2016 Todman Stakes Field Features Four Unbeaten Colts

March 2, 2016

2016 Todman Stakes Field Features Four Unbeaten Colts

Four of the six colts accepted to face off in the Todman Stakes 2016 at Randwick Racecourse this weekend are yet to suffer a loss including sure to be favourite Capitalist for Peter & Paul Snowden.

Capitalist

Golden Slipper second favourite Capitalist lines-up in a small 2016 Todman Stakes field at Randwick this weekend on Guineas Day. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Offering a ballot exemption into the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 19, Saturday’s $300,000 Group 2 UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) features a small but classy field of colts.

Running as the second race on Randwick Guineas Day at 1:00pm (AEDT), the Todman Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au will be dominated by classy Written Tycoon two-year-old Capitalist.

He is current $4.20 second favourite behind Mick Price’s Blue Diamond Stakes winner Extreme Choice ($4) in all-in Golden Slipper Stakes odds and has won all three of his starts to date.

The latest was by two and a half lengths on the Gold Coast in early January in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m), plus he has winning Randwick form thanks to a Listed Breeders Plate (1000m) win on debut last October.

He has trialled once officially since the Magic Millions win when runner-up to smart filly English over 837m at Randwick on February 19 and looks hard to beat in the Todman Stakes from barrier five this weekend.

Capitalist is joined in the Todman Stakes field by stablemate Defcon who is drawn ideally in barrier two as the son of Choisir looks to break his maiden status three runs in.

He has had two starts for two seconds to date firstly to Tessera in the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) on a mud Rosehill track in late January and then to Astern in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) on February 20.

The two horses that have beaten home Defcon both represent John O’Shea and the Godolphin stable in the Todman Stakes this weekend also with Astern in barrier six and Tessera in gate one with James McDonald and Hugh Bowman to ride respectively.

Medaglia D’Oro colt Astern won at Randwick in December before his half-length Silver Slipper success as the odds-on favourite, while fellow dual winner Tessera has similar form.

Sharing the same sire as Astern, he won over 1100m at Randwick in mid-January before his Group 3 win by one and a half lengths a fortnight later.

Gai Waterhouse has prepared six previous Golden Slipper Stakes winners including three in the past four years and Vancouver (2015) last year, and has one runner in Saturday’s Todman Stakes field.

She will saddle-up Kiss And Make Up in barrier four with Kerrin McEvoy booked to ride the More Than Ready colt again after partnering for a win on debut over 1200m at Canterbury on February 17.

The last of the acceptors is the Paul Messara-trained Weatherly in barrier three with jockey Craig Williams in the saddle, the Beneteau colt coming off a Melbourne win in Flemington’s Listed Talindert Stakes (1100m) a fortnight ago from a wide barrier 14 of 15 draw.

See below for the full Todman Stakes 2016 field, barriers and jockeys then back you top colts in the race and in futures Golden Slipper markets online at our preferred online bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au!

2016 Todman Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Randwick Race 2 (1:00pm) – 05/03/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 1×11 CAPITALIST Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 5 55.5kg
2 1×1 ASTERN John O’Shea James McDonald 6 55.5kg
3 11 TESSERA John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 1 55.5kg
4 22 DEFCON Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 2 55.5kg
5 61 WEATHERLY Paul Messara Craig Williams 3 55.5kg
6 1 KISS AND MAKE UP Gai Waterhouse Kerrin McEvoy 4 55.5kg

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The ...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stake...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Trainer Annabel Neasham made it four straight wins in the A.D. Hollindale...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun ...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks is a likely winter target for the talented Tony...

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikel...

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Connections of the high-flying Kintyre are unlikely to press onto the...

Victory Stakes Winner Antino R...

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism

Antino finally lived up to the hype of trainer Tony Gollan who had been...

Race Results

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism

Race Previews

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

2024 JJ Atkins Field & Betting Update: Broadsiding Odds-On Favourite

Scarlet Oak Heads 2024 Queensland Oaks Field & Betting

Fields & Form

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

2024 JJ Atkins Field & Betting Update: Broadsiding Odds-On Favourite

Scarlet Oak Heads 2024 Queensland Oaks Field & Betting