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The All Aged Stakes 2018 concludes Group 1 racing in Sydney for the autumn this weekend and below are our insider Randwick tips and updated odds on the weight-for-age feature.
There are a dozen remaining runners in this Saturday’s Group 1 $600,000 All Aged Stakes (1400m) after the early withdrawal of Darren Weir’s import Red Cardinal.
The Melbourne Cup performer and Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival-bound galloper is a chance to run in the last at Caulfield on Saturday should the track there run at a Good (4) or worse.
Updated All Aged Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au continue to firm on the Gerald Ryan-trained favourite Trapeze Artist.
The three-year-old son of Snitzel beat Redzel home by two lengths in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) and is now at $2.25 to salute again and move closer to securing a slot in October’s $13 million The Everest (1200m).
Last year’s The Everest third placegetter Brave Smash, the remaining Weir hopeful in the mix, occupies the second line of All Aged Stakes betting at $7 despite a disappointing seventh in the TJ Smith Stakes in the lead-up.
To help uncover where any value in the market could be for Saturday, below we go over the full All Aged Stakes 2018 form guide, betting history and statistical data on the field.
2018 All Aged Stakes Form Facts & Betting Stats
- Last year’s All Aged Stakes winner was the Michael Moroney-trained four-year-old Tivaci (2017) who improved on a lead-up fourth in the TJ Smith Stakes and was ridden to victory by Damien Oliver from barrier 7 (of 10)
- The previous All Aged Stakes winning trainers with a runner on the weekend are: Chris Waller with #7 Endless Drama, #8 Tom Melbourne and #9 Satono Rasen; Gerald Ryan with #10 Trapeze Artist; David Hayes with #13 Muraaqeb; and dual winning horseman John Hawkes after his third and second in partnership with sons Michael and Wayne with #11 Showtime
- Last year’s winning jockey Damien Oliver chases his fourth All Aged Stakes success this year on #13 Muraaqeb ($26) looking to go back-to-back in the race as a hoop for the first time since Darren Beadman (2005-06)
- The other previous All Aged Stakes winning jockeys with a ride on Saturday are: Hugh Bowman on #3 Hartnell and Tim Clark on #4 It’s Somewhat
- Last year’s winning barrier (7) has produced 11 All Aged Stakes winners since 1983 and the past two on the trot; the most successful All Aged Stakes barrier belongs this year to #5 Clearly Innocent ($26)
- Barrier one is the next most successful gate with six winners since 1983 and the rails run in the All Aged Stakes field on Saturday belongs to #4 It’s Somewhat ($26)
- No All Aged Stakes winner has jumped from wider than barrier eight in over 30 years; this year that rules out: #11 Showtime (9), #7 Endless Drama (10), #3 Hartnell (11) and #1 Le Romain (13 into 12)
- #1 Le Romain ($8.50) is out to improve on his second in the All Aged Stakes quinella last autumn
- The TJ Smith Stakes has produced the past two All Aged champions and six since 2005 including Shamekha (2005) and Bentley Biscuit (2007) who did the double
- #10 Trapeze Artist ($2.25) is out to do the TJ Smith Stakes – All Aged Stakes double in 2018
- The other TJ Smith Stakes graduates in the mix are: Le Romain (4th), The Mission (5th) and Brave Smash (7th)
- #13 Muraaqeb is the only other last start winner in the field having won the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on April 7
- Since 2003 only one All Aged Stakes winner has come off a non-Group 1 lead-up with the filly Atlantic Jewel (2012) doing the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes – All Aged double; this year that rules out #9 Satono Rasen, #11 Showtime and #13 Muraaqeb
- Since El Mirada (Doncaster Handicap 10th in 2001) just one All Aged Stakes winner has run worse than fourth in their final lead-up race
- Favourites in All Aged Stakes betting won three times on the trot from 2011-2013 and #10 Trapeze Artist ($2.25) is out to be the first since to salute for the punters
- Since El Mirada ($31 in 2001) only two All Aged Stakes winners jumped at double-digits; along with this year’s favourite the other single-figure hopes in the mix on Saturday are: #2 Brave Smash ($7), #1 Le Romain ($8.50) and #3 Hartnell ($9)
- Three-year-olds have won three of the past six editions of the race; the 3YOs in the mix this weekend are: #10 Trapeze Artist, #11 Showtime, #12 The Mission and #13 Muraaqeb
- Since 1983 only two seven-year-olds have won the All Aged Stakes and non since All Our Mob (1997); this year #3 Hartnell, #4 It’s Somewhat and #8 Tom Melbourne are out to break the drought
- The highest Win Rate of the field belongs to #5 Clearly Innocent (41%) followed by #10 Trapeze Artist (38%) and #3 Hartnell (30%)
- The best Place Rate of the field belongs to #1 Le Romain (70%) followed by #13 Muraaqeb (67%)
- The horses with the best strike rate at the Randwick track are: #1 Le Romain (12:4-5-0), #3 Hartnell (9:2-3-0), #4 It’s Somewhat (9:2-0-2) and #10 Trapeze Artist (5:1-0-2)
- Perennial bridesmaid #8 Tom Melbourne ($10) is yet to win at Randwick but has run third three times from four starts at the track
- The horses with the best strike rate over the distance (1400m) are: #3 Hartnell (6:2-3-0), #5 Clearly Innocent (4:2-0-1), #4 It’s Somewhat (8:2-1-0), #2 Brave Smash (3:1-1-1), #7 Endless Drama (4:1-1-2) and #10 Trapeze Artist (3:1-0-1)
- #1 Le Romain is yet to win over 1400m but has run four seconds from five starts over the distance and #8 Tom Melbourne has three seconds from three 1400m runs
Stay tuned for our insider All Aged Stakes 2018 tips, checking out a comprehensive race form guide below in the meantime courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.
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