Field
Amongst the Zeditave Stakes field you can usually find some of the better three year olds who are currently on the racing circuit. Because of its convenient location in the racing calendar, the Zeditave Stakes field often features horses that will continue to race throughout March and April.
The official Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes 2017 field and barriers will be released below the Wednesday leading up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day 2017.
View the full 2017 Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below, the line-up led by the likes of the rails-drawn Derryn for Lindsay Park and Darren Weir’s last start Moonee Valley winner Gratwick who is a son of the 2009 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Reward For Effort.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x21x531x56||PEACOCK||John O’Shea||Kerrin McEvoy||6||57kg||75|
|2||11x111555x||BENZ||Gordon Richards||Blake Shinn||4||55kg||77|
|3||6x12037x4||DERRYN||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||1||55kg||75|
|4||3×31203331||GRATWICK||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||9||55kg||70|
|5||1×12||INTO ORBIT||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||3||55kg||72|
|6||1x32828x||VIOLATE||Paul Banks||Luke Currie||2||55kg||69|
|7||2×117||HARD PROMISE||Robert Smerdon||Joao Moreira||5||55kg||67|
|8||133×14||YULONG YONGXING||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||7||55kg||67|
|9||640x44x1||ARMEDANDDANGEROUS||Andrew Sawden||Stephen Baster||8||55kg||61|
|10||1x50x||APIATA (NZ)||David Brideoake||Ben Melham||10||55kg||63|
2017 Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes Nominations
Released on the Monday prior to the race, the Zeditave Stakes nominations feature a number of top quality three year olds looking to return to black-type racing following a spell. Many of the horses in the Zeditave Stakes nominations will be looking to employ the race as a leadup event to many of the features held during the autumn.
The 2017 Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes nominations will be released below as soon as announced by Racing Victoria.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||x315134x51||PERPETUAL CRISIS||G||3||Darren Weir||1||57kg||72|
|2||11x477x25||EL DIVINO||C||3||Darren Weir||2||57kg||89|
|5||6x12037x4||DERRYN||C||3||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||5||55kg||75|
|8||1×12||INTO ORBIT||C||3||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||8||55kg||72|
|10||2×117||HARD PROMISE||C||3||Robert Smerdon||10||55kg||67|
|11||133×14||YULONG YONGXING||C||3||Darren Weir||11||55kg||67|
|14||1x50x||APIATA (NZ)||C||3||David Brideoake||14||55kg||63|
Zeditave Stakes History
The Zeditave Stakes was a listed event prior to 2013, when it received an upgrade to Group 3 status. It became a feature event for the first time in 2014, having previously been held on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.
The race is named after the 1988 winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes and renowned sprinter Zeditave.
Previously restricted to colts and geldings, the Zeditave Stakes is now an open event, allowing many horses to employ it as a leadup event.
Notable Zeditave Stakes winners include Almurtajaz (1989), Blaze The Turf (1998), Not A Single Doubt (2005) and Not Listenin’tome (2014). Zeditave Stakes results and winning times are listed below.
Recent Zeditave Stakes Results
Ladbrokes Zeditave Stakes
|1st||Santa Ana Lane||1 minute 9.5 seconds|
|1st||Rommel||1 minute 10.3 seconds|
|1st||Not Listenin’tome||1 minute 9.2 seconds|
|1st||Happy Galaxy||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|1st||Instinction||1 minute 9.3 seconds|
|1st||Eclair Mystic||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|3rd||Po Ching King|
|1st||Denman||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Time Thief||1 minute 10.03 seconds|
|1st||Bundle O’ Gold||1 minute 9.7 seconds|
|1st||Haradasun||1 minute 9.5 seconds|
|1st||Minson||1 minute 10.9 seconds|
|3rd||Thin And Crispy|
|1st||Not A Single Doubt||1 minute 10.0 seconds|
|1st||St Elmo’s Fire||1 minute 10.0 seconds|